On June 8, decentralized blockchain infrastructure provider Ankr announced the release of its enterprise blockchain creator tool, AppChains, on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace.

This collaboration aims to empower companies to swiftly launch customizable blockchains to support various Web3 strategies.

The initial offering enables developers to deploy the Polygon Supernet, with plans to introduce more choices in the future.

While AppChains has been available for a year, Ankr has observed significant demand from institutional clients in sectors such as banking, central bank digital currencies, and gaming.

The launch on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace provides businesses with a vetted solution to expedite their go-to-market strategies for these specific use cases.

AppChains promises fast and cost-effective transactions, seamless user experiences, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive engineering.

Peter Stewart, head of infrastructure at Ankr, expressed the company’s commitment to enhancing the tool based on user feedback and performance metrics, with Microsoft’s guidance.

Daniel An, director of Web3 and artificial intelligence business development at Microsoft, emphasized the importance of partnering with Ankr to test, deploy, and scale Web3 projects seamlessly.

Ankr and Microsoft previously joined forces to offer enterprise node hosting services on the Azure Marketplace. This service facilitates transaction relaying, smart contract deployment, and blockchain data management, saving developers valuable time in scaling their applications.

With Ankr’s Web3 developer hub and software development kits supporting connections to over 30 blockchains, the collaboration continues to strengthen.