GAIAboX® – Secure Resource Management, File Storage & Data Exchange in IDS
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.
Deploying to existing cloud services
Technological architecture or IDS components used