AWS opens Marketplace for Windows software

News James Stirling Dec 4, 2012

Cloud services giant extends range of offerings available through its online store

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the availability of Windows-based software on its online Marketplace, which will include offerings from Parallels, Microstrategy and Quest Software.

The AWS Marketplace was launched by the cloud services giant in April and allows users to buy access to cloud-based software, including databases and business intelligence tools, on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The company has now extended the range of offerings available through Marketplace to include Windows-compatible software, which can be deployed in the AWS region of the user’s choice.

The offerings available include Parallels’ hosting control centre, Plesk Panel, and Quest Software’s Toad database productivity software, which provides support to customers’ Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL deployments.

AWS also recently introduced a Big Data category in Marketplace, which features analytics software from Couchbase and MongoDB.

Michael Sotnick, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances for Quest Software, said the vendor plans to use its technology tie-up with AWS to increase its customer base.

“Offering customers choice for their cloud infrastructure and enabling open development is a priority for us, which is why we’re excited to provide our Toad solution for on-demand use across managed databases,” he said.

“We deliver value to the AWS ecosystem today through our freeware edition that enables more than two million developers to [use] Toad for Oracle, Toad for SQL Server and Toad for MySQL within the AWS cloud.”