VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) has confirmed the addition of additional partners to the Sovereign Cloud Initiative, as well as new cloud-native developer-centric capabilities that provide value to all VMware Cloud provider services. Now there are 14 partners in the VMware Sovereign Cloud Initiative.
Presently, governments and regulated businesses are closely examining their cloud policies and evaluating who may have access to their data due to the increasing importance of data sovereignty, inspection of data access and management, and increasing geopolitical friction. Customers can use the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative to find and work with reputable national or regional cloud service providers to satisfy their specific sovereign cloud needs.
IONOS SE, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Sopra Steria AS, and TDRA are the newest VMware Sovereign Cloud authorized partners. The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative now has 14 participants from Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, India, and the United States.
Furthermore, customers in regulated industries such as banking and finance, healthcare, local retail and e-commerce, energy, government services, defense, intelligence, regional telecom, and public sectors can use VMware Cloud providers’ Sovereign Cloud solutions. With VMware, cloud providers may provide guided app modernization services for cloud-native workloads in addition to basic infrastructure and platform as a service. Cloud providers can provide completely maintained developer-ready clouds on the customer’s premises, sponsored private clouds in partner data centers, or managed hyper-scale clouds.