Ankr and Maxihost announce strategic partnership
- Maxihost's global cloud platform will use Ankr Protocol to monetize existing unused server capacity
- Ankr is now serving over 200 billion requests to the blockchain per month
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Ankr, a leading software platform and decentralized infrastructure provider, and bare metal provider Maxihost have entered into a strategic partnership, Bankless Times learned from a press release. This is Maxihost’s entry into Web3 and blockchain.
The metal provider’s global cloud platform will use Ankr Protocol to monetize existing unused server capacity. At the same time, a more distributed global node network to further growth of Web3 apps, platforms, and services will be supported.
Pressing need for node distribution
Around two-fifths of all Ethereum nodes are hosted in the United States, suggesting an urgent need for additional node distribution to support crucial decentralized networks.
Maxihost is well-positioned to help Ankr improve the latency of inter-node communication and expand global networks through its platform, which is accessible in Europe, North America, the Asian Pacific, and Latin America.
Josh Neuroth, Ankr’s Head of Product, commented:
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.
Maxihost delivering 100+ bare metal servers
Under the partnership, the bare metal company will deliver more than 100 servers to Ankr at 13 locations worldwide. Locations in Buenos Aires and Bogotá are opening in February 2022 to help meet Ankr’s heavy requirements in the region.
At the moment, Ankr Protocol serves over 700 million RPC requests from Argentina monthly.
Metal is chain agnostic
Maxihost uses top-performing, highly scalable AMD servers to accommodate explosive blockchain growth. The bare metal being set up for Ankr is chain agnostic, which means it can support RPC Full Nodes for all blockchains available.
Ankr Protocol supports Ethereum, Fantom, Solana, BSC, Polygon, and other leading blockchains.
Ankr to pay Maxihost in its native token
Maxihost will be able to monetize existing unused server capacity via payment in ANKR, which their partner will make for running blockchain nodes via Ankr on their customized, high-quality servers.