EU Sovereign Cloud

Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud enables commercial and public sector organizations to place sensitive data and applications in the cloud in alignment with EU data privacy and sovereignty requirements.

“Gaining access to cloud services with data centers that are located in the EU and operated, updated, and supported by EU residents—while maintaining isolation from non-EU cloud regions—is an important part of our cloud adoption. This will open up possibilities for the Finnish government to adopt IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions.”

Jarkko Levasma  Government CIO, Director General, Ministry of Finance, Finland

Why Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud?

A sovereign cloud with the full power of Oracle’s public cloud for the same price

Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud offers customers access to more than 100 of the same services as Oracle’s commercial public cloud. The same applications and workloads can run in Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud; new skills or operational processes are not needed.

Customers always get the same consistency and value in pricing and SLAs and the same enterprise-grade support as Oracle’s commercial cloud regions.

A sovereign cloud pricing
A sovereign cloud with the full power of Oracle’s public cloud for the same price

Data residency using a physically and logically separated cloud architecture

The two EU Sovereign Cloud regions in Spain and Germany are separate from Oracle’s commercial and government cloud regions. This separated EU cloud architecture simplifies and strengthens digital sovereignty and controls.

Customer deployments are faster and lower risk with data residency and EU containment by default, not configured through complex policy tools.

Enforced data residency
Enforced data residency with a physically and logically separated cloud architecture

Designed and operated for EU data privacy and sovereignty

Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud helps both private and public organizations operate across the EU with more control over their sensitive data and applications and with greater alignment to EU digital privacy and sovereignty requirements.

Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud is located and operated entirely within the European Union and aligned with EU standards of practice.

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An EU sovereign cloud designed and operated for EU data privacy and sovereignty

Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud features

    • 100+ OCI services

      EU Sovereign Cloud offers more than 100 cloud services available in OCI so enterprises can run all their workloads the same way they can on OCI. There is no need to accept missing cloud services and fewer cloud capabilities to implement a digital sovereignty strategy.

      Oracle Cloud Applications

      Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications will be available in EU Sovereign Cloud soon.

    • No added costs for sovereignty

      Customers can leverage the power of OCI services in Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud at the same pricing as Oracle commercial cloud regions. In addition, customers can bring over existing agreements, such as Universal Credits and Support Rewards, from Oracle’s other cloud regions.
    • The same financially backed SLAs

      Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud offers the same financially backed SLAs as Oracle’s other cloud regions. Mission-critical workloads demand more than just availability from cloud providers. They also require consistent performance and the ability to manage, monitor, and modify resources at any time. Only Oracle offers end-to-end SLAs covering the performance, availability, and manageability of services.
    • Physically separate

      The EU Sovereign Cloud realm shares no infrastructure with Oracle’s commercial and government regions and has no network connection to Oracle’s other cloud regions.

      Operated separately

      This architecture enables Oracle to carry out customer support and cloud operations using only employees of new EU-based legal entities.
    • Control with less operational overhead

      With a separated cloud realm, customer sovereign cloud deployments can be faster with lower risks of misconfigurations since data residency and EU containment are intrinsic to the cloud architecture. Many other cloud providers rely on complex customer-controlled policies to enforce data residency within their commercial cloud regions.
    • Hold your own keys

      To help customers further secure their data and meet EU data sovereignty requirements, Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud offers access to the new OCI External Key Management and Dedicated Key Management services. Customers’ encryption keys can be created and managed externally to OCI or in a dedicated hardware security module (HSM).
    • Operated within the EU

      Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud data centers are operated by EU-based legal entities created to own the hardware, assets, and data center leases and to support customers using these regions. The EU-based legal entities are established by Oracle to operate EU Sovereign Cloud and have separate governance policies to operate according to EU data privacy and sovereignty requirements.
    • Support and operations within the EU

      Customer support and data center operations are handled within the borders of the EU by EU-resident personnel who are employed by EU-incorporated legal entities. Support and operations processes are separate from Oracle’s global cloud operations.
    • EU and global compliance

      Oracle Cloud aligns with global compliance programs, such as SOC 1, 2, and 3; ISO 27001, 27017, 27018; PCI; and CSA STAR, and regional and industry regulations and programs, such as GDPR, C5, IT-Grundshutz, AgID, EU CoC, and EBA. In addition, Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud aligns with guidance that limits data transfers (such as the Court of Justice of the EU Schrems II ruling and European Data Protection Board guidelines) and monitoring regulations (such as NIS 2). We will extend these as Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud regions become generally available.

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