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What Is AWS Marketplace China?

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for customers to find, buy, deploy, and manage the software from independent software vendors that customers need to build solutions and run their businesses. AWS Marketplace includes thousands of software listings from popular categories such as security, networking, storage, machine learning, business intelligence, database, and DevOps. AWS Marketplace also simplifies software licensing and procurement with flexible pricing options and multiple deployment methods.

AWS Marketplace China is a standalone digital online category operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. (NWCD). It covers products in the AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region. Please check AWS Services in China for feature differences applicable to AWS Marketplace China.

You can use AWS Marketplace China as a buyer, a seller, or both. You must have an AWS China account to use AWS Marketplace China. A seller can be an independent software vendor (ISV) or a value-added reseller that has software that works with AWS products and services. In accordance with Chinese regulations, you must be a business entity registered in Mainland China to sell your products through AWS Marketplace China.

Every product in AWS Marketplace goes through a curation process. When the seller submits a product in AWS Marketplace, they define the price of the product as well as the terms and conditions of use. The product's listing page can have one or more offerings for the product. When a customer subscribes to a product offering, they agree to the pricing and terms and conditions set for the offer. Currently, AWS Marketplace China supports free and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) Amazon Machine Image (AMI) products.

Using AWS Marketplace China as a buyer

As a buyer, you can visit AWS Marketplace China to search, filter, and navigate to a product that runs on AWS services. Only free and BYOL AMIs are supported through AWS Marketplace China now. When you choose an AMI product, you are taken to the product details page. The page has information about the product, pricing, usage, support, and product reviews. To subscribe to the product, you log in to your AWS account and are taken to a subscription page that has the end user license agreement (EULA), terms and conditions of usage, and any options available for customizing your subscription.

Once the subscription is processed, you can configure fulfillment options, software versions and regions you want to use the product on, and then launch the product. You can also find, launch and cancel your products through AWS Marketplace Subscription console.

Using AWS Marketplace China as a seller

As a seller, you must be a business entity registered in Mainland China and have a valid AWS China account. To sell your products through AWS Marketplace China, you need to provide required information and documents as well as sign the AWS Marketplace terms and conditions. If you’re interested in listing a product in AWS Marketplace China, please contact us via Online Application Form or service hotline 10100966-8. Learn more from the AWS Marketplace China Seller Guide.

Security in AWS Marketplace China

We list software from high-quality sellers and actively maintain the quality of our selections. Because every buyer is different, our goal is to provide enough information about the products listed through AWS Marketplace China to help buyers to make the right decisions.

We generally don't share buyer information with sellers, and any shared information isn't personally identifiable. We share information with sellers only if:

  • You have given us expressive permission to share such information.
  • We believe that providing the information to the seller is necessary to comply with laws or regulations.

We might share information such as company name and usage fees with sellers for them to compensate their sales teams. We might also share certain information with sellers to help them evaluate the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. Sellers might use this information along with information that they already possess to determine usage on a customer-by-customer basis.

Getting started

It's easy to get started with AWS Marketplace China.

To choose your software:

  1. Navigate to AWS Marketplace China. The Categories pane contains the list of categories you can choose from. You can also quickly find your interested products by several search filters such as pricing options, vendors and deliver methods, or by search bar through keywords.
  2. Choose the product.
  3. On the product details page, review the product information. If you decide this is the right software choice for you, choose Continue. The product details page includes additional information such as:
    • Support offering
    • Highlights
    • Detailed product description
    • Pricing details for instance type in each Region (for AMIs)
    • Additional resources to help you get started
    • Customer rating

To subscribe your software:

  1. Sign in to AWS Marketplace China with your AWS China account.
  2. Choose Continue to Subscription. You can review the pricing information and check the terms for this software.
  3. Choose Accept Terms to subscribe to this software. Subscribing to a product means that you agree to the pricing terms and the seller’s EULA.

To configure your software:

  1. Choose Continue to Configuration.
  2. On the Configure this software page, choose fulfillment methods, software version and region that you want to launch the instance in. You can choose the AWS China (Beijing) Region or the AWS China (Ningxia) Region. AMI ID can be found on this page.

To launch your software using Launch from Website:

  1. Choose Continue to Launch.
  2. On the Launch this software page, choose Launch from Website.
  3. You can choose several basic settings including instance types VPC, subnet, security group and key pair. You can also check usage instructions.
  4. Choose Launch from Website to launch your software.

To launch your software using Launch through EC2:

  1. Choose Continue to Launch.
  2. On the Launch this software page, choose Launch through EC2 and click Launch. You will be directed to Amazon EC2 console.
  3. On the Amazon EC2 console, follow the instructions to complete the Launch Instance Wizard and launch your instance.

To launch your software using AWS CloudFormation Templates:

  1. On the Configure this software page, choose CloudFormation Template in the fulfillment option.
  2. Choose Continue to Launch.
  3. On the Launch this software page, choose Launch CloudFormation and click Launch. You will be directed to AWS CloudFormation console with the Amazon S3 URL of the template automatically attached.
  4. On the AWS CloudFormation console, follow the instructions to create stacks.

To manage your software:

  1. Sign in to AWS Marketplace China with your AWS China account, and choose Your Marketplace Software on the top right corner to visit AWS Marketplace Subscription console.
  2. Use the AWS Marketplace Subscription console to manage your software subscriptions. On the AWS Marketplace Subscription console, you can do the following:
    • View your instance status by product
    • View your product usage instructions
    • View terms of your product
    • Run a new instance
    • Cancel your subscription
    • Write a review
    • Contact the vendor
    • Link to the AWS Management Console to manage your instances

Frequently asked questions:

How do I cancel a software subscription in AWS Marketplace China?

