Paris, 4 June 2020
Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, is happy to announce its role as a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation, a non-profit business that is becoming setup to make the subsequent era of facts platforms for Europe, its member states, providers and citizens.
The GAIA-X Foundation, fashioned by 22 organizations (electronic leaders, industrials, academia and associations) including Atos, underlines a joint motivation to a clear European method, openness and wide participation. It will establish on the current function initiated by the French and German governments and supported by more than three hundred companies. The GAIA-X venture enters a new stage of its improvement and sets an crucial milestone towards the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its management in the world wide facts financial state.
The generation of electronic ecosystems demands setting up rely on and interoperability throughout all cloud buyers and providers. GAIA-X will deal with this problem via a widespread established of guidelines, an “Architecture of Standards” and a established of “Federation Services” which provide with each other current Cloud providers and their services and in which facts and apps can be taken care of in a way that makes sure total manage. It will empower organizations from all sizes and throughout all sectors to reward from hyperscaler choices in Europe when respecting a established of vital guidelines.
Involved in the improvement of Cloud because its inception, Atos delivers its confirmed expertise of and knowledge in Cloud Computing, supported by its extensive portfolio and strategic partnerships with leading Cloud services providers and deep knowledge of customer desires.
Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, explains: “Europe’s electronic management in the facts financial state demands adaptable and safe Cloud capabilities. By facilitating infrastructure, software and facts portability, GAIA-X will empower European companies and public administrations to share their decentralized facts in a trusted and safe way, boosting Cloud adoption and the generation of benefit-extra ecosystems. This will strengthen Europe’s competitiveness since the approach is unprecedented, pushed by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a fair established of guidelines and requirements steady with European values and aspirations”.