Blockchain Partner App Marketplace Launched By DigitalOcean

Blockchain, News | March 6, 2019 By:

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean has launched a new platform that connects developers with easy-to-use partner-built solutions, including blockchain.

The new platform, called Marketplace, is DigitalOcean’s first partner-led offering, extending its platform and allowing third-party providers an easy way to build, market and sell their software stacks with DigitalOcean. The Marketplace will utilize the firm’s 1-Click Apps feature to enable easier app development, deployment and scaling.

“By eliminating the manual work typically involved, developers can deploy fully-tested app environments with the click of a button,” the company said. “Additionally, all partner 1-Click Apps are tested and verified for seamless compatibility, eliminating the need for lengthy checks, version controls and configuration.”

According to the announcement, initial offerings focus on the most popular application categories among the DigitalOcean customer base. These include developer tools, frameworks, blogs and forums, databases, blockchain, analytics, monitoring and observability.

Mark Templeton, CEO of DigitalOcean, said that their goal is to help next generation developers and small- and mid-sized businesses spend less time thinking about infrastructure, and more time creating modern apps, adding that partners are critical to realizing this vision.

“As our 3.5-million-strong community looks for new ways to simplify app creation from start to finish, our Marketplace will serve as a hub to connect them with partners that deliver fully-integrated, ready-made apps and tools that can be launched in less than 60 seconds,” Templeton said. “Our initial offerings focus on the types of apps most used by our community of developers, businesses and teams.”