Today 4 July 2013, the lift-off of the Cloud-for-Europe initiative was formally announced in Tallinn, Estonia, in the presence of its major stakeholders, President Ilves of Estonia and VP Kroes of the European Commission.

The next step in the European Cloud Partnership

Cloud-for-Europe is a major cloud computing initiative driven by committed public sector organisations from Member States and Associated Countries. C4E empowers the European public sector to get prepared for procuring secure, cost-effective, reliable, performing and trustworthy cloud services while avoiding the risk of lock-in.


 The initiative is driven by organisations from 11 European countries and it aims at direct involvement of IT and telecom industry, including SMEs, in order to jointly shape a European cloud computing market to the benefit of European users, suppliers and the citizen at large. It is the flagship European cloud implementation action and a major stepping-stone towards a digital single market for IT services in the cloud.

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