Single self-service portal for Azure hybrid cloud RRS feed

  • Question

  • If we extend out datacenter with Azure cloud services to create a hybrid cloud infrastructure, is it possible to perform self-service provisioning and management of infrastructure (like VMs) from a single portal? Basically I would like to be able to provision a VM on demand either to the Azure cloud or my on-premises datacenter from a single portal.

    I am aware of Windows Azure Pack, but if I understand correctly, it can only provision VMs on the private cloud, not on the Azure cloud. From what I read, this also holds true for System Center VMM SSP 2.0 (I may be wrong).

    Can I use any of the above two for this purpose if I establish ExpressRoute connection between my datacenter and Azure? In case there is no out-of-the-box solution, can anybody point me towards a custom solution to build a single portal to deploy and remove VMs in such a hybrid cloud scenario?

    Monday, January 11, 2016 10:36 PM


  • Hi,

    System Center App Controller 2012 R2  is capable of achieving your requirement. But it doesn't support Azure v2 resources (Azure Resource Management) in the new portal. You can leverage it to create Azure v1 resources (Azure Service Management) and deploy resources to your on-premises VMM + Hyper-V infrastructure.

    Microsoft Azure Stack is being developed to address this exact scenario where you can choose whether the resources to be deployed on-premises or Azure without a complex architecture in place.

    Janaka Rangama MVP MCT MIEEE MBCS (Please take a moment to Vote as Helpful and/or Mark as Answer, where applicable.)

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:07 AM