Today we are pleased to announce the release of Ockam Private Preview.

For far too long, developers have struggled to create secure, interoperable device systems. For the average developer, building hardened secure IoT device/application logic has been too technically onerous. As a result, the market has been a hodge podge of technologies and tools that are exceedingly expensive and sacrifice interoperability.

The Open Source Ockam Platform makes complex IoT development simple

Developing for IoT is hard. Ockam changes that. Just as Heroku became every developers best friend by making it easy to launch an app in the cloud, and Twilio made it possible for the world to communicate in a few lines of code, Ockam unlocks innovation for the Internet of Things.

The Ockam platform combines best-in-class techniques for public key cryptography and hardware enabled security, and hides it below an abstraction layer (the Ockam SDK), so that any developer can build out their technology without being slowed down by the technical complexity behind it… just like Twilio, Stripe, and Heroku did for their users. With Ockam, a developer can go from idea directly to implementation — quickly.

Ockam replaces 10,000’s of lines of code with a few; enabling developers to innovate in IoT.

There is accelerating interest in using IoT to be more intelligent about business: supply chain, food safety, logistics, oil and gas — and the list is growing. Development in IoT is complex and slow; developers are held back from innovation and companies are unable able to test hypothesis without huge upfront costs. Ockam lets developers, DevOps, data scientists, and other stakeholders to quickly provision devices, codify complex device/asset/permission relationships, and build business logic on top of it. Innovation happens in hours — not months.

How Ockam Works

Developers can code using the language of their choice with the OSS Ockam SDK. Ockam is a straightforward way to generate an identity for your connected device, register that identity to the Ockam Network, and incorporate that identity into your complex business or command and control logic. Developers can then use that identity to cryptographically sign as many device interactions as their application demands. All this is possible, without having to stand up their own infrastructure. To the developer, it’s a serverless experience; no back end systems to maintain, only pay for consumption, and realize fast scalability. Developers get best-in-class identity and trust architecture, without requiring the specialized knowledge of cryptography or blockchain.

Why Ockam is building a blockchain for IoT, and doing it on Azure public cloud

Ockam Blockchain is decentralized infrastructure that immutably stores device identities and cryptographically enables devices to sign their own data, in effect making them Sovereign Devices. Ockam is tuned for IoT: high throughput, low latency, fast finality, low power efficient, and easy to use.

Ockam’s collaboration with Azure’s Engineering team allows the Network to run entirely in Azure data centers. The Ockam Architecture comes with all of the benefits of Public Cloud: easy global distribution, high availability, vertical and horizontal scalability and access to the latest hardware technologies with de minimis switching costs.

“Ockam’s team is best in class, bringing together skills & experience in enterprise, IoT, secure compute, scale-up, and Azure. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them on their innovative solution for the developer community”
— Yorke Rhodes, Co-Founder of Blockchain at Microsoft Azure

Ockam: Identity, trust and interoperability of connected devices.

As simple as it should be.

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