IBM Releases An Upgrade Of Its 2.0 Version of Enterprise Blockchain

Software giant, IBM, has released an upgrade to its enterprise blockchain platform.

This was made known in a statement released by IBM fellow and CTO, Jerry Cuomo.

According to him, IBM’s believes the platform woyld be a “fully-flexible blockchain platform, built around a well-managed open source distributed ledger technology, that can truly run in virtually any computing infrastructure.”

The new design would allow its customers set up on public clouds like IBM Cloud, AWS and Azure, or on company-hosted private clouds like LinuxOne.

The statement further reveals that it will support for app management and deployment platform Kubernetes.

“This hybrid and multicloud approach will allow blockchain networks to work effectively across multiple environments,” said Cuomo.

More so, the upgraded version of IBM Blockchain Platform, has a number of new ad-ons, one of which is to allow firms manage the entire lifecycle of a blockchain network.

Meanwhile, while describing the features of the new IBM Blockchain Platform Extension for Visual Studio (VS) Code, Cuomo had this to say;

“Developers can now easily move from development to test to production from a single console. Included within the extension are code samples and tutorials, enabling any developer to easily become a blockchain developer. The IBM Blockchain Platform meets developers where they are, offering support for smart contracts to be written in JavaScript, Java, and Go languages.”

Another feature of the new IBM Blockchain Platform, is that it allows the deployment of blockchain components, only where and when they are required, and can be managed in one place, giving users “complete control” of identities, ledger and smart contracts.

A new pricing system was also modelled for the platform, which allows firms the opportunity of starting small, paying just for the services they use.

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