What is Sovereign Cloud?

Posted by Pasi Hautamäki on Jun 14, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Pasi Hautamäki, Senior Business Developer at tietoevry, speaks on the role a sovereign cloud can play in digital trust.

Sovereign cloud is a type of cloud architecture enabling compliance with relevant digital sovereignty requirements and regulations. The rise of AI, 5G and other data-heavy technologies have led to discussions around the need for digital sovereignty.

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The service is part of sovereign cloud, a smart data storage solution that protects users against the changing geopolitical landscape and new regulations. But why is sovereign cloud necessary?

Put simply, it allows users to retain ownership, trust and control over their data. As cloud data centres grow in utilisation, so too do regulations such as the US Cloud Act that conflict with the European Union’s rulings on cloud. It’s never been more important to be sure in your storage solutions.

A sovereign cloud ensures all data, including metadata, stays on sovereign soil and prevents foreign access regardless of circumstance. It should be part of a multi-cloud strategy, though it requires an understanding that not all data – nor cloud solution - is the same. Each cloud has its own value proposition and organisations should plan their cloud strategy accordingly.

tietoevry’s Sovereign Cloud protects and empowers users, offering:

  • Data access and integrity
  • Data innovation and analytics
  • Certified data security and compliance
  • Cloud disaster prevention and recovery

In July 2022, tietoevry was identified as an Example Regional Cloud Provider in Europe by Gartner® Market Guide for Speciality Cloud Providers. With the growing amount of sovereign cloud initiatives in the region, this acknowledgement reaffirms that it offers a secure data storage solution that protects digital sovereignty.

Learn more about sovereign cloud.