Amazon Inc’s cloud computing division opens its first office in Greece to support a growing number of companies and public sector agencies using its cloud services.
The move by Amazon Web Services (AWS) comes as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s government has stepped up efforts to attract foreign investment and draw high tech companies to Greece.
“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Greece,” said Przemek Szuder, AWS Central and Eastern Europe Leader. “We have seen increased customer adoption of AWS in the country and decided to open an office in Athens to better support new customers who are looking to use AWS to innovate, lower their IT costs, and grow their organizations on the cloud. We look forward to fostering the country’s pioneering spirit alongside our customers and helping them accelerate their digital transformation and deliver innovative new products and services to Greek customers and citizens.”
The office will support organisations of all sizes—startups, enterprises, and public sector agencies—as they make the transition to the cloud. Teams of AWS account managers, partner managers, solutions architects, and many other functions are already supporting Greek customers to run everything from development and test environments to big data analytics, mobile, web, social, enterprise business applications, Internet of Things (IoT), and mission-critical workloads.
Mr. Cameron Brooks, director of public sector, Europe, at Amazon Web Services (AWS) notes:
“during my visits to Athens last year, I was impressed by how the city nurtures its innovators and reinvents itself thanks to technology, placing Greece at the forefront of the digital economy. With this in mind, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is announcing the opening of an office in Athens, furthering our commitment to investing in Greece and responding to the expanding customer base in the country”.
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