After two years of teasing, the managed blockchain service of Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally pulled the trigger. AWS announces this Tuesday that it will now be adding Ethereum support at last. Moving forward, Ethereum support will now be available on Amazon’s blockchain offering out of the box.
As per the firm’s blog post announcement, AWS customers may now comfortably provide Ethereum nodes in mere minutes and connect directly to the primary Ethereum network. It then adds that they may now also connect to test networks, such as Ropsten and Rinkeby. All in all, Amazon aims to achieve a significant improvement in customer availability by offering secure access to the Ethereum network through conventional open-source chain-based APIs.
Mike Godsey, Infura’s head of products, commented on this by stating that both Ethereum and AWS would benefit significantly from this latest development. He adds that it is excellent news for Ethereum to have the support of a big-time player in the market, such as AWS, moving forward. Godsey states that the developer base would undoubtedly expand even more, and thus, benefitting the whole ecosystem.
Notably, this monumental news came closely after Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as the CEO of Amazon this coming Q3 of 2021. However, what’s even more interesting is that Bezos is set to be replaced by the current CEO of AWS and the overseer of Amazon’s crypto products, Andy Jassy himself.