The cloud project for one by Germany and France "Souverane European data infrastructure" is formally one step further. On Tuesday, 22 companies and institutions, both of which come from the half of the two neighboring countries, have signed the notarial basic documents for the Art Gaia-X company based in Brussel.
It is an Association International Sans But Lucrific (Aisbl) to Belgian Law, ie a union without profitability intention. It should ensure the financing and commitment of the members. With on board 3DS Outscale, Amadeus, Atos, Beckhoff Automation, BMW, Bosch, CISPE, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Docaposte, Edf, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, German Edge Cloud, IMT, the International Data Spaces Association, Orange , Ovh, PlusServer, Saffron, SAP, Scaleway and Siemens.
Centrally "the competitive"
As a next, it is valid for the stakeholders to set up the main office and build organizational structures. The Grunders emphasized, one invites companies from all over the world as well as partners from science and politics, "The European standards and values share, for active participation and membership". Gaia-X is central for "The competitiveness and the digital innovative power of our economy" as "Future-proof workplaces in Germany and Europe", Underlined Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU).
Marco Gorgmaier, head of the development platform of BMW, referred to participation as a logical step, as the manufacturer "The future of automotive software" and thus linked groundbreaking IT solutions for premium vehicles in the cloud see. In this context, it is important to reduce dependencies of coarse providers.
OVHCloud and T-Systems cooperate
Ovhcloud and the Telekom subsidiary T-Systems had already agreed on Monday on cooperation according to Gaia-X principles. The aim of the partnership is to use Europe "Create trustworthy public cloud offer for all industries", in which data sourceianity and the conformity with the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) play a significant role.
As part of the cooperation, the two companies want to work together on one "public OpenStack Cloud Platform" work. This new offer focuses on the specific needs of the public sector as well as important infrastructure operators and companies of all grossordinations that are in strategic or sensitive areas of public interest. The service should be available from the beginning of 2021.