You probably have never heard of GAIA-X. And if you heard of it, understanding what it is is hard. Honestly I am still trying to understand .
But it seems to be the currently largest European initiative backed by European governments to get more independent from US-American IT dominance.
GAIA-X is based on pro-privacy European values and it is open even for Non-European companies who share the same values: https://www.data-infrastructure.eu/GAIAX/Redaktion/EN/FAQ/faq-projekt-gaia-x.html?cms_artId=1825136
And while AWS is a big player who has joined, it is open for small and medium sized companies as well.
I don’t know where this leads to, but it sounds like another good fit for Storjlabs Tardigrade if they manage to get a foot into this door and offer decentralized strictly privacy storage tailored to users of this European cloud and data project.
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