Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha has attended the inauguration ceremony of Google Cloud's new cloud region in Dammam to offer its services to public sector institutions, big companies, small and medium sized enterprises, and start-ups in the Kingdom and the Middle East.
Al-Swaha emphasized the significance of Google Cloud investing in the new region, highlighting that this investment marks a significant stride towards achieving the goals and aspirations of the Kingdom to emerge as a leading regional hub for advanced computing technologies.
He further stated that this investment will play a vital role in supporting promising digital business initiatives, hastening innovation in artificial intelligence applications, and diversifying models of businesses in both the public and private sectors.
Dammam's new cloud region is part of Google Cloud global network, consisting of 39 cloud region and 118 regions that provide cloud services to over 200 countries and regions around the world.
Institutions in the region will benefit from key controls that allow them to maintain the highest standards of safety and the availability of local data storage premises and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements.