“” It is a cornerstone for the implementation of a European cloud technology that will be very efficientThierry Breton, Commissioner responsible for the internal market, praised the agreement reached between 25 EU countries last Thursday. The European Alliance for Industrial Data and Cloud aims to make the old continent one of the leading companies in the industry.
The EU will invest 150 billion in key technological issues
Ten billion euros will be spent on cloud computing over the next seven years. The idea is to help European companies face technology giants like Google, Amazon and Alibaba. According to Thierry Breton, we would be a little too negative in this area and Europe would not be in as much trouble as they say: “ Contrary to the prejudices, we are not late. We are the first to get involved in the industrial cloud “.
This initiative is also part of the idea that will encourage European decision-makers to reduce their reliance on foreign technologies. For example, new rules for artificial intelligence are proposed, which should be implemented in the next year.
With regard to the cloud, a major project in Europe seems to be particularly advanced. The French OVHcloud stated that they partnered with the German host T-Systems to create a public cloud for Europe. This project called Gaia-X is aimed at all sectors considered sensitive and should be GDPR compliant. It seems to be on a very good path and should see the light of day in 2021.
Finally, it should also be noted that the EU has planned to invest EUR 150 billion in key technological issues over the next few years. The European Commission relies heavily on artificial intelligence, which could bring many innovations in areas such as medicine, agriculture or self-driving cars.