Bare metal supplier Maxihost and Ankr, a leading software platform and decentralized infrastructure provider, have entered into a strategic partnership, Invezz learned from a press release.
Maxihost enters Web3 and blockchain
The partnership marks the metal company’s entry into the worlds of blockchain and Web3. Their global cloud platform will monetize existing unused server capacity in exchange for payment in ANKR, which Ankr will make for them to run blockchain nodes via the platform on their customized, high-quality servers.
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At the same time, the partnership will enable better distribution of Ankr’s global node network to promote growth of Web3 services, apps, and platforms.
Meeting urgent need for improved node distribution
There is an urgent need to improve node distribution because approx. two-fifths of all Ethereum (ETH/USD) nodes are hosted in the United States. To improve decentralization, Maxihost will assist Ankr in optimizing internode communication latency and expanding global networks through its platform. Maxihost’s platform is accessible in Europe, North America, the Asian Pacific, and Latin America.
Josh Neuroth, Ankr’s Head of Product, said:
Web3 adoption is surging globally. Ankr is now serving over 200 billion requests to the blockchain per month and to keep scaling this, we need performance that only dedicated, custom servers can provide. These nodes need to be in close proximity to DeFi users. Maxihost’s global platform can help with this. We are particularly excited to partner with Maxihost in Latin America, a region with a growing demand for nodes.
Guilherme Soubihe Alberto, CEO of Maxihost, added:
We understand the need for Web3 infrastructure to meet the requirements of emerging networks and node operators and we are excited to enter the blockchain space and support Ankr by customizing an infrastructure for this unique market, using high-performance servers and specific and expandable storage to manage the growing mass of data being generated on the blockchain.
Bare metal servers launching in South America in February
Maxihost will deliver more than 100 servers to Ankr at 13 locations across the globe. Two locations are opening in February 2022 – in Buenos Aires and Bogotá – to help improve Ankr’s regional performance.
Maxihost uses top-quality, highly scalable AMD servers to accommodate exponential blockchain growth. Their bare metal is chain agnostic, which will allow Ankr to support full RPC nodes on each blockchain it supports, including Ethereum, Fantom (FTM/USD), Solana (SOL/USD), and more.
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