Labs and amazon web services (aws) announced a partnership to facilitate enterprise, institutional, and government adoption of blockchain. ava labs will offer crypto infrastructure through aws to provide “subnet deployment” as a service through the aws marketplace. this collaboration will expand avalanche adoption to new geographies and customer segments, and support new tooling for avalanche’s infrastructure and ecosystem. ava labs is also joining aws activate and the aws partner network (apn) to provide tech startups with support and growth tools.
Announcement was made on april 15th, 2021, and the partnership will be facilitated through aws. this will include participation in future avalanche-related events like the avalanche summit, avalanche creates, and hackathons. additionally, avalanche nodes can now run in the aws govcloud for government-related data storage.
Collaboration was made to accelerate the positive impact of avalanche, a blockchain optimized to support nfts, web3 games, and a unique technology called “subnets.” subnets act like custom blockchains built on avalanche but can have custom rulesets and even use their own token instead of avalanche’s native avax for paying network gas fees. howard wright, vp and global head of startups, aws, said “the new capabilities brought by avalanche enable us to do just that.” emin gün sirer, founder and ceo of ava labs, said “it has been a huge boon for both individual and enterprise developers to be able to spin up nodes and test networks on the fly with aws in whatever legal jurisdiction makes the most sense for them.” this partnership is a step in the right direction to compete with other tech giants like google and microsoft, who have already launched their own cloud node engine and funded web3 data storage startups.