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Blockchain for Multi-Cloud Management? WANdisco’s Down to Boogie

January 17, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

WANdisco’s latest offering uses consensus technology – a key blockchain component – to manage data across enterprises’ multi-cloud environments. Consensus technology is used to achieve agreement on a single data value among distributed processes or systems. These algorithms are also at the core of many blockchain technologies. WANdisco in December obtained a blockchain patent for its consensus technology, called Distributed Coordination Engine (DConE). “Our technology solves a really hard problem of having a way to do distributed consensus across a wide-area network, not just a centralized network,” said Joel Horwitz, senior vice president of marketing at WANdisco. “That’s the essence of our company.” It turns out this technology is also very useful in multi-cloud deployments.