Posted On: May 3, 2022

Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) announces general availability of Goerli Testnet (Goerli), a proof-of-authority test network for Ethereum. As a fully managed service, AMB's support of Goerli provides customers a stable testing environment for their distributed applications ahead of Ethereum’s upcoming consensus upgrade (The Merge), without having to manage blockchain infrastructure.

With this launch, AMB customers can more easily provision Goerli nodes in minutes and connect to the public Ethereum test network (testnet). With AMB, customers get encryption at rest and transport, secure access to the network via standard open-source Ethereum APIs, fast and reliable synchronization to the Goerli, and durable elastic storage for ledger data. AMB monitors node health, replaces unhealthy nodes, and automates Goerli software upgrades, improving the availability of customers’ Goerli’s infrastructure. In addition to testing their DeFi applications, customers building analytical products such as smart contract monitoring tools and fraud detection software can also benefit from this scalable, highly available, and fully managed Goerli service. Once customers are ready for production launch, they can transition to Ethereum mainnet on AMB.

AMB is a fully managed service that allows you to join public networks or set up and manage scalable private networks using popular open-source frameworks. Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network or join a public network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. In addition to Goerli, AMB currently supports Ethereum Mainnet and other Ethereum testnets Rinkeby, and Ropsten. AMB also supports Hyperledger Fabric (v. 1.2, 1.4, and 2.2).

Customers can access Goerli from the AMB console by selecting “Ethereum Testnet: Goerli”. This feature is generally available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), Europe (Dublin), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). To learn more about Ethereum nodes, please see our user documentation. To learn more about AMB Ethereum offering, visit our product page.