GAIA-X

Cloudical is involved in the Gaia-X project in Workgroup 2 “Operational Infrastructure” (11), where we can contribute the most expertise from our daily business with cloud infrastructures and our experiences with our open-source-only cloud-native stack based on Kubernetes, VanillaStack. Our in-house expert on Gaia-X is Wolfgang Ksoll.
Cloudical is convinced that standards are necessary for multi-cloud strategies, on the one hand to enable providers to participate quickly in cloud orchestration, and on the other hand to enable users with such a meta platform to benefit greatly from orchestration of many cloud services. 
GAIA-X – A European Hyperscaler?

Cloudical is involved in the Gaia-X project in Workgroup 2 “Operational Infrastructure” (11), where Cloudical can contribute the most expertise from its daily business with cloud infrastructures. Cloudical is convinced that standards are necessary for multi-cloud strategies, on the one hand to enable providers to participate quickly in cloud orchestration, and on the other hand to enable users with such a meta platform to benefit greatly from orchestration of many cloud services. 

This article by our colleague Wolfgang Ksoll gives a short overview of the Gaia-X (1) project as next generation cloud computing: with motivation for the project, what is Gaia-X?, project organization, role of civil society and prospects. 

Sovereignty at GAIA-X also through open source software

One of GAIA-X’s main goals is to restore data sovereignty in Europe when using cloud technology. US hyperscalers, for example, are subject to the US Cloud Act, which enables US authorities to enforce the release of data stored in data centers in Europe. This is contrary to European law and the GDPR.

At the beginning of 2019 it was still being considered to build a European hyperscaler, but it was finally decided to create solutions with standards that would give European users more sovereignty. In order to enforce more EU law in Europe, GAIA-X will require certificates that prove that the GDPR is applied to personal data and not the US Cloud Act. 

Read in this article by Wolfgang Ksoll all about the movement towards more sovereignty, allowing you to choose a cloud service provider that suits you best, and to implement your own cloud architecture.

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