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AWS Marketplace Now Offers Windows-Based Software

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AWS Marketplace Now Offers Windows-Based SoftwareAWS Marketplace Now Offers Windows-Based SoftwareAmazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services said that it has added support for Windows-based software in the AWS Marketplace.

Now customers can quickly discover and 1-Click deploy software products running on Windows Server to the AWS Cloud, including well-known business intelligence, database, and hosting solutions. Customers pay only for what they use and can scale their software up or down as needed.

"Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running Windows Server, include 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012 editions, and as with all Amazon EC2 Windows instances, customers have the option of enterprise-class support and updates, while taking advantage of the security, scalability, and pay-as-you-go pricing of AWS," the company said.

Windows-based products now offered in the AWS Marketplace include solutions from Parallels Software (Plesk Panel), MicroStrategy (MicroStrategy 9.3), Quest Software (Toad) and others. With AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment, customers can launch their software in the AWS region of their choice in minutes. Software charges appear on customers’ existing AWS bills, and AWS consolidates payments through one pipeline – separate accounts for each software product is not needed.

"AWS Marketplace can reduce the time to discover, purchase and deploy software dramatically, shortening it from days (or weeks or months) to minutes compared to traditional sales cycles," the company said. "ISVs and resellers also benefit by having all billing, collections, and disbursements automatically handled by AWS, with software revenue deposited directly into the software vendor’s or reseller’s account."

In addition to Windows-based software, the AWS Marketplace now also provides a Big Data category for those looking to analyze large amounts of data and solve Big Data problems – solutions include Couchbase and MongoDB. There's also open-source operating systems up for grabs including CentOS, Debian and FreeBSD, and the Marketplace regulars like Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu.

For more information about the AWS Marketplace, visit

Kevin ParrishKevin ParrishKevin Parrish is a contributing editor and writer for Tom's Hardware,Tom's Games and Tom's Guide. He's also a graphic artist, CAD operator and network administrator.

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