Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded its global operations with the opening of a new development center in Nairobi, Kenya.
The center, inaugurated by Kenya’s President William Ruto and US Ambassador Megan Whitman, will serve as a hub for various essential operations, including software development, support services, and retail functions. It will also act as a revenue generator for the company.
The Nairobi development center will house research and development teams focused on building innovative solutions for AWS customers and partners worldwide.
This expansion is expected to create new, highly skilled jobs in telecommunications, software development, cloud support, and software engineering.
This move follows AWS’s trend of establishing a presence in Kenya, with previous initiatives including plans to upskill 10,000 students in partnership with the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Authority and the establishment of AWS Local Zones cloud infrastructure in Nairobi to facilitate the deployment of low-latency applications.
Furthermore, AWS launched AWS Outposts in Kenya, offering fully managed solutions that bring AWS infrastructure and services to on-premises or edge locations, providing a consistent hybrid experience for businesses.
With the opening of the Nairobi development center, AWS continues to solidify its position in Africa and support companies that rely on its services.