Google Cloud is getting into the blockchain house with a brand new node engine service that ought to streamline the method of organising a brand new blockchain node, the corporate stated in a blog post on 27 October.
In accordance with the announcement, “Blockchain Node Engine” was designed to be a completely managed service that may assist Web3 builders construct and deploy new merchandise on blockchain-based platforms. The brand new product will initially help solely the Ethereum blockchain, however the firm needs to develop the node engine to cowl quite a lot of networks. The corporate wrote within the weblog submit:
“Whereas self-managed nodes are sometimes tough to deploy and require fixed administration, Blockchain Node Engine is a completely managed node-hosting service that may reduce the necessity for node operations. Web3 firms who require devoted nodes can relay transactions, deploy sensible contracts, and skim or write blockchain information with the reliability, efficiency, and safety they count on from Google Cloud compute and community infrastructure.”
One of many objectives of the brand new service is to scale back the necessity for a devoted DevOps workforce as Google Cloud would actively monitor the nodes, and restart them throughout outages and when wanted. The Node Engine will enable builders to deploy new nodes with a “single operation” on the desired area and community.
Google Cloud’s new service additionally comes with numerous security measures equivalent to Google’s Cloud Armor, which was designed to forestall distributed denial-of-service (DDos) assaults that would decelerate networks. Nodes will even be positioned behind a digital personal cloud (VPC) firewall, which is able to enable solely trusted machines and customers to speak with the consumer endpoint.
The transfer got here lower than a 12 months after Google Cloud announced it was forming a devoted digital belongings and web3 providers workforce, with one among their objectives being the creation of a node validator as a service and information internet hosting providers.