Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023. The AWS Israel Region (Tel Aviv) will enable even more developers, startups and businesses, as well as government, educational institutions and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve their end users, from data centers located in Israel. In addition, the Israeli government announced that it had selected AWS as the main cloud provider under the “Nimbus” contract for government ministries and associated organizations. The Nimbus Framework will provide cloud services to Israeli government ministries, including local municipalities, government-owned businesses, and public sector organizations, with the aim of helping accelerate digital transformation. He will play a key role in promoting innovation and enabling new digital services for Israelis. To find out more,
“The new AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will enable more public and private institutions, innovative startups, and global companies to deliver cloud-developed applications that will help fuel economic development in across the country. It’s the latest in our list of AWS Regions in Europe and the Middle East, which includes the existing regions of Bahrain, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, and the UK. , as well as developing regions in Spain, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, ”said Peter DeSantis, senior vice president of global infrastructure, AWS. “The new region is an extension of our investment to support businesses of all kinds, to help startups adapt and grow, allow the development of technical skills and improve knowledge of the cloud. Cloud technology is at the heart of the Israeli government’s digital transformation agenda whose approach illustrates how important it is to establish a strong course for cloud adoption and to set an example for reinventing citizen services. . ”
AWS Regions include Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations, far enough apart to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customer business continuity, but close enough to provide the low latency requirements for customers. High availability applications that operate multiple Availability Zones. Globally, AWS has 81 Availability Zones in 25 geographic regions, and plans to launch another 21 Availability Zones and seven more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. United Arab Emirates.
Each Availability Zone has independent power, physical security, and cooling, while being connected through redundant ultra-low latency networks. AWS customers who are focused on high availability can design their applications to operate in multiple Availability Zones and multiple regions for better fault tolerance. The addition of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will allow local customers with data residency needs to store their data in Israel, while ensuring that they retain control over the location of their data.
AWS Customers and Partners in the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region
Israeli customers will continue to join the millions of active customers who use AWS each month in more than 190 countries around the world. Organizations choose AWS to run their critical workloads to save cost, accelerate innovation, and reduce time to market. Israeli clients have started their businesses using 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, among others. AWS empowers them to scale up quickly and expand their geographic reach in minutes.
Bank Leumi, one of Israel’s leading banks, has around 200 branches across the country, and dedicated teams mobilizing AWS to create a market-leading banking services market. “The availability of a secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure is paramount to providing a best-in-class banking experience for our customers,” said Jaime Schcolnik, Chief Information Officer, Bank Leumi. “Using AWS as a leading cloud provider has allowed us to innovate quickly and develop a new open banking platform with reduced costs and minimal development time compared to other technologies. The new AWS Region in Israel will help better support our investment in modernizing our banking infrastructure. ”
Migdal Insurance, a leading Israeli insurance company with over $ 80 billion in assets under management with two million customers, relies on AWS to ensure compliance with frequently changing security requirements and confidentiality, in particular the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS17). “AWS’s advanced security services such as AWS CloudTrail, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Config, combined with their business background, give us the agility and flexibility to innovate quickly, while remaining in compliance with frequently changed security and privacy requirements, ”added Tami O. Koll, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, at Migdal. “We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide excellent service that helps us stay totally focused on our customers. The new AWS Region in Israel will provide low-latency access and help us optimize the experience for our customers and agents, with state-of-the-art analytical insights and machine learning and AI services. ”
