Dubbed AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region, the new infrastructure region will allow entrepreneurs, start-ups, enterprises, and developers, along with government, education, and non-profit organisations to utilise AWS technologies to run their applications and serve end users from data centres located in Israel
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of a new cloud infrastructure region in Israel, through which it plans to make an investment of $7.2bn through 2037.
Dubbed AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region, the new infrastructure region consists of three availability zones.
According to AWS, each of the locations is situated with sufficient distance between them to ensure uninterrupted business operations for customers. Simultaneously, they are in close proximity to allow for low latency in high availability applications utilising multiple availability zones.
The new region will allow entrepreneurs, start-ups, enterprises, and developers, along with government, education, and non-profit organisations to utilise AWS technologies to run their applications and serve end users from data centres located in Israel.
AWS said that the new infrastructure region is expected to support an average of over 7,700 full-time jobs per year at external businesses.
AWS infrastructure services vice president Prasad Kalyanaraman said: “The launch of the AWS Region in Israel provides customers with the ability to build the most advanced cloud technology-based applications and achieve the highest levels of security, availability, and resilience.”
The construction and operation of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region is projected to add nearly $13.9bn to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Israel through 2037.
Besides, the new AWS region will allow customers to safely store data in Israel along with offering clients lower latency across the country.
Israel accountant general Yali Rothenberg said: ”The establishment of the Region will enable us to migrate substantial governmental workloads to the cloud, and we are confident that it will help us accelerate digital transformation in the public sector, leverage technology to drive innovation in the government, improve customer experience, and further the development of the technological ecosystem in Israel.”
In 2021, Israel selected AWS as its primary cloud provider under the Nimbus contract, which encompasses government ministries and subsidiaries.
The launch of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region adds to the existing count of AWS’s 102 Availability Zones spread across 32 geographic regions. AWS has also revealed its intentions to establish 12 additional availability zones and four new AWS regions in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand.