NEW YORK and PARIS — Accenture is introducing a practice focused on sovereign clouds.
Accenture launched its worldwide sovereign cloud practice, according to the firm last month.
The sovereign cloud practice is intended to help organizations “take advantage of disruptive technologies in the cloud,” using trusted frameworks, services and controls.
The Accenture Cloud First Sovereign Practice includes four new sovereign cloud centers: Kronberg, Germany; Trondheim, Norway; Paris; and Rome.
Located within Accenture Innovation Hubs, these centers bring Accenture industry, security, and technology specialists together in collaboration with ecosystem partners. They will work to accelerate the digitization of business processes and expose data collaboration opportunities.
Sovereign cloud is an approach that allows organizations to control the location, access to, and processing of their data in a cloud environment, according to Accenture. The approach is in response to emerging industry standards and compliance requirements in specific countries or sectors.
From the new sovereign cloud centers in Europe, clients can see live industry examples and develop a blueprint to proactively address and solve their sovereign cloud requirements.
They’ll receive support from Accenture cloud-first specialists in change management, security skills and business process experience, as well as a place to collaborate with partners across the cloud ecosystem.
“Organizations and entire economies across Europe are currently reinventing their futures on cloud to become more resilient, sustainable, and innovative,” said Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture in Europe.
“Whether the goal is to accelerate the switch to greener energy sources, respond to supply chain disruptions or speed up drug discovery, all these transformations rely on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence. And they will require sovereign frameworks for data storage and sharing between trusted partners.”