Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Verizon Selects AWS As Its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

Verizon Selects AWS As Its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

The technology is also touted as being faster and more secure than traditional databases.

The diverse nature of the "2018 APN Excellence Awards" winners reflected the opportunity provided for partners who helped customers remove the friction of managing IT infrastructure and set the platform for innovation, said Amitabh Jacob, Head of India Channels and Alliances at AISPL. These barriers include a labyrinth of consensus mechanisms, plus a bevy of governance models and coding languages to contend with, not to mention the technical jargon that's unique to the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.

After Facebook announced its intention last week to go into blockchain technology, Amazon has also opened up that it is partnering with Kaleido, a start-up built on Ethereum blockchain.

The new blockchain service was announced at the recent Consensus 2018 Conference in NY and will see the two organizations work together to assist companies in capturing the potential of blockchain technology.

ConsenSys Kaleido-2

"We knew we needed to design a platform from the business problems down, since that is where the enduring problems are that companies face in the blockchain space". It is available across multiple geographies in AWS marketplace.

Kaleido is the first blockhain as a service platform (SaaS), a software that is subscription-based, to create private and decentralized blockchain networks. "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. Anchoring can occur automatically at regular checkpoints to provide greater proof of confirmation over all transactions, as well as on demand for specific events such as a high-value trade.

According to Ethereum's founder, Joseph Lubin, Amazon has been actively searching for partners to help get blockchain into their customer's hands, with the hopes that the decision will even further accelerate what customers are going to do with it. This all-in-one Blockchain Business Cloud changes the economic equation of an enterprise blockchain project. This will help enterprises connect their private blockchains to the Ethereum mainnet - something firms are increasingly demanding yet struggling to accomplish. But Kaleido is a blockchain business cloud, and enterprise is in its DNA. We knew that a next generation platform must focus on convergence between the two.

NASA sending a tiny robot helicopter to Mars
The two CubeSats , known together as Mars Cube One (MarCO-A and MarCO-B), are the first of their kind to venture into deep space. This first-ever image from the MarsCO mission was captured on May 9 by the "Wall-E" satellite, officially known as MarCO-B.

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