Tencent Cloud has announced its first data center in Bahrain to tap into the Middle East market's potential. The cloud computing arm of tech giant Tencent signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bahrain Economic Development Board that will see the investment promotion agency encourage the adoption of cloud services across the country.
The presence of the data center in Bahrain will help the company leverage the country's regional position and the EDB's connectivity with local and regional stakeholders.
"Tencent Cloud is excited to collaborate with Bahrain EDB as part of our ongoing efforts to ramp up the global IDC landscape. We will launch all necessary steps to set up a brand-new IDC in Bahrain to provide better coverage all over the Middle East and North African regions along the Belt and Road, fully supporting Bahrain's 'Cloud-First' strategy," said Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International.
Bahrain had introduced the region's first nationwide "Cloud-First" policy in 2017 to enhance government information and communication technologies, driving the adoption of cloud across state entities and reducing IT costs by up to 90%.
Tencent Cloud will look to harness Bahrain's forward-thinking data regulation to enhance its global services to both public and private sectors in the region.
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