Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market is Segmented by Deployment (Public Cloud (Software-as-a-service, Platform-as-a-service, Infrastructure-as-a-service), Private Cloud), by End-User Industry (Oil, Gas & Utilities, Government & Defense, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing & Construction). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD million for all the above segments.

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Size

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Market Size (2023) USD 3.46 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 7.53 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 16.85 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Analysis

The Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market size is expected to grow from USD 3.46 billion in 2023 to USD 7.53 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 16.85% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

The market is anticipated to grow due to rising demands for lower capital expenditure, increased acceptance of digital business strategies, rising demand for the Internet of Things (IoT), and quicker and simpler cloud service implementation.

  • The increasing number of internet users significantly contributes to the country's cloud services market. Data generation is significantly growing with internet penetration. Securely storing such a large volume of data is challenging. Many firms still store client and corporate data in actual data centers. As more businesses adopt cloud computing, cloud server providers anticipate offering more cloud-based data centers at cheaper costs. Competitive prices due to the availability of various cloud service providers will benefit enterprises. This development will make it possible to store data in less physical space.
  • Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 is primarily dedicated to digitalizing governmental operations. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has put into place a cloud-first policy. This plan attempts to hasten the shift of government organizations from traditional IT systems to cloud-based ones. The implications of applying cost-saving methods linked to the adoption of cloud computing were a beneficial societal transformation, including the potential to secure the prosperity of the local economy by ensuring the business sustainability of enterprises across industries. E-government services are implemented to save costs, increase space, free up time, and enhance general efficiency and performance in the public sector.
  • The coronavirus pandemic catalyzed Saudi Arabia's public healthcare system to undergo a digital revolution. The COVID-19 outbreak burdened the Kingdom's healthcare system, highlighting the need for more comprehensive apps with features like platforms for scheduling vaccinations and remote access to patient details. To better serve the nation's expanding population of more than 35 million people, the Saudi Ministry of Health has been moving forward with the deployment of multi-cloud solutions built on VMware Cloud Foundation. A variety of public healthcare providers, like hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, can now receive secure, cloud-based services from the ministry, considerably increasing their efficiency and allowing them to expand and innovate.
  • By using VMware Cloud Foundation as the unified platform for its cloud environment and distributing workloads across the clouds of service providers, including STC and Mobily, health officials have streamlined the ministry's information technology infrastructure. Following Saudi Vision 2030, the Ministry of Health strives to provide healthcare at the maximum levels of excellence. To achieve this, the country's healthcare providers must access the best multi-cloud foundation to improve operations, boost efficiency, and promote innovation.

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Trends

Economic Benefits Leading to Cloud Adoption is Expected to Drive the Market Growth

  • The economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly reviving. According to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Foreign Direct Investment in Saudi Arabia increased by USD 1965 Million in the first quarter of 2022. Such a rise in the GDP and FDI indicates that the country's revenue from different sectors is increasing; similarly, there may be growth in the technology industry. Such a huge economic rise will drive the studied market.
  • Taking advantage of the natural resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its physical and cultural location between three continents, the Saudi economy has grown in many sectors. As a result of this expansion, the country established a sound economic foundation, grew to rank among the twenty most significant economies in the world, and joined the G20 actively. Saudi Arabia, supported by a robust financial system, a strong banking industry, and massive government corporations based on a highly skilled Saudi workforce, is one of the major players in the world economy and oil markets.
  • Further, with several investment programs under the Public Investment Fund and prominent corporations, it is anticipated that the pace of this structural transformation will continue in the years to come. The localization of knowledge and innovative ideas is also anticipated. Such vision policies are expected to drive the economy of the market. This will significantly benefit the cloud services providers so that they approach public firms to deploy cloud services, enabling them to expand their market share.
  • According to the Governor of the Digital Government Authority (DGA), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has significant government technology investment in the world, making up 21.7% of all national technological expenditures and is anticipated to reach USD 24.8 billion by 2025. The government reports that 141 government agencies have published 6442 open data sets. 74% of the overall demand for cloud computing services, software, and big data in the government will be met by information technology services in the upcoming years.
  • The region's increase in the economy from various sectors and the kingdom's policies towards digital transformation will enable the government bodies in Saudi to adopt the cloud into their work system, which will likely reduce the IT cost of the public firms and increase scalability.
Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market: Gross Domestic Product, In USD Billion, Saudi Arabia, 2017-2023

