The partnership was preceded by the launch of an enterprise node hosting service on Microsoft Azure.
On June 8, decentralized blockchain infrastructure provider Ankr announced the launch of its enterprise blockchain creator tool on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. Dubbed “AppChains,” the solution will enable companies to quickly launch a dedicated and customizable blockchain to power various Web3 strategies. Developers can deploy the Polygon Supernet on its first iteration, with more choices thereafter.
According to Ankr, AppChains has been available for a year with use in launching application-specific blockchains to power their decentralized applications. However, Ankr’s developers said they are witnessing strong demand from institutional clients for using AppChains in areas such as banking, central bank digital currencies and gaming. The firm wrote:
“Making the AppChain solution available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace provides an easy path for businesses to find a vetted solution and go to market with use cases like the above. AppChains ensure fast and affordable transactions, seamless user experiences, regulatory compliance, and end-to-end engineering.”
Peter Stewart, head of infrastructure at Ankr, said that the firm would continue to improve the tool based on user feedback and performance metrics under the guidance of Microsoft. Meanwhile, Daniel An, director of Web3 and artificial intelligence business development at Microsoft, said that partnering with Ankr is an essential step in “testing, deploying, and scaling Web3 projects seamlessly.“
Cointelegraph previously reported on Feb. 21 that Ankr and Microsoft partnered to offer enterprise node hosting services on the Azure Marketplace. The service relays transactions, deploys smart contracts, and can read or write blockchain data, saving time for developers to spend otherwise on scaling their applications. Currently, Ankr’s Web3 developer hub and software development kits power connections to over 30 blockchains. It is the approved infrastructure partner for building on the BNB Chain, Polygon and Avalanche ecosystems.