NTT Com embraces European “GAIA-X,” which is critical for exchanging sensitive details

NTT Communications (NTT Com) revealed yesterday that it has created a prototype feature that can be linked to the “GAIA-X” data sharing network, which was primarily developed in Europe. Via 2009, commercialize the opportunity. Japanese firms that do not cooperate with GAIA-X after the end of 2009, when GAIA-X operations are fully operational, will be unable to share data with European companies. NTT Com will provide assistance to Japanese businesses that are required to respond to data delivery.

GAIA-X is a foundation that allows secure data distribution and is being developed primarily by Germany and France. The aim is to defend “data ownership,” or the freedom of the data provider to decide the extent and use of data at his or her discretion. The functionality is that “IDS connector” collaboration software will adjust the extent of data disclosure depending on laws and contracts. GAIA-X “Version 1” will be launched at the end of 2009, and it is scheduled to start operating in earnest shortly after.

Currently, the company that develops GAIA-X includes about 350 businesses and associations. Microsoft in the United States and Alibaba Group in China are also included. It has the potential to become the traditional data storage system not only in Europe but around the world in the future. In order to share extremely sensitive data in the future, it would be necessary to help GAIA-X.

When an organization decides to support GAIA-X on its own, the special technology and infrastructure that implements the IDS connector would need to be changed. As a result, NTT Com has built a feature to replace the IDS connector, which is needed for GAIA-X support, allowing businesses to share data more easily. Companies have made it easier to react by using the NTT Com network by connecting GAIA-X with “DATA Trust,” a system for sharing extremely sensitive data that has already been commercialized by NTT Com.

Factory output details is one of the most sensitive data sets. For sustainability initiatives such as decarbonization, previously unreleased production data would need to be circulated across the supply chain. There is a growing trend in Europe to use the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) approach to measure CO 2 emissions relevant to goods, which measures anything from raw material sourcing to product disposal. LCA needs information on raw materials and energy usage.

According to the firm, the prototype produced this time was effective in achieving international interconnection using the IDS connector for the first time in the world. The CO 2 emissions produced by drone manufacturing were measured by a Swiss research institute, and only the CO 2 emissions linked to the drone ordered by him were made clear in Japan. It is intended to be useful for decarbonization, such as encouraging output on CO2-emitting tracks.

When it comes to commercialization, finished product producers and material manufacturers in the automotive industry are likely to be the first buyers. According to Mr. Satoshi Sakaino, General Manager of NTT Com Smart Factory Promotion Office, “As electric cars become more popular, accurate data on CO2 emissions must be exchanged via GAIA-X in order to determine if batteries can be reused or recycled. Very likely.”