Datacenter technologies and systems

Datacenter Infrastructure

Introduction to Datacenter Technology This article provides a technical overview of datacenter technologies and systems. Datacenters form the backbone of the digital world, acting as the central hubs where computing resources are concentrated for remote access. These sprawling complexes of servers, networking equipment, and other hardware allow for the seamless delivery and storage of data, … Read more

Azure and Microsoft 365 CSP billing

Azure CSP

This article provides a discussion on Azure and Microsoft 365 CSP billing for service providers. Microsoft Azure region classification can fall under one of the following categories: As a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) you can come across potential customers who reside in your region but would like to be billed for Azure or Microsoft … Read more

Azure and Microsoft 365 support for service providers

Azure CSP

As a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (Distributor or Reseller) you will need provide technical support to your customers related to their Azure NCE and Microsoft 365 services. This article provides a discussion on Azure and Microsoft 365 support for service providers. Depending on your customer’s subscription type, they will have the following technical support options: … Read more

Azure Lighthouse for Microsoft 365


Azure Lighthouse is a free service which allows Cloud Service Providers and Managed Service Providers to offer management and monitoring services to their customers. Azure Lighthouse allows for cross-tenant management and multi-subscription management from a single pane of glass, whether that be the Azure portal, Azure Powershell, Azure CLI or the Azure Resource Manager APIs. … Read more

Azure new commerce experience

Azure Cost Management

The Azure Partner Ecosystem This article discusses the Azure new commerce experience (NCE). The Microsoft Azure Partner Ecosystem of Microsoft Cloud Service Providers (CSP) comprises the following actors: All above Azure Partner Ecosystem can utilize Azure new commerce experience (NCE) and the benefits stemming from it. The Azure New Commerce Experience (NCE) The Azure new … Read more

Windows licensing options

microsoft windows licensing

This article discusses all available Windows licensing options. It includes description of the features of open licensing, SPLA, CSP, VDA and RDS licensing. Open licensing The Open licensing scheme provides an one-off purchase of Windows Server licenses and the customer must buy the Software Assurance (SA) maintenance contract separately on additional cost. The SA is … Read more

Status pages for cloud service providers

status page for cloud service providers

This post discusses status pages for cloud service providers. The post is also available in my podcast. Introduction to status pages It is a best practice for every cloud service provider (and more generally any company offering cloud services to end-users, such as an independent cloud software vendor) to operate a Web application called status … Read more