IT services and software company Dassault Systemes, which pulled out of France's Andromede national cloud computing project in December, has announced that it will launch a rival service. Dassault will apply for a government grant for its new cloud computing and storage service for strategic French data.
Dassault's head of software development, Bernard Charles, said on BFM Business that the company realised at the end of December that Andromede's cost structure did not allow it to offer a competitive solutions because its costs were too high. Charles had been working on the project with partners from Orange and Thales for two and half years before the decision to pull out was taken. Dassault is preparing another project with new partners.
Source: Telecom Paper