Project Bletchley – New Blockchain partners come to Azure Marketplace

Posted on December 7, 2016

Senior Manager, Microsoft Azure

As promised, we continue to release early and release often in the blockchain space together with our partners.  I am pleased to be back to announce more great additions to our blockchain offering on Azure.

In just the last couple of weeks, we have added two new partners and solutions to the growing blockchain ecosystem in the Azure Marketplace.

ParityEthcore recently published their high performance, low footprint, reliable Ethereum blockchain client, Parity, on Azure.  This offering simplifies setting up a new Parity node in the cloud, with little configuration from the user.  In a matter of minutes, a user can have a single node, private Ethereum network up and running for development and test.  

Parity

Blockstack Core v14Blockstack is building a new decentralized web of server-less applications where users can control their own data.  Applications run locally and utilize user-specific data stores as their backend to maintain decentralization and control.  Users can seamlessly deploy Blockstack Core nodes on Microsoft Azure.  Blockstack Core nodes provide the core functionality of the Blockstack stack, processing data from a standard blockchain layer to construct a global view of security and ownership mappings.

Blockstack

In addition to our growing blockchain partner ecosystem, over the last few weeks, we have focused on functionality to improve deployment resiliency for our own consortium network blockchain solution releasing several updates that should improve overall deployment success rates.  More new features are already in the works, so stay tuned for updates!