‘AWS centre set to turn Kingdom into key cloud computing player’
A representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday received Vice President of Amazon Web Services’ worldwide public sector business Teresa Carlson.
The meeting was attended by SCYS member and Head of the Co-ordination, Implementation and Follow-up Committee Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa and Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Ayman Al Moayed. HH Shaikh Nasser stressed that Bahrain has become a major host of large international companies, pointing out the efforts of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to boost the Kingdom’s status as a favourite destination for those companies in the region.
He added that choosing Bahrain as a center for Middle East data by Amazon Web Services (AWS) will substantially contribute to boosting the Kingdom’s comprehensive economic development and enhancing its status in the technology and cloud computing field. He noted that this choice will also cast light on the kingdom’s civilizational and development achievements.
He also praised Amazon’s joining of “Opportunities” program, which is overseen by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, and keenness to provide Bahraini youngsters with training opportunities in its offices in Bahrain. Teresa Carlson lauded HH Shaikh Nasser’s interest in the activities carried out by Amazon in Bahrain in the technological and cloud computing field, pointing out Bahrain’s status as a regional center in the Middle East.