Oracle: Oracle to launch cloud region in Saudi Arabia’s Neom city

Oct 29, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Oracle is the latest company to join the Neom city project. Neom subsidiary, Neom Tech & Digital Holding Company, recently announced that Oracle will be the "first tenant" of the hyperscale data center in the new city.

Abdullah Alswaha, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Chairman of the Neom Tech & Digital Hold Co. Board of Directors commented: "Saudi Arabia is fast emerging as a global technology hub and Neom Tech & Digital Hold Co.'s partnerships with Oracle and EzdiTek will enable us to build the foundations required to deliver on our full potential."

Speaking about what the data center will bring, Alswaha added it will "attract global businesses" by creating a "powerful platform for knowledge exchange" while simultaneously empowering innovators to "pilot their ideas at scale inside the Kingdom."

Richard Smith, EVP of technology, EMEA, Oracle, also expressed the company's support for Saudi Arabia's digital economy objectives in association with Saudi Vision 2030. Further to this, he said: "Conceived and architected on security-first principles, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the preferred cloud in Saudi Arabia. With this collaboration with NEOM, we are now expanding our footprint in the Kingdom to continue supporting the digital transformation initiatives of the country's public and private sector organizations."

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