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Israel pushes ahead with tender for massive cloud-based data center

August 27, 2019 / TOI STAFF

The government moved ahead this week with plans for a major cloud-based regional data center that may bring some of the tech industries biggest giants to Israel.On Sunday, the Finance Ministrys Government Procurement Administration announced that it was preparing a tender for the provision of public-platform-based cloud services to the government ministries and additional governmental units.The cloud-based data center region is meant to give these institutions improved access to servers, storage, databases and application services. The announcement comes half a year after the government announced its interest in setting up local cloud infrastructure and a month after it was first reported that American tech giant Amazon was in talks with Israeli officials regarding its possible participation in the project. The eventual provider of such cloud services will need to set up an Israel-region data center that will meet the security, durability and operational continuity requirements of the ...