The Israeli government has signed an agreement with AWS and Google Cloud to provide services and data hosting to its administration and military. Budget: 1.2 billion.
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The Israeli Ministry of Finance announced that AWS and Google Cloud had won the tender to provide a complete cloud service solution to the government, defense system and other groups in the economy. Other CSPs were Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.
The so-called “Nimbus” government project will take place in four phases: acquisition and construction of cloud infrastructure, formulation of government policy for migration to the cloud, integration, migration, as well as cloud control and optimization activities.
The first phase of the project is expected to start in two months. Data transfer will take place in European data centers such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany – the construction of local hosting centers is pending and should not be available for two years.
Public services in the cloud
The goal of the Nimbus project is to shift many government services to the cloud to improve services for citizens and increase their efficiency. The government said it would help promote Israel’s innovation and create a habitat in cloud technologies.
The agreement also stipulates that the two CSPs must work with Israeli companies for an amount equal to 20% of the value of the contract.
For the second phase of the project, KPMG was selected to set up a “Cloud Center of Excellence” to define the government’s strategy for installing activities in the cloud.
Finally, another tender will be held to address the third phase of the project, in which dozens of local vendors will be selected to assist government systems in migrating to the cloud and developing systems in the cloud environment.