Public Sector Data Hosting for Sovereignty

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A trusted solution for governments and administrations

At OVHcloud, we believe that the ability to exercise our digital sovereignty is a key aspect of our freedom. It is a vital part of maintaining control over our future, our employment security, and upholding our European values. These are the challenges of a trusted cloud — guaranteeing that strategic data is protected for governments, companies, and citizens.

We operate in compliance with the GDPR, and we are not subject to extraterritorial laws, so we offer trusted cloud services specially designed to guarantee data sovereignty. These meet the strictest data security and confidentiality requirements.

 

As we are committed to adhering to the laws in the regions in which we operate, we offer trusted cloud services specially designed to guarantee data sovereignty. These meet the strictest data security and confidentiality requirements.

European cloud leader

At OVHcloud, we believe that the ability to exercise our digital sovereignty is a key aspect of our freedom. It is a vital part of maintaining control over our future, our employment security, and upholding our European values. These are the challenges of a trusted cloud — guaranteeing that strategic data is protected for governments, companies, and citizens.

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Europe’s leading cloud provider, hosted in France
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Zone de confiance souveraine OVHcloud

European cloud leader, hosted in Europe

We have built two new datacentres within the European Union that are entirely dedicated to the security challenges of storing sensitive data. Services hosted in the zone of confidence have the unique feature of being exclusively operated in EU territory - no data is transferred outside of this area. These services comply with the strictest standards and have all of the necessary security and data protection certifications.

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Your cloud, named European leader by Forrester and IDC

OVHcloud was named a Leader in the study The Forrester Wave™: Private Hosted Cloud Services in Europe, T2 2020. We are the only European company to be recognised in the Leader category.

OVHcloud was named a Contender in the study IDC MarketScape™: Worldwide Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 2020 Vendor Assessment. Of the eight companies in this category, we were the only European company. Find out more

ANSSI

SecNumCloud services qualified by ANSSI, for the very highest security

The French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) delivers security visas for trusted, certified solutions. These solutions deliver optimal IT security. The agency has created the SecNumCloud standard to promote, enrich and improve offerings from cloud service providers. Our Hosted Private Cloud solution has already received the SecNumCloud visa, and other solutions are in the process of being certified.

Your secure access to private networks

Your secure access to private networks

The OVHcloud datacentres are linked to our fibre backbone. This dark fibre-optic network is fully owned, lit and operated by our teams, ensuring maximum resilience and sovereignty. Its transmission capacity reaches up to 20 Tbit/s. Thanks to its multiple points of presence (PoP), customers can securely access the data hosted in their datacentre.

Open Trusted Cloud

Shared values for an Open Trusted Cloud

Members of the Open Trusted Cloud program are working together to build an ecosystem of SaaS and PaaS solutions hosted in OVHcloud's open, reversible cloud. This program offers a centralised platform of competitive solutions that cover a very wide range of needs.

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The European GAIA-X project for the public sector

Gaia-X is a project for developing an efficient, competitive, secure and trusted data infrastructure for the European Union. This French-German initiative has now expanded across Europe, and is supported by 22 companies. OVHcloud is a founding member.

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Key Features

Certifications and compliance

We are compliant with a number of security requirements, including PCI DSS, TSP, CSA and ISO 27017/18

Infrastructure and service audits

You can have our platform audited transparently by an external organisation.

Anti-DDoS protection included

Keep your infrastructures protected against DDoS attacks

Data protection

Your Europe-hosted data is protected by the GDPR. It is not subject to extraterritorial laws, such as the US CLOUD Act.

Business Support

Our engineers are available 24/7 to assist you with your needs.

Enterprise Support

Dedicated support for your projects, from OVHcloud experts

OVHcloud Connect network peering

Your network extension to OVHcloud datacenters

Business continuity and disaster recovery plans

Stay one step ahead by protecting your data

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Public Sector Cloud Computing

What are operators of vital importance?

In France, where our company's head office is based, operators of vital importance (OIV) are organisations that provide essential public services to a country. They are also referred to as operators of critical infrastructure, and are associated with sectors such as food supply, healchare, water supply, telecommunications and radio broadcasting, space and research, manufacturing, energy, transport, finance, civil administration, military activity, and the justice system. French law requires for these organisations to identify critical IT systems, and deploy cybersecurity programs.

OVHcloud operates in strict compliance with each country's local regulations. We are conscious of the fact that UK public sector organisations, their equivalents in other countries, and operators of vital importance all require a rock-solid cloud computing strategy to meet the complex challenges associated with compliance and security.

By working with trusted providers, a growing number of companies are tackling the concerns they have about using the cloud in the public sector. Players like OVHcloud already have a proven track record in addressing these needs successfully by supporting customers in managing their transition, and helping them harness all the benefits that the cloud can offer for the public sector.

Why do public sector organisations and operators of vital importance have specific requirements?

Like businesses, public sector organisations seeking to migrate to the cloud have very specific expectations. Government, healthcare and education organisations face significant challenges — protecting data privacy, security, establishing a budget, and much more. With this in mind, a cloud-based approach can offer a number of advantages for the public sector.

Data security and personal data protection are always vital, no matter which sector a business is operating in. However, public sector organisations must be particularly vigilant, because their work is very closely tied to public confidence. Sensitive data like financial or medical files are at the forefront of this. By adopting a cloud computing strategy with OVHcloud, these structures can rest assured that their data is protected and secure. Our solutions are protected by the most advanced firewalls, with strict access controls. We also guarantee total confidentiality and isolation in the cloud.

Public sector organisations also rely on operating budgets and limitations, which require IT systems to be managed rigorously. They need to offer services that can be scaled and improved to fit the needs of a growing population. Since OVHcloud offers flexibility in both its solutions and its contracts, users can operate with total peace of mind and plan a realistic, manageable budget.