VMware Blockchain To Integrate Digital Asset’s Smart Contract Language

Blockchain, News | April 12, 2019 By:

FinTech firm Digital Asset (DA) has teamed with cloud computing company VMware to integrate its smart contract language with the VMware blockchain platform.

Digital Asset is a provider of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for building smarter applications that solve real-world business challenges. The company’s platform includes Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML), an open source smart contract modeling language that helps organizations in a variety of industries synchronize multi-party business processes.

VMware, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. The firm’s enterprise-grade blockchain platform, which was launched in beta in November 2018, provides the foundation for decentralized trust while delivering enterprise-grade scalability, reliability, security and manageability. It will be integrated into existing VMware tools to help protect the network and compute functions that underlie a true enterprise blockchain.

The partnership will see VMware combine its blockchain platform with DAML. The development will reportedly “allow for broader reach and support as a combined offering.” VMware plans to distribute DAML with its VMware blockchain platform directly to its existing customer base and through its partners.

Michael DiPetrillo, Senior Director of Blockchain at VMware, said that DAML has been proven to be one of the few smart contract languages capable of modeling truly complex workflows at scale.

“VMware is delighted to be working together on customer deployments to layer VMware Blockchain alongside DAML,” DiPetrillo said. “Customers demand choice of language execution environments from their blockchain and DAML adds a truly robust and enterprise-focused language set to a blockchain platform with multi-language support.”

Chris Clason, Director of Strategic Alliances at Digital Asset, said that VMware’s customers place significant value on security, privacy, uptime, and performance, which is aligned with the DAML value proposition.

“Digital Asset is delighted to collaborate with VMware to bring DAML to their extensive customer base,” Clason said.

The VMware partnership came after DA announced its partnership with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to develop an open-source reference code library that will help accelerate the adoption of ISDA’s digitization project.