What is Gaia-X?

Gaia-X represents 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. 

How does Gaia-X work?

The architecture of Gaia-X is based on the principle of decentralisation. Gaia-X is the result of a multitude of individual platforms that all follow a common standard – the Gaia-X standard. Together, we are developing a data infrastructure based on the values of openness, transparency, and trust. So, what emerges is not a cloud, but a networked system that links many cloud services providers together.

What is Gaia-X

Who is behind Gaia-X?

Representatives from business, politics, and science from Europe and around the globe are working together, hand in hand, to create a federated and secure data infrastructure. Companies and citizens will collate and share data – in such a way that they keep control over them. They should decide what happens to their data, where it is stored, and always retain data sovereignty.

How an industrial and trustworthy framework for artificial intelligence (AI) will accelerate the adoption of AI in Europe and make an important contribution to the current efforts and ambitions of Gaia-X and other initiatives.

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Dominik Rohrmus is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Gaia-X Association. We asked him five questions about Gaia-X and his responsibilities.

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Why is a new approach for data federation platforms needed in Europe and beyond, so that companies can extract value and insights from data that benefit data creators rather than intermediaries? Find out in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's interview with our CEO, Francesco Bonfiglio.

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"It is great to be involved in such a unique initiative that will change the way we handle our data fundamentally. The Federation Services, as foundation of the federated data infrastructure, will enable us to connect in an interoperable and legally compliant way."

Emma Wehrwein, Gaia-X Federation Services, eco e.V.
Lars Albaeck
Harald Summa
Maximilian Ahrens
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