Integrating blockchain into an existing enterprise IT environment with legacy systems is inherently complex. Confiara brings together the right blend of enterprise IT solutions development and deployment experience, Blockchain Technology expertise, third party vendor integration and custom development capabilities to assist clients with building their development environment from day one.
We use agile prototyping to foster clear and efficient communications with business and technology stakeholders, track all design decisions, and manage the implementation of a blockchain prototype. Our proprietary library of blockchain Use Cases and prototypes, helps us jump start client projects and helps reduce time to build.
Another important aspect of blockchain implementations in an organisation is integration of smart contracts to key business processes, which, if designed and implemented well can drive significant time and cost benefits. We help design and develop smart contracts using Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, which are automatically enforceable, under a predefined set of rules.
Our experienced team of blockchain developers are well equipped to develop decentralized apps and our platform agnostic approach enables us to build on platforms using Ethereum, Multichain or Hyperledger Fabric.
In our experience, when clients decide to develop any production-ready blockchain application, you need much more than just scaling a proof-of-concept. The Confiara team brings in-depth implementation expertise to help clients architect secure solutions and guide you towards the right protocol implementation for your specific needs. While developing and deploying a PoC or a production-ready blockchain application, choice of Technology platform and Project management decisions become important considerations. The project management effort has to be focused on managing the approach to Blockchain adoption, including technology selection, team onboarding and migration.
From a testing & validation perspective, the type of blockchain implementation plays a major role. We have learnt from experience that for private/permissioned blockchain, clients need to allocate a significant amount of time and effort in testing. Open source and well adopted platforms like Etherum have published recommendations and guidance on the level of testing and bring established methods when compared to an in-house implementation where one needs a detailed test strategy framework based on the functionality that is customized or developed.
The availability and utilization of a test platform that provides a replica of the implementation is critical. In the event that the test platform is not available, considerable time needs to be spent on setting up or spawning from the real implementation, which can impact release schedules.
Blockchain implementations like BitCoin (Testnet) and Etherum (Ropsten/Rinkeby/Kovan) provide test instances that are distinct and separate from the original while providing means to test advanced transaction functionalities in a like for like mode.
An implementation of blockchain within a stack of a company is expected to have interfaces with other applications. Understanding the means of interface and ensuring the consistency with the existing means is key to ensuring there are no disconnects on launch.
A detailed view of the touch points and the application programming interfaces (APIs) that act as points of communication need to be made available to the testing team in advance so that the appropriate interfaces can be exercised and tested during the validation phases.
Performance testing of the blockchain implementation in integration with the existing systems, can also provide a Go/No Go decision with regard to its real world suitability and acceptability.
Confiara’s integrated Development and Testing experience and unparalleled commitment to improving the quality and efficiency of solution development drives unique value for clients and drives better return on investment from Blockchain projects.