At any time, customers can cancel their software subscriptions in AWS Marketplace China through AWS Marketplace Subscription console. To visit AWS Marketplace Subscription console, you should log in to AWS Marketplace China with your AWS China account and then click Your Marketplace Software on the top right corner on AWS Marketplace China website.

How many instances of a subscription can I run?

Amazon EC2 initially limits the number of instances you can run to 20 per Region. If you need more instances, complete the Amazon EC2 instance request form. Your request for instances is tied to the Region that you request them for. For more information on making a request to increase a limit, see AWS Service Limits.

Software and services in AWS Marketplace China

Similar to AWS Marketplace for other regions, AWS Marketplace China features many software categories including security, databases, network, monitoring tools, big data and business intelligence. You can select commercial software from well-known sellers as well as many widely used open source offerings.

Frequently asked questions:

Who should use AWS Marketplace China?

Customers interested in commercial and free IT and business software, including software infrastructure, security, developer tools, and business applications should visit AWS Marketplace China.

Why should I shop in AWS Marketplace China?

Finding and deploying software can be challenging. You can use AWS Marketplace China to compare options and quickly find the software you want. When you find products that you want to use, you can deploy that software to your own Amazon EC2 instance with a few clicks. All AWS Marketplace China products have been verified for quality and security, and pre-configured for quick launch on AWS infrastructure.

What do I need in order to buy software in AWS Marketplace China?

Any AWS China customer with a valid AWS China account can shop in AWS Marketplace China. Free and BYOL AMIs are available through AWS Marketplace China. The estimated infrastructure prices are on the product details page.

Do I need special technical knowledge to run the software that I find in AWS Marketplace China?

Yes. These server-based products might require technical knowledge or IT support to set up and maintain.

For information on Amazon EC2 basics, see the Amazon EC2 guide.

Supported regions and instances

Supported regions

The software seller chooses per listing which Regions they want to make their software available in, although we encourage making products available in all available Regions. AWS Marketplace China supports the following Regions:

  • AWS China (Beijing) Region
  • AWS China (Ningxia) Region

Supported instances

The software seller defines instance type availability per listing.

Product types

AWS Marketplace China supports free and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) AMIs. You can use an AMI to deploy a single EC2 instance, or use a CloudFormation template to deploy multiple instances of an AMI, along with other AWS resources such as Amazon RDS and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). All AWS Marketplace China AMI products have been verified for quality and preconfigured for quick launch on AWS infrastructure. AWS Marketplace China does not support software as a service (SaaS), container, and machine learning products.

What is an AMI?

AMI is the acronym for Amazon Machine Image. An AMI is an image of a server that includes the operating system and, often, additional software.

How are these products different from the products in the AWS community AMI catalog?

On the Amazon EC2 console, the AWS Marketplace China catalog contains a curated selection of open source and commercial software from well-known sellers.

The community AMIs catalog is a community resource where people and development teams can list and exchange software or projects under development, without having to go through extensive vetting. Listings in the community AMI catalog might not be from well-known sellers and generally have not undergone additional investigation for their security and availability.

What is AWS CloudFormation?

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your AWS resources so that you can spend less time managing those resources and more time focusing on your applications that run in AWS. An AWS CloudFormation template describes the various AWS resources that you want (like Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) database instances), and AWS CloudFormation takes care of provisioning and configuring those resources for you. For more information, see Getting Started with AWS CloudFormation.

How can I use AWS CloudFormation templates to deploy software products from AWS Marketplace?

Software sellers may offer AWS CloudFormation templates to define a preferred deployment topology consisting of multiple AMI instances and other AWS resources. If an AWS CloudFormation template is available for a product it will be listed as a deployment option on the product listing page.

How is deploying an AMI different from deploying a cluster of AMIs using an AWS CloudFormation template?

You can use an AMI to deploy a single EC2 instance. You can use a CloudFormation template to deploy multiple instances of an AMI that act as a cluster—along with AWS resources such as Amazon RDS, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), or any other AWS service—as a single solution.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does AWS Marketplace China also offer software that I can install on my on-premises servers or PCs?

No. The software listed in AWS Marketplace China is only available to run on Amazon EC2. It's not available for download.

Are SaaS-based products available through AWS Marketplace China?

No. AWS Marketplace China currently doesn't support SaaS products.

Are server products available through AWS Marketplace China?

AWS Marketplace China supports free and BYOL AMI products. All AWS Marketplace China products have been verified for quality and preconfigured for quick launch on AWS infrastructure.

What about community-provided AMIs that don't meet AWS Marketplace China's listing requirements?

You can continue to find AMIs shared by other developers by searching on the Community AMIs tab of the Launch Instance Wizard on the Amazon EC2 console.

Can I continue to share AMIs without listing them in AWS Marketplace China?

You can continue to share your AMIs publicly via the EC2 community catalog.

Getting support

For general AWS Marketplace China issues, open a support case in the AWS Support Center or contact us via 10100966 and choose option 8. For questions about the software that you purchase through AWS Marketplace China, contact the software seller.

How do I get support for software that I purchase through AWS Marketplace China?

The software seller provides product support. You can find the seller's support information on the product details page from AWS Marketplace China website.

What can I do if I'm dissatisfied with software that I subscribe to?

You can find the software seller's contact information on the product details page from AWS Marketplace China website. If you can't find the seller's contact information, contact China Customer Service.

I have a question that isn't in this list. How do I contact you?

We welcome your questions. Contact China Customer Service or contact us via 10100966 and choose option 8.

How do I get my account number for third-party support?

Sign in to the AWS Management Console, your AWS China account ID (account number) is shown on the top navigation bar.