In a very interesting move in what I would call a software consumerization trend, much like the AppStore, recently Amazon launched Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace). The new service from Amazon will make available a number of cloud-based software to its users.
Powered by Amazon Web Services, AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it possible for users to
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online store that makes it possible for users to search, select, and easily deploy software to run on AWS. In its catalog, software is already available from several providers, such as SAP , SUSE , Red Hat , IBM , Canonical , and CA , among others. The catalog includes free and hosted software, products with pay-as-you-go features, as well as other solutions with different pricing models. Products are deployed using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) , which enable software to be deployed under the customer