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Amazon Web Services expands to Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | May 18, 2016
The Philippine office will support the transition of local businesses to AWS Cloud.

Amazon Web Services - a subsidiary of Amazon.com and provider of cloud computing services - has opened an office in the Philippines to support the transition of local businesses to AWS Cloud.

"We are pleased to increase the investment and commitment in the Philippines with the AWS Philippines office in Manila and the hiring of local talent. We are excited to work with even more Philippines-based startups and enterprises to help them save cost, drive innovation and extend their global reach quickly, while maintaining high levels of reliability and security," said Shane Owenby, Amazon Web Services' Managing Director for Asia Pacific, in Interasksyon.com's report.

Currently, AWS' clients in the Philippines include Jollibee Foods Corp., Voyager Innovations, Seaoil, McDonald's, Globe Telecom, and the International Rice Research Institute.

The AWS Philippine office will be headed by Nick Walton, Head of AWS Asean Region, for the meantime. The office will be staffed with country manager, account managers, solutions architects and partner and alliance managers that will engage with customers and partner network.

Even though a number of key posts in the Philippine office are currently vacant, AWS is confident that they can "find the right talent because the country has good educational institutions," Dr Werner Vogels, AWS' chief executive officer told Interaksyon.com.

The Philippine office is AWS' 21st office in the Asia Pacific region, with Singapore as its regional headquarters. 

 

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