On Wednesday, on-demand cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a partnership with Ava Labs, the company behind the layer-1 Avalanche blockchain, to bring “scalable blockchain solutions to enterprises and governments.”
Avalanche has become a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), enabling it to deploy custom offerings on AWS, which was 100,000 partners across 150 countries.
In addition, Ava Labs intends to add support for subnet deployment as a service on the AWS marketplace for both individuals and institutions. Subnet is a unique functionality on Avalanche that acts as a custom blockchain with its own governance protocol and tokenomics.
“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,” said Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs.
AWS would help Avalanche reach wider geographies and customer segments, including GovCloud for government organizations, while offering new tools for the blockchain’s ecosystem.
“At AWS, we are all about bringing the most cutting-edge technologies to builders, no matter if they sit in a multi-million-dollar enterprise, a government office, or a dorm,” said Howard Wright, VP and Global Head of Startups, AWS. “The new capabilities brought by Avalanche enable us to do just that.”
This marks the first official partnership for AWS with a blockchain project. However, several other projects, including Ethereum and Solana, already use AWS for deploying nodes.
AVAX price skyrockets
Following the news, the price of AVAX, Avalanche’s native token, went up by over 25%, at press time, according to Coinmarketcap data.