The GAIA-X Board of Directors announced that 212 new companies and research organizations became the official members of the European Data and Cloud Association. The association also announced a future compliance label to allow users to identify the services respecting GAIA-X specifications.
212 new members
The GAIA-X Board of Directors accepted all of the companies that applied to join after a majority vote. GAIA-X stated that around 40% of new members are Cloud and technical vendor companies, 36% user companies associations, academics, or NPO, and 25% start-ups. Over 92% of the news 212 members are from Europe, the other members are mostly Asian and North American companies. Hubert Tardieu, Chairman of the board, GAIA-X, said,
“We are pleased to welcome a significant number of companies which will now participate in the implementation of common standards to ensure that data is hosted, used, and transferred transparently and with full confidence.”