This cloud infrastructure is designed to meet the unique national requirements set out in the German cloud strategy. There will be no network dependencies on systems outside
A completely new company is to be established to provide a sovereign cloud for the public sector in
The offering will be based on the broadly adopted Microsoft Azure platform and related Microsoft services, including cutting-edge collaboration and productivity solutions of Microsoft 365 along with industry-leading SAP business applications and tools. Approved third-party providers can also offer their applications on the platform.
The planned new company will provide a broad catalog of digital solutions to support the digitalization efforts of the German government to accelerate the use of cloud technology in the German public sector and will meet the strict requirements put in place by the Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI).
The offering of this new company will be a vendor-neutral stack built on an open platform based on Microsoft's secure cloud technology, and it will offer full interoperability with other tools. With that, the infrastructure can support a variety of cloud solutions from independent vendors including open source software. Already today, 60% of the workloads on Azure are Linux-based.
A Sovereign Cloud Platform from a Technical, Operational and Legal Perspective
This offering is designed to meet the technical, operational and legal sovereignty requirements of the German government. It will be governed by German law and address the data sovereignty needs of the German public sector.
The cloud infrastructure will be owned by the new German entity. Furthermore, it is planned that the technical operation will be taken over by
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