Cloud computing service provider Google Cloud has forged a new partnership with the brains behind the Ethereum-based layer 2 scaling solution, Polygon Labs. The news was announced at the CoinDesk-hosted Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas.
Through this partnership, Google Cloud aims to assist developers in building, launching, and scaling their Web3 products and dApps on Polygon. In practice, Google Cloud will introduce new tools and advance existing ones in the Polygon ecosystem, including developing infrastructure to enhance Polygon’s recently launched zero-knowledge scaling solution, zkEVM. Google Cloud will also introduce its Blockchain Node Engine into the Polygon network, enabling developers to focus on building decentralized projects on the blockchain.
The collaboration also paves the way for startup projects building on Polygon to benefit from Google Cloud's Web3 startup accelerator program called Google for Startup Cloud Program. Participating startups will be provided with a chance to grow their Web3 projects faster and will also receive bonuses to use for hosting software on Google Cloud's interface.
Ryan Wyatt, president of Polygon Labs, mentioned other benefits of the new partnership when he said:
"Today's announcement with Google Cloud aims to increase transaction throughput enabling use cases in gaming, supply chain management, and DeFi. Google Cloud supporting all of the Polygon protocols is a step in the right direction to help onboard more people into Web3."
Since Google Cloud established a Web3-focused subsidiary in May 2022, the company has committed itself to cement its position across the Web3 ecosystem. It has secured partnerships with several leading crypto projects, including the most recent collab with Tezos Foundation focused on developing decentralized apps as well as forged alliances with Ethereum, Solana, Ronin, and more.
Google Cloud’s latest multi-faceted partnership with Polygon shows its continued commitment to contributing some quota to the growth of the Web3 ecosystem. By making these moves, Google Cloud stays focused on blurring the boundaries between the Web2 and Web3 worlds, promoting the integration of advanced blockchain technology with mainstream services.