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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. interworks.cloud platform supports the automatic provisioning of Microsoft Azure service as part of the MS Cloud Services Service Manager we offer.  In our platform the Azure service will be a pay-per-use product with consumption based billing.  For every active Azure subscription, we collect in a daily basis the usage data from Microsoft and we bill them at the end of each billing cycle. 


Defining the Azure Product

In our platform the Azure service must defined as a pay-per-use product with consumption based billing

Ordering an Azure Subscription

The ordering process for the Azure product is similar with the process the customers follow for the Office 365 products. The only difference is that the customer is not billed upfront but in arrears based on consumption.

Viewing the Consumption of an Azure Subscription

Our platform collects Azure usage data on daily basis using the Azure Resource Usage API. These data are accessible from the customer in subscription details page in Storefront.

Billing an Azure Subscription

Azure subscriptions are charged at the end of each billing period since they are billed based on consumption. Through interwoks.cloud platform you will get all the details of the consumption, broken down per Azure SKU.

Setting how often Azure Usage Records and their Rates are Collected

For collecting in daily basis the Azure usage data, we have implemented the Azure Usage Update service. For getting Microsoft's rates we have implemented the Azure RateCard service.

Both services are deployed during installation in the following locations:


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