In this article you will read about,
- how customers can benefit from the advantages of the cloud while meeting data protection and regulatory requirements,
- how the Swiss community cloud supports customers in their cloud transformation,
- and what the T-Systems solution also offers in terms of security, service, and sovereignty.
Maximum flexibility, high availability, open standards, and the best possible security – the public cloud offers its users plenty of advantages. However, companies and organizations from highly regulated industries such as banking and insurance often decide against outsourcing their applications and information to public resources for data protection and regulatory reasons. In Switzerland, for example, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) stipulates that in some regulated sectors, data may only be stored and processed in the company's home country. Large international hyperscalers that do not have a data center in the Alpine country are thus not an option for companies in these sectors.
To enable Swiss customers to benefit from the advantages of a public solution and also meet the FINMA requirements, T-Systems has developed a community cloud offering. In other words, T-Systems provides cloud resources from two data centers in Bern and Zollikofen. As with a public cloud offering, users share the capacities – but only with selected other companies and organizations in the same industries. Thus, the same requirements and guidelines apply to all the participants.
Maximillian Ahrens, CTO at T-Systems and Chairman of the Gaia-X initiative, emphasizes: "As a founding partner of the European Gaia-X initiative, T-Systems can understand how Switzerland and the Swiss economy require national data sovereignty. With the Swiss Open Telekom Cloud, Swiss companies can meet their need for scalable IT resources while retaining data sovereignty and full control over governance."