Posted On: Mar 17, 2016

AWS Marketplace, which lists over 2,500 popular software products for sale by over 850 independent software vendors, has announced support for purchasing software products along new pricing dimensions. Until now, customers could only purchase software by the hour, the month or the year. Now, customers can purchase software from select AWS Marketplace vendors that is priced by the users created or provisioned, the hosts monitored or deployed, or the data processed or stored. This is a new level of flexibility for customers and software sellers, and is expected to further increase customer choice by enabling new products to be listed in the AWS Marketplace.

Now, customers have access to products that can scale along new pricing dimensions. These new pricing dimensions will better enable customers to pay for only what they need when running software projects. As with other AWS Marketplace products, usage is aggregated at the end of the month, along with other AWS products, and charged as part of an existing AWS bill.

Over the next months, we expect dozens of ISVs to embrace this approach. AWS Marketplace is launching this new feature with four vendors who collaborated with us on the design of this approach, and want to thank Trend Micro, Aspera, Chef, and SoftNAS for their pioneering technical collaboration. Visit AWS Marketplace to see all of the different products offered by vendors along new pricing dimensions. You can also visit the AWS Blog to learn more about the AWS Marketplace and new AWS Marketplace Metering Service.