Sovereign AI

Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud – Delivering scalable sovereign cloud supporting AI anywhere

What is Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud?

Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud – simplifies operational complexity enabling Service Providers and modern Enterprises to deliver scalable distributed compute and AI services providing the building blocks for modern applications. With over 500 AI-enabled clouds deployed worldwide, Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud gives access to on-demand, pay-per-use compute, networking, and storage that works with any data type, and any protocol, in any location, ensuring partners and the Enterprise maintain a competitive edge.

Key Benefits of a Sovereign AI

Security and Compliance

Our local partners provide strong security features, such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and continuous monitoring, and ensure compliance with relevant localized data protection regulations.

Sovereign by Design

Each of Zadara’s local Edge Cloud providers ensure data sovereignty by hosting data within the jurisdiction or territory of the government or public entity that owns and operates the cloud service.

Customization and Flexibility

Zadara’s partners each offer customized solutions to meet the specific needs of your organization and offer flexibility in terms of deployment models.

AI Training

Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud brings you the power of artificial intelligence training with efficiency and affordability. Our solutions enable businesses and researchers the full potential of sovereign AI, in any location.

AI Inference

By performing AI Inference on Zadara’s Sovereign AI Edge Cloud infrastructure located close to users, users experience significantly shorter latency, delivering AI inference in near real-time. This is crucial for applications requiring instantaneous decision-making.

Customers using Zadara for AI

Learn how CodeZero leveraged Zadara Sovereign AI Edge Cloud to benchmark ML Training workloads against AWS. Two types of machine images were deployed, one with Nvidia A2 and the other with Nvidia A40. Case scenarios include:

Diabetic Retinopathy Detection

Scanning medical images of eyes to detect which patients may be at risk of going blind.

Bert’s A Stock Market Guru

Using a number of industry approved modeling techniques for predicting stock market trends, we then switch to an LLM and deep learning techniques to achieve a higher level of accuracy.

Brain Tumor Radio Genomic Classification

Predict the status of genetic biomarkers important for Brain cancer treatment.

Sovereign AI Use Cases

Sovereign cloud services can benefit a variety of organizations, but they are especially relevant for those that handle sensitive data, such as:

Government Agencies

Governments that require sovereign cloud services for highly sensitive data, including national security information, confidential citizen data, and confidential diplomatic communications, rely on Zadara for complete control over the location of their data.

Public Institutions

Public institutions, such as healthcare providers, educational institutions, and public utilities, often store and process large amounts of personal data. Sovereign cloud services provided through Zadaras partners can help ensure this data is secure and protected.

Financial Institutions

Banks and other financial institutions handle highly sensitive data such as financial transactions, customer account information, and trade secrets. A sovereign cloud service from Zadara can provide the necessary security and privacy required for such data.

Defense and Military Organizations

Military organizations deal with highly confidential data related to national defense, intelligence, and security. A Zadara sovereign cloud provider can deliver the necessary security and protection for such data.

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

SMEs often lack the resources to invest in their own IT infrastructure and security measures. A Zadara sovereign cloud can provide an affordable and secure cloud computing solution that meets their needs.

Zadara and its partners help organizations that handle sensitive data benefit from sovereign cloud services to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data.

A True Sovereign AI Cloud

Some of the largest cloud providers in the world deliver outstanding services, but even though they may deploy equipment in different geographical locations, they all too often operate under legislation of their head quartered organization.

Hyperscale cloud organizations can, and often do, operate under different legislation than sovereign cloud providers. When choosing a cloud provider you want to ensure you have control over your data including:

Ownership and Control
Sovereign cloud services are owned, operated, and managed under local jurisdiction, providing organizations and their respective governments greater control and security over sensitive data. Hyperscale cloud providers, on the other hand, are typically subject to the laws and regulations of their respective host country.
Jurisdiction and Compliance
Sovereign clouds are by default, set to comply with local and regional data privacy regulations, while hyperscalers often operate across multiple jurisdictions and may struggle to comply with all relevant regulations in each location.
Customization and Flexibility
Sovereign clouds can be customized to meet the specific needs of government agencies and other organizations that handle sensitive data. This level of customization may not be possible with hyperscale cloud providers, which offer a more standardized service.

Data Sovereignty FAQ

Data sovereignty is a legal principle that determines jurisdiction over data. It specifies that any data collected or stored within a country’s borders is governed by that country’s laws and regulations.

Ensuring data sovereignty involves several key steps:

  1. Understand Legal Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the data protection and privacy laws of the country where the data is stored and processed.

  2. Data Localization: Store and process data within the country to comply with local laws. This might involve using local data centers and cloud service providers.

  3. Contracts and Agreements: Include data sovereignty clauses in contracts with cloud providers and third-party service providers, ensuring they comply with local laws.

  4. Access Controls: Implement strict access controls to ensure that only authorized personnel within the country can access the data.

  5. Encryption: Use strong encryption methods to protect data both at rest and in transit, ensuring that only authorized entities within the jurisdiction can decrypt the data.

  6. Regular Audits: Conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure compliance with local data sovereignty laws and regulations.

  7. Data Governance Policies: Develop and enforce robust data governance policies that align with the legal requirements of the jurisdiction.

  8. Training and Awareness: Educate employees and stakeholders about data sovereignty requirements and best practices to ensure compliance throughout the organization.

By following these steps, organizations can effectively ensure data sovereignty and comply with the relevant legal frameworks.


An example of data sovereignty can be seen in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR mandates that personal data of EU citizens must be protected according to EU laws, regardless of where the data is stored or processed. Here’s how it works:

  1. Data Localization: A company operating within the EU must store and process personal data of EU citizens on servers located within the EU or in countries that the EU has determined to have adequate data protection laws.

  2. Compliance Requirements: Companies, even those based outside the EU, must comply with GDPR if they handle personal data of EU citizens. This includes implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the data.

  3. Cross-Border Data Transfers: If data needs to be transferred outside the EU, the receiving country must have equivalent data protection laws, or the company must use specific mechanisms such as Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) or Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) to ensure the data is protected.

  4. Data Subject Rights: Under GDPR, EU citizens have specific rights regarding their personal data, such as the right to access, rectify, and delete their data. Companies must respect these rights and ensure they are upheld.

This example demonstrates how data sovereignty ensures that the personal data of EU citizens remains protected by EU laws, regardless of where the data is physically stored or processed.

Data sovereignty is the principle that data is subject to the laws and regulations of the country where it is collected, stored, and processed. It emphasizes that a nation has the authority to govern the data within its borders and enforce its data protection and privacy laws. This concept ensures that organizations managing data comply with the legal requirements of the jurisdiction where the data resides, protecting the data from unauthorized access and ensuring it is handled according to local regulations.

A sovereign cloud is a cloud computing environment that stores an organization’s data, including metadata, on servers located within the same country. This ensures that the data complies with local laws and is protected from foreign access.

What is sovereign AI? Sovereign AI involves a government or organization maintaining control over AI technologies and the data associated with them.