10/24/2020

New Israeli Army’s Data Center David Ben-Gurion bunker

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The Israel Defense Forces have deployed a state-of-the-art military data center named David Ben-Gurion in the Negev Desert, named after David Ben-Gurion.

After more than a decade of work and an investment of 1.6 billion shekels ($460 million), a modern data center serving the Israel Defense Forces recently began operating in the Negev.

The “five nines” facility, as the military calls it, will house about 300 different military systems. The center occupies several underground floors, one of which contains all the servers. The power supply and cooling systems are located one floor below. The lowest floor is dedicated to continuous life support systems for 99.999% of the operating time.

The complex is protected from rocket attacks and electromagnetic radiation. The base occupies 20,000 sq. meters and consumes 3.6 megawatts of electricity.

The “Stronghold of David” was supposed to support the work of a new military intelligence base and IDF headquarters units, which were planned to be transferred to the Negev by 2016. The mid-2020s are called the next tentative date for the implementation of this project.

The center is intended for reconnaissance, control and management. There are no systems directly involved in the conduct of the battle in the new communication center.

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