AWS has bought up "a part of" an Israeli datacentre start-up, E8 Storage, with some members of its executive leadership team "due to join AWS", according to sources who have spoken to CPI.
However, sources close to the deal have told CPI that the true figure is "significantly lower".
E8 Storage is based in Ramat Gan in the Tel Aviv district of Israel.
It develops software for flash storage for enterprise and software-defined cloud, which it claims makes its solutions have a lower total cost of ownership than hardware-defined options.
According to Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli non-profit that tracks private equity funding and tech start-ups in the country, E8 Storage has raised $18m in funding since it was founded in 2014 by CEO Zivan Ori.
The segment of E8 Storage it has snapped up will be AWS' second acquisition in Israel this year.
It bought cloud computing company CloudEndure for an estimated $250m, back in January.
And last month, local media reported that the US tech giant is considering opening an Israel datacentre region in order to win a government tender to provide cloud services to Israeli ministeries.
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