Cloud services company Amazon Web Services (AWS) has this week announced the opening of its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.
AWS says the new Lagos office is part of AWS’s support for the growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria.
The office, it adds, will support organizations of all sizes, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector agencies as they make the transition to AWS Cloud.
By opening a Lagos office, AWS says it can better address the increase in customer and partner adoption of AWS services in Nigeria. With a local presence, AWS will support new and existing customers looking to use AWS products and services to innovate, lower their IT costs, and grow their organizations in the cloud.
AWS says the new Lagos office is its latest investment in Africa, adding that teams of AWS account managers, partner managers, solutions architects, and other roles support Nigerian customers, running everything from development and test environments to big data analytics; mobile, web, and social apps; enterprise business applications; IoT; and mission-critical workloads.
AWS also actively supports Nigerian start-ups and the community with programmes like AWS Activate and AWS educational programmes like AWS Academy, AWS Educate, and AWS re/Start.
AWS also has a vibrant user group in Lagos, with hundreds of members that organize local meetups for developers to network and share best practices and knowledge.