Amazon Adds Support for Ethereum on Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s subsidiary in charge of cloud computing services, has announced that the Ethereum Network has now been integrated to allow users to provision Ethereum nodes and connect to the network in a matter of minutes.

The service only supported Hyperledger in the past but will now also support not only Ethereum’s mainnet but also testnets like Rinkeby and Ropsten.

The announcement says that the service “monitors node health, replaces unhealthy nodes, and automates Ethereum software upgrades, improving the availability of customers’ Ethereum infrastructure”, greatly simplifying the network creation process.

Amazon’s Interest in Blockchain Keeps Growing

Amazon Managed Blockchain is an AWS feature aimed to allow developers to create and manage private networks in different blockchain networks without requiring a high level of technical knowledge due to its intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

The service was launched back in April of 2019, about 5 months after the initial announcement in 2018’s re:Invent event. While the tech giant said that Ethereum would be supported by the platform, it took it almost 2 years to actually integrate the most popular network into its infrastructure.

Etherscan data shows that more than 8.3k nodes are currently running on the Ethereum network, an increase of 10.6% over the number of nodes running last month.

With the price of the network’s cryptocurrency increasing and the deployment of Ethereum 2.0 getting closer, AWS’s endorsement should prove to be beneficial when it comes to gaining adoption.

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