Originally posted on Data Center POST

Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX along with 26 CEOs of leading European IT and tech companies, presented a roadmap to the European Commission in order to reinforce Europe’s leadership in cloud and edge technologies. The EU Commissioner, Thierry Breton was introduced to this roadmap on May 7, 2021. DE-CIX and other contributing authors from companies such as AirbusAmadeusAtosDeutsche TelekomEricssonIonosNokiaOrangeOVHCloudSAPSchneider ElectricSiemensTelefónica, and Telecom Italia focused on content, like public-private technical investments through to 2025 and agreed the strategic technology roadmap is part of the planned “Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud”

Through European cloud and edge landscape perspectives, all CEOs agree that world-class service must be delivered at all levels. “We are proud to have been involved in the creation of the roadmap and are ready to play a key role in strengthening cloud and edge infrastructure in Europe,” said Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX. Unified secure and powerful networked infrastructure is a pivotal goal, along with a “highly secure, low-carbon, resource-efficient and interoperable cloud and edge ecosystem.” All of the contributors aim to enable world-leading data-driven innovation across all industries, anchored in the European User Requirements.

The EU has prioritized investment efforts in three pillars.

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