RIYADH, Saudi Arabia , Sept. 5, 2023– Huawei announced the launch of the Huawei Cloud Riyadh Region at the Huawei Cloud Saudi Arabia Summit 2023. This Region will help promote digital-driven economic growth in the country.
The launch of the Huawei Cloud Riyadh Region announced that the Saudi Arabia region will be the focus of Huawei Cloud to serve 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 goals of technological advancement, leadership, and innovation.
Huawei Cloud Saudi Region is located in Riyadh and, through a 3AZ (availability zone) architecture, will provide secure and highly available cloud services, ensuring the stable operations of various services. In addition, the Region can provide complete cloud services, including infrastructure, databases, containers, big data and artificial intelligence services to meet the requirements of various industries.
Based on the 3AZ high-reliability architecture, the Riyadh region provides low latency and covers all existing operator networks powered by STC, Zain and Mobily. The local data center will store data locally in accordance with local data regulations. The company will also launch 68 cloud services in three categories: data, artificial intelligence, and cloud-native.
Steven Yi , Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Middle East and Central Asia Region, explained: “I have treasured numerous unforgettable moments in this extraordinary country. Just yesterday, walking through the newly renovated Diriyah evoked my deep emotions. It brought me An old Chinese saying comes to mind: “Build the right nest and a Phoenix will come.” The essence is clear: create an attractive environment and you will attract the best. This is undeniably true for Saudi Arabia, a nation that consistently attracts the best. investors”.
The company revealed that Huawei Cloud will use a number of industry-leading technologies to advance intelligence for Saudi Arabia, including the Pangu Models 3.0, which address the challenges of AI adoption, leveraging industry insights to improve capabilities. of AI in sectors such as finance, government, manufacturing, and more. Pangu Models 3.0 will usher in a new era of innovation in the Kingdom while accelerating economic diversification.
At the Huawei Saudi Arabia Cloud Summit 2023, the company also launched the “Saudi Arabia Go Cloud Go Global” program to connect Chinese and Saudi enterprises, fostering growth and innovation. The company will draw on its strong experience of working in more than 170 countries and regions, various industries, advanced technologies and solutions to help Chinese companies enter Saudi Arabia and enhance partnerships with local stakeholders.
Jacqueline Shi , President of Huawei Cloud Global Sales and Marketing Service , said, ” Huawei Cloud is aiming high, aiming globally and aiming here in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia region will be our focus to serve the Middle East , Central Asia and Africa. , delivering innovative, reliable, secure and sustainable Cloud Services We look forward to creating a better option for advancing intelligence This cloud gave you more options to remain innovative, inclusive and open This cloud will help you succeed in the era digital and intelligent. This cloud is for everyone.”
At the event, the company also announced that Huawei Cloud will train 200,000 developers in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. It will also create joint solutions with 1,000 local partners and launch the Huawei Cloud Startup Program to help 2,000 startups grow.
Huawei Saudi Arabia was founded in 2002 and has played a pivotal role in the digital transformation in Saudi Arabia. For 19 years, Huawei has collaborated with regional Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to provide reliable network assurance for Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia without incident. The company also supported the deployment of 5G in the Kingdom, enabling the country to become one of the pioneer 5G markets in the world. 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 focuses on becoming the cloud foundation and enabler of industry digitization, providing services to customers in more than 170 countries and regions around the world.