A surge in IT modernization efforts is driving a significant growth in the European cloud computing market, including the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic’s Cloud Computing Catalog includes the implementation of a national eGovernment Cloud, which aims to increase the use of cloud computing in the region and establish guidelines to ensure the security of cloud service providers in the Czech Republic, specifically for people working with government workloads.
Two recent regulations, Decree No. 316 and No. 315/2021 Coll, issued by the National Information and Cybersecurity Agency, require that cloud service providers in the Czech Republic be registered with the Ministry of Interior national Cloud Computing Catalog. You can find the list of authorized cloud service providers and the list of approved services on their website.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is pleased to announce that it has received the Czech Republic’s National Cyber and Information Security Agency’s approval as a trusted service provider and is now listed in the Cloud Computing Catalog. This approval paves the way for OCI to provide its infrastructure and platform services to the country’s public sector, enabling Czech government agencies to innovate with the agility, performance, and value of Oracle Cloud.
The Cloud Computing Catalog has two stages of certification and verifies the following information:
The trustworthiness of the provider
The technical parameters of the cloud services
The two decrees specify the technical standards for cloud service provider registration in the country’s Cloud Computing Catalog and focus on the security levels required to support the corresponding public authority information system. Oracle is the first cloud hyperscaler to be registered with the Cloud Computing Catalog under these updated requirements, demonstrating that OCI controls and practices align with the requirements of the Czech Republic’s Sec. 12(2) of Act No. 365/2000, as amended by Act No. 261/2021 Coll.
Now that OCI is verified as a trustworthy provider that has the appropriate controls in place to meet the Czech Republic cloud computing regulations’ security, confidentiality, and availability requirements, government organizations looking to modernize can use OCI to accelerate their cloud adoption and support critical functions.
When considering OCI for your most critical workloads, the following resources can help in your evaluation:
OCI’s inclusion in the Cloud Computing Catalog adds to a growing list of regional compliance achievements in the European Union (EU), including EU CoC Level 2, C5, AgID, and HDS. For more information see Oracle Cloud Compliance.
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