Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

This Quick Start deploys an IBM Blockchain Platform distributed peer into the AWS Cloud. 

A blockchain is a growing list of records, or blocks, that are linked and secured by using cryptography. The blockchain can be used as a distributed ledger. Peers, a key component of blockchain networks, maintain a copy of the ledger, endorse transactions, and host smart contracts.

By using IBM Blockchain Platform for AWS, you can deploy peers on AWS and can store ledger data in your AWS environment. The distributed peers in AWS leverage the connection profile, Hyperledger Fabric certificate authorities (CAs), and the ordering service of an existing Enterprise Plan or Starter Plan network on IBM Blockchain Platform to process transactions.

This Quick Start is for IT infrastructure decision makers and system administrators who want to rapidly configure, deploy, and run AWS-hosted distributed peers that are connected to an IBM Blockchain Platform network.

With this Quick Start, the deployment of an IBM Blockchain Platform for AWS distributed peer takes 10-15 minutes. The deployment is automated by AWS CloudFormation templates.

To get started:

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This Quick Start was built by IBM in collaboration with AWS solutions architects. IBM is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner.