Published: October 8, 2012
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1
Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has a service that is called Provider. The Provider service is an ASP.NET Web application programming interface (API). It is not an Open Data (OData) service, such as the Administration service or the Virtual Machine Manager service (VMM service). The Provider service was created to supplement the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server and API. In the Provider service, you can use the Event API, the Offer API, and the Subscription API.
The Event API is used to create, enable, or disable subscriptions. For more information, see Events.
The Offer API is used to get, create, update, or delete offers. Offers are private clouds, actions, virtual machine templates, and networks that are offered to tenants through a subscription. For more information, see Offers.
The Subscription API enables the reading of subscriptions. For more information, see Subscriptions.