Atos, VMware Team for Data Spaces
May 5, 2022
and VMware started an extension of the companies’ strategic partnership by
working to deliver an integrated set of capabilities to help speed up the
development of “Data Spaces”. Data Spaces are platforms that allow for greater
exchange, collaboration, and monetization of data between organizations or
industries, independently of the underlying infrastructure, whilst enabling data
sovereignty and interoperability.
Organizations can also utilize and monetize existing data to create machine
learning and artificial intelligence services, and enable new industry-specific
Financial services: developing cross-company and cross-border services and collaboration ecosystems, for example with a sustainable finance platform to comply with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements.
Utilities: optimizing the electric networks for the charging of electric vehicles.
“With a comprehensive set of data space capabilities from VMware and Atos,
organisations will gain access to a viable and rapid way to more securely share,
manage and monetize their data,” said Laurent Allard, Head of Sovereign Cloud
EMEA, VMware. “Today’s world is multi-cloud. Aligned to the principles of
Gaia-X, the suite of capabilities will be designed to deliver the
interoperability, reversibility and security required for European businesses
and industries to create value from data and drive their digital ambitions
VMware Cloud Foundation – to connect the Data Space with cloud infrastructure including data storage platforms and to make use of already existing data.
VMware Versatile Data Kit – to reduce ‘unplanned work’ using a Data SDK, which includes the building blocks to build data applications with minimal effort and a plugin framework to extend or inspect any part of the data application; and a Control Service Server that enables users to manage data jobs by building, packaging, installing, tracking dependencies, and maintaining versioning.
Atos cloud capabilities – to support the shift to digital business.
Atos Edge and Bare Metal-as-a-Service capabilities – to facilitate use cases and enable the edge-to-cloud continuum.
Atos Cybersecurity products and services – to maintain data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Atos Digital Hub – to create shared and transparent tailored platforms that enable and orchestrate value chains within extended data-driven ecosystems.
These capabilities will be supported by the reversibility, interoperability, and portability VMware’s cloud partners deliver. With data hosted on a common peer-to-peer framework to ensure the compatibility of architecture between cloud providers, organisations can place their data with any of the participating cloud providers to take full advantage of the services they offer, while retaining the ability to move apps or federate data on other cloud provider platforms as required.