The Saudi Cloud Computing Company (SCCC) launched its services yesterday, in partnership between the STC Group, the Chinese company Alibaba Cloud, and a group of companies affiliated with the Public Investment Fund.
This comes as a culmination of the selection of Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and artificial intelligence arm of the Alibaba Group, for the Kingdom as a regional center for its operations in the Middle East.
The new company will contribute to providing quality jobs, transferring knowledge and expertise to the Kingdom, and ensuring a safe work environment for entrepreneurs in the region.
It will also contribute to developing the Kingdom’s digital infrastructure and preparing it to provide the latest digital data storage services and solutions, and ensure its protection and security, which will enhance the Kingdom’s ability to provide cloud computing services to global companies.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, Riyad Moawad, CEO of the Business Unit of the STC Group, said that the partnership with Alibaba will support entrepreneurs and employ talent in the Kingdom, noting that it is a qualitative leap for the information technology sector.
Moawad added that the group has been working for a long time on this company, which is a continuation of STC’s strategy to be the largest digital enabler in Saudi Arabia.
Moawad pointed out that the new partnership will enable STC to increase government and private sector applications, in addition to supporting various sectors.