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Elastisys and OVHcloud partner up to provide GDPR-compliant managed container services


Umeå Sweden, 4 February 2021

Elastisys today announced Europe’s biggest cloud provider OVHcloud as a Partner. This partnership will enable customers of both companies to access enterprise grade security-focused container services that are fully EU compliant. 

Containerisation involves encapsulating or packaging up software code and all its dependencies so that it can run uniformly and consistently on any infrastructure.

Elastisys’ and OVHclouds partnership addresses customers’ increasing focus on security and data compliance. Customers will have access to enterprise grade Kubernetes that are managed fully in Europe and meet a number of security certifications, including GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO-27001 and healthcare compliance. This will particularly benefit European enterprises in highly regulated sectors including healthcare, public sector vendors and financial services. 

As data sovereignty continues to rise up the agenda for EU businesses, OVHcloud and Elastisys together offer viable enterprise options that are ‘CLOUD Act free’ and not affected by the Privacy Shield ruling. Failure to adhere to regulations such as GDPR can result in fines equating to up to 4% of annual turnover. This means that businesses must ensure they are compliant. As a member of the GAIA-X initiative, OVHcloud offers total European data sovereignty and fosters transparency, trust, openness and security. 

The partnership also gives businesses the freedom to choose how their containerised workloads are deployed across a mix of data centres, public and private cloud, and on-premise. 

The partnership extends Elastisys’ geographical reach further in mainland Europe. Together, OVHcloud and Elastisys offer customers cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes accessible through a large data centre footprint partnered with local presence and service. Customers are able to embrace the benefits of multi cloud – giving them genuine choice in terms of where, when and how to deploy applications.

“Leveraging OVHcloud’s feature rich cloud allows us to serve our enterprise customers in sectors such as healthcare, education, public sector and financial services that are looking for a production grade and security hardened Kubernetes platform built for continuous compliance but also want to take advantage of modern cloud services like databases and analytics under European jurisdiction,” said Elastisys CEO Robert Winter. 

Robert continued:

“Our customers care deeply about the security of their users’ data and often want to leverage a combination of our open source Compliant Kubernetes distribution and our managed services to deploy their containerised workloads in a seamless manner across a mix of data centres, public or private cloud and customers’ premises. OVHcloud is a great fit for this.” 

David Devine, OVHcloud Partner Program Manager, Northern Europe, explains more:

“All 20 of our European data centres are fully GDPR compliant and CLOUD Act free. As an active member of the GAIA-X initiative, we expect to see new European-built solutions brought to market at the start of 2021 which will really benefit the European ecosystem.  We also have a separate US OVHcloud entity which allows our customers to choose CLOUD Act or EU data compliance, a key factor in US expansion.” 

About Elastisys

Elastisys is the world leader in Cloud Native Compliance, allowing organizations with high security and regulatory requirements to deliver scalable software faster, better and cost-efficiently. Elastisys flagship product – Compliant Kubernetes – is the first distribution of Kubernetes that is specifically designed to meet the demands from laws and regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 as well as country specific health care regulations. 

Compliant Kubernetes is available both as open source and as a managed services with enterprise grade SLAs on selected cloud providers across the EU and US. This means that European and US customers can safely run their containerized applications in a seamless manner across their own data centers, at their customers’ premises and in public clouds in compliance with the GDPR.

Elastisys are Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) members and active contributors to the cloud native community.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within its own 31 data centres across 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model that provides full control of our value chain, from designing our servers to managing our data centres through to orchestrating our fibre-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to cover, independently, the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.5 million customers in more than 130 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing and full data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.

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