Italy is all set to create a storage system that will use advanced cloud technology developed by overseas tech giants. Recently the country’s innovation minister had stated that the new plan was inspired by France. During an online event, the former head of Vodafone, Vittorio Colao has stated that Rome is determined to make sure that safety and security are maintained while receiving access to the new and best technologies. This statement was made without revealing any companies name in regards to the tech supply. As we all know, big firms like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are dominating the storage segment. This is now creating concern among Europeans as there is a risk of US surveillance in accordance with the US CLOUD Act.
A few weeks ago, France was certain that its data could be stored using the cloud computing technologies developed by Microsoft and Google if they are licensed locally. Colao furthermore had stated that France is outlining a policy for national cloud, and companies must strictly follow it. Companies are also being consulted regarding the policies. National cloud hub will make use of overseas technologies to store data, and its residency will be Italy and Europe. The hub is expected to be active from next year, and European funds will finance the project.