Amazon has today announced launch of AWS marketplace, an online store where customers can find, buy, and quickly deploy software that runs on AWS. This is sure to make setting up your website or application on the cloud very easy.
The AWS marketplace looks very similar to Google app marketplace, where users can select from bouquet of third party apps that are already pre-configured and integrated with Amazon Web Services. For example: if a user wants to setup Ecommerce shop on amazon cloud, he can do it in minutes.
Here’s how to get started:
- Go to http://aws.amazon.com/marketplace and search for software.
- Learn about products, including pricing, support information, and customer reviews.
- Launch the product in your EC2 account with 1-Click or, for hosted SaaS software, visit the vendor’s website to sign up.
You’ll be charged for what you use, by the hour or month, and software charges will appear on the same bill as your other AWS services.
AWS marketplace already has the most popular softwares from well-known vendors including CA, Canonical, Couchbase, Check Point, IBM, Microsoft, SUSE, Red Hat,SAP, and Zend as well as many widely used open source offerings, including WordPress, Drupal, and MediaWiki.
With launch of AWS Marketplace, amazon has ensured that anyone can get their business running on cloud literally in minutes. And, with nearly all popular applications available, it surely will be quite popular.
Give it a try and let us know what you feel!