Croatian Amazon Offices Being Opened, Employment Going Ahead

By 3 September 2021

September the 3rd, 2021 - Croatian Amazon offices are being opened and employment is promised to those with experience in the field as the company expands its cloud services in Croatia.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, although this company is best known in Croatia as an Internet retailer, and the largest in the world, in the IT industry it is much better known for its cloud services.

More or less all digital services today, from Netflix, Spotify, Gmail and Outlook to the e-Citizens (e-Gradjani) platform, are located in the cloud, ie on particularly strong computers, so-called servers, located in special buildings - data centres, which are accessed via the Internet. Amazon is the first company in the world to offer cloud services, not directly to end users, but to companies like Netflix, whose entire service runs thanks to Amazon’s cloud.

Two years ago, Amazon, through its subsidiary A100 Row Inc. opened the company Amazon Data Services Zagreb d.o.o. in Croatia. Last year, the company generated its very first 1.75 million kuna in turnover, mostly internally.

It ended the year with 117,708 kuna net profit, Jutarnji list writes, but the company didn't have a single employee. At the same time, in October, Amazon expanded its business in Croatia through online shopping. It assigned the work of local and regional distribution of its packages to Croatian Post (Hrvatska posta) and thus covered that part of the business. Now the technology giant, which is right up there with the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, has decided to strengthen its cloud business in Croatia with Croatian Amazon offices being opened.

First, in February, it leased servers for ''caching'', ie connected Zagreb directly to its cloud infrastructure, it then stated that it could offer its clients and customers, like Netflix, 14 percent faster data transfer to users. In the second step, they're now developing a team that would deal with the design and implementation of large cloud projects on a global level in Zagreb.

That's why, among the 15 advertised positions in Zagreb, Amazon isn't looking for developers or e-commerce specialists, but a whole range of experts who would deal with the design and maintenance of their cloud infrastructure. The list includes technicians, electricians and other experts for the design and maintenance of the infrastructure on which today's Internet rests. The conditions set by Amazon are a university degree and seven years of experience in the industry.

Amazon was unavailable for comment on its Croatian Amazon plans according to a report from Jutarnji list. The owners and directors of data centres across Croatia have also distanced themselves from making any comments, but it is known that Microsoft and Google have their own ''caching'' servers located here in Croatia.

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