Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has announced a cooperation with Avalanche blockchain to support the company’s Node-as-a-Service activities.

Avalanche and Alibaba Cloud will collaborate to develop tools that will allow users to construct validator nodes on Avalanche’s public blockchain platform in Asia.

The connection will allow Avalanche developers to use Alibaba Cloud’s plug-and-play infrastructure as a service to launch new validators.

Developers who anticipate significant resource demands during peak hours can also take advantage of Alibaba Cloud’s computing, storage, and distribution services.

According to the announcement, Avalanche hosts over 1,200 validators and processes over 2 million daily transactions. Given that Alibaba Cloud is the largest Asian cloud service provider in the Asia-Pacific region, the scope of the collaboration is enormous.

As part of the integration, Alibaba Cloud ran a special promotion that gave Avalanche developers credit toward any of their services.

Avalanche currently powers over 1,000 projects, including decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems such as Aave (AAVE), Curve, BENQi, Sushi, and Chainlink.