Press Release

Sopra Steria and OVHcloud deploy their combined service offering in Europe and their first joint use cases

Paris, 08 December 2021 - Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, and OVHcloud, a global player and European leader in the Cloud, have announced the expansion of their partnership in Europe. The aim is to provide an operational response to public and economic players, in particular Operators of Vital Importance (OIV), wishing to accelerate their digital transformation and guarantee the sovereignty of their sensitive data. The two partners are presenting the first concrete use cases for the administration, energy, and health sectors.

 

A strong partnership with European and international aspirations

The strong partnership between Sopra Steria and OVHcloud is the result of the combination of their know-how and complementary expertise in the supply, deployment, operation, and security of the sovereign cloud.

Secured, hosted, and operated in Europe, the joint offering is based on Sopra Steria's “Trusted Digital Platform”, which provides the agility and scalability required to accelerate digital transformation. The Trusted Digital Platform, which has been awarded with the Open Trusted Cloud[1] label by OVHcloud, now provides European customers with technological and sector-specific digital services tailored to their specific business needs and accessible through a joint catalogue.

 

First concrete sectorial use cases based on AI, Data and IoT

In the public sector, Sopra Steria is working with the French Ministry of Ecological Transition to implement its PLAT'AU (PLATeforme des Autorisations d'Urbanisme, a platform for urban planning authorizations), a digital system for building permit applications.

For energy ecosystem stakeholders, Sopra Steria and its partners are offering a sovereign datahub solution in SaaS mode. In the context of the energy transition and the market opening to competition, this service enables these players to use and exchange their data more accurately, quickly, and securely.

For healthcare ecosystem stakeholders, Sopra Steria has developed a certified Health Data Hosting (HDS) platform on which digital business accelerators (digital identity, health documents, medical agenda, etc.) are deployed in response to their specific needs.

These first large-scale projects demonstrate the relevance of Sopra Steria's and OVHcloud's shared value propositions in terms of agility, confidentiality, security, and transparency.

 

A flexible end-to-end trusted services platform

In order to accelerate the digital transformation of public sector players and OIVs, trust in the cloud is a central component to Sopra Steria’s and OVHcloud’s strategy and commitment. Building on the qualifications and certifications already obtained, the two companies are continuing to invest in an optimal response to sovereignty issues.

Based on OVHcloud infrastructures, the Trusted Digital Platform is flexible, secured by design, and operated end-to-end by Sopra Steria experts. This joint offering is already available for all Sopra Steria Group countries and provides access to IT resources and digital services on a pay-per-use basis:

  • Datacenter & Infrastructures
  • Container & Orchestration
  • Axway API Management
  • AI-based digital services

“Through our partnership and our joint offering with OVHcloud, we are a trusted driver of innovation for French and European public and private players. This international deployment confirms our shared ambition to propose and deploy concrete approaches for our European customers.”  said Cyril Malargé, Chief Operating Officer at Sopra Steria Group.

“Development of a European cloud industry is essential to strengthen the technological sovereignty of the continent's companies and administrations. The international expansion of the joint digital services offer developed with Sopra Steria confirms our commitment to promoting and proposing solutions that comply with our principles of openness, reversibility, and transparency.”  said Michel Paulin, Chief Operating Officer of OVHcloud.

[1] Through the OTC label, OVHcloud guarantees hosted solutions the choice of location for data storage and processing, ensuring compliance with local legislation; compliance with the European CISPE code of conduct on data protection; compliance with the code of conduct on data reversibility facilitated by the European Commission (SWIPO IaaS); and the guarantees provided by ISO 27001, 27701, HDS, PCI DSS, SOC2 type II and SecNumCloud qualification according to the infrastructure if necessary.

 

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within over 33 data centers across 4 continents. For more than 20 years, OVHcloud has been leveraging an integrated model that provides full control of our value chain, from designing its servers to managing its data centers through to orchestrating its fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to cover, independently, the full spectrum of use cases for its 1.6 million customers across 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing, and full data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth. https://corporate.ovhcloud.com/en/

About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organizations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 46,000 employees in 30 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.3 billion in 2020.

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Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809

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Press Contacts

Sopra Steria: Elsa Estager, Tel.: +33 (0)7 86 73 21 17 – elsa.estager@soprasteria.com

Burson Cohn & Wolfe: Vincent Darricarrere, Tel.: +33 (0)6 76 05 95 63, vincent.darricarrere@bcw-global.com

OVHcloud: Florian Senlecq, florian.senlecq@ovhcloud.com