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Germany targets AWS and Alibaba with new European cloud project

Germany has unveiled plans for a new cloud service to rival AWS and Alibaba Cloud. 

Economy Ministry minister Peter Altmaier announced the service at the Digital Summit in Dortmund today, but the announcement was overshadowed after he fell off stage and injured himself. The economics ministry said Altmaier is conscious and undergoing medical treatment.

The cloud service will be named Gaia-X in reference to the Greek goddess symbolising Earth and was developed with SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG and Deutsche Bank AG.


Germany shuts down dark web data centre running out of ex-NATO bunker

Data centre hosted sites selling drugs, weapons, fake documents, stolen data and illegal pornography German investigators said they have closed down a data centre in a former NATO bunker that was used to host sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. The bunker was acquired in 2013 and managed by a 59-year-old Dutch man… Read More


German chemicals giant Bayer victim of year long cyber attack

Bayer says no data leaks have been discovered and that investigations are still ongoing German chemicals juggernaut Bayer was subject to a sustained cyber attack lasting for more than a year, according to reports in German media. German radio stations Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) said the Winnti hacking group is responsible for… Read More


OpenStack broadening focus to ‘open infrastructure’

BERLIN – Open source cloud efforts are at full steam and on the lips of the tech community and media outlets around the world. Although garnering less mainstream attention in recent months, one of the first kids on the block – the OpenStack project – is still quietly getting on with business, pushing forward new… Read More


Etix Everywhere to build a new cluster of data centres in Frankfurt

Global data centre operator Etix Everywhere has announced plans to open a new collection of data centres in Frankfurt. Teaming up with EVO, an electricity, natural gas and heat energy supply company, and Data Centre Group (DCG), a planning, design and certification office, the new centre will be located in Offenbach. Etix Everywhere specialises in the… Read More



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