Minsait, part of technology services giant Indra, and Google Cloud have expanded their cooperation to jointly offer sovereign cloud solutions to Spanish public and private sector organizations. It would allow organizations in Spain to accelerate their digital transformation while maintaining the highest levels of trust, security, privacy, and sovereignty.
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Minsait will contribute its knowledge in external encryption key management, security, cloud infrastructure management, local support, and continuing data center audits. Google Cloud will provide the elasticity and agility of a public and hybrid cloud built on open-source technology, allowing Spanish companies to develop independently without being tied to a single vendor.
Google Cloud will encrypt data both in transit and at rest. It will also make data storage available in a new Google Cloud region in Madrid, which is expected to debut in 2022. Furthermore, Spain’s public and private sector organizations would be able to lower their own carbon footprint by taking use of Google’s efforts and investments in sustainability and carbon-free electricity. This would result in one of the industry’s cleanest clouds.
“Thanks to this collaboration with Google Cloud, we can help drive digital transformation for organizations of all sizes and industries,” said Carlos Beldarrain, Head of Data Cloud at Minsait. Together we bring competitiveness and innovation to the Spanish market with a sustainable approach, underpinned with a commitment to data sovereignty that is made possible through Minsait’s expertise as a trusted technology leader in Spain.”
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Spanish enterprises across a variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, public transportation, government, and more, would be able to benefit from Minsait and Google Cloud’s sovereign cloud offering in this country.
“We are proud to partner with Minsait on this joint digital sovereignty offering for public and private sector organizations across Spain,” said Isaac Hernández, Country Manager, Google Cloud Spain. “Innovation and accelerated digitization should come with the highest levels of security, privacy and sovereignty, which we look forward to delivering to customers under this agreement.”
The Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation was enthusiastic about the project. “Citizens and organizations must have control over their data and benefit from the availability of a sovereign cloud in Europe for the growth of a digital economy and sovereignty,” said Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas. This strategic partnership with a Spanish firm is a positive move in the right direction.”
In Spain, Google Cloud and Minsait have a long history of working together. Last May, the firms established a worldwide strategic agreement to offer goods and services aimed at the digital transformation of businesses and government institutions as part of their commitment to innovation and digitalization of the Spanish economy. Furthermore, Minsait and the University of Granada recently opened the AI Lab in Granada, one of Europe’s most sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) institutes, using Google Cloud as a technological partner.
As a digital transformation and information technology consulting organization, Minsait combines a high level of expertise and industry knowledge with its innovation and digital transformation capabilities. Indra generated sales of 3.043 billion euros in the fiscal year 2020, with almost 48,000 people, a local presence in 46 countries, and business operations in over 140 countries.