ConsenSys announced earlier this week it has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to launch Kaleido, a new blockchain business cloud that’s aimed to speed and simplify enterprises’ journey to using the technology. ConsenSys claimed that Kaleido is the first Software-as-a-Service featuring popular Ethereum packages Geth and Quorum. The platform runs on AWS and provides clients the ability to seamlessly connect to other popular AWS services, reducing the cost of real-world projects that often require complex integrations.
According to ConsenSys, Kaleido streamlines the process of standing up secure, permissioned blockchain networks without sacrificing the ability to customize the environment. The networks offer all of the benefits of the underlying blockchain technology, while still maintaining the necessary levels of robustness, security, and performance. The platform also onboards member organizations with ease and distributes ownership and control of the network among them according to defined and agreed upon governing policies that are automatically enforced. Speaking about the platform, Steve Cerveny, Kaleido Founder, stated
“If blockchain doesn’t become dramatically easier to use, then companies will have to walk back their investments and our society will be far too slow in realizing blockchain’s significant promise. We designed the Kaleido platform from scratch with new user experiences and tools to radically simplify the entire enterprise journey. This all-in-one Blockchain Business Cloud changes the economic equation of an enterprise blockchain project. By offering a full solution way beyond do-it-yourself scripts or templates, Kaleido significantly speeds up development and deployment cycles and dramatically lowers operating costs. What Salesforce did for CRMs, Kaleido will do for blockchain.”
Joshua Hofmann, GM and Global Lead of Software Partnerships, Amazon Web Services, Inc., also commented:
“We are thrilled to see innovative new services being built by ConsenSys within this emerging space. Kaleido is making blockchain more accessible and easier to use for our customers and even faster to securely connect their blockchain solutions to the rest of AWS’s fleet of services. This creates a frictionless experience and streamlines integration with additional AWS services that our customers often leverage when deploying Blockchain solutions.”
Joseph Lubin, Co-founder of Ethereum and Founder of ConsenSys, added:
“We are now entering a new era of simple and inclusive access to blockchain technology that cuts through the hype to advance stronger, more collaborative, business relationships previously out of reach. Kaleido is the first platform to radically simplify and speed the use of blockchain by companies across all industries. It also represents the first “dual mode” use of Ethereum, enabling private, permissioned Ethereum-based systems to link with public, permissionless Ethereum, in order to achieve an element of trustworthiness that has previously been unobtainable. This may be considered the first major link forged in the internet of blockchains.”