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

Paris, 4 June 2020

Atos, a worldwide leader in digital transformation, is proud to announce its position as a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation, a non-income group that is getting set up to generate the future era of data platforms for Europe, its member states, companies and citizens.

The GAIA-X Foundation, fashioned by 22 companies (digital leaders, industrials, academia and associations) which include Atos, underlines a joint motivation to a transparent European process, openness and broad participation. It will make on the current perform initiated by the French and German governments and supported by much more than three hundred corporations. The GAIA-X venture enters a new stage of its growth and sets an significant milestone towards the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its leadership in the worldwide data financial state.

The development of digital ecosystems needs creating have faith in and interoperability across all cloud buyers and suppliers. GAIA-X will handle this problem as a result of a widespread set of procedures, an “Architecture of Standards” and a set of “Federation Services” which deliver with each other current Cloud suppliers and their products and services and in which data and apps can be handled in a way that assures full manage. It will allow companies from all measurements and across all sectors to gain from hyperscaler choices in Europe though respecting a set of vital procedures.

Associated in the growth of Cloud considering that its inception, Atos provides its confirmed experience of and experience in Cloud Computing, supported by its detailed portfolio and strategic partnerships with major Cloud support suppliers and deep being familiar with of buyer requires.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, points out: “Europe’s digital leadership in the data financial state needs flexible and safe Cloud abilities. By facilitating infrastructure, application and data portability, GAIA-X will allow European corporations and general public administrations to share their decentralized data in a trusted and safe way, boosting Cloud adoption and the development of price-additional ecosystems. This will reinforce Europe’s competitiveness since the tactic is unprecedented, driven by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a sensible set of procedures and criteria reliable with European values and aspirations”.