Earlier this year, Ankr and Microsoft joined forces to bring Enterprise RPC services to Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. Following successful integration and thorough testing, Ankr has officially released the service, providing Azure’s extensive customer base with convenient access to blockchain infrastructure. This RPC service ensures seamless global connectivity and low-latency blockchain connections, enabling enterprises to concentrate on their core objectives of developing and expanding their Web3 projects and applications.
Building on their collaboration, Ankr and Microsoft have expanded their partnership to introduce AppChains, a cutting-edge solution that empowers enterprises to swiftly launch their own dedicated and fully customizable blockchains, facilitating their Web3 initiatives. This comprehensive service is now available on Azure Marketplace alongside the Enterprise RPC solution. Initially, enterprises can leverage the platform to deploy their own Polygon Supernets, with plans to support additional ecosystems in the future, offering a wide range of choices to meet diverse business needs.
Kev Silk, Ankr AppChains Lead, said: “As the Ankr AppChains product finds a fit with large organizations, Ankr and Microsoft are joining forces to evolve our AppChain offering into an ‘Enterprise Chain’ solution.” As we provide complete engineering, infrastructure, and go-to-market services, Ankr eliminates the barriers to entry for large businesses interested in the Web3 space. With AppChains on Azure, launching an enterprise-level chain will soon be the fastest, most convenient, and advantageous method for businesses to make the vertical jump to Web3 and capture new audiences while pleasing existing customers.”
A Streamlined Transition to Web3 for Businesses
Having been in the market for a year, Ankr’s AppChains product has revolutionized the way Web3 organizations launch scalable application-specific blockchains for their decentralized applications and projects. While initially aimed at Web3 applications, the growing interest and adoption from traditional enterprises have made AppChains an appealing option for a wide range of solutions tailored to institutional clients, banking, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), gaming, and various other industries. The versatility and usability of AppChains have positioned it as a go-to choice for enterprises seeking to leverage blockchain technology for their specific use cases.
Traditional firms frequently rely on reputable platforms to explore and adopt emerging technologies. By offering the AppChain solution on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, Ankr has created a convenient avenue for businesses to discover a trusted and verified solution, accelerating their path to market for various use cases, including those mentioned above. This integration not only enhances the accessibility of AppChains but also reinforces the credibility and reliability of the solution, attracting more enterprises seeking reliable and efficient ways to leverage blockchain technology.
Peter Stewart, Head of Infrastructure at Ankr, said: “Our collaboration with the Microsoft team to launch the Enterprise RPC service was highly rewarding. Together, we ensured exceptional user-friendliness and performance. Now live on Azure Marketplace, we anticipate a surge in clients and are preparing our resources accordingly. With Microsoft’s guidance, we will continue to innovate and improve based on user feedback and performance metrics. This partnership has been remarkable, and we are excited for the future of our Enterprise RPC service.”
An Ambition of Scaling Web3 Projects Seamlessly
Ankr’s AppChains offer a solution to overcome significant barriers that companies encounter when venturing into Web3 initiatives. With a focus on scalability, user experience, and the high cost of acquiring Web3 engineering talent, AppChains provide a comprehensive answer. By leveraging AppChains, businesses can enjoy fast and cost-effective transactions, seamless user experiences, regulatory compliance, and end-to-end engineering expertise from Ankr’s seasoned team. These benefits facilitate a streamlined and simplified transition to Web3, enabling companies that have been eagerly awaiting involvement in the digital asset space to finally seize the opportunities it presents.
Daniel An, Director of Business Development of Microsoft Web3 & AI, said: “We are excited to partner with Ankr to bring enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure to Azure Marketplace. Through this partnership, we are abstracting away what is often an impediment to testing, deploying, and scaling Web3 projects seamlessly. We look forward to helping enterprise customers and developers meet their evolving infrastructure and tooling needs in Web3.”
Ankr stands as a comprehensive Web3 developer hub, offering an extensive range of tools to construct Web3 applications and enable them with robust connections to over 30 blockchains. Serving as the approved infrastructure partner for renowned ecosystems such as the BNB Smart Chain, Polygon, and Avalanche, Ankr streamlines blockchain development for various use cases. Through Ankr, projects can effortlessly create AppChains that fulfill all infrastructure and engineering prerequisites, including validators, RPC nodes, block explorers, testnets, staking platforms, and more. This empowers organizations to craft fully customized blockchain solutions tailored to their specific requirements.