Avalanche Blockchain is integrating with Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun, to contribute to the Chinese commercial giant’s Node-as-a-Service initiatives. Avalanche’s partnership with Alibaba Cloud will build tools that enable users to launch validator nodes on Avalanche’s public blockchain platform in Asia. This means that through this Avalanche integration, Avalanche developers will now be able to use Alibaba Cloud’s plug-and-play infrastructure to launch new validators.

About Avalanche

Avalanche (AVAX) is a blockchain platform that matches Ethereum in style and execution. AVAX is the native token of the Avalanche Blockchain, and like ETH, it uses smart contracts to support blockchain projects. The Avalanche Blockchain provides near-instant transaction finality.

About Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is the cloud computing service offered by the Alibaba Group. Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable, it has enviable speed, storage, networking, security, Big Data, and AI features. Currently, it boasts over 1M paying customers and has 2,800+CDN Nodes Worldwide.

Avalanche x Alibaba Cloud

Avalanche and Alibaba Cloud are making magic together with this integration. According to its announcement, Avalanche currently hosts over 1,200 validators and processes about 2 million transactions every day. The scale of their partnership is massive, especially when you think about the influence Alibaba has in Asia – the largest continent. Currently, Alibaba is the largest Asian cloud service provider in the Asia-Pacific region and has over 1M + paying customers!

Developers expecting high resource demands during peak hours can also tap into additional resources — computing, storage, and distribution — offered by Alibaba Cloud.

Additionally, as part of the integration, Alibaba Cloud is running a special promotion by offering Avalanche developers credit toward any of their services. 

Avalanche announced this in a tweet: “To celebrate this integration, Alibaba Cloud is offering Avalanche developers credit towards any of their services.”

Currently, Avalanche is powering over 1,000 projects, including decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems, such as Curve, BENQi, Aave, Sushi, and Chainlink.