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Swiss Government Finalises Cloud Contracts With Five Tech Firms


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Cables of the cloud: a server in Zurich. © Keystone / Gaetan Bally

Authorities have penned contracts to outsource the storage of certain data to cloud servers managed by Alibaba, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.

This content was published on September 27, 2022 - 18:27 September 27, 2022 - 18:27 Keystone-SDA/dos

The deals are worth CHF110 million ($111) and limited to five years, the government on Tuesday. It added that the framework conditions outlined in each of the five contracts are identical, and that the Federal Chancellery is looking into the legal possibility of making them publicly available.

The Swiss decision to outsource a certain amount of data storage needs sparked attention when announced last summer, notably due to the appearance of a Chinese firm (Alibaba) in the final list and the absence of any Swiss provider. General security fears were also raised, by the Swiss Data Protection Commissioner, who said some of his concerns had not been properly addressed during the tender process.

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