Amazon retools launching Marketplace software from private clouds

Summary:AWS promises customers can now launch networking and security software from Marketplace into a Virtual Public Cloud with just one click.

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Taking a page from its online retail checkout process, Amazon Web Services is making some changes to how customers can deploy pre-configured software sold within the AWS Marketplace.

AWS has shifted things around in order to enable customers to launch networking and security software from the Marketplace into a Virtual Public Cloud (VPC) with just one click.

Stressing that the whole procedure previously took "manual intervention," AWS users can then configure these VPCs, subnets, and associated Elastic IPs from the Marketplace during the 1-Click launch process.

Amazon has already enlisted five major software vendors to partner up and immediately support this new scheme.

The quintet of VPC-based offerings already available in the AWS Marketplace are Citrix NetScaler VPX, Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager, Silver Peak Cloud Acceleration, Sophos UTM, and Check Point Virtual Appliance.

Customers must select an Amazon Machine Image-based product, such as Adobe ColdFusion or WordPress, and then launch within existing Amazon Virtual Public Cloud via AWS CloudFormation.

A full walk-through is demonstrated on the official Amazon Web Services blog now.

Topics: Cloud, Amazon, Apps, Enterprise 2.0, Software

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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