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OVHcloud and Google Cloud announce a strategic partnership to co-build a trusted cloud solution in Europe

posted by OVHcloud
Wednesday 11 November 20

OVHcloud announced today a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate French and European organisations’ ability to digitally transform and reimagine their business. The partnership aims to bring cutting-edge technologies, built on trusted infrastructure, to European organisations to help them meet their growing needs for strict data controls, security, transparency and privacy while deploying cloud native applications…

OVHcloud announced today a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate French and European organisations’ ability to digitally transform and reimagine their business. The partnership aims to bring cutting-edge technologies, built on trusted infrastructure, to European organisations to help them meet their growing needs for strict data controls, security, transparency and privacy while deploying cloud native applications. OVHcloud will introduce a new Hosted Private Cloud offering by bringing Google's open source-compatible Anthos technology to its own highly scalable dedicated infrastructure, fully operated and managed in Europe by OVHcloud teams.

Fuelling European data with the latest innovations and full control
In recent years, organisations and policy makers have emphasised the need for cloud providers to protect customer data in an even more transparent way, highlighting the need for greater levels of security and privacy, inspectability and survivability. In response, OVHcloud and Google Cloud are forging a partnership with open source, transparency, interoperability and reversibility at its core. The two companies intend to empower European organisations to accelerate their digital transformation and benefit from the latest developments in cloud technology in a trustworthy manner.

Open Source: a building block to widen the European ecosystem
As part of this partnership, OVHcloud and Google Cloud will bring their leading technology and skills to the forefront. The companies plan to build joint solutions that empower customers to draw all the benefits of a multi-cloud and open approach, as well as drive a critical ecosystem of third-party developers.

The agreement also signals a strong commitment to delivering innovation to benefit customers, supporting digital skills development and fostering collaboration with the open source community.

“We are proud to partner with Google Cloud to jointly deliver innovative solutions that will meet Europe’s growing requirements for data sovereignty. This is a significant step forward to create new value for the European Market. Combining cutting edge technologies for the developer community while strengthening a powerful ecosystem of players united by a common set of values is core to OVHcloud. This partnership opens the doors to wide new possibilities, we are therefore glad to enable it together,” declares Michel Paulin, CEO at OVHcloud.

“We are excited to sign our first partnership of this kind with OVHcloud,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “Listening to our customers, partners and policymakers in Europe, we understand their need for even greater control and autonomy. We address this in many ways and look forward to continuing to deliver on our customer commitments in a meaningful way with a partner with whom we share values of trust, innovation, collaboration, openness, security, interoperability, transparency, and environmental responsibilities to jointly add value and help our customers accelerate their digital transformation.”


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