Healthcare End-User Industry is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The growth in the adoption of cloud services in the country's healthcare sector is largely governed by the efforts of the government to digitize the healthcare sector. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health (MoH) accelerated the transformation of its IT systems with the onset of COVID-19, which added strain to healthcare systems and increased the need for robust applications, such as booking platforms for vaccinations and remote access to patient records. Since the pandemic, this has accelerated the adoption of cloud services in the healthcare sector.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi's healthcare industry was forced to adapt to new ways of working at a pace as the sudden and rapid increase in patient numbers necessitated a more consolidated and connected approach to care. This boosted the demand for cloud services in the country to provide patients with access to streamlined, efficient, and high-quality care regardless of location.
  • Adopting cloud services in the healthcare sector enables providers to switch from using labor-intensive, energy-hungry servers and instead manage their IT operations securely from the cloud. This accelerated the demand for cloud services in the country's healthcare institutions.
  • Various cloud service providers, such as Vmare and STC Cloud, are working with the Ministry of Health and private healthcare providers to bring the benefits of innovative technology to bear for all patients in the Kingdom. Cloud technologies cut down on paperwork and allow new doctors easy access to patient's medical information, protected by cybersecurity solutions, thus boosting the adoption in the healthcare sector.
  • The Ministry of Health seeks to achieve the highest levels of excellence in healthcare in line with the aims of Saudi Vision 2030. The country is deploying a multi-cloud foundation to optimize operations, increase efficiency, and drive innovation across the country's healthcare providers.
  • For instance, in June 2022, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health (MoH) deployed multi-cloud solutions from VMware to digitally transform the country's public healthcare sector. The MoH can now offer secure, cloud-based services to public healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, significantly boosting its efficiency and enabling them to grow and innovate.
  • Predictive analytics in healthcare is a key driver of the cloud market in Saudi Arabia. The use of predictive analytics, coupled with cloud computing, offers numerous benefits in improving healthcare outcomes, enhancing patient care, and optimizing resource utilization. According to Philips, 48 percent of healthcare leaders surveyed in Saudi Arabia in the previous year stated that they had previously implemented or were currently in the process of implementing predictive analytics in their healthcare organization.
Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market: Rate of Predictive Analytics Adoption in Healthcare, in Percentage (%), In Saudi Arabia and Global Level, 2022

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Industry Overview

The Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market is highly competitive owing to the presence of numerous large firms such as Google, AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and CloudSigma. Moreover, product innovations, significant R&D spending, partnerships, and acquisitions are the key strategic activities to have a competitive edge over others.

In September 2022, DULSCO Group, one of the significant workforce, environmental, and talent solutions providers, was to use Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite as part of its digital transformation effort to improve customer and employee experience, automate processes, and boost operating efficiencies.

In September 2022, to implement the Earth Observation and Science Program, Google Cloud partnered with the Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), and Climate Engine. The program laid the path for SDAIA and MEWA to lead climate action using artificial intelligence. It was expected to assist with addressing environmental, water, and agricultural concerns brought on by climate change.

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Leaders

  1. Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.)

