At the Consensus 2023 conference, Polygon Labs and Google Cloud made the announcement of a multi-year partnership with the intention of developing and improving the tools and infrastructure associated with the Ethereum scaling protocol. As part of the cooperation, Google Cloud will make a framework and developer tools available to Polygon in order to facilitate the creation of Web3 products and decentralized apps (DApps) on Polygon.
The deployment of Google Cloud’s architecture and development tools is expected to be beneficial to Polygon’s key protocols, such as Polygon proof-of-stake (PoS), Polygon zkEVM, and Polygon Supernets. Through this partnership, we hope to simplify the process of integrating developers, which will in turn make it simpler to construct, launch, and grow DApps on Polygon.
Additionally, it is anticipated that the partnership with Google Cloud will accelerate the development of Polygon’s zero-knowledge system. In comparison to the currently available infrastructure, it has been revealed that the testing of Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs on Google Cloud has resulted in transactions that are both quicker and less expensive.
An Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) scaling solution known as Polygon zkEVM beta was released to the mainnet in March of 2023. This technology is intended to enable decreased transaction costs and higher throughput in the implementation of smart contracts. The Polygon ecosystem intends to do away with the need that Polygon developers install and operate Polygon PoS nodes with the support of the Blockchain Node Engine that is offered by Google Cloud. This will assist with operations that are labor-intensive and need a lot of time, as well as the expensive overheads of purchasing, maintaining, and running specialized blockchain nodes.
In conclusion, the cooperation between Google Cloud and Polygon Labs aims to advance the tools and infrastructure of the Ethereum scaling protocol, as well as to ease developer integration in order to construct, launch, and expand Web3 products and DApps on Polygon. The integration of Google Cloud’s framework and development tools is predicted to be beneficial to Polygon’s fundamental protocols. Additionally, the testing of Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs on Google Cloud is anticipated to result in transactions that are both quicker and less expensive.