All of Odoo's new clients will be data hosted out of the Dammam facility. Existing clients have an option to migrate. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The tech firm Odoo has started offering a local data hosting solution for SaaS and customers, hosted at the Google’s data center in Dammam. The company, which is a provider of open-source integrated business software applications, has done this as part of expanded localization efforts in the Middle Eastern marketplace.

This will help Odoo ‘prioritize data privacy’ for customers, aligning with the Personal Data Protection Laws (PDPL). All new SaaS and customers in the MENA region will now be hosted at the Google’s Cloud data center in Dammam, while existing customers have the option to migrate their hosting upon request.

“Saudi Arabia’s commendable initiative to launch data centers within its country showcased its role in promoting digital upskilling among businesses in the MENA region,” said Pavitra Singh, Managing Director of Odoo Middle East DWC. “This has helped us expand and meet the hosting requirements of our customers in the region.”