ATHENS (Reuters) – Amazon Inc’s cloud computing division opened its first office in Greece on Friday to support what it said is a growing number of public sector companies and agencies using its cloud services.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) move comes as the conservative government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stepped up efforts to attract foreign investment and lure high-tech companies to Greece.
“We have seen increased customer adoption of AWS in the country and have decided to open an office in Athens to better support new customers,” said Przemek Szuder, head of AWS operations in Central Europe in a statement. Oriental.
No financial details were disclosed.
AWS already provides cloud computing services to companies and organizations in Greece, including telecommunications group Wind Hellas, PAOK FC, a leading Greek football club, and a number of public sector organizations, the group said.
It said the services covered the areas from big data analysis and mobile, web and social media applications for corporate business applications and the Internet of Things.
In October, when Microsoft Corp announced plans to build a data center hub in Greece, Mitsotakis said the country could become a global cloud computing hub.
Reporting by James Mackenzie. Editing by Mark Potter