updated 01:30 pm EDT, Thu April 19, 2012
AWS to sell app deployment to cloud service
Amazon Web Services has introduced a "one-click deployment" software store for its users. The AWS Marketplace allows customers to buy and deploy web-based software directly onto Amazon's IT infrastructure.
AWS aims to make website development easier through Amazon's system, offering a simpler way to choose software utilities that can be powered by the company's cloud servers. The initial offering includes software from Microsoft, IBM, SUSE, Red Hat, and others; and open source tools such as Wordpress, Drupal and MediaWiki.
Software is available at a variety of prices, including pay-by-the-hour and free options, with an additional AWS infrastructure cost on top.