target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Dec 2022 - Document type: Market Perspective - Doc  Document number: # EUR149098122

Sovereign Clouds and the Digital Sovereignty Imperative: Europe's Quest for Digital Independence


  • Rahiel Nasir Loading
  • Duncan Brown Loading
  • Ewa Zborowska Loading
  • Ralf Helkenberg Loading
  • Penny Madsen Loading
  • Archana Venkatraman Loading
  • Massimiliano Claps Loading
  • Filippo Vanara Loading


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Table of Contents

  • Executive Snapshot

    • Figure: Executive Snapshot: Sovereign Clouds and the Digital Sovereignty Imperative — Europe's Quest for Digital Independence

  • New Market Developments and Dynamics

    • Europe Versus Data: Who's the Master, Who's the Slave?

    • The Expanding Role and Implications of Cloud for Data

    • Figure: Cloud Usage in Europe

    • Cloud Sovereignty in the U.K.

    • Cloud Sovereignty in France

    • Cloud Sovereignty in Germany

    • Data Sovereignty Complicates Cloud Strategies

    • Figure: European Organizations' Preferred Data Residency Approaches

    • The Growing Role of Sovereign Clouds

    • The Digital Sovereignty Imperative for Technology: Beyond Data and Cloud

    • Why Is Digital Sovereignty Important?

    • Whose Sovereignty Is It?

    • Figure: Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on European Organizations' Data Processing Location Plans

    • Digital Sovereignty in Action

    • Focus on Practical Value

    • Set Priorities Based on the Sovereignty "Stack"

    • Figure: Digital Sovereignty Switches Gears from Self-Determination to Self-Sufficiency and Survivability

    • Gaia-X: Enabling the Digital Imperative in Europe

    • Global and Future Relevance of Gaia-X

    • Figure: Potential Benefits of the Gaia-X Project to European Countries/Regions

  • Advice for THOSE CONSIDERING Sovereign CLOUDS and Responding to DigItal Sovereignty DEvelopments

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    • Related Research

    • Synopsis