I have followed this guide: http://wiki.thinkgeo.com/wiki/Map_Suite_Web_Edition_Azure_Deployment_Guide and created a WMS Service hosted in Azure successfully.
This requires a VM hosting and does not support a PaaS website. I understand all the other components support PaaS hosting except the licensing, which needs registry access. Is it possible to update/change this component so that the registry access is not required so that a PaaS deployment could be used?
Essentially a VM scale cost is very high compared to a PaaS hosting cost and really apart from the licensing, nothing else needs registry access (as far as I can tell). The difference is so much that it becomes prohibitive to scale for each customer deployment along with other services required for a complete solution. It also restricts our ability to scale as needed due to cost again…
Please support PaaS deployment.