The EU's cloud infrastructure initiative, Gaia-X, poses a great risk of destroying the European ecosystem and hopes of sovereignty after the inclusion of some of the world's largest tech firms in the project, write Stefane Fermigier and Sven Franck.
The development of the EU's landmark cloud infrastructure project, Gaia-X, received a boost on Tuesday (15 September) as the contingent behind the project put pen to paper on documents marking the official founding of the organisation.
The European Cloud infrastructure initiative Gaia-X will play a "central role" in the EU's digital transition as it charts its recovery out of the coronavirus crisis, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said.
France and Germany’s ambitious bid to create a European cloud data infrastructure to stave off US and Chinese competitors was launched on Thursday (4 June), as Ministers Bruno Le Maire and Peter Altmaier revealed more on their landmark Gaia-X project.
Microsoft has revealed it has been holding talks with the German Economy Ministry over whether the company could be contracted as a supplier for Gaia-X, the ambitious European cloud network infrastructure initiative.
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