047 – The partnership was preceded by the launch of an enterprise node hosting service on Microsoft Azure.

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Decentralized blockchain infrastructure provider Ankr announced the launch of its enterprise blockchain builder 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 in its first iteration with more options thereafter.

According to Ankr, AppChains has been available for a year now with use in launching specific application blockchain networks to power their decentralized applications. However, Ankr developers say they are seeing strong demand from institutional clients to use AppChains in areas such as banking, central bank-issued digital currencies, and gaming. The company wrote:

“Making the AppChain solution available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace provides an easy path for enterprises to find a vetted solution and go to market with use cases like the ones above. AppChains ensure fast and affordable transactions, seamless user experiences , regulatory compliance and end-to-end engineering”.
Peter Stewart, Ankr’s head of infrastructure, said that the company will continue to improve the tool based on user feedback and performance metrics, under Microsoft’s direction. For his part, Daniel An, director of business development for Web3 & AI at Microsoft, said that partnering with Ankr is an essential step to “seamlessly test, deploy and scale Web3 projects.”

Cointelegraph previously reported on Feb. 21 that Ankr and Microsoft have partnered to offer enterprise node hosting services on the latter’s Azure Marketplace. The service relays transactions, deploys smart contracts, and can read or write blockchain data, saving developers time to spend scaling their applications. Currently, Ankr’s Web3 development center and SDKs offer connections to more than 30 blockchain networks. It is the approved infrastructure partner to build on the BNB Chain, Polygon and Avalanche ecosystems.

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