The public cloud is a game changer – and the overwhelming majority of European companies have recognized this. This has been shown by – now widespread – digitalization and cloud-first strategies. As their potential for improving flexibility and responsiveness in an increasingly dynamic commercial environment are indisputably high. Nevertheless, those wanting to use cloud products often discover that planning, consultation, and preparation are also important. Moreover, some industries find it easier than others to use the public cloud.
Firstly, sovereignty means full control. And it is reflected in several ways.
Various approaches are being taken on the way to digital sovereignty.
Alongside the classic approach of in-house operation or the private cloud, public clouds like Google Cloud, Azure and AWS are currently being equipped with add-on services to ensure compliance. Among other aspects, contract design and the involvement of reliable and experienced managed service partners, who are aware of international legal principles like the European General Data Protection Regulation, as well as German and industry-specific compliance requirements, play an important role in such propositions.
The sovereign cloud is therefore becoming a success factor for digitalization in Europe. As it overcomes regulatory hurdles for cloud use and gives European companies the security of a “to-go” cloud. The availability of sovereign clouds will accelerate the implementation of numerous digital initiatives significantly by removing existing compliance hurdles. It works as an all-inclusive solution, combining the technical expectations of the cloud with capacity for innovation and a clear conscience.