May 9, 2018

SAP launches Saudi Arabia’s first public cloud data center

The launch aims to accelerate cloud transformation for enterprises in Saudi Arabia in a bid to meet ‘Saudi Vision 2030’.

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Software giant SAP have launched the first public cloud data center in Saudi Arabia to fasten the transformation of local enterprises and SMBs to the cloud. With this launch, SAP aims to realize Saudi Arabia’s vision of providing more than 25 business industries with cost-effective and scalable cloud solutions.

SAP say that witnessing the rise of enterprises in Saudi Arabia and their affinity towards new technology, modernizing their IT infrastructure was a must. They also say that the government of Saudi Arabia wanted to break its sole dependence on oil as a means of revenue.

According to SAP, the Saudi government’s vision for 2030 is planned towards boosting upcoming local enterprises and SMBs, creating a socio-economic impact. With this data center launch, SAP say that they will help Saudi Arabia transform public and private organizations to expand their businesses digitally.

Speaking about this launch, Ahmed Al-Faifi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Middle East North, commented:

Today’s SAP Public Cloud Data Center launch will deliver a new level of cloud-based digital solutions to accelerate transformation and competitiveness to the Kingdom, underscoring our commitment to Saudi Vision 2030.

Our in-country Public Cloud Data Center will enable Saudi public and private sector organizations to securely digitally transform their business.

Echoing Al-Faifi, Khaled Alsaleh, Managing Director for SAP Saudi Arabia, said:

Our investment in a Public Cloud Data Center is aimed at supporting the Kingdom’s transformation into a leading digital economy, enabling young Saudi talent to innovate, and fostering the next generation of Saudi leaders.

Saudi organizations that use our SAP Public Cloud Data Center can optimize their budgets in an opexmodel, and analyze data easily and securely for new levels of business innovation to excel.

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