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At VMworld Europe 2018, we announce the beta of VMware Blockchain. VMware Blockchain is a service that will provide permissioned blockchain for enterprise consortiums which is intrinsically more secure than public blockchains. VMware Blockchain will provide the foundation for decentralized trust while delivering enterprise-grade scalability, reliability, security and manageability. The service will be integrated into existing VMware tools to help protect the network and compute functions that underlie a true enterprise blockchain.

VMware is partnering with Dell Technologies, Deloitte and WWT to develop and support VMware Blockchain. Additionally, IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions will support VMware Blockchain.

VMware Blockchain is being designed to solve challenges in three key areas:

  • True decentralized trust, with the ability to deploy nodes across multiple different cloud environments including on-premises managed nodes;
  • Robust day-two operations, supported by VMware Blockchain’s availability as a managed SaaS platform, single pane of glass management interface and enterprise monitoring and auditing tools;
  • Developer-friendly offerings, which includes tooling for smart contract CI/CD; rich developer guides, API documentation and sample code, full support for the Ethereum Virtual Machine and an open source foundation in Project Concord.

VMware Blockchain is a platform that’s focused on moving enterprise blockchain consortiums from conception into full-scale production. VMware Blockchain is currently in beta. If you are interested in participating in the beta or learning more about VMware Blockchain then please reach out to us.