Oracle: Oracle opens underground data center in Jerusalem, Israel

Oct 13, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Oracle has announced that it has opened a Cloud region in Israel. With the underground data center opening in Jerusalem, Oracle has become the first hyperscale firm to open a Cloud region in the country. CEO of Oracle, Safra Katz, said organizations and government bodies need to transit to the cloud as quickly as possible and the new underground cloud area in Jerusalem makes that possible. Katz further added that Israel is ready for that transition already.

Bynet Data Communications constructed the new data center. The facility has 14,000 square meters of space, and it is located in a bunker below five parking levels and 17 story building in Jerusalem’s Har Hotzvim tech hub. Oracle revealed that the facility extends over four floors at a depth of 160 feet below ground level. In addition, the facility is secured enough to provide security against missile attacks.

Country manager for Oracle Israel, Eran Feigenbaum, said the facility could withstand a direct missile hit, a direct rocket hit, and a car bomb without disrupting normal activities.

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