Atos and partners launch Gaia-X lighthouse project for European cloud infrastructure

  • European cloud products and services vendors launch “Structura-X”

  • Concrete implementation of Gaia-X appropriate solutions

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Paris, France and Munich, Germany – February 22, 2022

European electronic companies and cloud vendors have released an initiative for popular infrastructure companies that fulfill Gaia-X specifications. 28 companies and companies, including Atos, agreed to make their cloud products and services Gaia-X compliant. The Lighthouse project “Structura-X” complements marketplace-particular initiatives for the automotive sector (Catena-X), agriculture (AgriGaia) and finance (EuroDat). Initial Gaia-X compliant choices are predicted to be all set by the middle of this year.

The initiative was born out of the need to build a Gaia-X-suitable infrastructure in Europe, along with market companies. In coordination with the Gaia-X Affiliation, seven European digital companies at first agreed on the popular goal: Atos, Aruba.it, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Engineering, Noovle and Major-IX. In the meantime, more companies from all around Europe have joined. To date, this adds up to 28 Structura-X customers[1] from 10 nations around the world.

“We are happy to launch Structura-X, alongside one another with key European cloud companies and electronic corporations. Structura-X will help the necessary scale for new cross-sector and cross-nation collaboration in the cloud, to foster a federated European cloud and edge infrastructure. As aspect of this initiative, Atos will bring its digital safety answers and merchandise, as European market chief, to make certain the total sovereignty and protection of cloud infrastructure solutions.” reported Santi Ribas, Head of Cloud Organization Alternatives, Atos.

Structura-X invites much more cloud provider companies to sign up for. The widespread goal is to condition their present infrastructure products and services into an eco-procedure for European facts sovereignty. An overarching European cloud infrastructure is being developed. Customers will be capable to examination and deploy their providers and information rooms in a Gaia-X-authorized infrastructure.

Structura-X will get the job done closely with Gaia-X, which among other things to do defines the technical framework for facts sovereignty. At the similar time, Structura-X will empower the important scale for new cross-sector and cross-place collaboration in the cloud. The former fragmentation of the European cloud sector will consequently be defeat.

Atos is included in various projects all-around cloud and digital sovereignty, and lately launched Atos OneCloud Sovereign Defend, in response to the rising calls for of corporations and governments for digital sovereignty. The remedy enables Atos custumers to satisfy the challenges of running their details in the edge-to-cloud continuum, in line with the greatest jurisdictional info governance prerequisites.

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[1] Atos, Aruba.it, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Engineering, Noovle, Leading-IX, AssoSoftware, City Community, Cloud&Heat Technologies, CS Team, CSI, EBRC, Elmec, Fabasoft, Intercontinental Dataspaces Affiliation, IONOS SE, KPN, Lux Innovation, Mainstream, Future Layer, OpenNebula Devices, OSISM, ThreeFold Tech, Tietoevry, United Group, Vivacom

About Atos

Atos is a international leader in electronic transformation with 107,000 workforce and once-a-year earnings of about € 11 billion. European range one in cybersecurity, cloud and superior-effectiveness computing, the Team provides tailored end-to-end answers for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on Euronext Paris and bundled in the CAC 40 ESG and Following 20 Paris Inventory indexes.

The intent of Atos is to support design and style the foreseeable future of the details room. Its abilities and products and services support the growth of awareness, schooling and study in a multicultural method and add to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the Team permits its shoppers and staff, and members of societies at massive to dwell, operate and acquire sustainably, in a protected and protected data room.

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