[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he tech giant Microsoft has always amazed us by introducing and coming up with a lot of new features. In this list, a new feature has been added to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform by Microsoft. The company has introduced Ethereum-based Feature in Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. This effort by the company has been initiated in order to hold on the Blockchain technology.
According to Cody Born, a software engineer at Azure Global and author of the blog post, customers are gaining interest in the blockchain solutions that the Azure Marketplace can offer. “Without the need of mining, Proof-of-Authority is more efficient while still retaining Byzantine fault tolerance,” he added.
Proof-of-Authority works here!
In Proof-of-Authority, every node on the network has its own particular Ethereum identity. For the situation that a node goes down, it’s critical that the member doesn’t lose consensus participation. In a perfect world, every member would run repetitive nodes to guarantee a profoundly accessible network presence. To achieve this, the company has constructed a reflection which enables every member to assign various nodes to keep running for their sake. Each Azure Proof-of-Authority organize accompanies the identity renting system that guarantees that no two nodes convey a similar identity. On account of a VM or local blackout, new nodes can rapidly turn up and continue the past nodes identities.
An Azure Monitor!
The solution is available with an Azure Monitor that tracks nodes and network statistics. For application designers, this gives permeability into the hidden blockchain to track the statistics. System administrators can utilize Azure Monitor to rapidly identify and anticipate arrange blackouts through infrastructure statistics and queryable logs.
Extensible governance provided to customers
What happens is that some of the customers want to participate in the consortium, but don’t want to manage the network infrastructure. For this, the company has provided an Extensible Proof-of-Authority client. It builds a level of abstraction that allows our users to separate consortium governance from network operation. Each consortium member has the power to govern the network and can optionally delegate the consensus participation to the operator of their choosing.
The Proof-of-Authority deployment comes with a Governance DApp to simplify voting and validator delegation.
Let’s see how this Microsoft’s technology can bring a new effect and new features available to its customers.