This is perhaps a giant leap in terms of digital sovereignty. We have just learned that Docaposte, the digital subsidiary of La Poste, 3D Dassault Systèmes, Bouygues Telecom, and the Banque des Territoires, have joined forces to launch a 100% French “trusted” cloud offer.
The initiative is all the more striking as other French industrial giants have chosen to engage with large American groups to develop their dematerialized computing offer. This is the case of Orange and Capgemini, which joined forces with Microsoft to create Bleu. Similarly, Thales is collaborating with Google to launch the S3ns service.
A major turning point in sovereign cloud?
Called Numspot, the project of the three French companies remains subject to the approval of the competition authorities, specifies The gallery. In a press release, the companies explain that it is intended ” primarily to French economic and institutional players who operate in sensitive areas such as the public sector, health, or even finance.
According to our colleagues, the offer will be based on the infrastructure of Outscale, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Customers will also benefit from digital trust solutions from Docaposte “.
Olivier Vallet, the CEO of the subsidiary of the public group also specifies on this subject: ” Docaposte will contribute to the success of Numspot through its detailed understanding of the expectations of the public sphere and the health sector, through its ability to support the transformation of organizations as well as through its recognized expertise in digital trust services. “.
This large-scale project is part of the issue of the trusted cloud that the government has been talking about since last year. This is a major subject and we know that the 7,500 data centers spread across the globe are very important for States, but also for companies and individuals, by allowing each of these players to keep their data off their devices.
According to the will of the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, this label is supposed to guarantee a ” complete independence from US extra-territorial laws “. He added that this designation will only be granted to companies ” owned by Europeans » and who have « servers operated in France “.
As we have seen, however, it seems quite difficult for French companies to completely do without American companies to carry out this project. But this latest announcement clearly seems to be a game-changer. It remains to be seen how this project will materialize concretely.