The other day I was looking at the Bitnami stacks and was thinking how incredible it is that you can create an amazon AMI image and share, deploy, and instantly launch a web server.
This has interesting repercussions for software and copyright holders, imagine installing a licensed operating system like Redhat or Microsoft Windows and then giving hundreds of thousands of others the ability to instantly clone it. Oops.
Amazon Web Services is pleased to announce AWS Marketplace, an online store where customers can find, buy, and quickly deploy software that runs on AWS.
AWS Marketplace includes pay-as-you-go products, free software (AWS infrastructure fees still apply), and hosted software with varied pricing models.
- Check Point
- Red Hat
Many widely used open source offerings, including
This certainly will make software as a service companies and providers – I’m thinking cheap web hosting for wordpress, for example, have to take another look at their product / services model and pricing tiers.
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. When you find the software you’d like to purchase, you can use AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment to quickly launch pre-configured server images, or deploy with familiar tools like the AWS Console.