[New Scenario] Hosting/Managed Service Provider
Please add a scenario for hosting service providers who are left with a very capability big gap between deprecation of Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and introduction of Azure stack. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of HSPs who want to continue DIY datacenter building using Windows and System Center 2016 but are left without a good control panel/management/self-service portal to provide the services to their tenants.
While partners can develop RPs/Extensions similar to WAP, we do need a base framework to go from. Please enable this scenario.
I think if there was a way to use this tool as an MSP I Would be alllll over it. Even if I had to buy a cloud service to connect thru it would be spectacular!
Anyway we can get some method to use this as an MSP?
Scott Brant commented
I work for a MSP and we are a cloud solutions provider. It would be great if there was a way to organize all of the machines that I add into different groups. This way I could have all of my customer machines added and separated. I would like to be able to search for and interact with machines based on their client grouping.
WAP is dead, MS declining any feature requests for WAP, even it is old design bugs like full G2 support. Currently only security bugs are solved and maybe some internal requests by PGs.
Also feature gap between AS and Azure is endless and AS developing cycle is completely messy. Almost all promised features (and must have features like very simple scaling over 12 servers, azure compatible SQL RM and others) are far far away from reality and probably never be done.
Taylor Mansfield commented
Um, Isn't WAP EOL in like 2022? WAP is hardly deprecated.
Panagiotis Pataridis commented
To add to Ravi's comment , Honolulu should be able to add VM Clouds from VMM and also templates and quotas. If the RDG extension is added also then the IaaS management would be 95% ready. VM clouds is the building block for HSP as delegation is build on top of those. Thanks