France Accelerates Cloud Computing

Developing Domestic Alternative to US Domination in Cloud Computing

Source:  Stock Image of Cloud Computing

Important Global Competition for the Cloud
France has brought in two French tech companies - software company Dassault Systems and cloud company OMH to beat the US dominance in cloud computing and provide French companies with a domestic alternative.  The announcement is from the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

Very Fast Track Development
France wants to build its own cloud secure storing system for storing French companies most sensitive data.  According to some news reports, this project is being developed initially at the French German participatory level and then possibly expanded throughout Europe. The extent of Germany's involvement was not initially detailed.

Big R&D Investment
The French government's  big concern is a US 2018 law, the Cloud Act, that let's US Agencies access European corporate data stored in the servers of US companies like Amazon and Microsoft without telling the foreign companies. The French government intends to invest $1.6 B in R&D to develop artificial intelligence (AI) during 2020 as part of this initiative.


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