Google: Google Cloud to develop its Saudi Arabian data center in Dammam

Dec 03, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has revealed that it is developing its first cloud region in Saudi Arabia in Dammam. In addition, Google will be operating the data center in partnership with the world’s largest oil producer Saudi Aramco. The search engine giant will also open an office in Riyadh to support the facility in Dammam. Dammam is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and it is the sixth-largest city in the country. 

The GM and VP of product for IaaS at Google Cloud, Sachin Gupta, revealed that Google operates the cleanest cloud in the industry. Yet, the partnership with Saudi Aramco has been criticized as Saudi Aramco has the second-largest crude oil reserves globally. However, the spokesperson for Google rejected the claim. They said the partnership with Aramco is only with its technology division and not its oil and gas business.

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