- At Consensus 2023 yesterday, Google Cloud and Polygon Labs established a collaborative partnership to promote the use of Polygon protocols.
- The protocols include Polygon Proof-of-stake (PoS), Polygon Supernets, and Polygon zkEVM.
The alliance will leverage Google Cloud infrastructure and developer tools to facilitate engineering and go-to-market initiatives, thereby simplifying the building, launching, and growth of Web3 products and decentralized applications (dApps) on Polygon protocols. To assist developers in overcoming the time-consuming processes and expensive overhead associated with provisioning, maintaining, and operating their dedicated blockchain nodes, Google Cloud will introduce its Blockchain Node Engine, which is a fully managed hosting service.
This will expand cloud services across the Polygon ecosystem and simplify node configuration and maintenance for developers, enabling them to focus on growth while retaining control over where nodes are deployed. The Google Cloud Marketplace already offers one-click deployment of a Polygon PoS node, and the Polygon blockchain dataset was listed on the Google Cloud Public Dataset Program in 2021
The Impact Of Polygon Blockchain & The Collaboration With Google
Polygon Supernets, a dedicated app-chain that allows enterprises and developers of specific applications to customize and extend blockspace based on their needs, will offer one-click developer net (DevNet) deployments on Google Cloud by the end of Q3.As part of the partnership, Google Cloud plans to integrate support for Polygon, an assembly of layer 2 blockchains built on top of Ethereum, into its Blockchain Node Engine.
The Blockchain Node Engine currently supports only Ethereum and Solana, but the integration of Polygon will enable developers to access and utilize blockchains on Google’s servers. Polygon zkEVM, a scaling solution that integrates with existing Ethereum functions, smart contracts, developer tools, and wallets, leveraging zero-knowledge proofs, will benefit DeFi developers and users by enabling faster and cheaper transactions leading to better efficiency at low costs.
With Google Cloud as a cloud provider, Polygon Labs will advance its zero-knowledge innovation strategy and enable Web3 developers to avoid trade-offs between decentralization, scalability, and security. According to preliminary experiments, executing Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs on Google Cloud produces transactions that are much quicker and less expensive than those produced by the current system.
With Google Cloud’s infrastructure and developer tools, Polygon protocol developers can make use of the blockchain Node Engine launched by Google Cloud last year for web3, to help ease the development process of building and launching web3 products and dApps on the network.
The collaboration addresses the problem of time-consuming processes and high overhead costs, which often hamper blockchain nodes, making it easier for developers to tackle these issues. Polygon Labs also mentioned that early-stage startups backed by Polygon Ventures can now leverage for Startups Cloud Program to access new web3-specific benefits.
This collaboration is expected to pave the way for even more businesses to adopt blockchain technology through Polygon, increasing transaction throughput and enabling use cases in gaming, supply chain management, and DeFi. Polygon Ventures, a fund investing in businesses built on Polygon, will benefit from Google Cloud’s accelerator program for Web3 startups. Startups backed by Polygon Ventures will receive credits for hosting software on Google Cloud’s servers.