Atos co-founds GAIA-X to build a secure and transparent European data and cloud framework

Paris, 4 June 2020

Atos, a international leader in electronic transformation, is proud to announce its function as a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation, a non-earnings organization that is being setup to generate the upcoming technology of facts platforms for Europe, its member states, businesses and citizens.

The GAIA-X Foundation, formed by 22 companies (electronic leaders, industrials, academia and associations) together with Atos, underlines a joint motivation to a transparent European method, openness and broad participation. It will make on the current operate initiated by the French and German governments and supported by a lot more than 300 businesses. The GAIA-X challenge enters a new phase of its development and sets an critical milestone towards the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its leadership in the international facts economy.

The creation of electronic ecosystems necessitates constructing have faith in and interoperability across all cloud buyers and suppliers. GAIA-X will deal with this challenge via a popular established of guidelines, an “Architecture of Standards” and a established of “Federation Services” which bring with each other current Cloud suppliers and their companies and in which facts and programs can be dealt with in a way that ensures complete command. It will permit companies from all sizes and across all sectors to reward from hyperscaler offerings in Europe whilst respecting a established of important guidelines.

Included in the development of Cloud given that its inception, Atos brings its established know-how of and experience in Cloud Computing, supported by its in depth portfolio and strategic partnerships with primary Cloud assistance suppliers and deep understanding of customer demands.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, clarifies: “Europe’s electronic leadership in the facts economy necessitates flexible and protected Cloud capabilities. By facilitating infrastructure, application and facts portability, GAIA-X will permit European businesses and public administrations to share their decentralized facts in a trustworthy and protected way, boosting Cloud adoption and the creation of benefit-extra ecosystems. This will bolster Europe’s competitiveness simply because the strategy is unparalleled, driven by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a acceptable established of guidelines and standards constant with European values and aspirations”.