Amazon Web Services Initiates Cloud Region in Israel: A New Horizon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently revealed the establishment of a new cloud region in Israel. The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) cloud region aims to provide enhanced accessibility, flexibility, and infrastructure within the technological space in Israel. Let’s explore the various facets of this exciting development.

1. Introduction to the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Cloud Region

The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) cloud region is an instrumental addition to AWS’s global network. Through this launch, the application end-users and developers based in Israel can directly connect to the data centres within the country.

Enhancing Technology and Security

Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS, expressed that the creation of this region “provides customers with the ability to build the most advanced cloud technology-based applications and achieve the highest levels of security, availability, and resilience.”

Supporting Innovation and Growth

Israel’s strong focus on promoting technology innovation and its vast talent pool has made it a hotspot for multinational businesses, e-governments, and entrepreneurs. Cloud technology, being at the core of digital transformation, has AWS backing Israel’s mission to amplify citizen services for many years ahead.

2. Economic Impact and Investment

AWS’s commitment to Israel’s economic growth is apparent, with a planned investment of approximately $7.2 billion (ILS 26.6 billion) over the next 16 years.

Generating Employment Opportunities

According to an economic impact study released by AWS, the construction and operation of the new AWS region are expected to support an average of over 7,700 full-time jobs at external businesses annually.

Adding Value to Israel’s GDP

The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) region is projected to contribute nearly $13.9 billion (ILS 51.7 billion) to Israel’s gross domestic product (GDP) through 2037. This signifies a profound impact on the nation’s economic landscape.

Collaboration with the Government: The Nimbus Project

The government of Israel chose AWS as its principal cloud provider in 2021. This decision was made as part of the Nimbus contract, aimed at facilitating innovation, implementing new digital services, and accelerating digital transformation in the public sector.

Yali Rothenberg, accountant general of Israel, acknowledged AWS’s commitment and appreciated the establishment of the Israeli region, stating that it would play a vital role in the migration of governmental workloads to the cloud.

Global Perspective and Future Endeavours

With this launch, AWS now has 102 Availability Zones across 32 geographic regions, with announced plans to introduce 12 more Availability Zones and four additional AWS regions in countries such as Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand.

Insights from the Industry

Yaniv Masjedi, CMO of Nextiva says, “The expansion of AWS’s regions reflects a growing demand for cloud-based solutions globally. The launch in Israel exemplifies AWS’s dedication to fostering technological advancements and supporting local economies.”


The initiation of the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) cloud region signifies a new chapter in Israel’s technological progression. By enhancing accessibility, driving innovation, and contributing substantially to the economy, this region is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the digital future of Israel and the global technological ecosystem. The concerted efforts of AWS, in partnership with the Israeli government, are a testament to a shared vision of a technologically empowered future.

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Anthony Lucas is the Head of Product at Percepto Media Group. Anthony is passionate about technology and startup ventures in Israel. He intends to share his expertise gained from his experience of expanding and managing businesses in Israel's startup ecosystem. Feel free to get in touch at
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