2h | Abigail Opiah
Italian Cloud provider Aruba S.p.A. and global high-technology company Leonardo have announced a partnership tailored to marketing secure Cloud solutions, aimed at the Italian and European markets.
After the inclusion of both companies as “Day-1 Members” of GAIA-X, an initiative set up to develop a European Cloud, the two Italian firms said they will step up their plans to develop projects that will facilitate the sovereignty of digital data.
The new offering is based on the integration of Leonardo’s cyber security services with Aruba’s Cloud and is aimed at large companies and organisations, Critical National Infrastructures (CNI), Public Administration and Defence.
Both companies said the goal of this partnership is to establish a complete Italian supply chain to deliver Cloud solutions.
The partnership represents a response to specific requirements in terms of national digital sovereignty for private and ad hoc Cloud projects, the pair revealed.
“The agreement with Aruba further strengthens the distinctiveness of what we offer, boosting the national supply chain for the protection of our customers’ most sensitive data and enhancing it, thanks to the relationship with the Leonardo Labs and the davinci-1 supercomputer, which we recently introduced to the world,” said Tommaso Profeta, Managing Director of Leonardo’s Cyber Security Division.
“The agreement also fits in with the Strategic Plan, “Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030”, which encourages partnerships with other industries, as well as with the public sector, a vital tool to help offer the best solutions to ensure the security of individuals and communities around the world, thus contributing to their sustainable growth.”
The aim of the initiative is to help expand the services offered and consolidate Leonardo’s position as a key partner for institutions and the industry when it comes to managing national critical and cyber infrastructures, as well as Aruba’s position as an Italian Cloud provider.
Stefano Cecconi, Aruba’s CEO added, “We are proud to have been chosen by Leonardo as a partner for this all-Italian project designed to provide a response to the growing needs of Public Administration and businesses in terms of performance, reliability, protection and security for the systems that look after their data.
“Our Cloud, our Italian Data Centres and Leonardo’s Cyber Security services offer an incredibly concrete, readily available response.”
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