By ET Bureau - December 22, 2020 3 Mins Read
– The Saudi Arabian Cloud region joined the global network of the Google Cloud platform
– Agreement between Saudi Aramco Development Company, an Aramco subsidiary, and Google Cloud paves the way for the implementation of high-performance, low-latency cloud services
– This opportunity takes advantage of the rapidly expanding demand for cloud services in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco Development Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, announced today that it has partnered with Google Cloud to deliver high-performance, low-latency cloud services to corporate clients of Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom will join the global network of regions of the Google Cloud platform, as part of a strategic partnership agreement signed this month between the company and Google Cloud. Google Cloud will establish and operate a new cloud region in Saudi Arabia, and once all the necessary regulatory clearances are obtained, a new company will be created that will provide cloud solutions and services to corporate clients, with an emphasis on enterprise customers. Saudi Arabia.
This new cloud region will allow organizations around the world to expand and scale their offerings while delivering digital products and services more quickly and reliably.
The collaboration takes advantage of the rapidly expanding demand for cloud services in Saudi Arabia, which is forecast to reach a market opportunity of up to $ 10 billion in 2030. Increasing reliance on online services during the COVID pandemic -19 has further accelerated the trend towards digital solutions. The implementation of Google Cloud services and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia will generate robust, reliable and agile solutions that meet the growing demand for cloud and IT services.
Ahmad Al Sa’adi , Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Aramco, said: “We live in a world driven by data, and it is essential that companies not only have a secure infrastructure to protect their corporate data, but also the tools that allow them to make the best use of them. The introduction of Google Cloud in Saudi Arabia will generate significant benefits, both now and in the future, for which we thank the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for supporting this initiative. The future of the Saudi Arabia’s transformation and business growth depends on its ability to take full advantage of cloud services. ”
Thomas Kurian , CEO of Google Cloud, said: “We are committed to helping companies modernize and accelerate their digital transformations with Google Cloud. With this agreement, innovative Google Cloud technology and solutions will be available to global customers and enterprises. from Saudi Arabia, so that they can better serve end consumers. ”
Google Cloud offers its clients various solutions, such as artificial intelligence, smart analytics, data management, security, infrastructure and application modernization.
It provides these services globally and also matches 100% of the energy they use to run their renewable energy operations.
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