Amazon’s AWS opens its first office in Greece

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Amazon’s cloud computing division, AWS, has opened its first office in Greece. The official opening happened on Friday and aims to support AWS’s goal; to grow the number of companies and public sector agencies that use its cloud services.

In Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki is ramping up his conservative government’s efforts to attract foreign investors and other tech companies to the country.

The move by Amazon Web Services makes sense, considering that the country is friendly to such ventures. Only time will tell if the other tech companies worldwide would like to open up shop in Greece.

Greeks are getting on AWS

Przemek Szuder, the head of Amazon Web Services in Central and Eastern Europe, released a statement that says the cloud services giant is seeing increased adoption of its products and services in Greece.

The decision to open up an office in Athens was based on this growing user base. The office will also provide the cloud company with a great way to get in touch with its customers and help them with any problems.

So far, none of the financial details have been released concerning this particular project.

Related: AWS continues investment in Spain with new data centers

Microsoft is already in town

Amazon Web Services already provides cloud computing services to companies and organizations in Greece. Some of them are Wind Hellas, PAOK FC (one of the top football clubs in Greece), and some public sector organizations.

The services cover areas like mobile, web, and social media apps, and big data analytics. Enterprise applications are also evident, and the internet of things seems to be taking off as well.

In October, Microsoft announced that it would build a data centre in Greece. The prime minister said that the country could grow to be a world-class computing hub.