This article was originally published on Linux Foundation Hyperledger as a press release.
First Wave of Hyperledger Certified Service Provides Includes Accenture, Ant Financial, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Chainyard and IBM
Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the launch of its Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) program. Members are pre-qualified, vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger enterprise blockchain technologies. The first wave of companies to complete the criteria and qualify as HCSPs for Hyperledger Fabric are Accenture, Ant Financial, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Chainyard and IBM.
The HCSP program offers service providers from around the world training and professional certification that ensures each member has the mastery to install, configure, operate, manage and troubleshoot networks built on Hyperledger distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). These certified service providers, in turn, offer support, consulting, professional services and training to enterprises embarking on their blockchain journey.
“As the pace of adoption for Hyperledger technologies accelerates, the need for support, training and other services has grown exponentially as well,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Enterprises are looking for partners with the expertise needed to deploy Hyperledger DLTs quickly and efficiently and to ensure ongoing success. By providing a structured program to train and certify service providers on core Hyperledger technologies, we are creating the infrastructure for both enterprises and services companies to meet the demands of deploying production networks and developing and supporting new applications.”
To become a HCSP, an organization must be a Hyperledger member, have three or more engineers who have passed the Certified Hyperledger Administrator Exam for a specific project and have a business model to support enterprise end users, including putting engineers at a customer site. Currently, certification is available for both Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth. The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator Exam and Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator Exam are offered by the Linux Foundation Training.
Quotes from HCSP members:
“Hyperledger and Accenture are aligned in the collaborative mission to ensure Hyperledger technologies are deployed in a way that drives clients’ confidence,” says Tracy Kuhrt, a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture and Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee member. “We are proud to be a founding Hyperledger Certified Service Provider because it underscores that commitment. We look forward to continuing to drive the success and growth of Hyperledger technologies.”
“Ant Blockchain have been collaborating with Hyperledger in building blockchain ecosystems together, and we are happy to be certified by Hyperledger as an HCSP for our technical expertise,” said Shan Yu, Leader of Blockchain Cloud Service, Ant Blockchain, Ant Financial. “Ant Blockchain is dedicated to providing products and technologies for interconnecting various blockchain together, like BaaS for Ant Blockchain, Hyperledger Fabric and Quorum, and ODATS for heterogeneous blockchain (e.g., between Hyperledger Fabric and Ant Blockchain) interoperability.”
Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Ltd
“PeerSafe is honored to be one of the first HCSP members,” said Ting Yan, CEO, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co.,Ltd. “We have accumulated a lot of Fabric implementation experience in finance, government, IoT and other markets. We look forward to continuing to cooperate with Hyperledger to promote the development of enterprise-level blockchain as a certified service provider.”
“We are seeing our clients making significant investments in Hyperledger Fabric blockchain solutions. Managing the complex blockchain solutions and their networks requires expertise to ensure security, performance and scalability,” said Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard SVP Consulting Services. “We continue to be an active member of the Hyperledger community and excited to be the first company in the world to receive the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider for Fabric designation.”
“The addition of the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider program demonstrates continued progress in the maturity of the Hyperledger ecosystem,” said Jerry Cuomo, VP IBM Blockchain Platform. “Given IBM’s significant investment in Hyperledger Fabric, we are pleased to be among the inaugural certified service providers.”
For more on the impact of HCSP certification, read the post Hyperledger Certifications Give Experts A Professional Edge from Chainyard, the first organization to qualify as a HCSP.
Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.