The Commission aims to enable access to secure, sustainable, and interoperable cloud infrastructures and services for European businesses
The global data volume is growing very fast. Whereas cloud computing happens mostly in large data-centres today, by 2025 this trend will reverse: 80% of all data is expected to be processed in smart devices closer to the user, known as edge computing.
The availability of both edge and cloud computing is essential in a computing continuum to ensure that data is processed in the most efficient manner. Energy-efficient and trustworthy edge and cloud infrastructures will be fundamental for the sustainable use of edge and cloud computing technologies.
Regulation (EU) 2018/1807 (FFD Regulation) — on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union of 14 November 2018 entered into force since December 2018 and applied since 28 May 2019. The aim of the Regulation is to achieve a more competitive and integrated EU market for data storage and processing services and activities.