What is Microsoft Azure Marketplace?
The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store that offers applications and services either built on or designed to integrate with Microsoft's public cloud.
The products and services sold through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace come from either Microsoft directly or its technology partners. Before they become available for purchase on the Marketplace, all services and products are certified through the Microsoft Azure Certified program to ensure compatibility with the Azure public cloud. Some partner items are marked as Microsoft preferred solutions which are selected by Microsoft experts because they have proven expertise for a certain category or industry.
Available solutions on Marketplace
Microsoft Azure Marketplace provides access to a wide variety of offerings which are integrated with Microsoft services. It offers thousands of products organized into a variety of use cases including:
Application development. Using any platform or language, build, manage and deliver applications.
Data and analytics. Search, store, process and analyze data in any form.
Security and governance. Use security to protect applications, data and infrastructure.
AI. Use data to analyze images, understand speech and produce predictions.
Hybrid cloud and infrastructure. Use a hybrid cloud approach with your on-premises workloads.
Cloud migration and modernization. Use tools and resources to simplify and hasten cloud migration.
Internet of things. Monitor and control devices with cloud solutions that are secure and scalable.
Users who want to deploy software from Microsoft Azure Marketplace will need an active Azure subscription. Creating a subscription is free but for payment within Azure Marketplace, users can pay with a credit card or invoice which requires a preexisting Microsoft purchasing agreement. Purchases within Azure Marketplace are billed to the payment method attached to the Azure account.