GAIAboX® – Secure Resource Management, File Storage & Data Exchange in IDS

What does a digi­tal eco­sys­tem need to make data and ser­vices avail­ab­le in a secu­re man­ner? A resour­ce manage­ment and file sto­rage based on data sov­er­eig­n­ty. In other words: GAIAboX® by nicos AG. The mana­ged ser­vice pro­vi­der deve­lo­ped one of the most pro­mi­sing IDS-based solu­ti­ons to be brought to mar­ket as part of the IDS Laun­ching Coali­ti­on.

Resour­ce Manage­ment and File Sto­rage

With its high-per­for­mance IT infra­st­ruc­tu­re, nicos enab­les col­la­bo­ra­ti­on and secu­re data exchan­ge bet­ween all loca­ti­ons world­wi­de. The idea of GAIAboX® is pro­to­typ­ing a secu­re and sov­er­eign resour­ce manage­ment and file sto­rage. It is acces­si­ble via FTP, SSH and HTTP and fol­lows the con­cept of “Lin­ked Data Plat­form” (LDP). The achie­ve­ment of GAIAboX® is not limi­ted to data sharing, as open inven­to­ry plat­form it also allows repre­sen­ting any resour­ce.

GAIAboX® will also pro­vi­de app­li­ca­ti­on pro­to­cols like mqtt, gRPC, WebSo­ckets in order to make “publish/subscribe” avail­ab­le. It intends to pro­vi­de data and infor­ma­ti­on in a stan­dar­di­zed and seman­ti­cal­ly descri­bed man­ner accord­ing to the con­cept of the Asset Admi­nis­tra­ti­on Shell (AAS), thus enab­ling inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty and easy inter­ac­tion.

Data Sov­er­eig­n­ty and Usa­ge Con­trol

GAIAboX® ensu­res data sov­er­eig­n­ty by using the tech­no­lo­gies of the IDS Archi­tec­tu­re. It acts as an IDS Con­nec­tor Pro­vi­der. Along with finely-grai­ned access con­trol to the stored resour­ces, the con­cept of IDS usa­ge con­trol will also be estab­lis­hed.

The sto­ring of any resour­ce in a GAIAboX® can be enri­ched with a con­tract or a poli­cy deci­ding on whe­re to remain and how to use the resour­ce. GAIAboX® is imple­men­ting a web cli­ent app­li­ca­ti­on in order to get access to other GAIAbo­Xes, too.


  1. plat­form inde­pen­den­cy
  2. IDS con­for­mi­ty
  3. Deploy­ing to exis­ting cloud ser­vices

Tech­no­lo­gi­cal archi­tec­tu­re or IDS com­pon­ents used

  1. Lin­ked Data Plat­form (LDP)
  2. IDS Con­nec­tor tech­no­lo­gy
  3. Publish/subscribe macha­nisms

Learn more about GAIAboX here.