According to an announcement by Google Cloud, the company is running a validator for the Solana Blockchain.
Soon, the validator will add new features to allow integration for Solana developers (SOL) and node runners.
SOL rose by 12% to $36.80 following the Saturday news. As of this writing, it is back at $31.51
Google Cloud tweeted that, in addition to the validator and the blockchain node engine, it is working to include its Blockchain Node Engine into the Solana chain by 2023.
Blockchain Node Engine (or “fully managed node hosting service”) is an open-source, fully managed platform that supports the Ethereum blockchain.
Google Web3 product manager Nalin Mittal at Solana’s Breakpoint conference in Lisbon said, “we want to make it one-click to run a Solana node in a cost-effective way.”
Google also stated that it initiated a move to “make it easier” for Solana’s developer ecosystem to access historical information by indexing Solana data, and adding it to the BigQuery data warehouse.
According to Mittal the feature will be launched in the first quarter 2023.
Mittal added that “selected startups from the Solana ecosystem have been chosen to test its credits program.” He stated that there are up to $100,000 worth of Cloud Credits for applicants.
Google Cloud introduced the Blockchain Node Engine late October to aid Web3 developers in building and deploying new products using blockchain-based platforms.
Google is the latest company to use blockchain technology functions. The newly released Blockchain Node Engine was designed to help web3 development.
The company announced that the new solution was created to address the needs of developers and not to use self-managed nodes, which can be quite complex and require constant management.
Web3 firms who feel the necessity for devoted nodes can now use Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine to relay transactions, deploy smart contracts, and read or write blockchain data with the expected dependability performance and security from Google Cloud compute and network framework.
Blockchain Node Engine can be described as a fully managed service for node hosting that minimizes the need to operate nodes.
According to Google, Ethereum will be the first blockchain the Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine will support so as to allow developers to deliver fully managed Ethereum nodes with secure blockchain access.
Blockchain Node Engine developers can enjoy a simpler and quicker deployment of nodes in a desired region or network (mainnet). TestnetGoogle.
The Blockchain Node Engine will also offer security configurations that can prevent unapproved access from being granted to nodes. It would also allow Google Cloud active monitoring and restarting the nodes during an outage.