Introduction

WebsitePanel is a complete portal for Cloud Computing Companies and IT Providers to automate the provisioning of a full suite of services on Windows servers. The powerful, flexible open source WebsitePanel platform gives users simple point-and-click control over Windows Server applications including IIS, SQL Server, Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, OCS, Lync and Hyper-V Deployments.

The Control Panel solution provides the following features:

  • Provisioning of the following products
    • Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for core unified communications
    • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
    • Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation 2010
    • Microsoft CRM 4.0
    • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.x
    • Webhosting based on IIS 7.5
    • Datahosting based on SQL 2012
    • External Windows 2008 R2 SP1 based external DNS
    • Virtual Private Cloud based on Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 SP1
    • Virtual Private Cloud based on Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 through DDTK 3.0
  • Authorization role support for Platform Admin, Reseller Admin, CSR and Organization Admin
  • Auditing
  • The usage of a three layer concept: User interface layer, Technical Business Layer, and Data access layer
  • All features are exposed by the technical business layer through web services allowing for integration when provisioning is driven by billing systems, other user interfaces or service delivery platforms
  • Building blocks to support the implementation of a point of sale such as a eCommerce portal
  • Source code availability, based on .NET 4.0
  • Scalable solution

The WebsitePanel solution does not come with a cost as such, the provided functionality is comprehensive and covers all essential functionality server providers expect from a control panel solution, is fully customizable and therefore can be positioned as a cost effective solution for smaller service providers as well as a flexible and open solution for the biggest server providers.

WebsitePanel solution provides a provisioning solution as other control panel solutions do such as Citric Cloud Control Panel, Parallels, ENSIM Unify etc. The WebsitePanel has the following advantages: no procurement costs, no licensing costs, open architecture, fully customizable, and full availability of source code.

This document describes the high level architecture of the solution, the purpose and objectives of this document is to provide the reader a high level overview on the concepts and implemented functionality within the product to have a better understanding.