Azure Marketplace : Deploying Golden images for Enterprise consumption

Deploying Golden images for Enterprise consumption.
Enterprises have their own requirement form hardening and security perspective which needs to be implemented on each of the machines. This becomes a very tedious task given that a complete hardening process need to be redone every time for each instance.
Azure Marketplace has tried to resolve this problem by providing ways in which standardisation of security and hardening processes is done and a final image is prepared which since early days of HyperV and VMware ESX server is called Golden image.
The marketplace has led to an exponential growth in providing such hardened deployments by standardising what could be deployed by the customer. Time to production for any project is reduced to minutes as an instance is deployed from a hardened golden image.
Various PCI,HIPPA guidelines are taken into consideration by such companies who are selling hardened images on Azure marketplace which helps the traditional companies to reduce there own overhead.


Azure Marketplace

Azure Marketplace
Target audience
IT pros and developers (specialist roles include DBAs, SecOps, DevOps)
Line-of-business decision makers (specialist roles include procurement, manufacturing, accounting)
Built with or to extend
Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, Power BI, PowerApps
Types of solutions and services
Infrastructure solutions, professional services
Finished line-of-business cloud applications, Office 365 add-ins, professional services
Publishing options
Contact Me, Consulting Services offer, trial, virtual machine, solution template, managed app
Free trial, Get Now, test drive, Contact Me, Consulting Services offer
In-app experience to give users access to apps and services in the context of their application
Azure portal and Azure CLI
Office 365, Dynamics 365, Power BI, Office client apps