Aptos Labs partners with Google Cloud to enable further decentralization of the Aptos network

Today, Aptos Labs announces its new collaboration with Google Cloud which will help companies and developers build more easily on the Aptos network. Google Cloud will be one of Aptos’ inaugural cloud partners and will provide scalable, secure, and sustainable infrastructure on which developers within the Aptos network can build and scale their applications.

Through the collaboration with Google Cloud, anyone can power a node on the Aptos network in less than 15 minutes. This marks a major step towards enabling the Aptos ecosystems to build without hardware requirements, and while maintaining reliability, safety and speed for the masses.

Aptos co-founder and CEO, Mo Shaikh, said, “Google Cloud has impressed us with their bias for action, their commitment to decentralization in our mission to drive accessibility for the next billion users, and the capabilities of its infrastructure. The team was nimble and sprinted lock-step with our team. We’re excited about the potential Google Cloud provides for users of the Aptos protocol.”

Companies and developers can get started with out-of-the-box support for running Aptos full node on Google Cloud in the following ways:

  • If you already have a Google Cloud account, it only takes about 15 minutes to get the node up and running
  • If you don’t have a Google Cloud account, you can start with a free trial and $300 in credits

The deployment aims to provide an easy-to-use, reliable way for people to run a full node. Validator support is coming in the future too.

To builders looking to create the future of web3 together, you can find more information here.

About Aptos

Aptos is focused on delivering the safest and most production-ready Layer 1 blockchain while creating universal and fair access to web3 and decentralized assets for billions of people. Aptos is building key innovations like the Move language and the Diem-BFT consensus. Aptos recently announced a $200M Seed round led by a16z crypto with participation from Multicoin Capital, Katie Haun, 3 Arrows Capital, ParaFi Capital and Coinbase Ventures, among others to scale the Aptos ecosystem. The team is comprised of the original creators, researchers, designers, and builders of Diem, the blockchain that was first built to serve this purpose. For more information on Aptos, please visit https://aptoslabs.com