23 European Cloud Technology Companies form the European Cloud Industrial Alliance
The European Cloud Industrial Alliance (EUCLIDIA) was formed last week by 23 independent European original technology manufacturers, for the promotion of digital independence and strategic autonomy. The founding members develop original software and hardware at the core of a wide range of cloud services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, edge, vRAN, etc.
EUCLIDIA is endorsed by European-based non-profit organisations that provide resources and access to European institutions: the Conseil National du Logiciel Libre (cnll.fr), the European Association of Next Generation Telecommunications Innovators (eangti.org), the Libre Endowment Fund (fdl-lef.org), and OW2 (ow2.org).
EUCLIDIA will carry the voice of European cloud technology innovators. Its members are all European-based with the majority of shareholders being European. Its mission is to provide lawmakers and policy makers with the field expertise and vision that will reinforce policies that accelerate the adoption and development of leading cloud technologies made in Europe. Such policies should reflect European values such as the protection of privacy and the promotion of fair competition while enabling European cloud industries to be competitive.
European cloud technologies are being used by at least 50% of the largest French (CAC 40) and German (DAX 30) companies. Their rich ecosystem provides extremely competitive solutions which also mitigate the risks posed by extraterritorial laws such as the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Europe should strengthen its support for domestic innovators and ensure that they can flourish worldwide from within the European Union. Through open dialogue with relevant stakeholders, including industry actors and policymakers, EUCLIDIA will help governments and corporations better understand the value of an independent European cloud-technology ecosystem. EUCLIDIA will advocate appropriate regulatory frameworks that guarantee trust and fast access to public markets for European cloud technologies. EUCLIDIA will support young developers willing to contribute to Europe’s digital autonomy.