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A new cloud region of national relevance coming up in Turin

Intesa Sanpaolo, Google Cloud and TIM together to digitalize Italy, starting from our city

The new year begins immediately under a lucky star with regard to the Turin innovation ecosystem: Intesa Sanpaolo has formalized its agreement with TIM and Google Cloud for the construction in Turin of a digital platform dedicated to Bank services.

The first memorandum of understanding between the parties, it was signed on May 21, 2020, to define the basic contents of the negotiation aimed at creating a data center that is in line with the highest international standards of information security and confidentiality. The definitive agreements, signed at the turn of 2021, provide for a migration to Google's clouds of a considerable amount of data from the Intesa Sanpaolo information system. The process will take place through the support of TIM's Data Centers.

In our city one of the two cloud regions (the other will be in Milan) located inside Tim's data centers. In the Turin facility, atechnological infrastructure for theartificial intelligence which will be placed at the service of startups of the territory and that will develop thanks to Google cloud services.

But what is a cloud region? It is the geographic location where the resources of a cloud service are located, consisting of the set of devices that process and store the data present in it: it is the place where the data centers physically exist.

The banking group, already projected into the future by its Innovation Center, is continuing its evolution into a digital company also committing itself to create a series of widespread and shared benefits: for its customers but also for the territory, for the business fabric of the city and for the relaunch of the attractiveness of Turin which, according to the annual Rota report drafted by Einaudi Center, is experiencing a period of decline. This evolution has the objective of not only involving Intesa Sanpaolo but the whole city and country.

Fabio Fregi, head of Google Cloud Italy, reiterated its intention to support this systemic change, commenting: “Our services and infrastructures can support the evolution of the Italian industrial, banking and public system. The two cloud regions will be able to support the digital and economic growth of the country and they will be at the service of all companies that want to transform and digitize themselves ".


Luca Coppolella
Head of Content


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