The new Google Cloud Region in Israel is now open
Country Manager, Google Cloud Israel
Today, we are excited to announce that the new Google Cloud region in Israel is open. We’ll be celebrating the launch at an event in Tel Aviv on November 9 — register to join us.
Israel is known as the startup nation, and has long been a hub of technology innovation for startups and Google alike. We’re excited to extend that innovation-first approach to other industries, accelerating digital transformation to help create new jobs and digital experiences that better serve users in Israel. According to recent research commissioned by Google, AlphaBeta Economics (part of Access Partnership) estimates that by 2030, the Google Cloud region in Tel Aviv will contribute a cumulative USD 7.6 billion to Israel’s GDP, and support the creation of 21,200 jobs in that year alone1.
The Google Cloud region in Tel Aviv (me-west1), joins our network of cloud regions around the world, delivering high-performance, low-latency services to customers of all sizes and across industries. Now that the Israel cloud region is part of the Google Cloud network, it will help local organizations connect with users and customers around the globe, and help fuel innovation and digital transformation across every sector of the economy.
Last year, Google Cloud was selected by the Israeli government to provide cloud services to government ministries. This partnership can enable the government, and private companies operating in regulated industries, to simplify the way in which users are served, create a uniform approach to digital security, and support compliance and residency requirements.
Over a number of years we’ve grown our local Googler presence in both Tel Aviv and Haifa to support the growing number of customers, and bring a culture of innovation to every sector of the economy. From technology, retail, and media and entertainment, to financial services and the public sector, leading organizations come to Google Cloud as their trusted innovation partner.
"With Google Cloud we are changing the way millions of people read and write, by serving our own Large Language Models on top of the most advanced GPU platform that offers unparalleled performance, availability and elasticity." – Ori Goshen, CEO, AI21 Labs
“PayBox is supervised by the Bank of Israel and is completely hosted in the cloud. Google Cloud provides us with the tools needed to meet regulatory compliance and security obligations as well as the flexibility and agility to serve the millions of customers that rely on our app every day." – Dima Levitin, CIO, Paybox
Israel has long been a hub of technology innovation, and we’re excited to support customers Like AI21, Paybox, and others with a cloud that helps them:
Better understand and use data: Google Cloud helps customers make better decisions with a unified data platform. We help customers reduce complexity and combine unstructured and structured data — wherever it resides — to quickly and easily produce valuable insights.
Establish an open foundation for growth: When customers move to Google Cloud, they get a flexible, secure, and open platform that can evolve with their organization. Our commitment to multicloud, hybrid cloud, and open source offers organizations the freedom of choice, helping to allow their developers to build faster.
Create a collaborative environment: In today’s hybrid work environment, Google Cloud provides the tools needed to help transform how people connect, create, and collaborate.
Protect systems and users: As every company rethinks its security posture, we help customers protect their data using the same infrastructure and security services that Google uses for its own operations.
Build a cleaner, more sustainable future: Google has been carbon neutral for our operations since 2007, and we are working to operate entirely on carbon-free energy by 2030. Today, when customers run on Google Cloud — the cleanest cloud in the industry — the energy that powers their workloads is matched with 100% renewable energy.
We’re excited to see what you build with the new Google Cloud region in Israel. Learn more about our global cloud infrastructure, including new and upcoming regions. And don’t miss the Israel launch event.
1. AlphaBeta, Part of Access Partnership. (2022). Google Cloud Region: Lifting Productivity in the Israeli Economy