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HPE Launches Gaia-X Solutions to Accelerate Data Value Creation

New Solutions Platform, Marketplace and Service Helps Organizations Prepare for Gaia-X Data Infrastructure

Houston, USA - May 18 BUSINESS WIRE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (New York Stock Exchange: HPE) today announced solutions to help organizations advance data monetization by leveraging Gaia-X, a new collaborative data infrastructure supported by over 300 organizations in Europe. and all over the world.

The HPE Solution Framework for Gaia-X was designed for companies, service providers, and community organizations that would like to use Gaia-X. It supports virtually all of the capabilities needed to deliver and use data and services in a decentralized collaborative environment. As a result, organizations can expand their data value creation, connect to huge distributed pools of data, and strengthen independence over their data-driven business model.

The platform is based on a reference architecture using key components of the HPE software portfolio, third-party software and the Cloud28 + business platform, a marketplace for monetizing data and services. Individual solution components and entire solution environments are available as a service through HPE GreenLake cloud services.

HPE also announced the HPE Roadmap for Gaia-X service, which helps customers assess their Gaia-X readiness and develop a roadmap.

"Gaia-X is the answer to a key question in the next wave of digital transformation: How can we create network effects without centralizing all of the data? This is fully in line with our company's strategy of unlocking the value of data distributed across locations and clouds," said Johannes Johannes Koch, HPE Senior Vice President for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “However, Gaia-X cannot do this alone. To take advantage of this platform requires a number of capabilities. Basically, you need to know how to monetize data and make it work. This is what we help customers achieve with our Gaia solutions. X ".

A new era of decentralized data for economic and social progress

The European Commission has declared the creation of data value to be the most important source of economic and social progress over the next decades. This will be driven by a "new wave" of industrial and professional data, with 80 percent of the total data being processed decentralized by 2025.

According to the World Economic Forum, this enables organizations to create "data-driven value" in the form of new revenue streams, business models, better customer service and better decision making. For example, McKinsey estimates that monetizing connected car data could bring players in the mobility ecosystem an annual value increase of between $ 250 billion and $ 400 billion in 2030. The European Union data economy is projected to almost triple between 2018 and 2025 to reach € 829 billion.

A Radically New Approach to Creating Value for Sovereign Data

However, it is not known to what extent organizations will actually be able to realize these opportunities. According to a global report from IDC and Seagate, only 32 percent of the data available to enterprises is actually used. Moreover, according to the European Commission, "Currently, a small number of large technology companies own a significant portion of the world's data. This could reduce the incentive for data-driven enterprises to create, develop and innovate."

Decentralized cloud and data infrastructures are taking a radically new approach to solving this problem. They enable the exchange and aggregation of data, information and services at any scale without a central intermediary. This creates a level playing field, with power and opportunity shared between all parties.

Gaia-X is becoming the focus of this initiative. Gaia-X connects centralized and decentralized infrastructures to enhance the ability to securely and confidently access and share data. Gaia-X is now entering the operational phase with the first flagship projects and the first Gaia-X compatible solutions are expected to be certified in December 2021.

HPE helps customers prepare for Gaia-X

HPE has been a member of the Gaia-X AISBL not-for-profit organization since its inception and contributes to Gaia-X architecture, standards and certifications. HPE is already working with dozens of organizations across Europe to help them prepare for decentralized data infrastructures such as Gaia-X.

One of them is Orange Business Services, a European networked digital services provider that supports customers around the world by offering the best innovations with the strongest data protection. "We are helping to shape the technology and data space of the Gaia-X ecosystem, at currently adapting Orange Cloud services to specifications to continue to deliver the most reliable cloud solutions to our customers through Gaia-X, "said Cedric Parent, Deputy CEO of Orange Cloud." HPE is a key partner in delivering Orange Cloud platforms Cloud with advanced technology and capabilities. We benefit from HPE's extensive experience and offerings that comprehensively support the development needed to fully benefit from decentralized infrastructures such as Gaia-X. "

CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, the Finnish organization that hosts Europe's first pre-exascale supercomputer, LUMI, is currently gearing up to make supercomputers available as part of an ecosystem of capabilities in which Gaia-X will play an important role. “We are working with HPE to provide reliable, secure and efficient supercomputers for research and industry. CSC is pleased to share its solid experience with sensitive data, for example in medical research,” said Pekka Manninen, Director of LUMI Leadership Computing Facility, CSC.

Gaia-X Readiness Solution Platform

At the heart of the HPE Solution Framework for Gaia-X is the Reference Architecture, which defines the foundation of the components required to create Gaia-X use cases. It provides secure infrastructure for decentralized workloads and includes a central governance structure.

The technological foundation is the HPE Ezmeral Software Platform, which provides such capabilities as unified access to distributed data and unified management of distributed clusters of Kubernetes nodes. HPE also uses SPIFFE, the Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone, and SPIRE, the SPIFFE Runtime Environment, open source standards for securely authenticating software services using platform-independent cryptographic identifiers.

The Cloud28 + business platform allows customers to leverage and monetize their data and services through the marketplace. Originally created as a catalog of Cloud28 + community services, this platform is now available for use by individual organizations in addition to the HPE Partner Network.

By actively participating in the development of Gaia-X architecture and standards, HPE will equip its solution platform with the necessary interfaces, connectors and services to enable customers to seamlessly connect to the Gaia-X platform and ecosystem.


The HPE Solution Framework for Gaia-X and the HPE Roadmap Service for Gaia-X are available in Europe. Individual solution components and entire solution environments are available through HPE GreenLake cloud services. Gaia-X interfaces and connectors will be available as soon as Gaia-X specifications become final.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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