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With the successful shipment of several productive blockchain solutions, SAP has proven to be in a prime spot to deliver our clients the benefits arising from distributed-ledger-technology.
The key prerequisite to create real-world business value is the meaningful integration of blockchain technology into business processes and applications. Therefore, SAP is shifting priorities away from the pure hosting of open source blockchain technology. Instead SAP will co-innovate with customers, partners and internal stakeholders to further explore enterprise-focused Decentralized Business Technologies (including Blockchain) that can be seamlessly integrated into cross-company business processes. For example, the SAP Innovation Center Network is driving a new low-code innovation that integrates Distributed Ledger Technology with SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management to orchestrate cross-company business processes.

In the area of open source blockchain technology SAP is working with Hyperscalers to provide our customers and partners with even more flexible cloud services, that provide more data center locations and a broader range of hardware configurability for blockchain nodes than the current SAP ones.

For Quorum, which is already available as an Azure Blockchain Service we are about to retire the SAP-provisioned Quorum services for new customers and cloud renewals.

For MultiChain Coin Sciences – the inventor of MultiChain technology – offers a new MultiChain 2.0 Community template via the Azure Marketplace with support from Coin Sciences. Moreover, MultiChain 2.0 Community and MultiChain 2.0 Enterprise are directly available via the Coin Sciences website. On the other side, we are  about to retire the SAP-provisioned MultiChain nodes for new customers and cloud renewals.

These changes will have implications for new customers and cloud renewals. Our existing MultiChain and Quorum customers can continue to use the blockchain technology offering according to the contractual terms and conditions.

Please feel free to post any questions regarding this topic in the community.