  2. Amazon Web Services Inc. (Amazon.com, Inc.)

  3. Alibaba Cloud (Alibaba Group Holding Limited)

  4. Microsoft Corporation

  5. Oracle Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market Concentration

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market News

  • February 2023: Oracle announced plans to create a third public cloud region in Saudi Arabia to address the fast-expanding demand for its cloud services. The new cloud region, which will be located in Riyadh, is part of Oracle's projected USD1.5 billion investment to increase cloud infrastructure capabilities in the Kingdom. The Oracle Cloud Riyadh Region will likely be added to the current Oracle Cloud Jeddah Region and the proposed Oracle Cloud Region in the future metropolis of NEOM.
  • February 2023: At the LEAP23 conference, Google Cloud announced a partnership with Lean Business Services, which offers Digital Health solutions. Lean used Google Cloud's Apigee solution in Saudi Arabia to develop a Digital Platform for Medical Institutions that will likely enable them to deliver secure healthcare services. Google Cloud claims that this collaboration enabled Lean to develop APIs and authenticate health institutions and individuals in order to use telemedicine.

Saudi Arabia Cloud Service Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Government policies and initiatives

      2. 5.1.2 Economic Benefits Leading to Cloud Adoption

      3. 5.1.3 Increasing Penetration of Technology Giants

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 High Dependence on External Sources to Balance the Skill Deficit

      2. 5.2.2 Vendor Lock In

      3. 5.2.3 Compliance Issues, Migration Complexity, And Security Risks

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 6.1 By Deployment

      1. 6.1.1 Public Cloud

        1. 6.1.1.1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

        2. 6.1.1.2 Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

        3. 6.1.1.3 Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

      2. 6.1.2 Private Cloud

    2. 6.2 By End-User Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Oil, Gas, and Utilities

      2. 6.2.2 Government and Defense

      3. 6.2.3 Healthcare

      4. 6.2.4 Financial Services

      5. 6.2.5 Manufacturing and Construction

      6. 6.2.6 Other End-User Industries

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.)

      2. 7.1.2 Amazon Web Services Inc. (AMAZON.COM, Inc.)

      3. 7.1.3 Alibaba Cloud (Alibaba Group Holding Limited)

      4. 7.1.4 Microsoft Corporation

      5. 7.1.5 Oracle Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 CloudSigma

      7. 7.1.7 VMware, Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Salesforce Inc

      9. 7.1.9 Saudi Telecom Company

      10. 7.1.10 IBM Corporation

      11. 7.1.11 SAP SE

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 8. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  9. 9. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

**Subject to Availability

Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Industry Segmentation

Cloud services are a broad category of on-demand services supplied to businesses and users through the Internet. These services are intended to enable simple, low-cost access to applications and resources that do not require internal infrastructure or hardware. Cloud computing vendors and service providers oversee all aspects of cloud services. A business does not need to host apps on its in-house servers as they are made available to clients from the providers' servers.

The study tracks the key market parameters, underlying growth influencers, and major vendors operating in the industry, which supports the market estimations and growth rates during the forecast period. The scope of the study includes deployment and end-users. In addition, the study provides cloud service adoption trends and crucial vendor profiles. The study further analyses the overall impact of COVID-19 on the ecosystem.

The Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market is Segmented by Deployment (Public Cloud (Software-as-a-service, Platform-as-a-service, Infrastructure-as-a-service), Private Cloud), End-User Industry (Oil, Gas & Utilities, Government & Defense, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing & Construction). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD for all the above segments.

By Deployment
Public Cloud
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Private Cloud
By End-User Industry
Oil, Gas, and Utilities
Government and Defense
Healthcare
Financial Services
Manufacturing and Construction
Other End-User Industries

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Saudi Arabia Cloud Service Market Research FAQs

The Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market size is expected to reach USD 3.46 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 16.85% to reach USD 7.53 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market size is expected to reach USD 3.46 billion.

Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Amazon Web Services Inc. (Amazon.com, Inc.), Alibaba Cloud (Alibaba Group Holding Limited), Microsoft Corporation and Oracle Corporation are the major companies operating in the Saudi Arabia Cloud Services Market.

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Statistics for the 2023 Saudi Arabia Cloud Services market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Saudi Arabia Cloud Services analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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