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

Jannie Delucca


Paris, 4 June 2020

Atos, a worldwide leader in electronic transformation, is very pleased to announce its role as a founding member of the GAIA-X Basis, a non-revenue firm that is becoming setup to develop the following era of knowledge platforms for Europe, its member states, firms and citizens.

The GAIA-X Basis, shaped by 22 companies (electronic leaders, industrials, academia and associations) such as Atos, underlines a joint commitment to a transparent European system, openness and broad participation. It will construct on the existing function initiated by the French and German governments and supported by a lot more than 300 companies. The GAIA-X task enters a new phase of its advancement and sets an vital milestone toward the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its management in the worldwide knowledge financial system.

The generation of electronic ecosystems calls for making belief and interoperability across all cloud people and vendors. GAIA-X will address this obstacle by a typical established of insurance policies, an “Architecture of Standards” and a established of “Federation Services” which provide collectively existing Cloud vendors and their companies and in which knowledge and applications can be taken care of in a way that makes sure entire handle. It will help companies from all sizes and across all sectors to profit from hyperscaler choices in Europe while respecting a established of critical insurance policies.

Associated in the advancement of Cloud due to the fact its inception, Atos brings its verified experience of and working experience in Cloud Computing, supported by its thorough portfolio and strategic partnerships with foremost Cloud assistance vendors and deep understanding of buyer wants.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, clarifies: “Europe’s electronic management in the knowledge financial system calls for adaptable and secure Cloud capabilities. By facilitating infrastructure, software and knowledge portability, GAIA-X will help European companies and public administrations to share their decentralized knowledge in a reliable and secure way, boosting Cloud adoption and the generation of value-added ecosystems. This will improve Europe’s competitiveness because the strategy is unprecedented, pushed by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a reasonable established of insurance policies and criteria steady with European values and aspirations”.

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