Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) announced its blockchain platform called Sextant on AWS Marketplace for Containers.
The launch is a major breakthrough as it represents the intersection of blockchain technology for cloud computing and business technology. Amazon's AWS platform is popular as one of the best cloud computing platforms in the world. Meanwhile, Sextant is designed to help businesses take full advantage of the blockchain potential for businesses.
With Sextant's help, companies can easily navigate blockchain management and, with the launch of AWS Marketplace for Containers, they can be up and running and explore the brave new world of blockchain in no time. #reinvent https://t.co/tBGsXDnad0
– Duncan Johnston-Watt (@duncanjw) November 27, 2018
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Sextant acts as a platform on which businesses can build their blockchain-based businesses and accelerate innovation. It allows companies to attract more attention to the development of business applications rather than blockchain infrastructure.
"With today's announcement, AWS Marketplace has extended the benefits and functionality to container products," said AWS Dave McCann.
McCann also said that AWS Marketplace for Containers allows AWS customers to produce, discover and implement container solutions. I am able to achieve this through the Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS) console.
The CEO of BTP, Duncan Johnston-Watt, said his company was pleased to be joining AWS Marketplace for Containers. He also noted that BTP will use AWS Fargate to provide Sextant to customers and that Sextant will allow companies to enjoy easier blockchain management. They will also enjoy new features now that the blockchain solution is active.
BTP has also recognized Hyperledger Sawtooth as the best blockchain technology for open source emerging businesses. This is mainly because it supports the Ethereum smart contracts. It has a highly modular architecture that is scalable and also has a connectable consent mechanism.
Hyperledger Sawtooth will be a vital part of Sextant
Developers can easily create new blockchain applications through the platform because they have a clear distinction between application levels and the network. The developers will then be able to create blockchain applications that exploit the existing code, also using some old commonly used programming practices.
Sextant uses a Sawtooth Hyperledger distribution network to provide enterprise-wide Sawtooth deployment with a single click. BTP tested and maintains the distribution network. Networks on the platform can be part of Sawtooth networks or may exist as a standalone.