Ava Labs, the developer of Avalanche blockchain technology, has announced a new initiative to provide crypto-infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new service will facilitate blockchain adoption by businesses, institutions, and government structures.
Avalanche is a blockchain platform designed to support non-fungible tokens, Web3 apps, and its proprietary technology, “Subnets.” The Avalanche’s Subnets operate like white-label blockchains with customizable rules that use a different token instead of AVAX, the native token of Avalanche.
Ava Labs and Amazon’s new partnership will allow different companies to easily deploy custom Subnets on the AWS platform. Ava Labs will provide the service through its newly launched offering on the AWS Marketplace.
As Howard Wright, AWS’s Vice President, commented, Amazon Web Services is all about providing the latest technology to developers, whether they be in a multimillion-dollar company, a government office, or a college dormitory. “The new capabilities brought by Avalanche enable us to do just that,” he added.
According to Wright, AWS will help the blockchain company to reach new geographic regions through the provision of new tools for Avalanche’s infrastructure.
Additionally, Avalanche nodes can now be used to store government data in AWS GovCloud. This means public agencies with strict information management requirements can still access Avalanche’s solutions to support their public project needs.
According to Ava Labs CEO Emin Gun Sirer, deploying and testing nodes on AWS in the preferred legal jurisdiction is a great benefit to individuals and businesses alike.
Sirer believes that a partnership with Amazon has the potential to accelerate Avalanche’s positive impact.
Additionally, Avalanche Labs is becoming a member of AWS Activate, as well as the AWS Partner Network (APN), strengthening its partnership with Amazon. As part of AWS Activate, Amazon offers assistance to IT startups, while the Amazon Partner Network provides member companies with resources and tools to grow.
It has also been announced that AWS will be participating in upcoming conferences and events around Avalanche, such as the Avalanche Summit and Avalanche Creates, as well as hackathons.
The announcement comes a couple of months after Google announced Cloud Node Engine for Ethereum developers as well as Microsoft’s M12 investment fund leading a $20 million funding round for Space and Time, a startup focused on Web3 data storage.