Amazon’s cloud service Amazon Web Services (AWS) will set up the infrastructure for its CloudFront content delivery network (CDN) in Israel, the multinational e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday.
The cloud infrastructure, which will be based in Tel Aviv, will allow Israeli customers to use local data centers. Prior to this, local customers had to use data centers in Europe. This will also be better for local companies in the public security and defense sectors who want their data to remain private on their servers because currently, companies are obligated to follow European regulations and European courts could require them to reveal the private data.
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“With this new Edge location, CloudFront will deliver up to a 75 percent reduction in latency for content delivery to the viewers in Israel,” AWS said
CloudFront now has a total of 188 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 70 cities across 31 countries.
AWS set up its first space in Israel in 2014. Amazon followed with tworesearch and development centers in Tel Aviv and Haifa in October 2017.
Amazon acquired chip developer Annapurna Labs for $370 million in January 2015. The company also was said to acquire Israeli flash storage startup E8 Storage in July and Israeli disaster recovery firm CloudEndure in January of this year.