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WIMI and Scaleway partner to provide the first sovereign collaboration suite, with SecNumCloud

June 10, 2021

 

Paris, 10.06.2021 – WIMI, France’s leading collaboration platform provider (drive, instant messaging, video conferencing, document sharing, tasks, agendas, etc.), partners with Scaleway, the leading alternative European IaaS and PaaS provider, and Bare Metal pioneer, with a comprehensive public cloud ecosystem, to offer a solution that combines reliability and sovereignty.

This partnership between two French companies with a longstanding reputation for software and industry excellence, confirms that French Tech players are more than able to join forces in order to offer cutting-edge technology. Following the French government’s recent declarations with regard to the “Cloud at the center” doctrine , such a partnership highlights that trust is a top priority..

Wimi has already been committed to obtaining the SecNumCloud label for two years now.. This label is the highest standard for security benchmarks, so it made sense for us to partner with a French web hosting provider known for the quality of its services, with a longstanding commitment to providing reliable solutions. Our partnership with Scaleway is the only web hosting/service provider partnership to be fully protected from extraterritorial laws.” Lionel Roux, CEO, Wimi.

 

A sovereign, collaboration suite

Spurred by their ISO27001:2013 certification, and by the steps already taken towards becoming SecNumCloud qualified, both companies demonstrate extremely high standards in terms of information system cybersecurity – the backbone of the digital world.

Wimi and Scaleway, both being local players, remain subjected to the strictest French and European legislations relating to data protection. Their DNA makes both entities immune to non-European extraterritorial legislations (from the physical location of French-operated data centers and software), and guarantees their clients complete transparency, full control, and absolute legal certainty with regard to the status of their data.

 

A highly secure, sovereign, and reliable web hosting service. The digital market as a whole is heavily dominated by American and Chinese players, which has led to data and infrastructure protection, as well as sovereignty concerns, becoming prominent among citizens. For this reason, Scaleway chooses to design, manage and operate its own data centers in France, which comply with the national and EU regulations and certifications. Scaleway is currently undergoing strict certification procedures, which meet the highest market standards. Many of its products are already ISO27001 and HDS-certified, and the next steps will be to gain  ENISA certifications. In time, these European certifications should replace the current French SecNumCloud certification.

 

The “Trusted Cloud” is not an illusion, it already exists. What matters is offering clients legal certainty, and showing the serious approach that two cloud stakeholders with over 10 years of experience each can bring. For both Scaleway and Wimi, sovereignty is a given.” Yann Lechelle, CEO, Scaleway.

 

Moreover, Scaleway:

  • Is committed to adopting a business model in line with the goal of keeping the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2050 as per the Paris Agreement 
  • Masters its energy and water consumption via a weighted index, which encompasses much more than the simple PUE indicator, including water usage and efficiency for instance
  • Is partnered with Loxy, a socially responsible company which makes sure that 100% of its hardware components are reused and recycled. This way, Scaleway aims to prolong its equipment’s life cycle up to 10 years through reuse and repair
  • Makes sure its data centers are 100% wind and hydroelectricity-powered since 2017
  • Is committed to respecting the European Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive in order to improve its environmental performance and reduce waste

 

 

About Wimi

Wimi is France’s leading provider of integrated, collaborative, digital solutions. Founded in 2010 by Lionel Roux and Antoine Dubosq as part of startup studio adVentures, Wimi designed a third generation collaborative solution to enable teams to carry out projects quickly, smoothly and safely. Wimi makes teams’ lives easier with a unified workspace centralizing access rights as well as information flow, using documents, instant messaging, projects and tasks, audio and video conferences, shared calendars, reports…

Thanks to continuous communication with its clients, the platform steadily increased its quality and is currently in its seventh evolution: Wimi V7 since May 2021. Wimi Armoured also caters to critical projects with E2EE ‘end-to-end’ encryption using real time simultaneous encryption keys generation, for all types of interactions between collaborators. Wimi works with large-scale clients (TOTAL, Sephora, Groupama Asset Management…), ministries and administrations (notably the Information Service of the French government), the French National Assembly, thousands of SMEs and agile associations such as the French Rugby Federation, and local organizations (such as Île-de-France Region, the Hautes Pyrénées General Council, the City of Lens, etc.).

 

About Scaleway

Scaleway, leading multi-cloud service provider for developers and teams is catering to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. Scaleway is one of the few European providers  to have full ownership over its stack, with no dependence on three levels: data center design and operation, hardware and software infrastructure, IaaS and PaaS. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support. Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves hundreds of thousands of clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).

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