- Software giant Microsoft keeps focusing on cloud computing. The company aims to invest in a new cloud data center region in Saudi Arabia.
- The new cloud data center region will offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance combined with customer privacy, data residency, and high-speed latency standards.
- Microsoft, its partners, and cloud-using customers will together generate around $24 billion in new revenues over the next four years.
Microsoft announced that the company will accelerate digital transformation in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East and Africa with new investments. The Saudi Arabia expansion is a part of the company’s continued efforts to empower public and private organizations with cloud services to meet their digital needs.
Digital transformation in the Kingdom
Microsoft made the announcement at the international technology conference LEAP 2023, which is held in Riyadh. By investing in local infrastructure, Microsoft aims to respond to the growing demand for cloud services and data residency in Saudi Arabia from global enterprises, local businesses, and civilian public sector organizations.
The new region will offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance along with the region’s customer privacy, data residency, and high-speed latency standards. Microsoft’s new cloud region will also play an important role in the economy.
Microsoft, its partners, and cloud-using customers will generate approximately $24 billion in new revenues above the 2022 level over the next four years. Microsoft’s partner ecosystem is expected to earn around $8 for every $1 of Microsoft cloud-generated revenue by 2026.
Samer Abu-Ltaif, Corporate VP and President of Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa said,
« This new data center region will provide organizations, enterprises, and developers in the Kingdom and around the world with access to scalable, highly available, and resilient cloud services while addressing their data residency, security, privacy, and compliance needs. From empowering organizations to digitally transform and co-innovate, to creating economic impact and transforming industries, we look forward to continuing to enable these transformational journeys. »