The Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis, attended the inauguration of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) office in Athens this week. The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance, Development and Investment, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a strategic mission statement that will support the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, competitive, and innovative space hub in Greece as a key to the planning part. National digital transformation goals. With this in mind, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the opening of the Athens office. Also, the Athens office to strengthen the commitment to investing in and responding to the growing customer base in Greece.
Specifically, as part of AWS’s ongoing investment in Greece to support better new customers looking to invest with AWS, reduce their IT costs, and improve their performance in the cloud to expand their business. As organizations of all sizes migrate to the AWS Cloud, its first office in Athens will support organizations of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and public sector agencies. Its first office in Greece will also provide Amazon’s cloud computing unit with a great way to reach its customers and help them with any issues. With the addition of services, its first Greek office will now provide direct customer support to a range of companies, including Wind Hellas Telecom Group, τσοντεσ, PAOK FC, one of Greece’s leading football clubs, Greek Taxi, and l Beat mobile. App and Spitogatos.gr, the leading real estate website in Greece.
Amazon’s cloud computing arm already provides cloud services to companies and organizations in Greece.
This includes Wind Hellas Telecom Group, PAOK Football Club, one of Greece’s top football clubs, and many public sector organizations, the group said in a statement. Friday Opens to support the goals of Amazon’s cloud computing division; increase the number of public sector companies and institutions using its cloud services. In addition, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), officially opened its first Greek office. Located in Chalandri, a northern suburb of Athens, the office will support many startups, enterprises, and government agencies transitioning to the AWS Cloud.
AWS Partner Network (APN) partners in Greece also welcomed the opening of their first office in Athens, Greece. Earlier this year, AWS opened its first office in Athens and launched Amazon CloudFront in Athens in 2020. This offers all Greek organizations faster content delivery and improved cybersecurity protection.
Amazon became the latest global company to announce its innovation investment in Greece on January 15, 2021.
Impressed by how Athens “feeds Athenian innovators and reinvents itself with technology.” Cameroon Brooks, Amazon Web, Director of Public Sector Services for Europe, praised Greece for positioning itself at the forefront of the digital economy, which justifies Amazon’s decision. The new investment comes just a year after Amazon launched its first investment in Greece in January 2020, with CloudFront, Cam4 headquartered in Athens following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2020. This was between the company and the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance.
American companies are interested in the privatization of Greece. Especially in the digitization of public services and energy transition efforts. The Greek tech sector has experienced significant growth in recent years, driven by giant Microsoft, Digital Realty, and Amazon Web Services investments in cloud infrastructure. AWS is a typical example of how American technology companies, with their assets, are playing a leading role in recovering the Greek economy and Greece’s return to growth.
Advancing new services
AWS is committed to supporting Greece in advancing new services to serve citizens and customers better, grow the Greek startup community and educate the cloud architects of the future. Thanks to the US Ambassador in Greece, Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt, especially Amazon Web Services, the CEO, and the entire startup team here in Athens. APN Partners create innovative solutions and services on AWS. APN helps them by providing business, support, marketing, and go-to-market (GTM) support for these organizations.
Accenture, ALEF, Ares Spikeseed, BlazeClan, Cambrian Technologies, Cloud Nomads, Cloudstraight Consulting, COSMOS, Deloitte, DI-VISION Consulting, Intrasoft, InTTrust, MTI, OTEAcademy, Bourdela, PCCW, Performance Technologies, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PRODYNA, Pylones Hellas, Quetri, Ralliton, Speedcast, and Stackmasters is partnering with Greek corporate. The same can be said about government clients such as municipalities, academic institutions, national broadcasters, infrastructure, energy, and utilities to help them move to AWS. All efforts to deploy critically important applications and provide a full range of services for monitoring, automating, and managing customer cloud environments.
In 2003, AWS was reimagined to make Amazon’s computing infrastructure standardized, automated, and web services oriented.
In 2006, AWS was relaunched and now includes three services, including Amazon S3 cloud storage, SQS, and EC2, officially making AWS a set of leading online services. A year later, in 2004, the first public AWS service, Amazon SQS, was launched. In addition, Greek customers have also taken advantage of Amazon’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, AWS Shield, and AWS Web Application Firewall.