Scaleway and KNE (Hachette Livre Group) announce a major sovereign cloud partnership

Scaleway, the leading European cloud provider, has teamed up with Kiosque Numérique de l'Education (KNE, Hachette Livre), France’s leading distributor of digital textbooks and digital educational resources, for a strategic partnership in data management and hosting.

With this collaboration, the Kiosque Numérique de l’Education (KNE) will benefit from Scaleway’s secure infrastructure, which hosts its data in France, in one of Europe’s most environmentally-friendly data centers. The DC5 datacenter, fully powered by renewable energy, uses 30-40% less energy than a standard datacenter, and is twice as water-efficient as market standards.

Scaleway has full control over data sovereignty. As its data centers are located in Europe, mainly in France, Scaleway is fully compliant with GDPR, and the data it stores is not subject to extraterritorial laws. This helps to ensure the security of all customers’ sensitive data, including that of teachers and students. Indeed, Scaleway already works with the French Ministry of Education, in compliance with the latter’s rigorous standards, having notably set up the cloud infrastructure for video conferencing platform “Webinaire de l’Etat”.

This agreement is part of a shared commitment to working together to meet the growing needs of the education market. Hachette Livre group’s KNE, a key player in the digital educational resources market for the past 20 years, will benefit from a completely redesigned platform, which is due to go online in the second half of 2024, featuring the latest innovations and a high level of security and availability.

Ivan Ostrowicz, e-Education Director at Hachette Livre said: “This alliance with Scaleway demonstrates our commitment to the security and reliability of our digital services for the world of education. Through this partnership, we are confirming our commitment to offering our users the best possible experience, while guaranteeing the confidentiality and integrity of their data. This collaboration marks an important step in our constant drive to innovate and optimize our services to meet the evolving needs of the education sector in terms of digital offerings, and in line with our CSR approach.”

With this partnership, Scaleway reinforces its position as a trusted provider of digital infrastructures, supporting a major player in digital educational resources in its drive for innovation and data security.

"We are extremely proud to welcome the Kiosque Numérique de l'Education to our cloud, and to count Hachette Livre among our customers," added Scaleway CEO Damien Lucas. "By collaborating with a major player such as Hachette Livre, for their KNE, we support their educational mission with our cutting-edge cloud solutions; solutions that ensure full data sovereignty, with minimized ecological impact."

About Hachette Livre's Kiosque Numérique de l'Education (KNE)
The Kiosque Numérique de l'Education is Hachette Livre's provider of digital educational resources, including more than 20 publishers and nearly 2,000 references. This solution, produced by Hachette Livre's e-Education division, is recognized for its legitimacy and reliability, and is constantly evolving to meet market needs.
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About Scaleway
Founded in 1999, Scaleway is a cloud services provider that supports the development, training, deployment and scaling of infrastructure within a complete cloud ecosystem. Scaleway enables European organizations to train, test, develop and host in a resilient environment, with access to over 50 cloud services. With offices in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw, Scaleway's cloud portfolio is used by over 25,000 companies, who choose Scaleway for its multi-zone redundancy and integrated secure user management services. With fully managed services such as dedicated servers, bare metal, compute, containers and serverless, Scaleway offers flexibility in cloud infrastructures. Customers are free to choose the location of their customer data, the best architecture for their business and a more responsible way to scale. Scaleway is the cloud provider driving AI innovation in Europe.

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Press contacts

Hachette Livre: Magali Hamonic: - +33 6 74 08 12 32
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