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Minsait and Google Cloud Partnering on Sovereign Cloud in Spain

MADRID — The digital transformation consulting firm Minsait and Google Cloud are working together on a sovereign cloud in Spain.

Minsaid and Google Cloud formed an expanded strategic alliance to jointly offer Spanish public and private sector organizations sovereign cloud solutions, according to the companies last month. 

The sovereign cloud will be intended to allow clients to accelerate their digital transformation, while meeting their security, privacy, and sovereignty needs.

Minsait will provide its expertise in external encryption key management, security services, cloud infrastructure management services, and local support as well as ongoing data center auditing.

Google Cloud will offer the elasticity and “agility” of a public and hybrid cloud based on open-source technology, enabling Spanish organizations to innovate autonomously, without vendor lock-in. 

Google Cloud will ensure data is encrypted at rest and in transit. It will also make data location available in a new Google Cloud region that is scheduled to open in Madrid in 2022. 

Minsait and Google Cloud will provide the sovereign cloud offering to Spanish organizations across various sectors, including health care, automotive, public transportation, government, and more.

“Together, we bring competitiveness and innovation to the Spanish market with a sustainable approach, underpinned with a commitment to data sovereignty,” said Carlos Beldarrain, head of data cloud, Minsait.

Isaac Hernández, country manager, Google Cloud Spain, said “accelerated digitization should come with the highest levels of security, privacy, and sovereignty.”

Carme Artigas, Spain’s secretary of state for digitization and artificial intelligence, said the development of a digital economy and sovereignty “necessarily imply that citizens and organizations have control of their data and benefit from the availability of a sovereign cloud in Europe.”

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