Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened its first office in Budapest, Hungary, in June. The new office is part of AWS’s ongoing investment in Central Eastern Europe to support the growing number of customers and partners in the region.
AWS continues to invest in Hungary to support a growing number of AWS customers and partners moving to the cloud. The new office will help AWS teams to better support organisations of all sizes in Hungary, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organisations, as they make the transition to the AWS Cloud.
“Budapest offers an incredible talent pool of highly skilled and creative people, and we are excited to open our first AWS office in Hungary,”- said Przemek Szuder, Central and Eastern Europe General Manager at AWS.
Connecting Hungary to the AWS global network
The expansion follows the launch of an AWS edge location in Budapest in January 2020. With the edge location, AWS provides its Hungarian customers with advanced technologies such as Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery network service; AWS Shield, which safeguards applications running on AWS; and AWS WAF, which protects web applications from common exploits. The AWS edge location connects Hungary to the AWS global infrastructure network, improving the secure delivery of content to customers in Hungary by more than 50%.
“After seeing increased customer adoption of AWS, we decided to open an office in Budapest to support customers who are looking to use AWS to innovate and lower their information technology costs, and grow their organisations in the cloud,” – said Szuder.
Customers of all sizes
Customers in Hungary use AWS to run everything from mobile, web, and social applications to development and test environments, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data analytics, enterprise business applications, Internet of Things (IoT), and mission-critical workloads.
Hungarian customers that use AWS to grow and reinvent their businesses include Arcanum, Colossyan, Euronics Hungary, ingatlan.com, Lensa, Magyar Bankholding, Proofminder, Puraset, Raiffeisen Bank International, Recart, SEON Technologies, Shapr3D, and many more of Hungary’s top enterprises and fastest-growing startups.
AWS has been supporting the Hungarian startup and technology community for years, as well as students and teachers through programmes such as AWS Academy and AWS Activate. In addition to these initiatives, Amazon Web Services is now introducing the new AWS Skill Builder programme in Hungary, a digital learning centre with over 600 free courses.
Amazon.com Inc. is the world’s leading online retail company and AWS is the cloud services industry. According to FMbusiness.hu Amazon’s revenue in the first quarter of this year increased by 9 per cent to $127.4 billion from $116.4 billion a year earlier. Earnings after taxes were $3.17 billion, or 31 cents per share, compared with a loss of $3.84 billion, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier. In the first quarter, revenues grew the most in the advertising segment, up 21 per cent to $9.5 billion, and in the cloud services industry, Amazon Web Services (AWS), up 16 per cent to $21.4 billion.
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