Amazon Web Services(AWS) Reportedly Partners With Avalanche To Scale Blockchain Solutions
By Nerly Shammah Jan 12, 2023
Amazon Web Services(AWS) is in partnership with Avalanche in what appears to be its first foundational partnership with a public blockchain as per reports. The partnership with Ava labs, the building company of Avalanche, a somewhat famous "Ethereum Killer" emerging as a layer one solution with a grand focus of scalability aims to bring scalable building environments to enterprises and governments.
In light of the expansion of blockchain technology and Web3 focused projects, products and services, many tech giants are beginning to draw the cards on timely involvement and venturing in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The partnership secured by Avalanche of the largest cloud computing services marks only but another one of many industry-wide Big Tech partnerships including Google Cloud’s partnership with Solana blockchain, another proposed Ethereum killer and amongst others, Avalanche's previous partnership with Alibaba Cloud.
The list goes on and on with several industry players commenting on the technology and growth thus far. Howard Wright, VP and global head of startups at Amazon Web Services(AWS) has calls out the development, advancement and utilization of blockchain as inevitable.
“Looking forward, web3 and blockchain is inevitable,” Howard Wright, VP and global head of startups at AWS, said to TechCrunch. “No one can call the time or date or quarter that it’s going to happen and it’ll be mainstream, but we’ve seen the cycles of growth before. The velocity of this one seems like it’s accelerating and we’re just excited to be a part of this.”
As aimed at enhancing Avalanche's scalability, AWS partnership is drawn to enable individuals to launch and manage nodes on Avalanche while also aiming to give the network more strength and flexibility for developers.
As per Techchrunch report, Howard Wright acknowledges Avalanche as one of the many companies with a score of excellence, citing that AWS has seen over 200,000 walk through their door including Netflix, Uber and Airbnb and is well experienced enough to know what excellence looks like.
At the time of writing, AWS will support Avalanche’s infrastructure and decentralized application (dApp) ecosystem, alongside one-click node deployments, through its marketplace. The affiliation will also include Ava Labs joining AWS Activate, a program that helps startups and early-stage entrepreneurs get started on its platform.
The president of Ava Labs, John Wu commented saying:
“For us this means a lot of things, We have over 500 applications on the chain and we would love to give them a better experience and now we have a real partnership that we can direct to the Activate program. On top of that, our users are always looking for a better experience. The one-click node is an incredible way to do it.”
Ava Labs is now a AWS Partner Network (APN), enabling the firm to help customers deploy custom offerings on AWS that are connected to more than 100,000 partners across more than 150 countries. The partnership with AWS gears the company for acceleration of enterprise, institutional, and government adoption of blockchain.
At the time of writing, Avalanche is valued at over $4.7 billion as a it's market capitalization with each Avax token worth about $15.37 a unit. The high throughput smart contracts blockchains aims to take blockchain utility to new levels with it's scalability focus blockchain infrastructures.