Amazon Web Services has made an announcement stating that the business was creating 500 jobs in Germany in addition to opening a new office in Munich, which will primarily showcase the scope of applications for cloud computing for potential clients in Germany, the largest economy in Europe.
AWS is a subsidiary which has emerged from the technology used in Amazon’s e-commerce platform. The company is growing rapidly in Germany after allaying concerns about privacy that has allowed a number of manufacturing firms to keep their servers on site.
Klaus Buerg, the general manager for Amazon Web Services in Germany, Switzerland and Australia stated: “Those clients have overcome those compliance and security constraints and are now in catch-up mode. Because of that kind of constraint, habit and behavior in the past, they are now working more like a fast follower than a front runner.”
Munich Office Key to AWS Expansion Strategy
Germany’s cyber security authority has already given Amazon Web Services a security certification for cloud computing, providing assurances to concerned parties that data held by the company would be safe, even if it is hosted on remote server outside Germany.
AWS is also setting up a Digital Builders showroom at its office premises in Munich. This initiative has been taken up in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. This move will provide a number of hands-on opportunities to enable the demonstration of applications for prospective clients.
AWS is also working with Siemens to set up an industrial software showcase, which illustrates how cloud computing can support automation in manufacturing operations. The new jobs created at Amazon Web Services are a part of 2800 posts that have already been announced in Germany by Amazon. These posts will be spread out across operations and research units owned by Amazon in Germany.
The development has come about as countries in the European Union have become strict against digital services companies from the United States. The office in Munich and the additional jobs are a key part of Amazon’s expansion project in the region.