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

  • European cloud expert services providers launch “Structura-X”

  • Concrete implementation of Gaia-X compatible companies

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

European digital organizations and cloud vendors have released an initiative for prevalent infrastructure solutions that meet up with Gaia-X requirements. 28 providers and organizations, which include Atos, agreed to make their cloud solutions Gaia-X compliant. The Lighthouse undertaking “Structura-X” enhances business-certain initiatives for the automotive sector (Catena-X), agriculture (AgriGaia) and finance (EuroDat). Original Gaia-X compliant offerings are envisioned to be prepared by the middle of this year.

The initiative was born out of the will need to develop a Gaia-X-compatible infrastructure in Europe, together with market solutions. In coordination with the Gaia-X Association, seven European digital suppliers at first agreed on the widespread purpose: Atos, Aruba.it, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Engineering, Noovle and Major-IX. In the meantime, further companies from all around Europe have joined. To day, this adds up to 28 Structura-X customers[1] from 10 international locations.

“We are proud to start Structura-X, with each other with key European cloud companies and digital providers. Structura-X will permit the needed scale for new cross-sector and cross-region collaboration in the cloud, to foster a federated European cloud and edge infrastructure. As portion of this initiative, Atos will convey its digital security answers and merchandise, as European market place leader, to make certain the complete sovereignty and safety of cloud infrastructure remedies.” mentioned Santi Ribas, Head of Cloud Business Answers, Atos.

Structura-X invites extra cloud service providers to join. The widespread objective is to shape their existing infrastructure expert services into an eco-system for European info sovereignty. An overarching European cloud infrastructure is becoming produced. Customers will be equipped to test and deploy their services and info rooms in a Gaia-X-permitted infrastructure.

Structura-X will do the job intently with Gaia-X, which between other activities defines the technological framework for facts sovereignty. At the very same time, Structura-X will help the important scale for new cross-sector and cross-region collaboration in the cloud. The past fragmentation of the European cloud industry will thus be get over.

Atos is associated in quite a few jobs all over cloud and electronic sovereignty, and just lately introduced Atos OneCloud Sovereign Defend, in response to the developing demands of organizations and governments for electronic sovereignty. The remedy enables Atos custumers to meet up with the troubles of taking care of their knowledge in the edge-to-cloud continuum, in line with the best jurisdictional information governance requirements.

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[1] Atos, Aruba.it, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, Engineering, Noovle, Top-IX, AssoSoftware, Metropolis Network, Cloud&Heat Technologies, CS Team, CSI, EBRC, Elmec, Fabasoft, Intercontinental Dataspaces Association, IONOS SE, KPN, Lux Innovation, Mainstream, Following Layer, OpenNebula Techniques, OSISM, ThreeFold Tech, Tietoevry, United Team, Vivacom

About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in digital transformation with 107,000 staff members and yearly earnings of more than € 11 billion. European variety 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and significant-effectiveness computing, the Group supplies personalized finish-to-end methods for all industries in 71 nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization services and goods, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on Euronext Paris and integrated in the CAC 40 ESG and Upcoming 20 Paris Stock indexes.

The reason of Atos is to aid layout the upcoming of the info space. Its expertise and expert services aid the progress of knowledge, education and learning and analysis in a multicultural tactic and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the globe, the Group permits its buyers and personnel, and customers of societies at significant to stay, work and establish sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure info area.

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