This report identifies the EU Member States with operational government cloud infrastructures and underlines the diversity of cloud adoption in the public sector in Europe. This document also aims to assist Member States in elaborating a national cloud strategy implementation, to understand current barriers and suggest solutions to overcome those barriers, and to share the best practices paving the way for a common set of requirements for all Member States.
The study shows that, while there is no common agreement on a definition of Governmental Cloud, a common concept exists:
- A gov-Cloud is an environment running services compliant with governmental and EU legislations on security, privacy and resilience (what).
- A gov-Cloud is a secure and trustworthy way (private cloud or public cloud) to run services under public body governance (how).
- A gov-Cloud is a deployment model to build and deliver services to state agencies (internal delivery of services), to citizens and to enterprises (external delivery of services to society) (for who).