Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it plans to open a data centre design facility in Zagreb, Croatia to support the development and operation of AWS Cloud services. As well as data centre design, the new facility will also focus on product development and research.
In a statement, AWS said it will “hire local talent” including electrical and mechanical engineers, civil and structural engineers, IT experts and solutions architects. Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz, AWS Vice President for Public Sector (EMEA), said: “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.”
AWS and the Croatian Government’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Earlier this week AWS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Croatian Government to aid the acceleration of cloud computing adoption in the public sector and contribute to the country’s National Development Strategy.
Groegor-Cechowicz said that the Croatian Government “has exciting plans” for the digital transformation of the country, and AWS is proud to be playing its part. “This MoU sets out a framework to work with the government and people of Croatia and to develop a cloud-ready workforce supporting the nation’s ambition for IT modernisation,” he said.
Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, said: “We welcome the news that AWS will be creating a new data centre design facility in Zagreb and its continued investment in Croatia. The development of our nation’s digital economy is a priority for this government, and cloud computing is going to play an important role.”