We have great news to share with all of you today. The Microsoft Azure Certification for the Azure Marketplace has been successfully completed. Our Stratis Full Node (for Linux and Windows) has been approved, and the offering is now available publicly.
Initially we are offering deployment of the Interim Node (Wallet v188.8.131.52), which would be updated to the Full Node in C# when that is completed. This is a service geared towards developers that want to experience first hand the basic functionalities of a blockchain full node within the Azure framework. This is a product still under development, and we expect to update it several times during the upcoming weeks. Therefore your feedback and comments will be highly appreciated.
Some useful features of the Stratis Node available for deployment:
- Synchronise a full Stratis Node in a few minutes instead of hours
- Test staking capabilities in a secure and redundant environment
- Run applications (like indexing Stratis Blockchain) on top of the node deployed
- Combine with other Azure resources (Storage, etc) to increase application performance and reliability
This marks an important step towards consolidating Stratis’ presence in the Microsoft Blockchain ecosystem. This will undoubtedly help solidify different initiatives we are pursuing with the help of various Microsoft teams.