22. March 2021 I ECN editorial office
Why do you support EuroCloud Native (ECN) as an Alliance Partner?
As an Alliance Partner of the EuroCloud Native initiative, we represent the German public cloud providers and thus stand as an attractive and customer-oriented alternative to the global providers. Together with the members, we would like to promote the adaptation of innovative cloud services, especially in medium-sized businesses, and contribute to even more quality, trust and solution diversity in the market.
How have you specialized and positioned yourselves as a provider for the cloud-native market?
As a public cloud provider with our own technology stack, we consistently rely on open standards, cloud-native architectures and any data and application mobility across cloud environments. Not only do we see ourselves as an integral part of the open source community, our COO Felix Kronlage-Dammers is one of the pioneers and long-time advocates of the open source economy as a board member of the OSB Alliance.
What do you bring to the initiative for ECN members?
gridscale stands for innovative and intuitive cloud technology. With around 100 employees, we work every day to make the cloud more secure, easier and more reliable for European SMEs. We would like to share this expertise and experience and at the same time provide more transparency and assessment competence for both user companies and IT service providers.
Why does Germany need a cloud initiative like the ECN?
The further development of the public cloud as an innovation driver in business and society requires new development paradigms and close cooperation between all market players in the cloud economy. EuroCloud Native as a central interface and competence carrier can provide important impulses here. Particularly in light of the current discussions about autonomy and data sovereignty in Europe, we would like to get even more involved in this exchange as a German cloud provider.
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