Ava Labs, the organisation developing layer-1 blockchain Avalanche, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to accelerate blockchain use across businesses, institutions, and governments.
According to Howard Wright, vice president and worldwide head of startups at AWS, “web3 and blockchain are unavoidable in the future.” “No one can predict the exact moment when something will happen or when it will become popular, although growth cycles have been observed in the past. This one looks to be moving at an accelerating rate, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
The collaboration aims to increase the network’s robustness and flexibility for developers while also making it simpler for individuals to set up and operate nodes on Avalanche.
Through its marketplace, AWS will support Avalanche’s infrastructure, decentralised application (dApp) ecosystem, and one-click node deployments. Ava Labs will also join AWS Activate, a programme that aids startups and early-stage entrepreneurs in getting started on its platform, as part of the affiliation.
John Wu, CEO of Ava Labs, said, “For us this means a lot of things.” “We have more than 500 applicants on the chain, and we would love to provide them with a better experience. Now that we have a true collaboration, we can guide them toward the Activate programme. Additionally, our users are constantly seeking a better experience. The one-click node is a fantastic method for doing it.”
Many blockchains currently use AWS to power their networks; according to AWS’ website, around 25% of all Ethereum workloads worldwide run on the service. Although this is AWS’ first foundational collaboration with a blockchain, Wright insisted that the technology is “natively agnostic” and supports any blockchain protocols.
With the addition of Ava Labs’ Subnet deployment as a managed service to the AWS marketplace, both individuals and organisations will be able to quickly establish their own unique Subnets. Avalanche’s scaling solution includes subnets, which redirect traffic from the primary blockchain and enable companies to stake its native token, AVAX, while building their own layer-1 or layer-2 blockchains.
Wu asserted that “this is the beginning of something much, much bigger” and that the Subnets will make it simple for programmers to “spin up their own blockchain, a full blockchain, in Amazon.”
According to Wu, Avalanche began creating five to six live Subnets last quarter. However, more than 100 Subnets will be deployed during the testnet phase throughout the course of the next six to twelve months “at least.” I’m excited about what this can be, not just what it is, since we look forward to sharing our cooperation with the hundreds of Subnets that will be established this year.
Wright responded, saying, “You have something that’s a seminal moment when you multiply Activate times Avalanche times Subnet. I believe that developers will employ blockchain technology on a regular basis in our marketplace.”
According to Wright, Ava Labs has also joined the AWS Partner Network (APN), enabling the company access to deploy services on AWS with more than 100,000 partners in more than 150 countries. The combination of [APN] with Ava Labs and Avalanche is the fuel for blockchain and cryptocurrency that will democratise access for people in every part of the globe.
Avalanche is not the first firm to use Amazon’s network, according to Wright. “Over 200,000 startups came through our doors, so we know what excellence looks like. That’s [including] Netflix, Uber and Airbnb, they have redefined verticals and we have the audacity to think others [like them] are out there, including Ava.”
Emin Gün Sirer, the founder and CEO of Ava Labs, said, “Enterprises and governments are still in the early stages of establishing on-chain.” But now that Avalanche and AWS are providing a more thorough and trustworthy answer for their demands, the pace of these activities will accelerate, Sirer added.
Having said that, the size of this network might considerably increase the reach of the cryptocurrency-based business and the programmers who are creating its blockchain. With John and his team, “we’re attempting to tap into the underlying technologies and skills,” Wright added. “Ease and access come back into play.”
Additionally, Wu believes that the “ease and access” that AWS and Avalanche hope to offer through their collaboration would only accelerate adoption.
Wu claimed that many of the developers and younger business owners were cross-overs from the web2 to the web3 generation. “And I believe that with them, they already have excellent experience with Amazon, and having Activate and Avalanche will only make it simpler for the crossover and it will be an accelerator and amplifier for that,” he added.
Through Avalanche Summit, Avalanche Creates, and hackathons to aid developers create on the blockchain, the two firms are also working together on events for entrepreneurs and developers.
We want to be strategic long-term partners; it sets us apart and drives us, according to Wright. In light of this, “we humbly think we’ll look back years in the future and consider this as a big time for blockchain expansion,” and “the complement of the Subnets and our Activate we think is the great timing, perfect opportunity.”
Regarding AWS’s future, According to Wright, it intends to be “more close to developers and partners.” “Not just a Seattle headquarters […] we’re trying to bring this to the proverbial seven kids in a garage somewhere, and we’re going to be more proximate and nimble with high-value partners like Ava,” the speaker continued. Wright stated, “We want to push the boundaries of what is possible.