“The cooperation takes full advantage of Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing demand for cloud services, which are expected to reach $10 billion by 2030,” Saudi Aramco said in a statement on Monday < / P > < p > Saudi Aramco said the agreement with Google would provide “high-performance, low latency cloud services” for Saudi enterprise customers. The growing ties in the region provide political space for us technology companies to expand into Saudi Arabia. < / P > < p > Google began negotiations with Saudi Arabia on the project in 2018, but it was reported that the negotiations were suspended in the same year due to the murder of journalist Jamal khashoggi by Saudi agents. Google cloud is currently pushing ahead with plans to build and operate a new cloud region in Saudi Arabia. But the exact financial terms are not yet known. < / P > < p > the technical agreement also shows that despite Saudi Arabia’s important fossil fuel exporter and poor human rights record, Silicon Valley elites are willing to work with the government on public affairs. < / P > < p > Google said its investment in Saudi Arabia will enable it to develop and expand its product range in Saudi Arabia. The deal will also boost Google’s cloud computing business, which generates more than $10 billion in annual revenue for its parent company, alphabet. < / P > < p > in the growing global cloud computing market, Google mainly competes with Microsoft and Amazon. Google currently has 73 parks in 24 regions, less than its main competitor Microsoft azure and market leader Amazon Web services (AWS). < / P > < p > AWS set up its first cloud region in central and Eastern Bahrain last year to serve top local customers such as UAE NBD bank and careem, an online car Hailing service. Microsoft also entered the UAE at about the same time, resulting in Google’s tardy arrival in the region. < / P > < p > Saudi Arabia has been actively attracting Silicon Valley enterprises, seeking to support its ambitious “vision 2030” reform plan through foreign investment to help the country get rid of its dependence on oil and achieve diversified economic development. Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in US technology companies through its public investment fund. < / P > < p > data show that the new infrastructure will accelerate the development of science and technology industry in Saudi Arabia, which is one of the fastest growing countries of cloud computing, and the new center will further improve the development speed. < / P > < p > Saudi Arabia last month ushered in its first technology Unicorn enterprise, becoming a major milestone. Taking advantage of the $1 billion valuation of paistc, Saudi Arabia hopes to get the expansion of its financial products in the whole Gulf. “The future of Saudi Arabia’s transformation and growth depends on the successful use of cloud services,” said Ahmad al sa’adi, senior vice president of technology services at Saudi Aramco. It is believed that Google cloud solution will provide Saudi enterprises with more access to artificial intelligence, intelligent analysis, data management, security and other Google services. < / P > < p > it is reported that Google is preparing to build an optical fiber network to connect Europe and India through Israel and Saudi Arabia. Although there is no formal diplomatic relationship between the two countries, the project is likely to link Saudi Arabia and Israel for the first time, which is also a sign of the growing relationship between the two countries. < / P > < p > the submarine cable project, called blue Raman, has a total length of 5000 miles and is expected to cost 400 million US dollars. < / P > < p > the Saudi government has not yet publicly approved the project. Google may seek support from its telecom partners to fund the program and share infrastructure, according to people familiar with the matter. < / P > < p > Google also announced plans to launch a cloud computing center in Qatar. Since 2017, the country has been subject to regional blockades by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. It is said that “gta5” will be launched on Google cloud game platform stadia