reference deployment

Amazon Managed Blockchain on AWS

Fully managed service for creating and managing scalable blockchain networks

Blockchain technology makes it possible to build applications where multiple parties can execute transactions without the need for a trusted, central authority.

This Quick Start deploys an Amazon Managed Blockchain network on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It uses the popular open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework. Hyperledger Fabric is well suited for applications that require stringent privacy and permission controls with a known set of members.  

This Quick Start is for users who want to build and participate in decentralized applications shared across a consortium of members using Managed Blockchain.

Managed Blockchain can be deployed only in the US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region.

This Quick Start was developed by
AWS solutions architects.

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to set up a highly available managed blockchain architecture with a single initial member that spans two Availability Zones.

    This release installs the network, the first member, and its peer nodes (in the diagram, the areas that are shaded yellow).

  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Managed Blockchain environment on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process takes about 15 minutes and includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Launch the Quick Start.
    3. Integrate with the deployment by building a decentralized application on top of the infrastructure that you have deployed.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on this solution.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.