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October 25, 2023

Amazon Web Services Introduces AWS European Sovereign Cloud for EU Data Control

In Brief

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, a specialized cloud service designed to address the specific data residency and security needs of the European market.

The independent cloud infrastructure offers increased control, data sovereignty, and resilience to cater to public sector and highly regulated industries in the European Union

Amazon Web Services Introduces AWS European Sovereign Cloud for EU Data Control


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, a new cloud infrastructure tailored for Europe. The offering is designed to meet the specific needs of public sector clients and highly regulated industries, ensuring strict compliance with data residency and operational requirements.

The AWS European Sovereign Cloud, separated from existing AWS Regions, offers the same high levels of security, availability, and performance that AWS is known for. With its first AWS Region in Germany, AWS European Sovereign Cloud offers European customers an additional choice to meet their data residency, operational autonomy, and resiliency needs. It also underscores AWS’s commitment to providing the most advanced sovereignty controls, privacy safeguards, and security features available in the cloud.

Only EU-resident AWS employees located in the EU will have control over the operations and support for the AWS European Sovereign Cloud. Customers with enhanced data residency needs can also keep all metadata they create within the EU, including roles, permissions, resource labels, and configurations used to run AWS. In addition, it will feature its own billing and usage metering systems.

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European Organizations Show Support for AWS European Sovereign Cloud

AWS European Sovereign Cloud’s launch has garnered support from various organizations, AWS Partners, and regulators across Europe. These include prominent entities such as the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI), the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, the Finland Ministry of Finance, the National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) in the Czech Republic, the National Cyber Security Directorate of Romania, as well as companies like SAP, Dedalus, Deutsche Telekom, O2 Telefónica in Germany, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Raisin, Scalable Capital, de Volksbank, Telia Company, Accenture, AlmavivA, Deloitte, Eviden, Materna, and msg group.

Furthermore, the AWS European Sovereign Cloud is a testament to AWS’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs in cybersecurity, data privacy, data localization, and digital sovereignty across Europe. It provides customers and partners with a broader range of choices to achieve the operational independence they require without compromising on the extensive cloud services AWS offers.

“For more than a decade, we’ve worked with governments and regulatory bodies across Europe to understand and meet evolving needs in cybersecurity, data privacy and localization, and more recently, digital sovereignty,”

said Max Peterson, vice president of Sovereign Cloud at AWS.

“With this new offering, customers and Partners across Europe will have more choice to achieve the operational independence they require, without compromising on the broadest and deepest cloud services that millions of customers already know and use today,” he added.

The Cloud seeks to accelerate digital transformation in Europe, providing a secure, compliant, and resilient cloud infrastructure. As the EU continues to focus on data sovereignty and data residency, AWS’s service will affect various industries and the public sector across the continent. It will enable organizations to meet their stringent regulatory requirements and provide customers with an efficient, secure, and sovereign cloud environment.

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Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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Agne Cimerman
Agne Cimerman

Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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