AWS selected as Klarna’s preferred cloud provider

AWS selected as Klarna’s preferred cloud provider

03 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected as the preferred cloud provider for Klarna, a global provider of payments, banking and retail shopping.

Leveraging AWS’s scalability and security as well as its portfolio of cloud services, Klarna is able to provide its teams with tools needed to innovate quicker while still maintaining regulatory compliance and protecting customer data.

“Together with AWS we share a relentless focus on providing choices to consumers, so they no longer have to settle for the status quo,” said Koen Koppen, CTO of Klarna. “Our collaboration with AWS has helped us to rapidly innovate and create new services and applications that customers want, in a secure and seamless way. We look forward to continuing to leverage AWS’s deep portfolio of cloud services to develop new, flexible payment services that will help consumers maintain full control of their finances and help merchants create frictionless payment solutions.”

In addition, Klarna will leverage AWS’s global infrastructure to increase redundancy and fault tolerance as it continues to scale its business, it now supports approximately 60 million customers across 170,00 merchants in 17 countries. Klarna says that it will follow up the successful launches of its cloud-based Open Banking Platform and Customer Authentication Platform with additional on-demand products on AWS.

“It’s exciting to see our customers using cloud technology to change the world, and this is exactly what Klarna is doing,” said Andy Isherwood (pictured), managing director, Amazon Web Services EMEA. “We have worked with Klarna for over a decade and it has been inspiring to see them grow from a Swedish start-up to a global financial services powerhouse, using the secure, proven infrastructure of AWS. We look forward to continuing to work alongside them as they leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services to develop technologies never before seen in the financial services space and as they delight customers around the world.”

Last month, AWS confirmed plans to open a new infrastructure region in Spain. The new AWS Europe (Spain) region will consist of three availability zones at launch, making it AWS’s seventh region in Europe, joining existing regions in Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Stockholm, as well as the upcoming Milan region launching in early 2020.