Date: 31.01.2024

by Antoni Majewski

Continent 8 Technologies Boosts Cloud Capabilities with Key AWS Specialist Hire

Continent 8 Technologies, a leading provider of managed hosting, cloud, connectivity, and security solutions for the global gambling industry, has made a strategic move to bolster its cloud services by appointing Matteo Gabrielli as Senior Technical Solutions Architect. Gabrielli, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) specialist, joins the team with a wealth of experience from his previous role as Senior Solutions Architect for Digital Native Businesses at AWS.

Enhancing Cloud Expertise

This significant addition to Continent 8’s team underscores the company’s dedication to enhancing its AWS solutions and services. Gabrielli’s tenure at AWS, spanning over four years, saw him supporting a diverse array of businesses within the betting and gaming sector, providing technical guidance and assisting in the development of innovative cloud solutions on the AWS platform.

In his new role at Continent 8, Gabrielli will play a pivotal role in supporting and maintaining customer relationships, ensuring optimal utilization of infrastructure and services. His responsibilities will also include contributing to the delivery of AWS products and shaping the cloud product roadmap to meet the evolving needs of Continent 8’s expanding customer base.

A Commitment to Cloud Excellence

Edward O’Connor, Chief Technology Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, highlighted the significance of Gabrielli’s appointment, stating, “Matteo is a very important hire as we continue to enhance our cloud offering to better support our customers with their hybrid and public cloud strategy. Matteo has a great deal of customer-facing solutions experience. That we can bring in someone as experienced and talented as Matteo demonstrates our commitment to expanding our cloud business and collaboration with AWS as an advanced partner.”

O’Connor also emphasized the company’s ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive cloud solutions, mentioning, “Our customers already trust us with the deployment and management of their AWS Outpost solutions and they leverage extensive network peering with AWS; we’re going to offer customers so much more in 2024 and our new team members will play a big role in that.”

A Strategic Focus on Multi-Cloud Strategy

Gabrielli’s arrival follows the recent appointment of Carl Bonner as Regional Sales Director, further reinforcing Continent 8’s dedication to its multi-cloud strategy. Both Gabrielli and Bonner, with their extensive AWS expertise, underscore Continent 8’s commitment to providing top-tier cloud solutions to its clientele.

Expressing his enthusiasm about the new role, Gabrielli remarked, “I am excited to support Continent 8’s incredible customer base in maximising the potential of the cloud. Continent 8 has built a great team of cloud specialists and I’m thrilled to be working alongside some truly talented people as we continue to enhance our offering and strengthen our relationship with customers by supporting them on their cloud journey.”


The strategic hiring of Matteo Gabrielli marks a significant step for Continent 8 Technologies in its quest to offer superior cloud solutions in the gambling industry. By leveraging Gabrielli’s expertise and strengthening its collaboration with AWS, Continent 8 is well-positioned to deliver innovative and efficient cloud services, further solidifying its leadership in providing cutting-edge technology solutions to its global customer base.