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Microsoft To Unveil Ethereum Blockchain-As-A-Service Next Month
Microsoft has collaborated with ConsenSys, a developer of decentralized applications and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, to offer businesses Ethereum Blockchain-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure. It will be released at the Ethereum developers conference, DEVCON1 on November 10th, in London, UK.
“Microsoft is excited to team up with ConsenSys for in Azure’s lead offering of Ethereum Blockchain-as-a-Service”, said Marley Gray, Director of Technology Strategy, US Financial Services at Microsoft, in a press release.
The flagship offering will include BlockApps Strato and Ether.Camp. BlockApps Strato is a toolkit for developing industry-specific blockchain applications. Ether.Camp is a blockchain explorer and a web-based IDE that allows for look up and navigation of transactions on the Ethereum blockchain and collaborative coding in a web-based editor in an execution sandbox.
“Our enterprise clients will have the ability to deploy private and semi-private or consortium blockchain networks, as well as public Ethereum nodes with a single click on Azure. Through BlockApps Strato and Ether.Camp we’ll have developer tools and applications so enterprise can begin to understand the power behind blockchain technology”, Gray added.
Ethereum is a decentralized blockchain protocol that executes smart contracts – applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.