Google Cloud and Polygon Labs Unveil Multi-Year Strategic Alliance

  • The announcement was made during the 2023 Consensus Conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Google Cloud aims to help accelerate the adoption of core Polygon protocols.

On April 27, Google Cloud and Polygon Labs announced a multi-year strategic alliance. Google Cloud made the announcement during the 2023 Consensus Conference in Austin, Texas. Through the partnership, both companies aim to accelerate the adoption of core Polygon protocols.

Google Cloud will bring its Blockchain Node Engine to the Polygon ecosystem to assist in running Polygon PoS nodes. Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine is a fully managed node hosting service that will diversify cloud services across the Polygon ecosystem. Therefore, developers can overcome the time-consuming and costly process of provisioning, maintaining, and operating their own dedicated blockchain nodes.

Furthermore, Polygon Labs aims to release an app chain to allow developers to deploy their own customized DevNet (developer network) on the Google Cloud platform with just one click. This feature will enable developers interested in deploying a Supernet to quickly and easily create a three to five-node network with a simulated bridge within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Google Cloud as Polygon Labs’ cloud provider will also help advance its zero-knowledge innovation strategy. There have already been initial tests to run Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs on Google Cloud, resulting in significantly faster and cheaper transactions than existing setups.

“The industry is experiencing a flight to quality as corporations seek to minimize risk when exploring new possibilities in Web3,” according to a Google Cloud Managing Director, Mitesh Agarwal. “Building on our work over the past few years, Google Cloud is helping the industry achieve escape velocity by directing our engineering efforts toward areas like improving data availability and enhancing the resilience and performance of scaling protocols like zero-knowledge proofs.

Alongside Searce as our implementation partner, we look forward to deepening our collaboration with Polygon Labs to deliver the enterprise-ready Web3 infrastructure and developer-friendly tools that businesses need to offer fast, frictionless, and secure access to dApps for consumers.

Finally, the Google for Startups Cloud Program will support early-stage startups backed by Polygon Ventures. These startups can receive newly announced Web3-specific benefits such as $200,000 in Google Cloud and Firebase credits for the usage of up to two years, early access to Google Cloud’s Web3 products and roadmap, an invitation to an exclusive Discord channel with Google Cloud’s Web3 product and engineering teams, and complimentary access to hands-on learning labs focused on Web3 and the latest Google Cloud technology, among other things.

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