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Germany, France launch Gaia-X platform in bid for ‘tech sovereignty’

The cloud initiative aims to provide companies with an alternative to Amazon Web Services and Alibaba

Skeptics say it may empower the giants instead.

  • By JANOSCH DELCKER AND MELISSA HEIKKILÄ
  • Politico

BERLIN — Europe’s economic powerhouses have joined forces to take on tech giants in the ultra-competitive field of cloud computing.

Just don’t rule out Silicon Valley quite yet.

The idea behind the project, named “Gaia-X” after an ancient goddess, is to convince firms to store their data with home-grown alternatives to U.S. and…

But Gaia-X will not be a…

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