AUCloud: A VMware Sovereign Cloud Partner

Enabling digital transformation for government and critical national industry organisations, based on a certified and recognised Australian Sovereign Cloud

Many organisations are on a ‘cloud’ journey. For some this is a relatively straightforward process, but others – especially in government and regulated industries – face additional challenges in ensuring they meet data protection strategies and broader compliance requirements.

Delivering cloud services on a sovereign digital infrastructure is increasingly the chosen strategy to meet most of these requirements.  The task of finding the right partner that provides you with that assurance is therefore critical.

AUCloud – Australia’s sovereign Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider – is now also recognised by global virtualisation company VMware as a VMware Sovereign Cloud partner – one of only 10 businesses globally to currently qualify for this status.


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Who is AUCloud?

AUCloud is Australia’s sovereign cloud IaaS provider exclusively focused on providing services to Australian Government, Defence, Intelligence, Critical National Industry sectors and security conscious enterprises.

Data security is our DNA. We are –

  • A Certified Strategic Cloud Service Provider under the Digital Transformation Agency’s, Hosting Certification Framework.
  • Independently IRAP certified – and operate two cloud environments based on – the OFFICIAL and PROTECTED level controls of the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Information Security Manual (ISM).
  • Recognised for Phase 2 “Authority to Operate” under the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cloud Assessment and Authorisation Framework (CAAF) – by multiple agencies.
  • ISO27001 certified across the whole organisation.
  • A VMware Cloud Verified provider. 

What is the VMware Sovereign Cloud Partner Initiative?

VMware have recently launched a Sovereign Cloud Partner initiative. Through this programme, VMware is partnering with cloud service providers who deliver cloud services on sovereign digital infrastructure to customers in government or regulated industries.

Partners included in this initiative can support customers solving complex IT challenges – especially those that require secure, sovereign data services. 

What is the process to become a partner?

In recognition of the importance of sovereign cloud solutions to government and critical national industry organisations, VMware have developed a Sovereign Cloud framework. The purpose of the framework is to define the key characteristics of a sovereign cloud:

  • data sovereignty and jurisdictional control,
  • data access and integrity,
  • data security and compliance,
  • data independence and mobility, and
  • data innovation and analytics.

Partners – like AUCloud – who wish to become a VMware Sovereign Cloud Partner apply for assessment of their infrastructure and the design, build and operation of their cloud environments to determine whether they meet the Sovereign Cloud framework, and other requirements.

AUCloud – defining a sovereign cloud

  • Australian owned – AUCloud is ASX listed
  • Australian operated – by security cleared Australian citizens
  • Data hosted by AUCloud never ever leaves Australia – not the customer data, metadata, support, analytics or monitoring etc data
  • Unlike global cloud providers, data hosted is only ever subject to Australian legislation and judicial process
  • AUCloud is a DTA Certified Strategic Cloud provider in accordance with the Hosting Certification Framework
  • All data is hosted in DTA Certified Strategic Data Centres

What are the benefits of working with a Sovereign Cloud Partner?


Sovereign Cloud partners have been assessed to meet the VMware Sovereign Cloud framework, providing assurance that the quality and capability of their sovereign cloud solutions meet rigorous requirements.

Demonstrated expertise

In addition to their sovereign cloud capabilities, providers must also demonstrate their expertise in designing, deploying and managing solutions based on VMware core capabilities.

Deploy with confidence

Working with a VMware Sovereign Cloud partner ensures clients can deploy solutions with the confidence that they are using best practice security approaches and can better align with data security strategies like Essential Eight, or legislative compliance such as required by the recent amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act (Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2021).

Digital transformation enablers

Partners are committed to enabling digital transformation and are well equipped to provide the advice and insight needed by clients as they evolve their technology strategies and migrate to cloud based services.

Why is AUCloud your ideal Sovereign Cloud partner?

The right solution for your digital maturity

AUCloud recognises that there is no one clear path to transitioning to cloud-based services. Our solutions enable you to leverage cloud capability and realise benefits relative to your cloud migration need and/or cloud maturity.

Scalable, flexible, cost-efficient cloud

Harnessing the features of best-of-breed technology partners like VMware, AUCloud offers the scalability, automation and cost efficiency typically associated with global cloud offerings.

Secured to PROTECTED

AUCloud’s solutions require no additional controls to meet your data security requirements and are deployed under the umbrella of our PROTECTED certification. This means security compliance requirements can be met without extra effort or cost.

CAAF assessed with multiple Authorities to Operate

AUCloud is the first Cloud Service Provider that has received Phase 2 “Authority to Operate”, in accordance with ACSC’s CAAF, by multiple government agencies.

Real support

We are local. Our Australia-based, local support is available on the ground when you need them.

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Take the next step

Please reach out for a consultation to understand how AUCloud can secure and support your digital transformation journey.
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