OVHcloud and Capgemini have signed a global alliance partnership to combine the OVHcloud’s cloud solutions with Capgemini’s deep experience in data protection, security, AI & data analytics, applications, cloud managed services and cloud-native development. The combined expertise is aimed at helping organizations create secure cloud infrastructure with internationally recognized levels of security.
Together, Capgemini and OVHcloud intend to build complete sovereign cloud solutions. The companies will cooperate to leverage their capabilities globally, offering organizations access to a unique set of services and skills for secure, end-to-end cloud infrastructure services in public, private and hybrid clouds.
The joint offering is also intended to promote open-source software and leverage GAIA-X standards on cloud federation, to allow interoperability, portability, trust, and transparency across infrastructure, applications and data. The global alliance partnership will notably allow to enable the development of European data spaces that bring together public and private players to generate value from data.
Sustainable Cloud Services
In line with their respective commitments to reduce their environmental footprint, OVHcloud and Capgemini will work together to enable a sustainable use of cloud services. This will include ensuring their common solutions strive towards carbon neutrality by optimizing usage of resources according to client needs; promoting a more energy efficient supply chain; managing infrastructure and hardware lifecycles; and favoring a more local mix of energy sources.
The alliance partnership builds on Capgemini and OVHcloud’s long-standing collaboration with several global software vendors to propose end to end integrated sovereign solutions, leveraging the OVHcloud Open Trusted Cloud, SecNumCloud and health data hosting labels.
“OVHcloud is proud to partner with Capgemini to provide public and private organizations with common and trusted cloud solutions that ensure data protection and privacy in compliance with GDPR,” said Michel Paulin, CEO of OVHcloud. “The synergy between our two companies will allow us to respond to the security, interoperability and transparency requirements of all types of organizations in an efficient and adapted way, facilitating their journey to the cloud.”
Cybersecurity, Data Sovereignty, Cloud
OVHcloud and Capgemini will work together to combine capabilities and investments to develop their collaboration globally. Capgemini will also bring its deep experience in the global cloud market, and its internally developed IP, to support joint clients in accelerating their cloud journey.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with OVHcloud to empower organizations globally with secure cloud digital transformation,” said Aiman Ezzat, CEO of the Capgemini Group. “By combining Capgemini’s expertise in cybersecurity and data sovereignty, with OVHcloud’s vision for the future of cloud infrastructure, we can empower customers with the business speed and agility they need to achieve their cloud transformation goals.”
OVHcloud is one of the world’s largest cloud hosting providers serving 1.6 million customers across 140 countries. As a leading global player from Europe, OVHcloud has 400,000 servers installed within its own 32 data centers across 4 continents.
Capgemini Group is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services. The company counts 265,000 employees in nearly 50 countries, With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined global revenues of €17 billion.