Amazon Web Services Marketplace Extension

Updated: December 2, 2020
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Overview

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

CloudBlue Connect has the opportunity to publish Connect products as a SaaS service in the AWS Marketplace. This will help our vendor-owned providers (Connect Vendors with a Connect Provider account) a simple and effective way to reach AWS Marketplace without custom integration.

AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscription Types

TypeDescription
SaaS subscriptionsA pay-as-you-go model where buyers are billed for their hourly usage of your SaaS product.
SaaS contractsBuyers are either billed in advance for the use of your software, or you can offer them a flexible payment schedule.
SaaS contracts with pay-as-you-goThis option is similar to a standard contract; however, your customers can also pay for additional usage above their contract. This is a blended pricing option that gives your customers the most pricing options and it requires the most integration code on your end.

Products can take many forms. For instance, a product can be offered as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that is instantiated using your AWS account. The product could also be configured to use AWS CloudFormation templates for delivery to the consumer. The product could also be software as a service (SaaS) offerings from an ISV, or a web ACL, set of rules, or conditions for AWS WAF.

You can purchase software products at the listed price using the ISV’s standard end user license agreement (EULA) or from a private offer with custom pricing and EULA. You can also purchase products under a contract with a specified time or usage boundaries. Once the product subscriptions are in place, you can copy the product to your AWS Service Catalog and manage how the product is accessed and used in your organization.

Using AWS Marketplace as a buyer

As a buyer, you go to AWS Marketplace to search, filter, and navigate to a product that runs on Amazon Web Services.

When you select a software product, you are taken to the product’s page. This page has information about the product, pricing, usage, support, and product reviews. To subscribe to the software product, you log in to your AWS account and are redirected to a subscription page that has the EULA, terms and conditions of usage, and any options available for customizing your subscription.

After the subscription is processed, you can configure fulfillment options, software versions, and the AWS Regions where you want to use the product, and then launch the software product. 

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