Huawei Cloud launches services in Saudi Arabia

Huawei Cloud recently announced the launch of the Huawei Cloud Riyadh Region, going live immediately. Unveiled at the Huawei Cloud Summit Saudi Arabia 2023, the new Riyadh region will help promote digital-led economic growth in the country.

The launch of the Huawei Cloud Riyadh Region announced that Saudi Arabia Region will be Huawei Cloud’s focus in serving the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, providing innovative, reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services. This achievement underscores Huawei CLOUD’s unwavering dedication to supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, aligned with the nation’s ambitious technological advancement, leadership, and innovation goals.

The Riyadh Region offers customers a number of advantages. First, this region transforms the excellence of industries into our global expertise in digital transformation, facilitating and hastening innovation. The Riyadh-based Huawei Cloud Saudi Region uses a 3AZ (availability zone) architecture to deliver highly available and secure cloud services, guaranteeing the consistent performance of multiple services. To address the needs of various businesses, the Region may also offer full stack cloud services, which include infrastructure, databases, containers, big data, and AI services.

Steven Yi, Senior Vice President of Huawei, and President of Huawei Middle East and Central Asia Region, said: “I’ve cherished numerous unforgettable moments in this extraordinary country. Just yesterday, walking through the newly renovated Diriyah evoked my deep emotions. It brought to mind an old Chinese saying: “Build the right nest, and a Phoenix will come.” The essence is clear: create an inviting environment, and you’ll attract the best. This is undeniably true for Saudi, a nation that consistently attracts top investors.”

Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Global Marketing and Sales Service said, “Huawei Cloud aims high, aims global and aims here in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia Region will be our focus in serving the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, providing innovative, reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services. We hope to create a better choice for advancing intelligence. This cloud gives you more choices to stay innovative, inclusive, and open.  This cloud will help you succeed in the digital and intelligent era. This cloud is for everyone.”

At the event, the company also announced that Huawei Cloud will train 200,000 developers in Saudi Arabia in the next five years. It will also build joint solutions with 1,000 local partners and launch the Huawei Cloud Entrepreneurship Program to help 2,000 startups grow.

Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Saudi Arabia, said: “We are proudly launching Huawei Cloud Riyadh Region today. It has been a great journey for us in Saudi Arabia for the last 20+ years. Huawei is constructor for intelligent society, contributor for thriving economy and cultivator for prosperous talent ecosystem. Towards 2030, we will dedicated to continuously providing ubiquitous connectivity, green energy, pervasive cloud computing and AI capabilities for Saudi Arabia to unlock unlimited opportunities of the new digital era.”

Huawei Saudi Arabia was founded in 2002 and has played a pivotal role in the digital transformation in Saudi Arabia. Over the course of 19 years, Huawei has collaborated with regional communication service providers (CSPs) to provide reliable network assurance for the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia without incident. The company also supported the roll-out of 5G in the Kingdom, enabling the country to become one of the world’s pioneer 5G markets. Huawei has helped connect 3.5 million people in rural areas, created 20,000 local jobs and cultivated 10,000 ICT talents for Saudi Arabia.

Under its “Everything as a Service” strategy, HUAWEI CLOUD is focused on becoming the cloud foundation and enabler of industry digitalization, providing services for customers in more than 170 countries and regions worldwide.