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Kurtosis is a developer platform that allows you to package and launch a backend stack without becoming overburdened with configuration details.

The Polygon team has implemented a stable CDK build with Kurtosis which includes all node components and services, as well as a validium option.

The documentation in this get started section relates to the CDK Kurtosis implementation.

CDK architecture

The diagram below shows how CDK stack components may interact with each other and with a layer 1 blockchain.


Get started

The quick start documents show you how to deploy a private, portable, and modular Polygon CDK developer stack on Kurtosis.