Stratis, the blockchain focused on business applications today announced that it has been certified as a Microsoft Silver Partner. The Stratis mission is to get C# blockchain technologies in front of enterprise customers. The team says it looks forward to utilizing the marketing and development resources Microsoft provides for certified partners.
This partnership comes at a critical and exciting time for Stratis; the services which constitute the core Stratis Platform, including smart contracts, sidechains, and the enterprise-focused Stratis DLT, are set to be released in the next few months.
The Azure Marketplace gives app and service providers access to 120,000 enterprise customers and 800,000 ecosystem partners in 190 countries. Microsoft actively helps to guide customers to their partners, and partners are given resources which allow them to increase their product’s exposure on Microsoft’s Go-To-Market Services. With over 1 million active users, the marketplace generates over 100,000 leads to partners every month.
Stratis Group is the first blockchain company with their own cryptocurrency to partner with Microsoft in this way, and this partnership will help make the most of its unique position within Microsoft’s software environment.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Chris Trew, Stratis CEO, Founder” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”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. 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. The accreditation is indicative of the relationship that Stratis has with the .NET Framework, a software framework developed by Microsoft. Stratis is the first and only cryptocurrency with full nodes built from the ground up in C# meaning that applications built using the Stratis Platform are a part of the .NET ecosystem. This partnership is a natural next step for Stratis.”[/perfectpullquote]