Amazon Web Services (AWS) lands in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, opening its first office in the country with the goal of accelerating digital transformation while delivering new innovative products, Portugal Startups reported on Tuesday.
Portugal welcomes Amazon Web Services
AWS supports organizations of all sizes – from startups to public sector organizations to some of the oldest and most prestigious companies in the country – following their transition to Cloud AWS.
The firm provides state-of-the-art computing, storage, networking, database and other services, including on-demand and pay-as-you-go machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions.
The announcement of the opening of the AWS office in Lisbon was welcomed by the Portuguese Government.
“Portugal welcomes Amazon Web Services. I am particularly pleased that the company has opted to open its latest office in our country. This announcement reaffirms Portugal’s position in the digital avant-garde and as an attractive place to invest, confirming the importance of cloud computing in the digitization of Portugal,” said Portugal’s Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral.
“The Portuguese Government is committed to ensuring that all sectors of our society are prepared for the new digital economy powered by cloud computing. Amazon Web Services’ interest in Portugal, coupled with the potential that other advanced cloud-based technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things, will strengthen Portugal’s position as a European hub for innovation.”
Some of the most successful startups in the world, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Tinder, as well as corporate organizations such as Expedia, Formula 1 and General Electric, or government organizations such as the European Space Agency, the Kingdom Ministry of Justice Or NASA, use AWS solutions to innovate, increase agility, and reduce IT costs.
We are excited to open our first AWS office in Portugal
For many years, AWS has been supporting the technology community and Portuguese startups, bringing programs such as AWS Activate and AWS Educate to the country.
“The decision to officially open an office in Lisbon comes after many years of supporting the country’s customers in their adoption of the cloud. We have come to denote a real interest on the part of companies in Portugal that want to start with AWS to innovate, reduce their IT costs and grow their organizations around the world.“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Portugal,” said Miguel Alava, AWS Director for Southern Europe in a statement.
“We look forward to pioneering the country alongside our customers, helping them accelerate their digital transformation and deliver new and innovative products and services,” he added.
AWS teams composed of account managers, partner managers, solution architects and many other professionals are already supporting Portuguese clients to perform the most diverse jobs in different areas, from the development and test environments to the Big Data analysis, mobile, web and social media, business business applications, Internet of Things (IoT) and critical workloads.
AWS Activate provides startups with the resources they need to boot into AWS – including up to $ 100,000 in credits, training, support and contact with incubators, along with accelerators and venture capital companies such as Founders Founders Portugal, Porto Design Factory, Startup Portugal, Startup Sintra, Indico Capital Partners and Portugal Ventures.