Cloud titan Amazon Web Services opens PH office

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US-based cloud computing powerhouse Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced at its first major local event recently that it has opened an office in the country to further support the growing customer base across the Philippines.

Amazon Web Services managing director of Asia Pacific Shane Owenby
Amazon Web Services managing director of Asia Pacific Shane Owenby

AWS said the local subsidiary is supporting businesses of all sizes, from startups and small-and-medium sized businesses to large enterprises and public sector customers.

?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,? said Shane Owenby, AWS managing director of Asia Pacific.

?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.?

The tech giant said local clients are using AWS?s pay-as-you-go suite of cloud infrastructure services to speed time to market without upfront capital investment.

The company said its customers are adopting AWS to run core enterprise applications, perform data analytics, backup and disaster recovery operations, build e-commerce platforms, launch new businesses, host websites, live streaming of video, deliver social and mobile applications, and extend on-premises environments.

Some of its customers include Globe Telecom, Voyager Innovations, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Seaoil, McDonald’s, Pinoy Travel, Coins.ph, Lenddo, Lifetrack Medical, GMA New Media, Xurpas, Cogito of InnoVantage, mClinica, Splitmedia Labs, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), among many other businesses.

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