Al-Swaha joins inauguration of Google Cloud's Dammam region for services
Dammam, November 15, 2023, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha participated in the inauguration of Google Cloud's latest cloud region in Dammam. The purpose is to extend services to public sector entities, large corporations, SMEs, and startups in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
Al-Swaha underscored the importance of Google Cloud's investment in the new region, emphasizing its role in advancing Saudi Arabia's goals to become a regional hub for cutting-edge computing technologies. He highlighted the investment's crucial role in supporting digital initiatives, accelerating innovation in artificial intelligence, and diversifying business models in both the public and private sectors.
Dammam's new cloud region is integrated into Google Cloud's global network, comprising 39 cloud regions and serving over 200 countries. The region offers key controls to ensure top-notch safety standards, local data storage options, and compliance with specific data storage requirements for institutions in the area.