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Jackpine Technologies Introduces Blockchain in DevOps

Maynard, MA May 10 – Today Jackpine Technologies Corp. announced the integration of blockchain technology into CONS3RT (www.cons3rt.com), its flagship cloud, security and DevOps orchestration platform. This industry-first integration establishes both full traceability of system integrity and smart contracts for automated decision making.

As an orchestrator, CONS3RT takes complex tools and technologies and makes them seamless to use. Generating blockchain records of all digital assets and their assemblies – from software application to configurations to data sets and services – enables traceability from their origin to their end state. CONS3RT provides an ecosystem that can implement and enforce compliance from system to component level, across public and private cloud providers. These blockchain registers deliver records of activity across the larger organization, superior configuration management, additional governance and audit benefits.

These transactional records create the foundation for smart contracts to further automate workflows.“We have a saying on our team – ‘if it’s not automated, it’s broken’”, says Peter Walsh, Partner & Director of Product for Jackpine, “and that is true throughout the entire technical and business process phases of the lifecycle. Anywhere CONS3RT can extend automation – like in assessment and evaluation – is a win for the user. In a continuous delivery world, we must be able to automate the key decisions as we flow from idea to deployment, with the right level of confidence and security.”

No longer will the business process need to compromise security for the sake of speed, or vice versa. Generally speaking, the further removed something is from the source of its software components (e.g. third-party repos, older configurations), the longer the assessment takes, which in turn delays the determination process. With blockchain driven smart contracts in CONS3RT, however, the organization can collapse that time and distance. They will be able to define criteria for promotion and release, then rely on the integrity of the digital assets that meet the targets. The result is smaller, more frequent, and faster deployments without the risk.

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