Welcome to the “Introducing” series (check here for the full list of blog posts in this series). In the previous blog post, we introduced Azure Sentinel. In this blog post, we will introduce the Azure Marketplace.
What is the Azure Marketplace?
The Azure Marketplace provides a way to find, try out and purchase applications and services that run in the Azure cloud. The solutions in the marketplace are simple to deploy and integrate with the existing billing in place for your Azure subscription(s). The marketplace provides more than 17,000 certified applications and services, that are split into a variety of categories (listed below):
- AI + Machine Learning
- Developer Tools
- Internet of Things
- IT & Management Tools
- Managed Services
- Mixed Reality
- Monitoring & Diagnostics
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
Microsoft and other vendors provide additions that are available in the Marketplace.
In most cases, the implementation of solutions in the Marketplace is very straightforward. To install a solution, click on it and then go to Create (see the Translator example below).
There may be some configuration required next and when that is completed go to Review and create and then choose to create the resource.
The solution then deploys (you can check the status on the deployment by going to Notifications – shown below).
Once the deployment is complete you can easily go to the resource that was created.
Azure Private marketplace: The private marketplace provides a way to choose which applications and services are available for deployment within your organization. You can also create applications or services that are made available only to your organization (or your customers) using the Azure Private marketplace. The private marketplace also allows administrators to select which third-party solutions their company will sanction and allow users to use. Think of it as a company store where you choose what software members of your company can purchase or use.
How are items in the Azure Marketplace priced?
The marketplace provides solutions which are free, free to try, pay as you go, or where you bring your own license.
Thank you to Tony N for his input on this blog post!
Additional Reference material:
- Azure Marketplace | Microsoft Azure
- Introducing private Azure marketplace—simplified app governance and deployment | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure
- Go back to the previous article in the series: Introducing Azure Sentinel
- Continue to the next in this series: Introducing Azure Resource Manager (ARM)