Delivering quicker results with Blockchain-in-a-Box

Challenges of Blockchain

The biggest challenges of implementing blockchain in the enterprise comes down to technical complexity.

Specifically, this complexity comes in the form of:

  • Immature programming environments
  • Cumbersome deployment and scaling
  • Complex legacy integration
  • Insufficient performance and/or data protection.

 

How Blockchain-in-a-Box can help

Daunted by the blockchain? Blockchain-in-a-Box makes it easy by providing a starting point for the single blockchain node. 

The name says it all: everything you need for a blockchain deployment for your enterprise is contained all within a box.  

Core functions of Blockchain-in-a-Box include:  

  • Application building blocks 
  • Digital asset management 
  • Business logic in smart contracts 
  • Business transactions ledger 
  • Logging and monitoring 

Blockchain-in-a-Box also comes with security features: 

  • Role based access  
  • Cryptography 

As well, Blockchain-in-a-Box also supports a number of interfaces: 

  • API’s 
  • 3rd party connectors 
  • InterLedger protocol 

 

Features

Blockchain-in-a-Box comes in a number of different flavours: you can choose the deployment most adapted to your needs: 

TYMLEZ, SUSE, HPE, Low-code Blockchain in a Box flavours

Blockchain-in-a-Box can easily be adapted to your needs, whether it's a proof of concept, a prototype, a pilot or production deployment: 

  • Isolated exercise (POC) 
  • Simulation of an entire system (prototype) 
  • Full system for a subset of the audience (pilot) 
  • Full system (production) 

The proof of concept, prototype and pilot deployments use the exploration (basic) platform with competitive features: 

  • Performance up to 10.000 trans / sec 
  • Application deployment in minutes
  • Distributed ledger copied across all nodes.

The production (advanced) platform comes with even more features, including:

  • Data deduplication and compression 
  • (auto) scaling of containers & virtual machines 
  • Add / replace node hardware with zero downtime 
  • Built-in resiliency, backup & disaster recovery 
  • RTOs and RPOs in minutes.

 

Blockchain-in-a-Box Performance Test Results

Test configuration 

  • HPE Proliant DL380, 40 CPU and SUSE Container as a Service Platform

Test results 

  • Average transaction rate single blockchain node: 15 Tx/sec
  • Average transaction rate two blockchain nodes: 250 Tx/sec
  • Average transaction rate six blockchain nodes: 3000 Tx/sec

Test conclusion 

  • Adding blockchain nodes contributes to faster transaction validation and achieve better performance

Architecture

The architecture of enterprise-grade Blockchain-in-a-Box is simple and straightforward, essentially comprising three components: 

The architecture of each Blockchain-in-a-Box stack is determined by its deployment (exploration, pilot, production). 

All deployments comprise five layers: 

  • Application layer (SUSE CaaSP Orchestration, Blockchain node, other applications) 
  • Operating system (SUSE MicroOS or other VMs) 
  • Hypervisor (VMWare ESXi) 
  • Operating system (HPE Simplivity, HPE ProLiant, SUSE Enterprise Linux) 
  • Hardware (HPE Simplivity, HPE ProLiant) 

Exploration Deployment 

TYMLEZ, SUSE, HPE Low-code Blockchain-in-a-Box exploration architecture example

Pilot Deployment

TYMLEZ, SUSE, HPE Low-code Blockchain-in-a-Box exploration architecture example

Production Deployment

TYMLEZ, SUSE, HPE Low-code Blockchain-in-a-Box exploration architecture example

 

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Support

With Blockchain-in-a-Box, you’re never alone. We’re 100% committed to supporting you. 

 Here’s how we resolve your issues:

TYMLEZ, SUSE, HPE, Low-code Blockchain-in-a-Box support chart, we re committed helping you

Overview

Components 
Evaluation 
Exploration 
Pilot 
Production 

Blockchain Platform 

TBSP Exploration 

TBSP Exploration 

TBSP Exploration 

TBSP Production 

# of Developers 

5 

5 

10 

10 

# of End Users 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

# of Transactions/second 

250 

250 

3000 

TBD 

# of Blockchain Nodes 

2 

2 

6 

10 

Container Management 

SUSE CaaSP 

SUSE CaaSP 

SUSE CaaSP 

SUSE CaaSP 

Virtualization Software 

KVM 

KVM 

VMWare 

VMWare 

HPE Hardware 

ProLiant DL380 

ProLiant DL380 

1 x SimpLivity 380 

2 x SimpLivity 380 

Initial Setup/Configuration 

Included 

Included 

Included 

Included 

Hardware support 

Included 

Included 

Included 

Included 

Support Tickets 

N/A 

36 

72 

108 

 

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