Amazon’s AWS to Set Up CloudFront Infrastructure in Israel
CloudFront, AWS’ CDN, will facilitate accelerated content distribution and better cybersecurity services to customers in Israel
Amazon's cloud service Amazon Web Services (AWS) is setting up infrastructure for its CloudFront content delivery network (CDN) in Israel to facilitate accelerated content distribution and better cybersecurity services, the company announced Wednesday.AWS set up its first office in Israel in 2014, with Amazon following with a research and development center in the country. In 2015, Amazon expanded its Israeli activity with the acquisition of chip developer Annapurna Labs for $370 million. In 2019, Amazon acquired two Israeli companies—flash storage startup E8 Storage Ltd. and cloud application backup startup CloudEndure Ltd.
AWS’ global infrastructure has 188 locations in 70 cities across 31 countries. Through Israel’s edge location, AWS will offer a suite of services including computational power integration, networking, and cybersecurity services.
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AWS said it expects an improvement of up to 75% in performance for all local companies using its service.