GET FASTER RESULTS WITH BLOCKCHAIN-IN-A-BOX

Setting up a blockchain cluster from scratch is not an easy task, very time consuming and takes precious time away from developing the actual solution. We want you to fail fast, fail often that's why we have combined the industry best hardware, software and services so you don't have to worry about that and focus on experimenting. 

How can you get faster (to) results?

Blockchain-in-a-box (BIAB) is a pre-integrated and preconfigured hard- and software solution that provides a blockchain platform for developing and running your blockchain application. The blockchain-in-a-box solution addresses the following requirements:

  • Easy to deploy
  • Security built-in
  • Optimized for performance
  • Scalable & expandable
  • Complete for prototyping
  • Documentation & training
  • Flexible support levels

This provides several benefits, such as reduced time to market, a cost-effective solution and minimal impact on existing infrastructure. Blockchain-in-a-box can also provide a significant contribution to regulatory compliance for onsite data.

What functionality does blockchain-in-a-Box provide?

The main functions of this solution include:

  • Role based access to authorize and authenticate users within the permissioned blockchain platform
  • Application building blocks to speed up the blockchain application development by reusing proven code and libraries
  • Digital asset management to digitize your assets e.g. using security tokens or utility tokens
  • Business logic in smart contracts to program the conditions under which a transaction will take place
  • Business transactions ledger to register transactions using advanced cryptography which helps to ensure the transactions are authenticated and verifiable
  • Logging and monitoring to managing the blockchain platform and ensure the agreed service levels
  • 3rd party connectors to integrate the blockchain platform with existing systems
  • InterLedger protocol to exchange data with other blockchain environments

What is blockchain-in-a-box used for? 

The blockchain platform can be used for proof of concepts, prototypes, pilots and production purposes. There are two main platform flavors (see figure below):

  • BIAB for exploration – for evaluation and experimentation purposes, providing performance up to 10.000 transactions / second, application deployment in minutes and a distributed ledger that is copied across all blockchain nodes
  • BIAB for production – for pilot and production purposes, providing enterprise grade functions, such as data deduplication & compression, (auto) scaling of containers & virtual machines, add / replace node hardware with zero downtime, built-in resiliency, backup & disaster recovery and RTOs and RPOs in minutes.
What is blockchain-in-a-box used for

What does blockchain-in-a-box consist of?

The architecture is simple and straightforward, bringing together three existing products that have proven themselves individually and are now tightly integrated in BIAB:

Depending on the purpose (exploration, pilot or production), there are three architectures each representing a different starting point.

How is blockchain-in-a-box supported?

Your first point-of-contact for this solution is Hewlett Packard Enterprise support. They will investigate the issue and redirect the call to the right party to be resolved.

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How do the different Blockchain-In-A-Box flavors compare?

The two main BIAB flavors break down into four different versions: evaluation, exploration, pilot and production. The table below provides a detailed overview of how these versions compare with each other.

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 

 

Blockchain-in-a-box is exclusively available through our partner HPE

Enterprise organisations require a high level of service and attention and that is why we have teamed up with HPE to connect you with the best the market has to offer. 

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