Confidential Computing as a Service: German Startup MADANA Adds Its Patented Solution To OVHcloud's Ecosystem
Cologne, Germany – October 28, 2020 – OVHcloud, the leading European cloud provider, and German cyber security company MADANA are joining forces to provide businesses with a powerful hosted confidential computing solution that completes the lifecycle of application and data security. The joint offering will be the first of its kind in Europe, directly combining cloud computing services with confidential computing to provide the safest readily available cloud computing solution on the European market.
Founded in 2017, Berlin-based MADANA leverages a patented technology deeply rooted in extensive research and development to provide customers with the technical capacity to encrypt applications and data during runtime and offer previously unavailable security and privacy features for developers and software users. While data has historically been encrypted at rest, in storage and in transit across the network, the startup’s confidential computing solution MADANA CORE provides the cutting-edge ability to protect data in use through an impenetrable hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) that secures customers’ most valuable digital assets like a digital safe. This secure enclave can have different environments reflecting different customer needs, either created by MADANA or by users themselves.
Through this partnership, the MADANA CORE solution will be offered in different product variants hosted by OVHcloud, including a multi-tenancy web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering on an easily available and elastic infrastructure with a subscription-based billing as well as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that provides a framework for developers to create fully customized secure and trusted applications with limited management responsibilities in the cloud.
“As a leader in cloud computing, we aim to provide our partners with a trustworthy and secure cloud infrastructure that enables them to develop offerings that match the needs of their customers,” says Falk Weinreich, General Manager Central Europe at OVHcloud. “MADANA is a prime example of startup ingenuity translating emerging business needs into a powerful offering — hosted in our open, reversible, scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.”
Shared Vision of Building a Sovereign Data Infrastructure
OVHcloud and MADANA share the same vision of building a sovereign data infrastructure and secure open digital ecosystem within Europe, following the GAIA-X initiative principles. With the joint offering, the two companies aim to provide a foundation for a secure and reliable ecosystem based on cutting-edge technologies. Customers can seamlessly host their data on OVHcloud servers and at the same time be sure that their data and applications are stored and processed in trusted and secure environments at all times.
“As a European company, we have designed MADANA CORE to meet the high standards of European businesses in terms of data security and privacy,” explains Christian G. Junger, CEO and Co-Founder of MADANA. “In today’s hyper-connected business environment, there is a rapid emergence of digital solutions, devices, and associated services. Thus, more and more developers and businesses move their data and applications to the cloud. In OVHcloud, we have found a strong partner that offers state-of-the-art cloud technology and a reliable and scalable infrastructure to support our services.”
The OVHcloud-hosted MADANA CORE SaaS and PaaS solutions will be available in 2021 via OVHcloud Marketplace and MADANA’s confidential computing platform.
OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within its own 31 data centres across 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model that provides full control of our value chain, from designing our servers to managing our data centres through to orchestrating our fibre-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to cover, independently, the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.5 million customers in more than 130 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing and full data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.
MADANA was founded in 2017 by a group of experts in business, secure data transmission, and application security, who wanted to make their vision of simple, easy and affordable access to security software a reality in the marketplace. MADANA wants to help reshape and complement the cyber security space as a company at the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge technologies in a market that is ripe for consolidation. Having spent the last years in research and development, MADANA is ready to bring its core product to the market. The company is based in Berlin and wants to achieve its cyber security vision with the highest possible impact. The team has a foundation of patented technology and an extensive network of experts from leading international research, technology, security and consulting organizations.
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