Today we are excited to announce the general availability of SaaS Quick Launch, a new feature in AWS Marketplace that makes it easy and secure to deploy SaaS products.
Before SaaS Quick Launch, configuring and launching third-party SaaS products could be time-consuming and costly, especially in certain categories like security and monitoring. Some products require hours of engineering time to manually set up permissions policies and cloud infrastructure. Manual multistep configuration processes also introduce risks when buyers rely on unvetted deployment templates and instructions from third-party resources.
SaaS Quick Launch helps buyers make the deployment process easy, fast, and secure by offering step-by-step instructions and resource deployment using preconfigured AWS CloudFormation templates. The software vendor and AWS validate these templates to ensure that the configuration adheres to the latest AWS security standards.
Getting started with SaaS Quick Launch
It’s easy to find which SaaS products have Quick Launch enabled when you are browsing in AWS Marketplace. Products that have this feature configured have a Quick Launch tag in their description.
After completing the purchase process for a Quick Launch–enabled product, you will see a button to set up your account. That button will take you to the Configure and launch page, where you can complete the registration to set up your SaaS account, deploy any required AWS resources, and launch the SaaS product.
The first step ensures that your account has the required AWS permissions to configure the software.
The second step involves configuring the vendor account, either to sign in to an existing account or to create a new account on the vendor website. After signing in, the vendor site may pass essential keys and parameters that are needed in the next step to configure the integration.
The third step allows you to configure the software and AWS integration. In this step, the vendor provides one or more CloudFormation templates that provision the required AWS resources to configure and use the product.
The final step is to launch the software once everything is configured.
Sellers can enable this feature in their SaaS product. If you are a seller and want to learn how to set this up in your product, check the Seller Guide for detailed instructions.
To learn more about SaaS in AWS Marketplace, visit the service page and view all the available SaaS products currently in AWS Marketplace.