IoTeX Joins AWS Partner Network and Partners with AWS China & High Cloud for Ucam
IoTeX has joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) as a Select Technology Partner and partnered with AWS China & High Cloud to optimize Cloud storage and backend services for Ucam in China. We will explore opportunities with AWS to streamline global operations for IoTeX Delegates, many of which run their nodes on AWS, as well as incorporate AWS IoT services to enhance the capabilities of Pebble Tracker, which is optimized for AWS storage and other backend services.
We are also bringing IoTeX technology to AWS developers with the listing of our Pantheon enterprise blockchain on the AWS marketplace. Pantheon is IoTeX’s permissioned blockchain for enterprise IoT and is currently being used for enterprise-related efforts as part of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and other industry consortiums.
Interview with Anoop Nannra, Global Blockchain Segment Leader @ Amazon Web Services
Ever wonder why partnering with Cloud-based platforms like AWS is impactful for a public blockchain? Look no further — we hosted an exclusive interview with Anoop Nannra, Global Blockchain Segment Leader at AWS, to explore how he views the future of blockchain across IoT, gaming, and creator economies, as well as AWS’s vision to support public blockchains like IoTeX.
Since 2018, IoTeX has worked with Anoop in multiple capacities, including facilitating the merger of the Trusted IoT Alliance and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in 2019 and co-authoring a Blockchain & IoT Reference Architecture in 2020. Currently, IoTeX’s Head of Cryptography, Dr. Xinxin Fan, and Anoop are co-chairs of the IIC’s Blockchain Working Group alongside Mike McBride from Huawei.
What is the AWS Partner Network (APN)?
The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program for technology and consulting businesses with more than 90% of Fortune 100 companies utilizing APN Partner solutions and services. As part of the APN, IoTeX will receive preferred access to business opportunities and be able to explore first-hand how IoTeX technology can fit with AWS customer deployments in the future. Qualifications to become an AWS Select Technology Partner include:
- Earning an industry-recognized credential via AWS certification exams to validate technical expertise
- Building a generally available solution on AWS that meets specific well-architected framework guidelines
- Passing foundational technical review and meeting multiple customer success requirements
Pantheon Listed on AWS Marketplace
IoTeX has also listed our Pantheon consortium blockchain on the AWS marketplace, which allows enterprise users to run the IoTeX protocol through AWS Cloud for permissioned deployments. Pantheon is an enterprise-oriented blockchain designed for large-scale IoT deployments, which IoTeX is currently using for enterprise-related efforts as part of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and other professional consortiums.
To learn more about how Pantheon is being utilized by enterprises for blockchain-based IoT solutions, watch our presentation below from the IIC Q2 2020 Member Meeting delivered by Dr. Xinxin Fan.
Partnership with AWS China & High Cloud
Deploying globally compatible products is difficult due to the heterogeneity of Cloud infrastructure in different countries. IoTeX experienced this first-hand when launching Ucam in China. Unlike other regions of the world, China has restricted access to data centers — our goal of empowering blockchain for consumer IoT required us to partner with “boots on the ground” to optimize the technical architecture of Ucam for the Chinese market.
Since last year, IoTeX has partnered with AWS China & Chengdu Dahan Cloud Technology Co., Ltd. (“High Cloud”), an AWS senior consulting partner, to optimize our Ucam infrastructure in China. Over several months, we collaborated to solve a complex data management challenge, allowing Ucam users in China to store their videos as encrypted files on the AWS Cloud, while maintaining 100% privacy by ensuring the stored files are decrypt-able exclusively on the user’s mobile device. This now allows us to expand our Ucam customer footprint to more regions in China. We look forward to further optimizing our architecture across the globe to make Ucam a truly universal product with AWS.
Founded as an open-source platform in 2017, IoTeX is building the Internet of Trusted Things, an open ecosystem where all “things” — humans, machines, businesses, and DApps — can interact with trust and privacy. Backed by a global team of 30+ top research scientists and engineers, IoTeX combines blockchain, secure hardware, and confidential computing to enable next-gen IoT devices, networks, and economies. IoTeX will empower the future decentralized economy by “connecting the physical world, block by block”.