European Open Source for Europe’s Next-Gen Edge Cloud 🇪🇺
May 25, 2021 @ 9:00-10:30am CET
“It may be too late to replicate hyperscalers, but it is not too late to achieve technological sovereignty in some critical technology areas”
President Ursula von der Leyen
My Agenda for Europe: Political Guidelines for the Next European Commission 2019-2024
For the European Union it is essential to build smart technological foundations for how data will be generated, stored, searched, analysed, processed, accessed, shared and exchanged to the benefits of the European economy, its businesses, public entities and communities. The need to strategically invest in the next generation of European cloud and edge capacities has been emphasised on several occasions such as in the European Strategy for Data, in the EU Flagship area “Scale up” under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, and in the Member States’ Joint Declaration on Building the Next Generation Cloud in Europe of 15 October 2020.
In early March 2021, the European Commission presented its 2030 Digital Compass, acknowledging Europe’s vulnerabilities, its increased dependency on critical, often non-EU based, technologies, and the reliance on a few big tech companies, with less than 4% of the top online platforms being European. One of the strategic targets for the EU Digital Decade involves “10,000 climate neutral highly secure edge nodes to be deployed in the EU, distributed in a way that will guarantee access to data services with low latency”.
Against this background, a number of EU Member States, under the coordination of Germany and France, have gathered to offer a common industrial response with significant European relevance. The execution of an of Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services will strategically contribute to fostering European data leadership and digital sovereignty; stronger and sustainable competitiveness of the EU economy and; the flourishing of smart cloud and edge solutions which are highly innovative, fully interoperable, highly secure, fully energy efficient and respectful of privacy. Some of the objectives of this IPCEI include:
- Enable multi-provider Cloud-Edge Continuum
- Strengthening of EU digital industry
- Development of European open source technologies
- Openness and accessibility across Europe
It’s time for everyone involved in these initiatives to (re)discover the European open source technologies that can contribute to bringing Europe closer—and faster—to those objectives 🚀
“Open source impacts the digital autonomy of Europe. Against the hyperscalers in the cloud, it is likely that open source can give Europe a chance to create and maintain its own, independent digital approach and stay in control of its processes, its information and its technology”
Open Source Software Strategy 2020-2023
Introduction—Building Europe’s Digital Sovereignty
Alberto P. Martí
VP of Open Source Community Relations, OpenNebula
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro
Product Manager, SUSE
A Tailor-made Storage for Edge Computing
Open Source, Europe, and the Cloud: Case MariaDB Server
CEO, MariaDB Foundation
Turning OpenNebula into a Cloud-Edge Orchestration Platform
COO / ONEedge Project Coordinator, OpenNebula
Rancher and K3s for Edge Computing
CTO EMEA, SUSE
🇪🇺 European Open Source
As the world’s leading provider of Software-Defined Storage, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery software, LINBIT adds server clustering capabilities to any containerized, virtualized, or bare metal environment.
MariaDB Server is the world’s fastest-growing open source relational database. Created in Finland, developed all over Europe and the world. Not controlled by individual large IT players. Fundamental part of IT infrastructure, in the cloud and on premise.
OpenNebula is an open source Cloud Management Platform born in 2008. Thanks to the ONEedge project, OpenNebula now comes with edge computing features that expand its VM and container orchestration capabilities to edge resources provided by telcos, hyperscalers, and local infrastructure providers.
SUSE is an independent open source company that provides unparalleled customer choice and powers digital transformation for the enterprise by simplifying, modernizing, and accelerating traditional cloud and edge solutions.