The Israeli government chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google for a project worth more than US$1 billion (about Rs 73.5 billion) to provide cloud services for the country’s public sector and military.

The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that Amazon and Google defeated Microsoft, Oracle and IBM in the bidding for the four-phase project “Nimbus”.

They will build a local cloud site in Israel with an initial investment of 4 billion Iceland Krona (about 91.8 billion rupees). These sites will keep information in Israel in accordance with strict security guidelines.

The four phases of the project include acquisition and construction of cloud infrastructure, formulation of government policies for migration to the cloud, integration and migration, and control and optimization of cloud activities.

The ministry stated that Nimbus is a multi-year flagship project aimed at providing comprehensive solutions for the government, defense systems and other organizations in the economy to provide cloud services.

Another bidding process for the third part of the project is being resolved, in which dozens of local suppliers will be selected to assist in migrating government systems to the cloud and developing systems in a cloud environment.

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