In a bid to streamline the development and deployment of Web3 products and decentralized applications (dapps) on the Ethereum-based layer 2 blockchain, Google Cloud has teamed up with Polygon Labs.
The collaboration aims to provide developers with greater ease and flexibility in building and scaling their projects.
As part of the partnership, Google Cloud is set to offer its Blockchain Node Engine, a fully managed node hosting service, to the Polygon ecosystem. This move is expected to empower developers to focus on creating and enhancing their dapps, while retaining complete autonomy over node deployment.
According to a statement issued by the tech giant during Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas, the integration of Google Cloud’s hosting solution into the Polygon network is set to unlock new possibilities for developers, enabling them to leverage the full potential of Ethereum-based layer 2 blockchain technology.
“Today’s announcement with Google Cloud aims to increase transaction throughput enabling use cases in gaming, supply chain management, and DeFi,” Polygon President Ryan Wyatt said in the statement, adding: “This will pave the way for even more businesses to embrace blockchain technology through Polygon.”
In recent years, Google has made a concerted effort to expand its presence in the burgeoning Web3 industry.
The Web2 giant has been actively sharing its technical expertise with developers to help them build innovative projects.
One of its latest initiatives, the “Google for Startups Cloud Program,” aims to provide emerging Web3 projects with the necessary support to scale quickly and securely.
Moreover, Google Cloud has joined forces with the Celo Foundation to offer workshops and cloud computing services to developers and Web3 founders building on Celo.
This move reinforces Google’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Web3 ecosystem.
Now, Google Cloud has partnered with Polygon to help the protocol accelerate its zero-knowledge innovation strategy.
This collaboration is expected to make transactions faster and more affordable by leveraging Google Cloud’s technological capabilities.
The initial tests run on Polygon’s zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) beta on Google Cloud yielded faster and cheaper transactions than the existing setup, according to a statement issued by the tech giant.
Commenting on the partnership, Mitesh Agarwal, managing director, customer engineering and Web3 go-to-market, Asia Pacific of Google Cloud, said, “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.”
The collaboration between Google Cloud and Polygon is expected to drive innovation and facilitate the development of cutting-edge Web3 projects.