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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 chief in digital transformation, is happy to announce its purpose as a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation, a non-income group that is remaining set up to make the future technology of info platforms for Europe, its member states, businesses and citizens.

The GAIA-X Foundation, shaped by 22 organizations (digital leaders, industrials, academia and associations) together with Atos, underlines a joint determination to a transparent European system, openness and broad participation. It will establish on the present get the job done initiated by the French and German governments and supported by extra than three hundred businesses. The GAIA-X job enters a new stage of its enhancement and sets an essential milestone toward the European Union’s ambition to consolidate its management in the world info economic system.

The generation of digital ecosystems demands constructing trust and interoperability throughout all cloud end users and companies. GAIA-X will deal with this problem by way of a common established of insurance policies, an “Architecture of Standards” and a established of “Federation Services” which deliver alongside one another present Cloud companies and their companies and in which info and apps can be managed in a way that makes sure comprehensive handle. It will enable organizations from all measurements and throughout all sectors to profit from hyperscaler offerings in Europe while respecting a established of crucial insurance policies.

Concerned in the enhancement of Cloud considering that its inception, Atos brings its confirmed know-how of and expertise in Cloud Computing, supported by its comprehensive portfolio and strategic partnerships with leading Cloud assistance companies and deep comprehending of client needs.

Elie Girard, CEO of Atos, describes: “Europe’s digital management in the info economic system demands versatile and safe Cloud abilities. By facilitating infrastructure, software and info portability, GAIA-X will enable European businesses and public administrations to share their decentralized info in a trusted and safe way, boosting Cloud adoption and the generation of price-additional ecosystems. This will improve Europe’s competitiveness due to the fact the technique is unprecedented, driven by industrials, collaborative with hyperscalers, and aims at defining a affordable established of insurance policies and criteria consistent with European values and aspirations”.