Amazon Web Services has announced plans to open a data centre design facility in Zagreb, Croatia. The facility is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to Croatia which also includes team expansion to support the growing number of customers and Partners.
The new facility will support the development and operation of AWS Cloud services, with a focus on data centre design, product development, and research. The company has said it will hire local talent including electrical and mechanical engineers, civil and structural engineers, IT experts, and solutions architects.
Previously, the company launched an AWS Edge location in Zagreb, which is now providing users with an up to 14 per cent reduction in first-byte latency. The company has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Croatian Government to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the public sector and contribute to the country’s National Development Strategy.
“As part of our continued commitment to Croatia, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new data centre design facility in Zagreb, creating new jobs to support the development and operations of AWS Cloud services within Croatia,” Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz, vice president for public sector at AWS, said. “The Croatian Government has exciting plans for the digital transformation of the country, and AWS is proud to be playing its part.”