Decentralized Gaia-X Federations enable freedom of choice for cloud adoption

Owned by no one, open to everyone. That’s how data spaces built on Ocean Protocol are designed by default.

The Minimal Viable Gaia-X already demonstrates these features without sacrificing data sovereignty, data protection, and privacy. It creates an open, transparent, trustless, privacy-preserving, and decentralized data infrastructure. Owned by no single entity, ensuring non-discriminatory access to data spaces for everyone who adheres to the common standards and rules of the community.

A federation of interoperable autonomous Gaia-X ecosystems

Think of the MVG as a fully decentralized ecosystem and a Minimal Gaia-X ecosystem, embedded into the larger Gaia-X federation of ecosystems that share the same trust framework.

It means the first decentralized Minimal Gaia-X Federation is up and running, today!

Featuring a transaction layer based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Federated Catalogue(s), Sovereign Data Exchange Services, a Data Exchange Logging Service, Gaia-X Portals, and an Identity & Trust layer based on Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and Verifiable Credentials (VC). Following the Compute-to-Data paradigm, data ownership and sovereignty are technically guaranteed by design while not prohibiting traditional data sharing in any way

  • The middleware layer manages communication between the components, efficient provision of (cached) data and computation via Ocean’s Compute-to-Data.
  • The application layer hosts Gaia-X Portals and tools to interact with data, identity, and trust services.

Why is Web3 technology essential to build a truly federated system?

1. Data Exchange Logging & transparency. Using DLT, all transactions are verified, stored, and audited in an ordered, transparent, and trustless way, thus enabling the Data Exchange Logging Service (DELS). Owned by no one and open to everyone.

Innovation through digital sovereignty

After we explored why Web3 technology is useful to build a federated data economy, you might ask yourself: “But what about the cloud services providers? Storage and computation are still somehow centralized. Portability and vendor lock-in remains a challenge.”

Going a step further: Decentralization on CSP-Level

Let’s bring the best of both worlds together.

About deltaDAO

deltaDAO AG is the first Ocean Protocol engineering, integration and consulting company by Ocean Protocol community members. Our mission is to kickstart the European Data Economy. Active in several Gaia-X working groups and initiatives, deltaDAO is a co-organizer of the Gaia-X Hackathon and responsible for the “Compute-to-Data and Distributed Ledger Technology” track. As Web 3.0 specialists and integrators, we build towards a Minimal Viable Gaia-X.

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