At the Hyperledger Global Forum (held in Basel, Switzerland) Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) is discussing how its recently launched blockchain management platform Sestant addresses the implementation problems of the commonly-mentioned blockchain. BTP CEO Duncan Johnston-Watt and Chief Strategy Officer Kevin O & # 39; Donnell are conducting two sessions focusing on "Running Hyperledger Sawtooth in Production".
"Our mission is to bring the benefits of blockchain to businesses by providing Sextant – a blockchain management platform that leverages both Hyperledger Sawtooth and Kubernetes,"Declared Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO of Blockchain Technology Partners."Sextant radically simplifies the adoption of blockchain because companies can focus on developing applications with training, advice and support provided by us. We are passionate about open source and are active members of the Hyperledger and CNCF communities. Taking part in both is perfectly logical as we are standardizing on Kubernetes as our runtime platform and we are not looking forward to promoting the synergies between the two initiatives ".
Two BTP sessions
The first session gives a brief overview of the motivations of Hyperledger Sawtooth and BTP to focus on this framework. Discusses:
- the challenges of sawtooth management in production
- the advantages of standardizing on Kubernetes as an underlying container orchestration platform.
The BTP Sextant blockchain management platform claims to offer one-click deployment of enterprise-grade Hyperwrap Sawtooth networks. These networks work on Kubernetes in the cloud.
The second sessions demonstrate how businesses can:
- deploy Hyperledger Sawtooth
- become productive in a few minutes
- take advantage of a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud and with Sextant.
The BTP also invites participants to play a sega-tic-tac-toe application. The challenge is to beat the system by folding the rules to meet the purpose of each player.
According to the Web pages of Hyperledger Sawtooth, Sawtooth "is a corporate blockchain platform for creating generalized accounting networks and applications. The design philosophy aims to keep the records distributed and to make smart contracts secure, especially for business use.
"Sawtooth simplifies the development of blockchain applications by separating the main system from the application domain Application developers can specify the appropriate company rules for their application, using the language of their choice, without having to know the basic project of the application. main system.
Sawtooth's core design allows applications to choose transaction rules, permissions, and algorithms. consent that support their specific business needs. "
Sextant and sawtooth
The goal of Sextant is to unlock the value of the blockchain for companies. BTO suggests that it accelerates innovation from:
- provide businesses with a platform to build on
- ensure that companies focus on the development of corporate and business applications (not on the blockchain infrastructure).
Given these priorities, BTP states that Hyperledger Sawtooth is the best emerging open source blockchain technology. Bases its conclusions on Sawtooth on three premises:
- support for Ethereum smart contracts
- the connectable consent mechanism
- modular scalable architecture.
Furthermore, BTP believes that the clear separation of Sawtooth between the network and the application levels facilitates developers to:
- create new blockchain applications
- exploit the existing code and apply the best existing programming practices.
BTP released Sextant in November 2019 at the Amazon AWS re: Invent event (in Las Vegas, NV). Sestante is available through the AWS Marketplace for containers such as:
- a blockchain management platform that exploits a well-managed distribution
- distributing enterprise-grade sawtooth networks with one click.
For BTP Kubernetes it is the logical choice for production level orchestration. Under the covers, Sextant automatically generates the Kubernetes manifests so that Sawtooth can be distributed on existing Kubernetes clusters or on brand new ones made by Sextant on AWS using Kubernetes Operations.
Enterprise Times: what does this mean?
Businesses are finding hard blockchain. Not only are blockchain specialized resources expensive and difficult to obtain, but blockchain technology remains a challenge with multiple levels of challenge, not least on the selection of platforms and implementation paths.
In many ways, the Blockchain Technology Partnership approach – to simplify the adoption of blockchain technologies – is exactly what businesses want to hear and buy. The increasing acceptance of Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offers (such as Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and others) opens up technology doors without major capital investment. Kubernetes adds another fashionable dimension.
In this context, the BTP Sextant could introduce the benefits of blockchain to businesses by providing a blockchain management platform that provides one-click implementation of the scalable Hyperledger Sawtooth networks running on Kubernetes in the cloud. If Sextant frees companies to focus on application development (rather than infrastructure), it may find many companies opening their doors, not least because "leaving", if frustrated, will not be expensive.