Google expands in Middle East with new cloud data centres in Qatar

Google said it is launching a cloud region in Qatar, its first in the Gulf state, boosting the country’s efforts to transform itself into a digital economy through innovation. A cloud region is the geographic area in which a cloud data centre is located. The move is expected to contribute US$18.9 billion to Qatar’s economic output between 2023 and 2030 and create 25,000 jobs in 2030 alone.