A Consortium of 38 European organisations from 14 countries launched the new project DOME to support cloud-to-edge infrastructure and services in Europe. The project is aiming to create a single portal of access for trusted Cloud and Edge services stakeholders, from providers to consumers and with strong focus on user-friendliness, inclusion and equality principles. DOME will take the form of an online catalogue of existing cloud-to-edge based service offerings made available through a federated collection of independent marketplaces connected to the offering of cloud and platform providers.
Cloud computing is identified as a central piece of Europe’s digital future, providing European businesses and public organisations the data processing capability required to support their digital transformation. Delivering on the objectives of its digital strategy, through the EU programmes such as the Digital Europe Programme and the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Commission is proposing actions for building essential capacities that will be achieved by co-investing with Member States in new high-end digital infrastructures and services, and by upgrading and consolidating available capacities at the EU and national level.
In this context, the European Commission has stepped up its effort supporting the deployment of the cloud-to-edge infrastructure and services to:
- Improve the availability of highly trustworthy, curated cloud and edge services that serve the interests of crucial sectors dealing with sensitive data, such as the public sector.
- Increase the uptake of cloud-to-edge services among public and private entities alike and in vertical sectors that lag in cloud adoption, such as the European health sector.
- Reinforce the EU’s open strategic autonomy, ensuring that the digital transformation of the economy is undertaken based on secure, fair, inclusive, and resource-efficient infrastructures and services.
“The vision of the project consortium is to create a dynamic ecosystem that unites all Cloud and Edge services stakeholders, including infrastructure, data providers, platform providers, services integrators, certification agencies, and diverse customers from every sector. Our goal is to boost the EU-cloud industry by streamlining current practices and empowering EU customers like never before”, says Giovanni Frattini, Technical Manager at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa, project Leader.