SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023. The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will enable even more developers, startups, and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profits to run their applications and serve end-users from data centers located in Israel. Additionally, the government of Israel announced that it has selected AWS as its primary cloud provider as part of the “Nimbus” contract for government ministries and subsidiaries. The Nimbus framework will provide cloud services to Israeli government ministries including local municipalities, government-owned companies, and public sector organizations with the aim of helping to accelerate digital transformation. It will be instrumental in driving innovation and enabling new digital services for the citizens of Israel. For more information, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/.
“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.”
AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customers’ business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications that leverage multiple Availability Zones. Globally, AWS has 81 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions, with plans to launch an additional 21 Availability Zones and seven AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.
Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones and across multiple regions to achieve even greater fault tolerance. The addition of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will enable local customers with data residency requirements to store their data in Israel with the assurance that they retain control over the location of their data. Organizations using this region will also be able to access advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud with the broadest and deepest suite of cloud services to drive innovation including analytics, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, storage, and more.
Customers and AWS Partners in AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region
Customers in Israel will continue to join the millions of active customers who are using AWS every month in over 190 countries around the world. Organizations choose AWS to run their mission-critical workloads to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, and speed time-to-market. Customers in Israel have built their businesses on top of AWS, including Amdocs, AppsFlyer, Ayalon Insurance, Bank Leumi, Bizzabo, CyberArk, Fiverr, Gamoshi, Gett, Gong, Government of Israel, Harel Insurance, Hashavshevet, Innovid, ironSource, Jfrog, Kaltura, Lumigo, Migdal, monday.com, Netafim, NICE, Operative, Perion, Rami Levy, Sentinel One, SimilarWeb, Tnuva, Wix, Yad2, and many more. AWS enables them to scale rapidly and expand their geographic reach in minutes. In the Israeli public sector, organizations are using AWS to transform the services they deliver to citizens, including the Center for Educational Technology, The Ministry of Health, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Weizmann Institute.
Bank Leumi is one of the leading banks in Israel and has approximately 200 branches across the country and dedicated teams leveraging AWS to build an advanced banking services marketplace. “Having secure, scalable, and resilient infrastructure is paramount to providing the best banking experiences for our customers,” said Jaime Schcolnik, Chief Information Officer at Bank Leumi. “Using AWS as our primary cloud provider has enabled us to innovate rapidly and develop a new open banking platform with reduced cost and minimal development time compared to other technologies. The new AWS Region in Israel will further support our investment in modernizing our banking infrastructure.”
Migdal Insurance, a leading Israeli insurance company with over $80 billion in managed assets and two million customers, relies on AWS to comply with frequently changing security and privacy requirements including the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS17). “AWS’s advanced security services like AWS CloudTrail, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Config, combined with their enterprise experience, gives us the agility and flexibility to innovate quickly while remaining compliant with frequently changing security and privacy requirements,” said Tami O.Koll, Deputy CEO, Head of Technology, Migdal. “We’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide a superior service that helps us remain laser focused on our customers. The new AWS Region in Israel will provide low latency access and help us enhance our customer and agent experience through advanced analytics and AI and machine learning services.”
CyberArk is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. “Building our portfolio of Identity Security-based SaaS offerings on AWS helps accelerate our ability to provide more choice for customers interested in subscription-based SaaS options that improve security and maximize risk reduction,” said Udi Mokady, CyberArk chairman and CEO. “Most recently, AWS infrastructure agility enabled us the flexibility to quickly build and launch Cloud Entitlements Manager, which provides our customers with an important solution to monitor entitlements across cloud environments and remove excessive permissions across an organization’s cloud footprint. AWS bringing a region to Israel with the same high levels of data protection, user privacy, and regulatory compliance as their other regions around the world is great news for us and to all tech companies in Israel.”
Fiverr, the company that is changing how the world works together, connects businesses of all sizes with skilled freelancers offering digital services in more than 500 categories. Fiverr uses multiple AWS Cloud services to host its platform and scale its progression. “Scaling our platform and enabling rapid development of new products is essential to our continued growth,” said Gil Sheinfeld, Fiverr CTO. “Using AWS managed services allows us to focus on innovation and improve our productivity while we grow rapidly. The planned opening of an AWS Region in Israel is great news for us as it reflects AWS’s dedication to Israel.”
The monday.com Work OS is an open platform that democratizes the power of software so organizations can easily build work management tools and software applications to fit any need. monday.com serves more than 110,000 customers across more than 200 industries in 190 countries. “Since adopting AWS, we’ve been able to further our mission of democratizing power software for everyone by allowing us to scale and help our customers meet rapidly evolving challenges,” said David Virtser, Head of Infrastructure at monday.com. “AWS helped us enhance both our product and technology stack by breaking our initial monolith into microservers and adopting containers, orchestration, and continuous delivery – enabling us to greatly increase our pace of innovation. The expansion of AWS data centers in Israel is exciting news as we continue to look for new ways to meet our customers’ growing needs, including the prioritization of data privacy and GDPR implications.”
Hashavshevet (Wizsoft), founded in 1985, is the developer of a leading ERP system that provides predictive data analytics software for businesses. More than 40,000 businesses use the Hashavshevet solution as the main platform to run their business. “We have decided to launch our SaaS ERP solution, H-ERP, on AWS for the benefit of our small and medium-sized businesses. By migrating to AWS, we have gained the advantage of advanced security services and improved operational reliability by leveraging an AWS Well-Architected design, automatic storage management, managed databases, and data analytics tools. The migration has enabled us to avoid the unnecessary expense of purchasing and maintaining servers to instead focus on the continuous development of a comprehensive scalable SaaS solution for our customers,” said Prof. Assaf Avrahami, CEO of Hashavshevet. “We are excited about the opening of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region as it will provide customers who are required to keep their data inside…
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