Sovereign cloud services have become a hot topic in the past few years, especially in Europe. As public cloud is appealing to an increasing number of companies from a variety of sectors, the protection of the hosted data is among the key criteria when choosing a cloud services provider. Hyperscalers have dominated the market since its beginning in the late 2000s, and as a result they have been able to sustain their innovation processes with their huge resources, making it not only hard for competitors to catch up with them on a technical level, but also ensuring that they are always a step ahead when it comes to best-in-breed cloud technologies.

 

Contents:

Management Summary

Introduction

Data Sovereignty: from a National Defense Issue to a European Ambition

Data Sovereignty: from Threat to Growth Opportunity for European Cloud Providers

Drivers and Barriers to Sovereign Cloud Adoption

Current Sovereign Cloud Providers

  • OVHcloud
  • Orange Business Services
  • Outscale
  • T-Systems / Open Telekom Cloud
  • Ionos
  • UKCloud
  • Bleu

PAC’s Recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT users

Authors