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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob details a recent Google Cloud offering that aims to simplify data sovereignty, namely called Sovereignty Explorer.
00:35 — With all of the complex and wildly sophisticated tools that the Cloud Wars Top 10 companies can come out with, Bob wonders why the world isn’t seeing more of a fairly simple online-interactive type of tool that Google Cloud has just introduced: Digital Sovereignty Explorer.
01:02 — There are so many issues today for companies relating to how data is stored, used, moved, regulated, and secured. At the same time, these companies are being pushed — very aggressively — by market forces to develop new data-powered businesses, business models, services, and products.
01:57 — In the face of all this uncertainty, Google Cloud has launched a “pretty basic, simple, but very powerful” online tool. The Digital Sovereignty Explorer helps companies:
- Understand the core concepts of sovereignty, which can vary by industry and country
- Understand the requirements
- Identify the proper solution based on specific needs and outcomes
- Provide a level of expertise around a subject where there is an expertise shortage
02:58 — The urgency of companies to comply with data sovereignty cannot be overstated. “This isn’t a static situation, where they’ve got months…these things have to be done very quickly,” says Bob.
03:24 — What other categories may use this tool? Bob has a few ideas, including cybersecurity, supply chain, “silo-bulldozer,” and cloud database.
04:04 — Bob finds this to be a “pretty cool innovation” from Google Cloud, especially in comparison to the “wild” technologies that Google Cloud tends to develop — this is pretty simple, but the value to customers could be great.