Amazon Web Services opens new office in Athens — Greek City Times

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The offices of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Athens were inaugurated on Friday, in the presence of the American Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, the Managing Director of AWS Europe Public Sector Cameron Brooks and the Greek Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis.

“We want Greece to play a leading role in the new world that is being created. To achieve this, the presence of Amazon is very important. And we’re here to help make it even bigger,” said Georgiadis during the inauguration.

After thanking Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Minister Georgiadis for the “fantastic partnership they have built with all of the American technology companies here in Greece”, Pyatt noted that “AWS has been a great example of how investments Americans and American tech companies are leading the way in terms of Greece’s economic recovery, the return to growth, but also how Greece has leveraged technology to accelerate its response to the global pandemic, and also, very important, to start attracting to Greece, some of the talented Greek citizens who left for other countries during the years of economic crisis.

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“The progress we’re seeing here in Greece is fascinating,” Brooks said.

“We look forward to continuing our development and continuing to create opportunities here, in cooperation with the embassy and the ministry,” he added.

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is an Amazon subsidiary that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, businesses, and governments on a pay-as-you-go basis.

These cloud computing web services provide a variety of basic abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools.

One of these services is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which allows users to have a virtual cluster of computers at their disposal, available at all times, via the Internet.

AWS virtual machines emulate most attributes of a real computer, including hardware central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) for processing; local memory/RAM; HDD/SSD storage; a choice of operating systems; networking; and preloaded application software such as web servers, databases, and customer relationship management (CRM).

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