Saudi Aramco Development Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, announced that the company has teamed up with Google Cloud to offer high-performance, low-latency cloud services to enterprise customers in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom will be a part of the global network of Google Cloud Platform regions, as part of a strategic alliance agreement signed between the Company and Google Cloud.
New cloud region
The company also stated that Google Cloud will establish and operate a new cloud region in Saudi Arabia. A new company will also be formed following all required regulatory clearances to supply cloud solutions and services to enterprise customers, with an emphasis on businesses inside Saudi Arabia.
The collaboration taps into cloud services demand in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to reach a market opportunity of up to $10 billion by 2030. The pandemic and dependence on online services have accelerated the shift toward digital solutions. Google Cloud services and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia will deliver robust, reliable, and agile solutions to meet growing demand. Aramco Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Ahmad Al Sa’adi, said,
“We live in a world driven by data, and it is essential that companies not only have secure infrastructure to protect enterprise data, but also the tools that enable them to make the best use of it. Bringing Google Cloud to Saudi Arabia will deliver significant benefits, both now and in the future, and we are grateful to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for supporting this initiative. The future of Saudi Arabia’s business transformation and growth depends on its ability to successfully leverage cloud services.”