App Controller with Multiple Windows Azure Subscriptions

 App Controller (http://aka.ms/appController) is a component of Microsoft System Center as a self-service portal for managing a hybrid deployment environment. On one hand, App Controller connects to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) servers and manage VMM-based private cloud resources. On the other, App Controller can also connect to multiple public cloud service providers like Windows Azure and 3rd-party vendors for managing resources deployed to off-premises facilities. As part of the Microsoft System Center family, VMM and App Controller together strategically converge all IT cloud deployment models (i.e. private, public, and hybrid clouds) into a common and management platform. A free ebook highlighting essential concepts and operations is available for download.

Here is a quick walkthrough of the user experience. The following shows two Windows Azure subscriptions as indicated by the subscription IDs are connected with an App Controller instance.

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Within App Controller in this setting, an administrator can manage the two public cloud subscriptions for off-premises deployment and a VMM managed private cloud for on-premises deployment.

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The security of App Controller is a role-based model. Within App Controller UI, under Settings one can create a User Role where to restrict access to a Windows Azure subscription, as shown below.

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