To meet growing demand for cloud services in the Middle East, we are excited to announce plans to bring a new Google Cloud region to Kuwait to support our growing customer base.
When it opens, the Kuwait region will deliver high-performance services that make it easier for organizations to serve their own users faster, more reliably and securely. Local customers like the Government of Kuwait and Alshaya Group will benefit from key controls that enable them to maintain low latency and the highest security and compliance standards.
“Through our strategic partnership with Google Cloud, the State of Kuwait will continue to make great strides towards digital transformation, a main pillar of our New Kuwait vision (Kuwait 2035). Our alliance with Google Cloud will have significant benefits for Kuwait and will provide a major boost to achieving the country’s socio-economic priorities, including promoting efficiencies in government, enhancing healthcare and education, and diversifying the economy”, said H.E. Mr. Mazin Saad Alnahedh, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Affairs.
“Alshaya is a pioneer and leader in our industry, and the scale and expansion of Google Cloud’s platform will further enable us to deliver safe and reliable services to customers across the Middle East and Africa,” said Chady Younan, Director of Data, Analytics, BI & Data Science at Alshaya Group.
With 35 regions and 106 zones currently in operation around the world, Google Cloud’s global network of cloud regions is the foundation of the infrastructure it is building to support customers of all sizes and across industries. From retail and media & entertainment to financial services, healthcare and the public sector, leading organizations come to Google Cloud as their trusted innovation partner to address five key areas:
Understanding and using data: Google Cloud helps customers become smarter and make better decisions with a unified data platform. We help customers reduce complexity and combine unstructured and structured data — wherever it resides — to quickly and easily produce valuable insights.
Establishing an open foundation for growth: When customers move to Google Cloud, they get a flexible, secure and open platform that evolves with their organization. Our commitment to multicloud, hybrid cloud, and open source offers organizations the freedom of choice, allowing their developers to build faster and more intuitively.
Securing systems and users: As every company rethinks its security posture, we help customers protect their data using the same infrastructure and security services that Google uses for its own operations.
Creating a collaborative environment: In today’s hybrid work environment, Google Cloud provides the tools needed to transform how people connect, create, and collaborate.
Building a cleaner, more sustainable future: Google has been carbon-neutral since 2007, and we are working toward an ambitious goal to operate entirely on carbon-free energy by 2030. Today, when customers run on Google Cloud their workloads are matched with 100% renewable energy.
The forthcoming Kuwait cloud region represents our ongoing commitment to supporting digital transformation across the Middle East, and follows previous announcements of our plans to bring cloud regions to Doha and Dammam.
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