This solution template is designed to make it sufficiently easier and quicker to deploy and configure a multi-member consortium Ethereum network with minimal Azure and Ethereum knowledge.
With a handful of user inputs and a single-click deployment through the Azure portal, each member can provision their network footprint, using Microsoft Azure compute, networking, and storage services across the globe. Each member's network footprint consists of a set of load-balanced transaction nodes with which an application or user can interact to submit transactions, a set of mining nodes to record transactions, and a VPN gateway. A subsequent connection step connects the gateways to create a fully configured multi-member blockchain network.
Rather than spending hours building out and configuring the infrastructure across organizations, we have automated these time-consuming pieces to allow you to focus on building out your scenarios and applications. Through the administrator web page, you can configure additional Ethereum accounts to get started with smart contract, and eventually application, development.
For a detailed walkthrough of the multi-member consortium network, visit the detailed walkthrough.