"Big news! @mijin_io (NEM's private chain) has been adopted for use by the #Azure Marketplace running on #Microsoft Japan’s Azure cloud platform making it the 1st Japanese partner in the marketplace. It'll be available for use in 88+ countries worldwide!"
Quick thoughts about why it is exciting to know that MIJINv1 will be offered on the Azure Marketplace:
1. Azure Marketplace being a one-stop shop SaaS (Software as a Service) deployment mechanism, organizations and businesses can now deploy Mijin nodes; Five at a time automatically. No need to set up any physical hardware as you would with nodes today
2. Most governments are using or will be using the Azure Cloud platform in an isolated instance. With the Mijin application now potentially being a compatible provisioning option to request or add to any Azure environment, I can see Mijin now being a possible blockchain that governments would agree to test out and even deploy in operations being that they could now have a private cloud instance using a permissioned blockchain solution with the benefits of the blockchain's performace, speed, security, and immutability.