Just Launched is the Sovereign State Cloud in the Principality of Monaco, a European first in the pursuit of Monegasque competitiveness.
As part of the Extended Monaco program, the Prince’s Government is now launching Monaco Cloud, a key tool in the deployment of economic influence in Monaco and beyond its borders. With 5G coverage, equipment for individuals in 10 Giga Fibre and the deployment of digital identity, the Principality of Monaco has the digital infrastructure necessary to develop its economy and shine on a global scale through its pioneering model.
On the occasion of this event, HSH Prince Albert II, surrounded by HE Mr. Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, Mr. Stéphane Valéri, President of the National Council, Mr. Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of the digital transition, Ms. Sophie Thevenoux, President of Monaco Cloud, Mr. Pierre Puchois, Managing Director of Monaco Cloud, as well as many personalities, were delighted that Monaco is establishing itself as a nation of excellence in terms of digital technology:
“I am particularly proud that the Principality of Monaco is the first country in Europe to have a Sovereign State Cloud. This achievement falls within the framework of our ambitious policy of digital development of our economy and constitutes an essential aspect of its attractiveness for our population and all those who wish to settle there. “
First Sovereign State Cloud in Europe
This is the first operational sovereign state cloud in Europe. Thanks to this new infrastructure, unique on the European continent at the level of a country, Monegasque companies, but also foreign investors wishing to settle in the Principality of Monaco, will have a real value proposition:
* Exceptional performance, thanks to operational and technological excellence through collaboration with world leaders in the field;
* Reinforced security and staff dedicated to monitoring and preventing cyber attacks;
* Digital sovereignty, thanks to data stored only in Monaco and Monegasque shareholders;
* Proximity of services guaranteed.
All Monaco Cloud infrastructures are operated in the Principality and placed under Monegasque legislation, guaranteeing high availability of services even in the event of a disaster.
“The Sovereign Cloud is the infrastructure that the Principality needed to guarantee our sovereignty, our security and our attractiveness in a now digital world. The Cloud will be essential for the Government as part of its transformation and modernization,” underlines Pierre Dartout, Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco.
Beyond an economic strategy, the Principality is at the forefront of digital development to guarantee the security of the shield system played by the Cloud, in line with the attractiveness of Monaco, and continue to define new standards of digital excellence. Thanks to the Cloud, Monaco can now definitively free itself from its geographical constraints and deploy its economic influence beyond its borders.
“Monaco Cloud is a highly strategic device that comes on top of the construction that we started two years ago, a decisive stone that allows our digital economy to shift into the world of tomorrow so that Monaco will continue to strengthen its attractiveness and power of its model,” specifies Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of Digital Transition.
A premium, versatile, scalable and easily accessible offer
The sovereign cloud offer allows companies located in Monaco and internationally to have a wide choice of innovative services necessary for their development, such as virtual machines, storage or backup. In addition, Monaco Cloud will offer a selection of software (digital safe, electronic archiving system, ERP solution, etc.).
About Extended Monaco
Extended Monaco is the Monegasque model in the digital world. Supported by the Interministerial Delegation in charge of Digital Transition, this program’s mission is to make digital technology the basis of all policies
Since 2019, Extended Monaco has been implementing initiatives to improve the living environment of Monegasques, diversify the economy via digital technology and create a competitive and resilient digital ecosystem.