Sovereign Cloud

A cloud that not only resides locally in Australia, but is also owned, governed and managed locally, with controls in place to ensure customer, operational and management data is not accessible from outside Australia. It’s not even accessible by the cloud providers operational staff (contractors and foreign nationals), or accessible under foreign laws by non-Australian interests.

Clouds that are run/operated by non-Australians from offshore, even though an availability zone may exist in Australia, are not considered a sovereign cloud, nor are clouds that are ultimately owned by non-Australian companies.

Suggested reading: Data Sovereignty