AWS rolls out SaaS subscriptions on the AWS Marketplace

The new SaaS offerings have no monthly fees or subscription costs and instead let customers pay as they use on an existing AWS bill.

Amazon Web Services announced Wednesday that customers can now subscribe to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Application Programming Interface (API) products directly through AWS Marketplace.

In a blog post, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr said the new SaaS offerings have no monthly fees or subscription costs and instead let customers pay as they use on an existing AWS bill.

"For example, you can buy security services on a per-host basis, log processing on a per-GB-ingested basis, geocoding on a per-request basis, or caching on a per-GB-cached basis," wrote Barr.

Signups are supposedly quick and seamless: customers choose a subscription plan on AWS Marketplace and receive an email confirmation with login credentials within minutes.

At launch, AWS is offering 24 products from 21 sellers, with plans to add "dozens" more over the next few months. The first crop of vendors includes Alert Logic, Aspera, Avalara, Bitium, Cloudinary, Cloudyn, Datadog, Datapath.io, Dome9, Druva, HERE, NetApp, New Relic, Pitney Bowes, Qubole, Dynatrace, Signiant, Solano, Solodev, Sumo Logic, and Trend Micro.

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