The Israeli government has announced that it has signed a $1 billion project with Amazon Web Services and Google that will provide cloud services for the country’s public and sector and military.
The work is expected to begin on this soon as officials say that they expect to start moving data to the cloud in the coming two months. But the system will not be centralised as there will be two cloud services providers.
The project has been named “Nimbus” and will be executed in four phases. The deal with AWS and Google is the fourth phase of the project. It is intended to provide cloud services to the government, groups of economy, and the defence system.
The availability of cloud services in Israel will allow the country to capitalize on the technological advantages in the cloud to improve services to citizens and improve economical efficiency. The presence of cloud services will also promote Israel’sinnovation and encourage creating of an ecosystem in cloud technologies.
Currently, third part of the project is under process under which many local suppliers will be selected to assist in the migration of government systems to the cloud.
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