Welcome to Cloud Nation

Bahrain’s cloud-first policy, world-class infrastructure and collaborative ecosystem provides the perfect springboard into the world’s fastest growing cloud market. Take your business to new heights in the region by joining MENA’s leading cloud nation.

The Sky's the Limit

With the world’s highest growth rate for data centre traffic, MENA is alive with opportunity for cloud companies. Bahrain offers not just a gateway, but the perfect home for your business within this rapidly evolving market.
$2.2 bn
value of MENA
cloud market
$5 bn
estimated MENA
cloud market by 2022
annual MENA cloud
traffic growth rate
(Cisco) (IDC)

Bahrain's Cloud First Vision

We recognise the clear opportunity for innovation, scalability and cost savings offered by this new technological horizon. That’s why Bahrain has pushed ahead of the curve, both regionally and globally, in our embrace of cloud technology.

Our forward-thinking vision for data and cloud computing has borne our Cloud First Policy, implemented across both the public and private sector through four distinct pillars:

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Adoption of public clouds
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Cloud IAAS & SAAS across government IT
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Training opportunities for Bahrainis to develop cloud skills
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Grant credit support for businesses transitioning into the crowd

Companies already at home in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services chose Bahrain as the home of their new hyperscale Cloud Region, their first in MENA. Alongside 3 new data centres powering the region’s Cloud ecosystem, their regional HQ is already helping organisations of all sizes transition to the cloud.
“We go into regions for the long term, and we chose Bahrain because of the process in place for creating the right environment.”
Teresa Carlson, Vice President
World Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

An ecosystem on a higher level
Creating a Cloud nation

Through intelligent design, Bahrain has created optimal conditions for cloud infrastructure
companies to test and launch innovative products across the region.
Our array of terrestrial and submarine fibre optic cables, global POPs and data centres connect Bahrain to more than 50 countries. And with the roll-out of commercial 5G also on the horizon, you’ll experience connectivity on a higher plane.
In 2019, Bahrain was ranked 3rd globally in electricity production by The Global Innovation Index 2019 – necessary firepower to kickstart your cloud business and testament to our commitment to world-class infrastructure.
Bahrain’s flexible regulatory system is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our thriving tech ecosystem. Our Cloud First Policy was just the start; new Data Protection and Data Jurisdiction Laws are two of the latest advances keeping Bahrain business-friendly.

More reasons to make your
home in the Cloud

Pursue commercial opportunities, gain a competitive advantage, operate freely and
enjoy a relaxed, liberal way of life that is rich and fulfilling in Bahrain.
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lower cost of doing business
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Compared to our neighbours, Bahrain offers better value across both operating and living costs.
in MENA in Education & Skills
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Bahrainis join the workforce with both an exceptional array of skills and extremely high levels of motivation, achieving The World Bank’s highest scores in MENA for human capital development.
financing on cloud credits for SMEs
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Financial packages from government agency Tamkeen make local employment in Bahrain even more cost-effective.
A look at the forecast

Future initiatives

Resting on our successes is not in our nature. In Bahrain, we’re always
thinking of ways we can take our offering to a higher level.
UOB New cloud computing degree
Equipping graduates with the skills they need to thrive in the Cloud – starting with a certificate‐based programme and progressing to a four‐year degree in the future.
Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs internship programme
A new memorandum of understanding (MoU) for on‐the- job cloud training will strengthen core skills across Bahrain’s cloud nation.
Cloud Computing Services support programme
Tamkeen’s latest programme will cover 100% of the cost of services supplied by Bahrain‐ based cloud operators to eligible startups and SMEs.
WePowerTech events in the Middle East
An unmissable programme of high‐level speakers offering training and guidance to underrepresented groups in the tech sphere.

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find your home

in the Cloud.