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Upcoming procurement procedure: smart middleware for cloud-to-edge federations and data spaces

Published on | 7 months ago

Programmes AI, data & cloud  

The European Commission plans to start in the second or third quarter of 2022 a procurement procedure for Simpl, the smart middleware that will enable cloud-to-edge federations and data spaces.

Simpl is funded through the DIGITAL Work Programme, under topics 2.1.1 - Smart middleware for a European cloud federation and for the European data space, receiving €65 million from 2021-2022, 2.1.2 - Large scale pilots for cloud-to-edge-based services, and across Specific Objective 2 - Cloud, data, and Artificial Intelligence, all of which will consider Simpl for their deployment.

The European Commission's role is to:

  • Be the Contracting Authority procuring Simpl.
  • Make Simpl freely available and open source for the benefit of the public and private sectors and ultimately, the European citizens.
  • Deploy its own instances of Simpl as an active stakeholder of forthcoming data spaces.
  • Be the main operator of some public sector-specific data spaces.
  • Make available open testing environments for stakeholders to try out Simpl before deployment, in addition to its own participation in data spaces (a Simpl sandbox).

The technical requirements for the procurement of Simpl are under preparation. The results will be published on the European Commission's website and will be presented during on 30 May 2022 (more information to follow).

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