Gain Jurisdictional Control and Data Compliance
Sovereign Cloud Products and Solutions
We needed a solution that would provide security, assurance and UK sovereignty, while also giving us the ability to scale our services. UKCloud Health ticked all the boxes.
Benefits of Sovereign Cloud
Control Your Data
Your data remains under sovereign control and jurisdiction, preventing compelled access to data by foreign authorities.
Unlock the Value of Data
Realize the true value of your data with an established framework for data privacy, data mobility to trusted clouds, and advanced data services.
Protect your applications and data against rapidly evolving attack vectors with advanced security controls and data classification implementations.
Future-Proof Your Infrastructure
Prepare for changing data privacy regulations, security threats and geopolitics. Avoid cloud vendor lock-in with workload, application and data portability.
Achieve compliance significantly faster and more efficiently, and maintain continuous compliance.
Build a national capability of digital resilience for the data economy. Develop a deep and wide pool of useful data to unlock true economic growth.
By using a sovereign cloud, you can define and establish data domains and classification, leveraging resident block, file and object storage to store and manage data and encryption measures.
Demonstrate Compliance with Local Law
Use of a sovereign cloud demonstrates compliance with local jurisdictional requirements and legal entities, negating foreign control over national data.
A sovereign cloud endpoint allows connectivity to authorized, trusted and residency-restricted domains. Extending sovereign data enables collaboration and analytics, governed by data classification zones.
Migrate Workloads to Regulated Clouds
Form a trusted cloud data environment for sensitive and regulated workloads. Migrate applications and data from one sovereign cloud to a non-sovereign environment, between data classification tiers, or to another sovereign cloud.
Prevent Damage to Data with Integrity Rules
Maintain data integrity through enforcement of sovereign rules, policies and standards, such as micro-segmentation.
Key Questions about Sovereign Cloud
Sovereign clouds are architected and built to deliver security and data access that meets strict requirements of regulated industries and local jurisdiction laws on data privacy, access and control. They protect and unlock the value of critical data for both private and public sector organizations.
Data residency refers to the physical and geographic location where customer data is stored and processed. This may be dictated by policy, tax or performance reasons.
Data sovereignty refers to data being subject to privacy laws and governance structures within the nation where that data is collected.
Generally, commercial public clouds provide data residency by building out regions in specific countries. While customer data may be resident locally, account information and metadata may not be. Resident data may be subject to compelled access by a foreign authority.
Sovereign clouds ensure data sovereignty in two ways:
1. Data is subject to the jurisdictional control and authority of the nation or pan-national entity (such as the EU) where that data was collected, and other jurisdictions are unable to assert authority over the data.
2. All data (e.g., customer data, metadata, etc.) is resident or controlled within that jurisdiction.
Some may think sovereign clouds are synonymous with “GovClouds” that target the public sector, but the concept of sovereign cloud is broader and applies equally to industry vertical or private sector services.