Recently R3 and Microsoft corp. concluded an agreement about deep integration the Corda platform with Azure. This integration will simplify to work for businesses which use computing resources for blockchain networks. And it will provide simple integration of Azure’s services with Corda, for example SQL Database, Key Vault, Express Route, Active Directory. The developers will be able to build their own CorDapps with understandable tools.
Then R3 and Microsoft are going to provide Corda and Azure networks for free access. In this way businesses will be able to easily set up Corda networks. It will reduce time and deployment costs for them. Now available stable Corda’s version 1.0 with stable core application programming interface (API).
Also this agreement means that the Azure is the preferred cloud provider for R3.
A lot of companies around the world use Corda technological platform for development vendoring and system integration.
As an early investor in R3, Commonwealth Bank has developed deep experience in distributed ledger technologies, and our early adoption of cloud technology has delivered significant benefits to our organisation and our customers. Deeper integration of the Corda platform with Azure will enable CBA to better scale our distributed ledger experimentation and help keep CBA at the forefront of technology innovation in financial services.
Dilan Rajasingham, Head of Emerging Technology at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
For the first time R3 and Microsoft corp. started talking about cooperation at last year. Now 60 partners companies join in the network which includes R3, Microsoft corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.