ConsenSys’ Ethereum Suite, PegaSys Added to Microsoft Azure Marketplace
- ConsenSys' partnership with Microsoft grows stronger as developers can now access a full suite of tools to build an enterprise Ethereum network on the Microsoft Azure platform.
- These Include Hyperledger Besu, PegaSys Plus, and PegaSys Orchestrate
- Microsofts Blockchain Dev Kit for Ethereum Support for Hyperledger Besu
In a statement to newsrooms earlier on Friday, May, 8, the ConsenSys owned PegaSys Ethereum Suite will now be available on the Microsoft Azure platform.
As of today, developers will be able to access the PegaSys #Ethereum Suite through the @Azure Marketplace to build private networks and operate on the Ethereum mainnet. #PegaSysAzure https://t.co/s5NLAXCXvF
— PegaSys (@PegaSysEng) May 8, 2020
This sees PegaSys join a list of blockchain companies on the platform including Microsoft Enterprise Blockchain, Kadena ConsenSys’ Truffle, and Parity Technologies.
PegaSys Suite, which includes three major components including Hyperledger Besu, PegaSys Plus, and PegaSys Orchestrate, allows Ethereum developers to deploy their multi-node networks with the blockchain explorers, monitoring dashboards and even development studio on Azure.
According to Dan Heyman of the PegaSys team, the suite has already been downloaded over 130,000 times with over 200 enterprise Ethereum networks built using the Hyperledger Besu platform.
Microsoft Azure Marketplace offers development kits, software licenses and Web 3.0 development tools to allow blockchain developer to easily build their products.
Furthermore, Yorke E. Rhodes III, the head program manager of blockchain engineering at Microsoft, added:
“Continuing to advance the enterprise quality and tooling for blockchain networks and development is core to serving the needs of customers using Azure. In combination with the VS Code Blockchain DevKit for Ethereum, a new standard for blockchain development has been set.”
ConsenSys and Microsoft have held a partnership since 2017. Both were founders at the launch of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance creating a client service currently used on Hyperledger Besu. Heyman believes adding PegaSys to Azure marketplace will open up a gateway to more partnerships with Microsoft in the future. He stated:
“Our close collaboration with Microsoft improves our performance on Azure as well as lays the foundation for deeper collaboration on future Ethereum offerings.”