AWS, Google Win $1B Israeli Government Cloud Migration Project

Israel named Amazon Web Services and Google as the winners of a multiyear, $1.2 billion project to establish governmentwide data center infrastructure for cloud computing services, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

The two companies will help Israeli public-sector and defense agencies build domestic repositories of sensitive data under Project Nimbus‘ initial phase.

IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (NYSEL ORCL) were the other bidders for the project, according to the report.

The Israeli government procurement administration sought contractor services to build a comprehensive supply network, craft migration policies, integrate applications and implement processes in the cloud.

A KPMG-Somekh Chaikin partnership was selected to provide consulting services for the second part of Project Nimbus.

Israel is inviting local companies to submit bids for cloud migration support work and planning to launch a follow-on tender process for the fourth phase.

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