CyberArk is the global leader in identity security. Focused on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security solution for any identity, human or machine, across business applications, distributed workforce, hybrid cloud workloads, and everything. throughout the DevOps lifecycle. “Developing our portfolio of identity security-based SaaS offerings on AWS accelerates our ability to provide more choice to customers interested in subscriber-only SaaS options, which enhance security and maximize risk reduction. Commented Udi Mokady, President and CEO of CyberArk. ” More recently, The agility of the AWS infrastructure has given us the flexibility to rapidly develop and launch Cloud Entitlements Manager which provides our customers with an important solution to monitor rights within cloud environments, and remove excessive permissions across the board. cloud footprint of an organization. The fact that AWS provides Israel with a region with a high level of data protection, user privacy, and regulatory compliance, similar to other regions in the world is great news for us and for all Israeli tech companies. ” and removing excessive permissions across an organization’s cloud footprint. The fact that AWS provides Israel with a region with a high level of data protection, user privacy, and regulatory compliance, similar to other regions in the world is great news for us and for all Israeli tech companies. ” and removing excessive permissions across an organization’s cloud footprint. The fact that AWS provides Israel with a region with a high level of data protection, user privacy, and regulatory compliance, similar to other regions in the world is great news for us and for all Israeli tech companies. ”
Fiverr, the company that’s changing the way the world collaborates, connects businesses of all sizes with skilled freelancers who provide digital services in over 500 categories. Fiverr uses multiple AWS Cloud services to host its platform and accelerate its progress. “The ramping up of our platform and the rapid development of new products are critical to our continued growth,” said Gil Sheinfeld, CTO, Fiverr. “Using managed services from AWS allows us to focus on innovation and improve our productivity as we scale rapidly. The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel is great news for us, as it reflects AWS’s commitment to Israel. ”
Monday.com’s Work operating system is an open platform that democratizes the power of software, so organizations can easily develop software applications and work management tools to meet all their needs. monday.com has more than 110,000 customers in more than 200 business sectors in 190 countries. “Since adopting AWS, we have been able to pursue our mission of democratizing powerful software for all, because we have the means to adapt and help our customers quickly face evolving challenges” , said David Virtser, director of infrastructure, monday.com. “AWS has enabled us to optimize our product and technology stack by breaking our initial monolith into microservers, and adopting containers, orchestration, and continuous delivery, which has resulted in significantly accelerate innovation. The expansion of AWS data centers in Israel is very good news as we continue to look for new ways to meet the growing demands of our customers, especially with regard to prioritizing data privacy and implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ” The expansion of AWS data centers in Israel is very good news as we continue to look for new ways to meet the growing demands of our customers, especially with regard to prioritizing data privacy and implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ” The expansion of AWS data centers in Israel is very good news as we continue to look for new ways to meet the growing demands of our customers, especially with regard to prioritizing data privacy and implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ”
Hashavshevet (Wizsoft), founded in 1985, is the developer of a leading PRE system, which provides businesses with software for predictive analysis of data. More than 40,000 companies use the Hashavshevet solution as their primary platform for doing business. “We have decided to launch our PRE SaaS solution, H-ERP, on AWS to benefit our small and medium-sized businesses. By migrating to AWS, we benefited from advanced security services and improved operational reliability, leveraging an AWS Well-Architected design, automatic storage management, managed databases, and data analysis tools. . The migration allowed us to avoid the unnecessary expense of purchasing and maintaining servers; we were thus able to focus on the continuous development of a scalable and complete SaaS solution for the benefit of our customers ”, declared prof. Assaf Avrahami, CEO of Hashavshevet. “We are delighted with the opening of the AWS Israel Region (Tel Aviv), as it allows customers who need to keep their data in the country, to leverage our SaaS offering which will be deployed on AWS in Israel. ”
The many businesses of the Rami Levy Group include more than 50 branches nationwide, an online store, and subsidiaries Rami-Levy Communication, Cofix, good pharm, and Rami Levy Customers’ Club. Locally, Rami-Levy is considered one of the most influential companies in reducing the cost of living in Israel. Rami-Levy migrated his online store to AWS during the pandemic, using EC2 automatic scaling to seamlessly manage 100% growth in online orders, and ensure availability across the country. “The Rami Levy Group is customer focused,” added Ron Efraty, Chairman of the Board at Cofix, and CEO of Rami Levy Communication. “By using AWS services, we have been able to maintain excellence in the shopping experience for our customers, especially when physical access to our stores was restricted. Following the successful transition to AWS, we are currently exploring AWS machine learning services such as Amazon Personalize to aggregate multiple data sources from our customers’ touchpoints, and personalize their shopping experience. Protecting our customers’ data is our top priority and one of the reasons we chose AWS. The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel allows us to comply with the Policy on Sensitive Customer Data. ” We are currently exploring AWS machine learning services such as Amazon Personalize to aggregate multiple data sources from our customers’ touchpoints, and personalize their shopping experience. Protecting our customers’ data is our top priority and one of the reasons we chose AWS. The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel allows us to comply with the Policy on Sensitive Customer Data. ” We are currently exploring AWS machine learning services such as Amazon Personalize to aggregate multiple data sources from our customers’ touchpoints, and personalize their shopping experience. Protecting our customers’ data is our top priority and one of the reasons we chose AWS. The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel allows us to comply with the Policy on Sensitive Customer Data. ” The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel allows us to comply with the Policy on Sensitive Customer Data. ” The announced opening of an AWS Region in Israel allows us to comply with the Policy on Sensitive Customer Data. ”
Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, is an educational and research center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and one of the largest hospitals in Tel Aviv. Israel. The I-Medata Innovation Center uses the AWS Control Tower to facilitate fast, systematic, and secure creation of AWS accounts, while protecting sensitive health data. The center also relies on Amazon SageMaker to enable its scientists to develop, train and deploy advanced, machine learning models for the early detection of deteriorating health status in patients with COVID-19. Dr. Ahuva Weiss-Meilik, Director of the I-Medata AI Center at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, explained, “AWS has changed the way we work at the research center. We enjoy comprehensive protection of our sensitive health data while continuing to support researcher productivity. By building our app on AWS, we accelerated our searches and reduced the time it takes to add new searches from several months to just a few days. The new AWS Region in Israel will help us process our data in the cloud, in compliance with the highest levels of local regulatory requirements for the processing of private health information. ”
“We congratulate AWS on winning the first tender for Project Nimbus, a multi-year flagship project led by the Procurement Administration, Government of Israel, and aimed at providing a comprehensive framework for the delivery of cloud services to the government. Israeli, ”said Yali Rothenberg, accountant general of Israel.
The partners of the AWS Partner Network(APN), based in Israel also hosted the announcement of the planned AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region. The AFN includes tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (IS) around the world. AWS partners develop innovative solutions and services on AWS, and APN helps provide sales, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. IS APNs, Consulting Partners and ISVs working in Israel help enterprise and public sector customers migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications, and provide a full range of monitoring, automation and management, for environments on AWS, of customers. AWS partners in Israel include Alcide, AllCloud, AppsFlyer, Automat-IT,
Investing in the future of Israel
The new AWS Israel Region (Tel Aviv) continues AWS’s engagement in Israel. The number of Israeli customers has grown, as has the extent of AWS’s presence in the country. In 2014, AWS opened its first office in Israel, serving the local market, and in the same year, Amazon established a research and development (R&D) center in the country. Since then, Amazon’s R&D presence in Israel has grown to include Prime Air, Alexa Shopping, and Amazon Lab126. Amazon’s R&D initiatives also include the development of compute, storage, networking, security and machine learning hardware, designed by AWS through Annapurna Labs, acquired by Amazon in 2015. Annapurna Labs develops innovative, high performance hardware , and designed by AWS,
Other infrastructure investments in Israel include Amazon CloudFront edge locations. Amazon CloudFront is a highly secure and programmable Content Delivery Network (CDN) that accelerates the delivery of data, video, applications, and APIs, to users around the world, with low latency and high transfer speeds. . In 2020, AWS also launched AWS Outposts and AWS Direct Connect in Israel. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that delivers the same AWS infrastructures, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, colocation space, or on-premises facility, to ensure a truly cohesive hybrid experience. AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to set up a dedicated network connection, between customer on-premises infrastructure and AWS infrastructure. By using AWS Direct Connect, customers can establish private connectivity between AWS and their data center, office, or colocation environment, which can reduce their network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a network experience. more consistent than Internet connections.
For Israeli students and educators, the AWS Educate and AWS Academy programs provide free resources to accelerate cloud-related learning and prepare today’s Israeli students for the jobs of the future. The Israeli universities and business schools that already participate in the AWS Educate program are Ben Gurion University of Negev, The IDC Interdisciplinary Center, MTA – The Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the ‘Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Haifa. AWS also offers a full range of training and certification programs, to help those interested in the latest technologies, best practices, and cloud computing architectures,
In order to help grow the next generation of Israeli businesses, AWS began supporting startups in Israel in 2013 through its AWS Activate program. This program provides startups with free access to advice and one-on-one interviews with AWS experts as well as web-based training, personalized time labs, customer support, third-party offerings, and up to 100 $ 000 in AWS service credits. This is on top of the work AWS does with the venture capital community, startup accelerators, and incubators, to help startups grow in the cloud. In Israel, AWS works with accelerator organizations such as 8200 EISP, F2 Venture Capital – thejunction, and TechStars, as well as venture capital firms, such as Aleph, Pitango,