Google Cloud has announced a strategic alliance with Polygon Labs to support Polygon on its Blockchain Node Engine, a fully managed node-hosting service for web3 development. This move aims to simplify the deployment and management of Polygon nodes for developers and drive the adoption of the Polygon ecosystem.
Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine already supports Ethereum and is working towards integrating Solana. Brendan Farmer, the co-founder of Polygon Labs, said that “Google Cloud infrastructure will help to scale the technology more quickly in order to ensure that transactions remain fast and fees remain low as demand increases.”
The joint effort will enable developers to easily deploy and manage blockchain nodes on Google Cloud, allowing them to overcome the time-intensive processes and costly overhead associated with provisioning, maintaining, and operating their own dedicated blockchain nodes.
Google Cloud will support all Polygon protocols, including Polygon proof-of-stake network, Polygon Supernets, and Polygon zkEVM. Farmer emphasized that partnering with Google Cloud is an important step toward their ZK-powered future, which eliminates the throughput bottlenecks present on existing chains, but requires access to compute.
Over the past few years, Google Cloud has been increasingly expanding its presence in the web3 space to help projects and developers. Earlier this week, it announced that its “Google for Startups Cloud Program” will now support web3 builders, offering up to $200,000 in Google Cloud credits over two years and other technical support. As part of the alliance with Polygon, Polygon Ventures-backed early-stage startups will be eligible to participate in the program.