The AWS Marketplace makes it easy to find, compare and use software, Amazon officials claimed, with charges going on the same bill as other AWS services used by the customer.
Software developers do not need to make any changes to their products in order to offer them in the AWS Marketplace, and Amazon takes care of billing.
"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," said Terry Hanold, vice president of new business initiatives, AWS.
"AWS Marketplace makes it even easier to run software on AWS because you can find 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."
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