Gaia-X in a nutshell
Gaia-X is the next generation of data infrastructure: an open, transparent and secure digital ecosystem, where data and services can be made available, collated and shared in an environment of trust. Representatives of businesses, science and politics from mainly European countries are creating a federated system that meets the highest standards of digital sovereignty while promoting innovation.
There are the following dimensions to Gaia-X:
- it is a European initiative, built on a broad open source community
- it is a digital ecosystem focussing on business with data for and by users
- it is represented by a legally incorporated organisation, the Gaia-X, European Association for Data and Cloud, AISBL
- it integrates the user perspectives through a network of national Gaia-X Hubs
Gaia-X is the answer to a massive demand for safe, secure and sovereign data across Europe
The growing need for safe, secure and sovereign cloud infrastructures and data spaces, is a deep driving force across the European market. It demands for unprecedented solutions, based on common European values and rules, for users and states to thrive on a global scale and weigh in the world economic competition.
Gaia-X is a business driver serving the future of economy
It is a game changer for data driven businesses. Gaia-X is a key asset to forge Europe ‘s next generation of data infrastructure. Its secure, federated and decentralised architecture will meet the highest standards of digital sovereignty while promoting innovation. By merging hundreds of different organisations in different domain and from across the globe in a single endeavor, Gaia-X combines challenging use cases with innovative solutions in the cloud to bring the most value out of the European landscape.
Gaia-X is a wide ecosystem, taking the best of European landscape to the next level
Gaia-X is a joint project: It brings people from different companies, research institutions, associations, administrations and politics together to work towards a common goal. Together, they build on the widest spectrum of expertise to co-create the future of digital Europe across dedicated data spaces serving the most critical industries.
Gaia-X is an open organisation which encourages the contributions that will scale European values
Everyone can get involved in a way that suits their resources best. Contributions are key to leverage technical expertise as well as development of new use cases. This continuous engagement of various stakeholders across Gaia-X working groups is the cornerstone of its value proposition. By making clear the rules of the game, it sends a strong signal to actually defend and promote European values.
Gaia-X is not a cloud
It is an innovative federate infrastructure for data, which can be used by cloud services.
Gaia-X is not intended to compete against existing offerings (such as globally active cloud providers, so-called hyperscalers)
Instead, Gaia-X connects to various data platforms via open interfaces and existing standards to share and exchange data and create a platform for innovation. The project is open to all interested stakeholders, whether large industrial companies, SMEs or start-ups. The focus is on the users – the key factor in the success of the digital economy.
For more information about Gaia-X please visit https://gaia-x.eu/