Former israeli MoD executive to head the deployment of Techtonic’s new data center

Techtonic has announced the appointment of Avi Dadon as Head of New Facility Deployment for its groundbreaking data center project. Dadon, previously the Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Production and Procurement (DOPP) at Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) brings a wealth of project expertise to lead the development of one of Israel’s largest and most secure data centers.

With an investment of hundreds of millions of Shekels, Techtonic’s new data center, situated in Beit Shemesh’s Brosh industrial zone, will set new standards in data center infrastructure. Covering an extensive area of 15,000 square meters, the underground facility will feature advanced physical shielding and adhere to the stringent international Tier IV standard for fault tolerance, infrastructure availability, and redundancy.

The new data center will also include two high-power 16MW electricity lines (a mainline and backup) to ensure reliable and uninterrupted customer operations. Techtonic has reached an advanced stage in the statutory process of obtaining construction permits, and the company estimates that the facility will be completed in the first quarter of 2025.

Avi Dadon’s distinguished career spans 30 years of dedicated service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), where he held the esteemed position of Central Command logistics officer, attaining the rank of colonel. In addition, in recognition of his success within the Ministry, he was appointed the Head of Procurement, assuming the prestigious rank of MoD Deputy Director General.

“Upon learning about the high standards, innovative approach, and attention to detail applied in the design of Techtonic’s data center, I was completely convinced that this was a venture I simply had to be part of. I firmly believe in supporting businesses that are proudly ‘Made in Israel’ and have the utmost confidence in the capabilities of Techtonic’s talented Israeli team, who all operate in an entrepreneurial and leadership-driven startup culture. It is an honor to contribute to this complex technological challenge, and I am looking forward to being part of this innovative project and team,” Dadon stated.

Speaking about Dadon’s appointment, Gad Benett, Founder and CEO of Techtonic, said: “Avi’s exceptional track record and deep understanding of large-scale projects on a national level will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable contribution to our mission to be a prominent data center in Israel. We believe that Avi is a perfect fit for our organization, and his project experience and leadership skills will play a pivotal role in helping Techtonic realize our goal of revolutionizing the data center landscape in Israel.”

Techtonic’s pioneering data center project marks a significant milestone in the country’s technology sector. By combining cutting-edge infrastructure, stringent security measures, and an exceptional team of experts, Techtonic aims to provide organizations with unparalleled safety and reliability for their data storage needs.

At the same time, Techtonic’s data center will be secured against military threats, such as direct and long-range missile strikes, ensuring that in the event they do occur, the facility’s operations will not be affected. The data center facility uniquely combines the redundancies of the internationally recognized data center Tier IV standard, providing independent and physically isolated systems for redundant capacity components and distribution paths. In addition, the team will ensure the implementation of physical shielding – a combination never seen before in any private data center in Israel.

Techtonic will invest hundreds of millions NIS to build one of Israel’s largest data centers

Techtonic announced today that it will build a new data center in Beit Shemesh’s Brosh industrial zone at an investment of hundreds of millions of Shekels. Techtonic is in an advanced statutory stage aimed at receiving a full construction permit for the project. According to estimates, construction will be completed in the second quarter of 2025.

The new data center, which will include two electricity lines (main line and backup) of a very high power of 16 MW, will be an underground facility and is expected to occupy an area of 15,000 square meters, making it among the largest in Israel. Upon completion, the facility will meet the Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) for Tier IV as defined by Uptime Institute. The redundant configuration of the facility’s systems ensures its ability to operate without interruption even in the midst of malfunction or war.

At the same time, the data center will be secured against military threats such as a direct missile strike, including long-range missiles strikes, which even in the event that they occur, will not affect the facility’s operations. The facility uniquely combines the redundancies of the Tier IV standard and the implementation of the physical shielding – a combination never seen before in any private data center in Israel.

Techtonic was founded by Gad Benett, an experienced software engineer and hi-tech entrepreneur whose rich track record includes working for around 15 years at various companies in Silicon Valley and Europe. In recent years, Gad Benett has been leading Paulina Ben-Ami & Associates – one of Israel’s most respected patent attorney firms. Techtonic’s other founding members include Director of Planning Dan Schleider, a seasoned executive with 25 years’ experience in managing and supervising real estate projects, Adam Benett, who oversees marketing, and Eliel Schleider, who is in charge of procurement and licensing.

Gad Benett, Founder and CEO of Techtonic: “The accelerated migration to the cloud has created vast demand for data centers. Yet many organizations still have doubts about physical safety, especially when it comes to highly exposed above-ground data centers. In response, Techtonic’s data center will be a secure, fortified underground hosting facility and among the most advanced in the country.”

Benett continued: “We’ve brought the best companies and advisors together in order to take a leap forward in the Israeli data center sector toward the strictest global standard, Tier IV, and toward advanced physical security – which will serve organizations which require these features, as well as those of large companies.

Eliel Schleider, who oversees procurement and licensing at Techtonic, noted: “Despite the tough competition for electricity allocation, our advanced planning stage allowed us to receive the connection approval for two electricity lines (main line and backup) of 16 megawatts. As a result, we are able to proceed quickly in the construction of the data center. We are proud to play a key role in building Israel’s most fortified and safe private data center, and set a new standard of security and quality.”