Amazon Web Services Taps Avalanche to Bring Blockchain Technology to Enterprises, Governments

Cloud-computing platform Amazon Web Services will work with Ava Labs to try to bring wider adoption of blockchain technology by enterprises, institutions and governments, the two companies announced in a blog post Wednesday.

The partnership will make it easier for developers to launch and manage nodes on the Avalanche blockchain, as AWS will support for Avalanche’s infrastructure and decentralized applications (dapps).

Ava Labs also plans to add "subnet" deployment, a network within a network, to the AWS Marketplace, enabling both individuals and institutions to easily launch custom subnets.

“It has been a huge boon for both individual and enterprise developers to be able to spin up nodes and test networks on the fly with AWS in whatever legal jurisdiction makes the most sense for them,” Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs, said in the blog post.

Although the partnership with Ava Labs is AWS’ first partnership with a blockchain project, several other blockchains, including Ethereum and other smaller ones, already use AWS to power their networks.

AVAX, Avalanche's native token, is up 13.5% to $14.55 in the last 24 hours.

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