The Microsoft ISV initiative allows its certified partners to access Microsoft’s signed support for development and marketing resources to achieve success in their businesses.
The enthusiasm of London-based BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) Stratis is definitely high. CEO Chris Trew says:
“This partnership gets me very excited indeed. I am looking forward to working with Microsoft’s Go-To-Market Team and further leveraging the Azure technology stack with the Stratis Platform.“
Stratis has been working with Microsoft since the beginning and has applications on Azure Marketplace, Microsoft’s cloud market, which offers service providers and apps access to 120,000 business customers and 800,000 ecosystem partners in 190 countries.
In September, Stratis‘ ICO was made public on the Azure Marketplace, marking the first opening of the software giant to host fundraising platforms using the initial coin offering system, allowing Stratis to issue tokens in minutes and raise funds in a range of currencies including USD, bitcoin and STRAT, Stratis’ official cryptocurrency, as well as 50 other digital resources.
Moreover, the relationship between Stratis and .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft and, since Stratis is a blockchain full node built from scratch in C #, all applications created by the Stratis platform are consequently part of the .NET ecosystem.
Unlike all the other blockchain startups, Stratis is, therefore, the first blockchain company with its own cryptocurrency that has this strong partnership with Microsoft, which seems to be in continuous development.
“We also think of this step as just the first step in enhancing our existing relationship with Microsoft, and we aim to become a Gold Partner in the near future!“