Hedera Hashgraph chose Google Cloud Platform as its preferred cloud provider for deploying its public networks. A Feb 11. post on Google blogs commends Hedera for the choice, while revealing that it is taking an active stake in the project’s governance.
Hedera is set to use Google Cloud to host its public testnets and Hedera Consensus Service ecosystem. This allows Hedera developers to benefit from Google’s geographical coverage and infrastructure.
Hedera is a distributed ledger technology project rooted in the enterprise world. It uses a hashgraph-based consensus algorithm to allow for multiple branches of blocks, as opposed to a single chain. The project reportedly provides a performance of ten thousand transactions per second.
Google joining Hedera
Hedera has used Google Cloud since the inception of its network, choosing to run its ledger through Google Cloud Platform’s premium product offerings. Now, with Google’s endorsement of Hedera’s using its publicly available software, Google also announced that it has become a member of the Hedera council.
As part of its commitment, Google Cloud will operate a Hedera network node. It will also provide access to its ledger data on its public cloud datasets, which include block information from blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.