The Athens offices of Amazon Web Services (AWS) were inaugurated on Friday, in the presence of US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, of General Manager of AWS Europe Public Sector Cameron Brooks, and of the Greek Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.
“We are interested in Greece playing a leading role in the new world that is being created. To achieve this, the presence of Amazon is very important. And we are here to help make it even bigger,” said Georgiadis at the inauguration event.
After thanking Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and minister Georgiadis for the “fantastic partnership that they have built with all of the American technology companies here in Greece,” Pyatt noted that “AWS has been a great example of how American investment and American tech companies are leading the way in terms of Greece’s economic recovery, the return to growth, but also the way in which Greece has leveraged technology to accelerate its response to the global pandemic, and also, very importantly, to begin attracting back to Greece, some of the talented Greek citizens who left to other countries during the years of economic crisis.”
“The progress we see here in Greece is fascinating,” Brooks said.
“We look forward to continuing our development, and to continue to create opportunities here, in cooperation with the embassy and the ministry,” he added.
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered 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 at their disposal a virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet.
AWS’s virtual computers emulate most of the attributes of a real computer, including hardware central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) for processing; local/RAM memory; hard-disk/SSD storage; a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as web servers, databases, and customer relationship management (CRM).