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BlockApps and Red Hat Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solution for Blockchain Applications

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BlockApps, a Blockchain-as-a-Service platform and a provider of Ethereum enterprise software, is collaborating with Red Hat in order to make it easier for enterprises to build blockchain applications that can be deployed in production across hybrid cloud environments — spanning both public and private clouds.

Some of the biggest barriers to enterprises adopting blockchain technologies have been the complexity of quickly developing solutions that can scale from proof-of-concepts to enterprise-level production environments.

The platform has over 100 enterprises building over 1,000 projects to date. Red Hat is involved with hybrid, enterprise-grade open source solutions, and in open source container technology. In 2016, BlockApps STRATO became the first blockchain application to be available on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and BlockApps joined Red Hat’s OpenShift Blockchain Initiative, which is designed to help financial services industry customers build hosted blockchain solutions.

The two companies are now working together to bring blockchain applications to scale for hybrid cloud environments. A hybrid BaaS solution powered by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can enable developers to build apps that combine the capabilities of the blockchain in hybrid cloud environments, enabling organizations to create production-ready Ethereum applications more easily.

Co-founder and CEO at BlockApps, Victor Wong said: “What we’re seeing is a significant shift in blockchain adoption, moving from experimentation to wholesale adoption and scaled deployment within enterprises across various verticals. Red Hat began collaboration with BlockApps early, and we couldn’t ask for a better technology partner for bringing standard based blockchain technologies into full production environments.”

Rich Feldmann, global director of Financial Services at Red Hat, stated: “Red Hat believes in the potential for blockchain in the enterprise, and we believe that a flexible open source and container-based platform offers an ideal platform for blockchain and fintech apps. We are excited to continue our collaboration with BlockApps to help enterprise organizations take advantage of the power of blockchain apps, at scale, in hybrid environments.”

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Matthew Warner
Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.