Apr 22, 2018 by Andrei Calina

After a series of rumors, Amazon finally announced the introduction of their blockchain template, for Ethereum and Hyperledger fabric. According to AMBCrypto, it allows users, to both create and launch a secure blockchain network, relying on open source frameworks in a fast and easy way.

To be more specific, users can build their own blockchain, instead of manually setting up a network, a procedure which requires a lot of time and energy. Using the Amazon Web Servers CloudFormation Templates, users can launch a public or private Ethereum fabric framework, as well as private Hyperledger fabric frameworks.

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Getting a bit into technical details, it’s worth mentioning that the technology behind these templates deploys the framework as containers on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) cluster, as well as directly on an EC2 instance, running Docker. Then, the template can be used by anybody in order to use personal VPC subnets and network access control lists as the blockchain network will finally be created on Amazon’s VPC.

The Ethereum template comes with two deploy options, ECS and Docker-local. The first one generates a cluster within the VPC, following by a deployment of the Docker images. Finally, the Docker-local also runs within a VPC, but launches the Docker images on EC2 instances instead.

The news was very well received by the blockchain community, with investors and developers being enthusiastic and already exploring the possibilities offered by the template.

Mixed feelings from the crypto world

“Holy sh*t !  Amazon has just launched Blockchain Templates which let you launch an Ethereum (either public or private) or Hyperledger Fabric (private) network in a matter of minutes and with just a few clicks,” said Julien Bouteloup, blockchain developer and entrepreneur.

However, some people are skeptical and believe that this is far from being a good decision by Amazon, at least from a financial point of view.

“Companies, developers, basically anyone who would rather run a private or public chain of their own. You can also use it to mine Ether. Not sure if it would be a good financial decision though,” says Brad Mills, Bitcoin and altcoin enthusiast.