During the Amazon Web Services (AWS) world conference, re:Invent in Las Vegas, the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of amazon.com, Werner Vogels, announced that Greece will be one of its 30 local “zones” that the company aims to develop in 2022 worldwide, one in a total of 3 in Central and Southern Europe that will cost €150-200 million.
Amazon “local zones” are a type of infrastructure that brings together computers, storage, and other select services in metropolitan areas. The services allow end-users to run high–end programs without delay.
Speaking in a teleconference with AWS Vice President for Global Public Policy Michael Punke, Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis underlined that Greece is changing rapidly and becoming a hub for investments in high technology. Punke noted that Greece was chosen partly because of the government’s meticulous work in the preparatory process but also because of the change seen in the Greek economy compared to the previous decade.