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In late 2017, a growing number of customers were interested in using Hyperledger Fabric (HLF) to build their applications on Azure. At this time, we announced support for this popular offering through the Azure Marketplace. Over the early part of this year we added support for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) and the Go extension for VS Code, which enabled users to both deploy a HLF network and write chain code in Go on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

We are happy to share a series of new enhancements for developers building solutions using Hyperledger Fabric on Azure.

Updated template for Hyperledger Fabric 1.3

Today, we’re sharing an updated template for Hyperledger Fabric that you can download from the Azure Marketplace. This version includes:

  • Hyperledger Fabric version 1.3 support
  • Unified template to allow both single VM (multi container) development and multi VM (scale out) models
  • The ability to connect multi-subscriptions via a private connection, automated by the template
  • Orderers run by using a full, highly available Kafka backend for production quality deployments
  • Peers run using either LevelDB or CouchDB for persistence and to enable analytics

Completed documentation for the architecture can be found on GitHub. This is the initial release of the unified template. Future roadmap items include:

  • Network joining automation
  • Hyperledger Explorer integration

On behalf of the team, thank you for choosing Azure. We’re excited to bring these new assets to the community and we’re looking forward to seeing what you build.

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