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First underground data center in Israel built to ‘withstand missiles and car bombs’

American computer technology corporation Oracle unveiled in Jerusalem on Oct. 13 the first underground data center in Israel, which is designed to provide cloud services under exceptional conditions.

The underground center is geared to provide the highest levels of physical security, according to Oracle, which is also planning a second underground cloud center in the future to expand its services.

As a result, Oracle became the first global cloud provider to open a reinforced underground facility—nine floors underground—to enable business continuity in emergencies.

“It is designed to withstand missiles, rockets and car bombs. That’s what we built it for,” Eran Feigenbaum, country manager of Oracle Israel, told JNS in recent days. “It was important for us that the data center be able to withstand all of that.”

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