How Polygon (MATIC) Brings the Cloud to Builders With Fleek

Polygon moves to bolster the cloud options of developers building with its Layer 2 kit.

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  • Polygon has made a move to bolster the cloud options of developers building with its Layer 2 kit.
  • Fleek promises to be faster and more efficient than traditional solutions.
  • Several projects are building with Polygon’s Layer 2 kit.

Since Polygon Labs unveiled its multichain vision in June 2023, it has focused its efforts on rolling out and improving tools to help projects spin off Ethereum Layer 2 chains and plug into the Polygon (MATIC) ecosystem. Among these tools is Polygon’s Chain Development Kit (CDK).

Released in August 2023, the CDK has been built with a focus on modularity, allowing developers to choose components from multiple options to achieve a tailor-made user experience. To offer more options, Polygon has joined hands with Fleek, an on-chain cloud services platform, in a move that promises to allow projects to cut costs, reduce latency, enhance performance, and improve user experience.

Polygon x Fleek

Polygon Labs has partnered with Fleek to allow developers to build web services on its decentralized cloud infrastructure, per a statement shared with DailyCoin.


Commenting on the development, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal asserted that adding Fleek as an alternative for cloud computing services bolstered Polygon’s flexibility.

"Accessibility, democracy, and freedom of choice are among the core principles of Web3, and Fleek's vision aligns with this ethos. By offering Polygon CDK developers more freedom in which tools they prefer for their cloud infrastructure needs, the Polygon network will become even more flexible and diverse—accelerating the evolution and maturation of the blockchain space as a whole," he noted.

Traditionally, crypto nodes and decentralized applications usually rely on corporate and centralized cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), whose dominance of Ethereum node hosting has raised centralization concerns in the past. In the Polygon Labs partnership announcement, Fleek argues that while these platforms work, they are “far from ideal.”

How Fleek Stacks up Against the Competition

Fleek argues that it combines the efficiency of services like Uber and Airbnb, which decentralize the supply side of a network and run it algorithmically, with the network incentivization capabilities of the blockchain to create a better product for users.


From a cost perspective, Fleek claims that its reliance on a decentralized network of nodes eliminates 75-80% of costs that arise from human-related factors. At the same time, the firm also claims to already be more performant than traditional cloud providers. In a simple edge function test, Fleek achieved a seven times faster time to the first byte than AWS.

Polygon intends to allow projects building with the CDK to leverage these impressive capabilities to cut costs, reduce latency, enhance performance, and improve user experience. Some projects that have already used the CDK include OKX, Astar, and Immutable.

On the Flipside 

  • Fleek is still in testing.

Why This Matters 

Cloud services are critical for blockchain nodes and dApps. However, the dominance of corporate services has raised censorship and centralization concerns. With Fleek, Polygon offers more options to developers building with its Layer 2 tool kit. 

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