Thursday, April 19, 2012

Amazon Web Services Offers Cloud App Marketplace

Amazon Web Services has opened an online store offering software for cloud-based deployments. Customers may purchase the pre-configured software based on usage by the hour or month, while benefiting from the scalable, flexible and on-demand features of AWS.

AWS Marketplace features a selection of commercial and free IT and business software, including software infrastructure such as databases and application servers, developer tools, and business applications - available from popular vendors such as 10gen, CA, Canonical, Couchbase, Check Point Software, IBM, Microsoft, SAP AG, and Zend, as well as many widely used open source offerings including Drupal, MediaWiki, and Wordpress. To get started with AWS Marketplace.

For software developers and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, Amazon said its storefront will provide visibility to companies running or planning to run on the AWS Cloud. AWS Marketplace simplifies acquiring customers, developing distribution channels, and billing for their software.

  • AWS currently offers over 28 different services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). AWS services are available to customers from data center locations in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Japan and Singapore.

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