SQS – the IDSA Evaluation Facility

One of the Laun­ching Coali­ti­on par­ti­ci­pants is SQS. The accredi­ted labo­ra­to­ry for the vali­da­ti­on of IDS com­pon­ents accord­ing to the stan­dards for­mu­la­ted by IDSA (Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on), regu­la­tes the secu­re and sov­er­eign exchan­ge of data, as a key tool to pro­mo­te and enab­le infor­ma­ti­on and busi­ness tran­sac­tions bet­ween enti­ties glo­bal­ly.

IDSA imple­men­ta­ti­ons should be reli­able and robust. To this end, data exchan­ge is encou­ra­ged among cer­ti­fied enti­ties using cer­ti­fied core com­pon­ents (e.g. IDS Con­nec­tors). The SQS vali­da­ti­on faci­li­ty over­sees inde­pendent­ly the vali­da­ti­on of the various com­mer­cial com­pon­ents deve­lo­ped by Euro­pean com­pa­nies across dif­fe­rent sec­tors (logistics and trans­port, deve­lo­p­ment of medi­cal and phar­maceu­ti­cal pro­ducts, etc.). SQS is also respon­si­ble for pre­pa­ring the cor­re­spon­ding eva­lua­ti­on report, which will be sent to IDSA for sub­se­quent cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on.

SQS is cur­r­ent­ly working in the eva­lua­ti­on of dif­fe­rent com­pon­ents. It aims at broa­den and inten­si­fy the com­mer­cial offer into the mar­ket by the end of June.

Hence, the fol­lowing bene­fits can be achie­ved when hiring the ser­vices of SQS accredi­ted eva­lua­ti­on faci­li­ty:

  1. To build IDSA com­pli­ant archi­tec­tures and sys­tems
  2. To redu­ce deve­lo­p­ment cos­ts, as well as com­mis­sio­ning cos­ts for IDS-based com­pon­ents;
  3. To gua­ran­tee that the deve­lo­ped app­li­ca­ti­ons are reli­able in dif­fe­rent ope­ra­tio­nal envi­ron­ments
  4. To favour the com­mer­cia­liz­a­ti­on of IDS-com­pli­ant com­pon­ents and, the­re­fo­re, incre­a­se the return on invest­ment.

SQS´ IDSA accredi­ted eva­lua­ti­on faci­li­ty is part of the Qua­li­ty as a Ser­vice (QaaS) ser­vices offe­red by SQS, and as such it bene­fits from:

  1. Remo­te­ly offe­red ser­vices, with the pos­si­bi­li­ty to sign the deal and access to the ser­vice immedia­te­ly.
  2. Con­trol­led cos­ts and per­fect align­ment and coor­di­na­ti­on with the cli­ent company´s deve­lo­p­ment.
  3. A team of high­ly qua­li­fied engi­neers who have access to the latest metho­do­lo­gies and com­pon­ents spe­cial­ly desi­gned for the vali­da­ti­on of IDSA com­pon­ents
  4. Con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with cli­ents, which is gua­ran­te­ed via the use of dif­fe­rent tools and com­ple­te tracea­bi­li­ty of the pro­ces­ses.

To crea­te the IDSA eva­lua­ti­on faci­li­ty, SQS have faced a num­ber of chal­len­ges, such as deve­lo­ping an eva­lua­ti­on pro­cess with detail­ed methods to deve­lop the dif­fe­rent acti­vi­ties, selec­ting, and designing sup­port tools and set­ting up a dedi­ca­ted test infra­st­ruc­tu­re.

In view of the acti­vi­ties to be per­for­med, three test envi­ron­ments have been deploy­ed:

  1. Simu­la­ted Envi­ron­ment to faci­li­ta­te a through tes­ting of iso­la­ted com­pon­ents
  2. Inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty test envi­ron­ment with real com­pon­ents, to vali­da­te the
  3. inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty of a com­po­nent wit­hin a refe­rence test archi­tec­tu­re.

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