With Blockchain Node Engine, Web3 organizations enjoy the following benefits:
Today, manually deploying a node is a time-intensive process that involves provisioning a compute instance, installing an Ethereum client (e.g. geth), and waiting for the node to sync with the network. Syncing a full node from the first block (i.e., “genesis”) can take several days. Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine can make this process faster and easier by allowing developers to deploy a new node with a single operation, and specify the desired region and network (mainnet, testnet).
Customers that wish to secure their blockchain infrastructures currently have a limited set of options in the market. Blockchain Node Engine offers security configurations that can help prevent unauthorized access to the nodes. By placing nodes behind a Virtual Private Cloud firewall, only trusted machines and users are able to communicate with client endpoints. Additionally, other Google Cloud services such as Cloud Armor can help protect nodes from DDoS attacks.
Fully managed operations
Ensuring that blockchain infrastructure is ready and available, typically means having a DevOps team on-hand to monitor the system and remediate problems during an outage. Blockchain Node Engine is a fully managed service, which can mean you don’t have to worry about availability. Google Cloud actively monitors the nodes and restarts them during outages as needed. By reducing the need for a dedicated DevOps team, and by offering Google Cloud’s service level agreement (SLA), Blockchain Node Engine can let your team focus on your users instead of your infrastructure.
Scaling Web3 innovation
We look forward to supporting organizations with a reliable, easy-to-use blockchain node hosting service so they can focus their time on innovating and scaling their Web3 applications.
To learn more about Blockchain Node Engine, please visit Google Cloud for Web3. And to try Blockchain Node Engine for yourself, reach out to the Google Cloud sales team for access to the Private Preview.
By: Amit Zavery (GM/VP Engineering, Platform) and James Tromans (Director, Cloud Web3)
Source: Google Cloud Blog