The need for a “Swiss Cloud” and its feasibility have been examined
The use of cloud services enables great flexibility and innovative capability under economically favourable conditions. Such services, mostly provided by global providers, (so-called “public clouds”) are in principle attractive. Today there is hardly any way around them. Significant advantages (such as scalability, speed, cost-efficiency, professionalism, quality and innovative capacity) are, however, also offset by disadvantages which may limit the scope for action, create dependencies, harbour risks or impair sovereignty.
For this reason, the Confederation is clarifying by way of a feasibility study whether and in which areas there is a need for action, so that both data sovereignty can be improved and dependence on the large international public cloud service providers can be minimised in the medium to long term.