Why a Managed Service?
Building, managing and operating an enterprise-grade blockchain network demands expertise in virtual networking, cryptography, protocol configurations, high availability safeguards, security and more. The complexity of the task increases exponentially when you consider the underlying shared IT responsibilities that needs to take place across a group of disparate and likely untrusting business counterparts. Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) alleviates many of the difficulties that arise from this scope of shared administration and presents immense cost savings while also eliminating multiple attack vectors.
The following blog post, Why BaaS, expands on the potential roadblocks of a self-managed deployment and outlines the business, technical and security considerations that should be accounted for when evaluating platform providers.