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Amazon Web Services plans to open data centers in Israel

Written by The Frontier Post

WASHINGTON DC (Agencies): Amazon Web Services said on Friday it will open data centers in Israel, with the announcement coming weeks after Israel signed a deal with AWS and Google for a more than $1 billion project to provide cloud services for its public sector and military.

In April, AWS and Google won an Israeli government tender for the four-phase project known as “Nimbus.”

“Today, Amazon Web Services Inc, an Amazon.com company, announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023,” AWS said in a statement on Friday.

“The new AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will empower more public and private institutions, innovative startups, and global companies to deliver built-for-the-cloud applications that help fuel economic development across the country. It is the latest in our list of AWS Regions across Europe and the Middle East, which includes existing regions in Bahrain, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, and the UK as well as regions under development in Spain, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure, AWS.

“The new region is a continuation of our investment to support enterprises of all kinds, help startups scale and grow, enable technical skills development, and create cloud literacy. Cloud technology is at the heart of the Israeli government’s digital transformation program, and their approach highlights the importance of setting a strong course for cloud adoption and leading by example to re-invent citizen services,” DeSantis said.

Companies in Israel have built their businesses on top of AWS, include Amdocs, AppsFlyer, Bank Leumi, Bizzabo, CyberArk, Fiverr, Gett, Harel Insurance, Innovid, IronSource, Jfrog, Kaltura, Lumigo, Migdal, monday.com, Netafim, NICE, Perion, Rami Levy, Sentinel One, SimilarWeb, Tnuva, Wix, Yad2, and many more.

“We congratulate AWS on their winning bid in the first tender of Project Nimbus, a multi-year flagship project led by the Governmental Procurement Administration to provide a comprehensive framework for the provision of cloud services to the government of Israel,” said Accountant General of Israel Yali Rothenberg.

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