Amazon's AWS and Google big winners of Israel's $1.2 billion milestone cloud project
AWS and Google beat out Microsoft, Oracle and IBM in the tender for the four-phase project known as "Nimbus"
Meir Orbach and Reuters | 19:15 21.04.2021
The Israeli government announced on Wednesday that it has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google for the $1.2 billion project to provide cloud services for the country's public sector and military. Calcalist revealed the likely outcome of the tender at the end of March. Amazon and Google beat out Microsoft, Oracle and IBM in the tender for the four-phase project known as "Nimbus", the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. Oracle and Microsoft both appealed to the courts over the past week in an attempt to delay the announcement. AWS and Google will establish local cloud sites in Israel with an initial investment of NIS 4 billion ($1.2 billion). These sites will keep information within Israel's borders under strict security guidelines.