Aruba S.p.A., an Italian cloud provider and a leading company in Italy for data centre, web hosting, email, certified email (PEC) and domain registration services, and Leonardo, a world leader in the aerospace, defence and security sector, have announced a partnership dedicated 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 leaders are stepping up their plans to develop projects that can guarantee and facilitate the sovereignty of digital data, making a concrete contribution to the development of the national cloud ecosystem.
The new offering is based on the integration of Leonardo’s cybersecurity services with Aruba’s cloud and is aimed at large companies and organisations, critical national infrastructures (CNI), public administration and defence. The goal of this partnership is to establish a complete Italian supply chain to deliver cloud solutions boasting a high level of reliability, scalability and performance, offering security in terms of system protection, with guaranteed data sovereignty and compliance both with the National Cybersecurity Perimeter and European privacy standards (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). In particular, the partnership represents a response to specific requirements in terms of national digital sovereignty for private and ad hoc cloud projects.
More specifically, Leonardo will be making use of its experience in cybersecurity services, specialist consultancy and the planning and development of infrastructures to protect information and systems from cyberthreats, as well as its ability to detect incidents in real-time, manage vulnerabilities and crises and develop secure-by-design applications. For its part, Aruba is able to rely on its experience both in terms of planning and managing data centres and cloud enterprise infrastructures, which means that it can provide unique, fully customised solutions, delivered via a network of proprietary enterprise-level Italian data centres, boasting ANSI/TIA 942-B Rating 4 certification for the highest levels of resilience.
This initiative will 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 and preferred partner for IT projects based on cutting-edge and customised technological solutions.
“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,” explained Tommaso Profeta, Managing Director of Leonardo’s Cybersecurity 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.”
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 cybersecurity services offer an incredibly concrete, readily-available response.”Click below to share this article