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Confidential Consortium Framework

What is Confidential Consortium Framework (CCF)?

Confidential Consortium Framework (CCF) is an open-source framework for building highly available stateful services that leverage centralized compute for ease of use and performance, while providing decentralized trust. It enables multiple parties to execute auditable compute over confidential data without trusting each other or a privileged operator.

  • Governance: Transparent, programmable consortium-style proposal and voting based governance that supports enterprise operating models
  • Service Integrity: Hardware-backed integrity for application logic and data
  • Confidentiality & Privacy: All transactions are confidential by default
  • Performance: Database-like throughput, low latency, deterministic commits
  • Efficiency: Minimal execution overhead compared to traditional solutions
  • Resiliency: High availability and secure disaster recovery

CCF powers the Azure Managed Confidential Consortium and Azure Confidential Ledger services.

For those who are interested in CCF and would like to learn more about it, please visit our newly launched CCF website and our sample CCF applications. If you are interested in joining the Azure Managed Confidential Consortium Preview, please register here.

Read our blog post here: CCF: Bringing efficiency and usability to a decentralized trust model – Microsoft Research



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Research Software Engineer

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Mark Russinovich

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Thomas Moscibroda

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