target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Mar 2023 - Document type: Market Note - Doc  Document number: # META50478122

Hyperscaler Investments in the GCC Region Intensifying: AWS, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Oracle Announce New Cloud Regions and Datacenters


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This IDC Market Note explores recent hyperscaler efforts to establish and expand cloud regions in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The report covers investments and announcements by AWS, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Oracle in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.

"Global hyperscalers are exploiting the growing opportunities in the GCC public cloud space through their in-country datacenter investments. These investments will help organizations in the region accelerate their digital-first journeys and create a conducive cloud ecosystem that supports the growth of regional vendors and partners. The investments will also facilitate the acceleration of government agendas focused on the digital-driven achievement of national goals." — Senior Research Analyst Nitesh Rathi, Software and Cloud Computing, IDC META


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