(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Without a doubt, the popularity Amazon Web Services has increased drastically since its launch nearly a decade ago. Today solutions provided for through the platform allow developers and web administrators to perform a variety of cloud-based tasks.
On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a major retail expansion of AWS by announcing that it had launched the AWS Marketplace, providing what the company referred to as “1-Click deployment” of solutions, allowing users to “pay only for what they use.”
In a press release, AWS VP of New Business Initiatives Terry Hanold talked about how the new platform made use of something already familiar. “AWS Marketplace brings the same simple, trusted, and secure online shopping experience that customers enjoy on Amazon.com’s retail website to software built for the AWS platform, streamlining the process of doing research and purchasing software,” commented Hanold.
Hanold also discussed how using the marketplace actually made it easier to operate on AWS due to a “wide variety of AWS ecosystem providers’ solutions, in one place, where much of the work involved in building and deploying solutions on top of AWS has already been done for you by these solutions providers.”
Offerings on the site fall under main categories including software infrastructure, developer tools and business software and pertain to a variety of solutions run by providers through Amazon’s cloud. Some of the services on the site come from top companies such as IBM, Microsoft, McAfee, Red Hat and more.
The unveiling of the marketplace shortly follows the launch of Amazon’s Partner Network on Tuesday. Joining the network allows business partners to receive a listing in the AWS Partner Directory along with credits and a partner logo. For more information regarding the launch of the AWS Marketplace, view a press release here (php.corporate-ir.net).