Providing UK businesses with GDPR-compliant managed container services

OVHcloud today announced Sweden’s managed services provider Elastisys as an Advance Partner. This partnership will enable customers of both companies to access enterprise grade security-focused container services that are fully EU compliant.

Containerisation involves encapsulating or packaging up software code and all its dependencies so that it can run uniformly and consistently on any infrastructure.

OVHcloud and Elastisys’ partnership addresses customers’ increasing focus on security and data compliance. Customers will have access to enterprise grade Kubernetes that are managed fully in Europe and meet a number of security certifications, including GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO-27001 and healthcare compliance. This will particularly benefit European enterprises in highly regulated sectors including healthcare, public sector vendors and financial services.

As data sovereignty continues to rise up the agenda for UK businesses, OVHcloud and Elastisys together offer viable enterprise options that are ‘CLOUD Act free’ and not affected by the Privacy Shield ruling. Failure to adhere to regulations such as GDPR can result in fines equating to up to 4% of annual turnover. This means that businesses must ensure they are compliant. As a member of the GAIA-X initiative, OVHcloud offers total European data sovereignty and fosters transparency, trust, openness and security.

The partnership also gives businesses the freedom to choose how their containerised workloads are deployed across a mix of data centres, public and private cloud, and on-premise.

The partnership extends Elastisys’ geographical reach further in mainland Europe. Together, OVHcloud and Elastisys offer customers cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes accessible through a large data centre footprint partnered with local presence and service. Customers are able to embrace the benefits of multi cloud – giving them genuine choice in terms of where, when and how to deploy applications.

“Leveraging OVHcloud’s feature rich cloud allows us to serve our enterprise customers in sectors such as healthcare, education, public sector and financial services that are looking for a production grade and security hardened Kubernetes platform built for continuous compliance but also want to take advantage of modern cloud services like databases and analytics under European jurisdiction,” said Elastisys CEO Robert Winter.

He continued, “Our customers care deeply about the security of their users’ data and often want to leverage a combination of our open source Compliant Kubernetes distribution and our managed services to deploy their containerised workloads in a seamless manner across a mix of data centres, public or private cloud and customers’ premises. OVHcloud is a great fit for this.”

“All 20 of our European data centres are fully GDPR compliant and CLOUD Act free. As OVHcloud is an active member of the GAIA-X initiative, our partners are able to fulfil a rapidly growing demand for new European-built solutions, such as Kubernetes from Elastisys. We also have a separate US OVHcloud entity which allows our partners customers to choose CLOUD Act or EU data compliance, a key factor in US expansion.” explains David Devine, OVHcloud Partner Program Manager, Northern Europe.