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  • European
  • Edge
  • Federation
Last updated: 2021-01-29 12:39

Strategic Goals

  • To win back sovereignty over European citizen and company data, by ensuring that data does not leave European soil unintentionally.
  • To reduce dependency and risk of lock-in by enabling service and data portability.

Solutions Developed / Used

GAIA-X plans to connect decentralised infrastructure services such cloud and edge into a homogeneous, user-friendly system. It is planned as a peer-to-peer network in which GAIA-X certified organisations – known as “nodes” – can rent server capacity to each other. It is also intended to offer machine learning and artificial intelligence as a service to organisations, especially to the SMB segment through standardised APIs.


Start Date 01/10/2019
Project Focus
  • Broker
  • Regulator
Geographical Scope
  • European
  • Edge
  • Federation
Cloud Delivery Model
  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • SaaS
Cloud Deployment Model
  • Hybrid
Project Life-Cycle Stage
  • Operational Deployment
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Utilities
Specific Domains Targeted
  • Mobility
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)


    Public Sector
  • Germany
    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Germany) (Germany)
  • Other
  • Germany
    Public Sector, Academia and Industry (Germany)


Additional Metadata

Metadata Created 2020-12-23 04:01
Metadata Updated 2021-01-29 12:39
Acronym GAIA-X
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