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

Paris, 4 June 2020

Atos, a international chief in electronic transformation, is very pleased to announce its purpose as a founding member of the GAIA-X Basis, a non-earnings group that is getting set up to develop the following era of data platforms for Europe, its member states, businesses and citizens.

The GAIA-X Basis, fashioned by 22 organizations (electronic leaders, industrials, academia and associations) together with Atos, underlines a joint determination to a transparent European approach, openness and wide participation. It will make on the existing work initiated by the French and German governments and supported by more than 300 enterprises. The GAIA-X challenge enters a new stage of its enhancement and sets an important milestone toward the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its leadership in the international data economic climate.

The generation of electronic ecosystems necessitates making rely on and interoperability across all cloud customers and providers. GAIA-X will address this obstacle via a popular set of insurance policies, an “Architecture of Standards” and a set of “Federation Services” which provide together existing Cloud providers and their products and services and in which data and applications can be managed in a way that makes sure full handle. It will enable organizations from all measurements and across all sectors to gain from hyperscaler choices in Europe while respecting a set of crucial insurance policies.

Involved in the enhancement of Cloud considering the fact that its inception, Atos delivers its demonstrated know-how of and experience in Cloud Computing, supported by its comprehensive portfolio and strategic partnerships with leading Cloud services providers and deep being familiar with of buyer requires.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, explains: “Europe’s electronic leadership in the data economic climate necessitates flexible and secure Cloud capabilities. By facilitating infrastructure, software and data portability, GAIA-X will enable European enterprises and community administrations to share their decentralized data in a reliable and secure way, boosting Cloud adoption and the generation of price-included ecosystems. This will strengthen Europe’s competitiveness due to the fact the strategy is unparalleled, driven by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a fair set of insurance policies and standards steady with European values and aspirations”.