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

Paris, 4 June 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in electronic transformation, is happy to announce its position as a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation, a non-revenue corporation that is getting setup to build the following generation of information platforms for Europe, its member states, firms and citizens.

The GAIA-X Foundation, fashioned by 22 corporations (electronic leaders, industrials, academia and associations) such as Atos, underlines a joint determination to a clear European process, openness and wide participation. It will create on the existing get the job done initiated by the French and German governments and supported by far more than 300 organizations. The GAIA-X project enters a new stage of its development and sets an important milestone towards the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its leadership in the world wide information economic system.

The generation of electronic ecosystems necessitates making belief and interoperability throughout all cloud customers and providers. GAIA-X will deal with this problem via a widespread set of policies, an “Architecture of Standards” and a set of “Federation Services” which carry together existing Cloud providers and their products and services and in which information and purposes can be dealt with in a way that makes certain comprehensive management. It will empower corporations from all dimensions and throughout all sectors to gain from hyperscaler choices in Europe when respecting a set of necessary policies.

Associated in the development of Cloud considering that its inception, Atos provides its proven skills of and experience in Cloud Computing, supported by its complete portfolio and strategic partnerships with top Cloud assistance providers and deep comprehension of customer requirements.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, clarifies: “Europe’s electronic leadership in the information economic system necessitates adaptable and safe Cloud abilities. By facilitating infrastructure, software and information portability, GAIA-X will empower European organizations and public administrations to share their decentralized information in a dependable and safe way, boosting Cloud adoption and the generation of worth-added ecosystems. This will bolster Europe’s competitiveness mainly because the strategy is unparalleled, driven by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a affordable set of policies and benchmarks constant with European values and aspirations”.