Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain software company, on a blockchain software-as-a-service (SaaS) called Kaleido Blockchain Business Cloud platform.
Blockchain can help enterprises with a lot of new possibilities by providing decentralized, secure, transparent, and absolute transactions, interactions and processes. But the technology is out of reach of enterprises because of lack of readily available solutions to implement it.
“If blockchain doesn’t become dramatically easier to use, then companies will have to walk back their investments and our society will be far too slow in realizing blockchain’s significant promise. We designed the Kaleido platform from scratch with new user experiences and tools to radically simplify the entire enterprise journey,” said Steve Cerveny, Kaleido Founder.
The aim of Kaleido is to make it easier for enterprises to implement the blockchain technology by conquering the complexities of blockchain. Kaleido is the first SaaS offering that features Ethereum packages— Geth and Quorum.
It will have the capabilities to link between private networks and public Ethereum mainnet, integrated analytics, support for a variety of protocols, and consensus mechanisms including RAFT, POA and IBFT.
Kaleido will run on AWS and will enable users to seamlessly connect to other AWS services like Amazon Athena, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon S3, Amazon EMR, and more. AWS said that these connections will help enterprises to reduce the costs of real-world projects.
“Kaleido provides a full solution for those ready for something more than do-it-yourself scripts or templates, streamlining the process of standing up secure, private blockchain networks without sacrificing the ability to customize the environment. These private networks offer all the benefits of the underlying blockchain technology, while maintaining the necessary levels of security and performance,” wrote Ale Flores, Senior Product Manager at AWS, in a blog post.
Enterprises can anchor their chain to mainnet and store the state on public blockchain. The anchoring will happen automatically at regular checkpoints, so that enterprises get better proof of confirmation over all the transactions.
Kaleido Blockchain Platform is now available on AWS Marketplace in AWS regions.