[Hyperledger Project TSC] [Hyperledger-discuss] Hyperledger Improvement Project: Cello - Blockchain as Service
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On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM, Altaf, Muhammad <Muhammada@...> wrote:
Thanks for the proposal Baohua, I liked the idea of having blockchain as a service, but I think the important details are missing. Can you please clarify the following points:
Yes, we have deployed into several clouds (public and private ones), and actually there's link to one such public cloud (https://crl.ptopenlab.com:8800/bc) in the proposal. And we are on experimenting in a more large-scale datacenter. Take AWS for example, with the provisioned virtual machines, you can use the setup scripts (See the deployment docs).
(2) Who manages the cloud resources
No. However, this is an interesting idea to have the foundation host such a cloud service directly (need TSC discussion). If it is realized, then users can directly request for a chain, and deploy/invoke/query their codecode without needing to do any setup or configuration works.
(3) While it is good for testing and exploring the blockchain networks, how is it useful in production where people don't want the free nodes from a pool of chains, but a dedicated node which they can bring up or down when and as they want.
Actually the chain is dedicated for each tenant. And if you want a physically dedicated resource, then the operator can help setup such isolated servers through the admin dashboard.