Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined forces with Ava Labs, the company behind Avalanche, in an effort to bring blockchain to more businesses, organizations, and government agencies.
Talking to Techcrunch (Opens in a new tab)“Web 3 and blockchain are inevitable,” explained Howard Wright, vice president and global head of startups at AWS, and while it’s hard to guess when it will become commonplace, “it seems like the speed of this is accelerating and we are.” I’m just excited to be a part of this.”
John Wu, president of Ava Labs, believes that the “ease and access” that is set to be unlocked through the partnership will only accelerate adoption.
AWS and Avalanche
“We have over 500 apps on-chain that we’d like to give them a better experience and now we have a real partnership that we can channel to Activate,” Wu noted.
This collaboration is set up to make it easier for individuals to launch and manage nodes in Avalanche. It should also see an increase in network power and flexibility for developers.
From Ava Labs’ perspective, the agreement also states that it will join AWS Activate, a program that promises to provide tools, resources, content, and expert support in an effort to accelerate business startups.
It will also become a member of the AWS Partner Network, which Wright predicts will be “the jet fuel for blockchain and cryptocurrency that will democratize access around the world.”
The move is expected to put the Amazon division in an important place for the future, Wu explained, as key demographics are no longer just “hardcore Web 3 people.” The space is now starting to open up for developers and entrepreneurs moving from Web2 to Web3.
Amazon is not the only company actively developing blockchain-related technology. In late 2022, Google Cloud Solana gave a nod to the Blockchain Node Engine, which is designed to help facilitate the development of Web3 products by offering fully managed nodes.