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U.S. 'cloud' supremacy has Europe worried about data

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By Laurent BARTHELEMY

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EU companies cloud strategy will determine how cloud computing will shape the future of IT in the European economic sphere of influence.

The issue for the EU commission is harnessing the innovators to formulate a scalable cloud infrastructure. Above all a competitive enterprise strategy.   

However, EU commission and its institutions want to regulate an overreaching governance framework through a EU cloud rule-book, underpinned by the General Data Protection Regulation.

It is little wonder that companies look offshore. The costs to develop cloud/edge computing under these conditions are eye watering.

Music to Google ears.

"We have an enormous security and sovereignty issue with clouds" said the official at the meeting, which AFP attended on the condition of respecting the anonymity of participants.

"In many cases it is convenience or a sell-out" by European companies and institutions "because it is simpler" to sign up with US tech giants than find European options, said the official.

"However, we have very good firms offering cloud and data services," he added.

No, you don’t, not anywhere close to the serviceable trust rigidity, or scalable cost to meet affordable cloud services and infrastructure.

What is more worrying is the EU commission will force companies to bear the costs through directives/ legislation.

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Well said, and true

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We have an enormous security and sovereignty issue with clouds" said the official at the meeting, which AFP attended on the condition of respecting the anonymity of participant.

Yet European companies have no problems selling out to china companies with the CCP's backing.

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US too - having signed up recently for an Alibaba account I now receive junk emails under the auspices of defunct US Companies! Someone took over their domain names.... I wonder who.... CCP of course!

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Any Company that Operates in China, has to have an official member of the CCP monitoring your activities and providing "Advice" upon your activities.... i.e. you have to do what they say, or they close you down. So any Chinese based Company can not be trusted, period.

I regret my Alibaba signup decision, but it will end soon - the US will target Alibaba within the next few weeks (See news on GTV for that).

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