With the creation of a new development center for cloud technologies, Amazon, one of the world’s major online powerhouses is accelerating its cloud presence in European markets.
Amazon, announced that for its cloud based Amazon Web Services (AWS) it is likely to hire 70 new software engineers and application developers who shall be working in its new cloud development center in Berlin and Dresden. This initiative is a major expansion from Amazon after the purchase of Peritor last year that lead to the production of OpsWorks devops toolkit in February 2013.
Amazon’s new Germany based cloud development center will get ready in the coming 12 months or more, with a focus on processes and operations that shall try to seek the attention of numerous European companies to the cloud and accompanied benefits on their businesses. Hence, it will allow them to pull their businesses into the cloud, completely,
It is not the first time that Amazon is making its appearance in the European markets, as it is already providing support to a number of German companies through business experts, i.e. financial credit managers, solutions architects and industrial prop engineers. Amazon has several squads of AWS sales working in Germany as well. With the launch of its new cloud computing development center, it will utilize the skills and expertise of German software engineers and developers to create the building blocks of the cloud.
According to Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, Amazon selected Germany because of its huge market, and the presence of qualified software engineers and developers.
As per an official statement, Amazon is creating 70 new engineering jobs for the software developers who will be employed on developing technologies to support AWS cloud businesses that include hypervisors, management tools, and operating systems. Moreover, the appointed engineers will work on machine-learning technologies to be utilized by Amazon’s business platforms across the globe.
Vogels proclaims that Amazon’s cloud sales are going high in Europe because technology executives want to cut down their expenses. Also, they are at peace because their critical business data can stay protected in virtual data centers. During an interview at the cloud computing conference in Berlin, Vogels showed his pleasure by saying that Amazon is quite satisfied with the increasing cloud sales in Europe.
In a statement, the Managing Co-Directors of the new Amazon Development Center Germany, Ralf Herbrich and Chris Schlaeger said that it was always known to them that Germany holds a fortune of techno minds, and that Amazon is always looking for the most fertile and ingenious minds to work on futuristic technologies, especially after its rapidly emerging cloud business.
Herbrich added that tracing the important elements of development of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing in Germany explains in itself that the country holds a variety of talented individuals, and the investment Amazon is making in the country will be viable.
Amazon’s giant European data center is situated in Dublin, Ireland, and for content deliverance, it is in Frankfurt, Germany.