Albert Hold


AWS and Deutsche Telekom to develop dataspace test environment

  • AWS and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems join forces for a start in automotive
  • First sandbox development environment for apps based on Eclipse and Gaia-X in the U.S.
  • Prototype planned for end of 2023, with full operations in 2024
Prototype planned for end of 2023, with full operations in 2024

Prototype planned for end of 2023, with full operations in 2024.

Deutsche Telekom’s IT subsidiary T-Systems, a Catena-X pioneer, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), a Catena-X association member, announced today at the North American Catena-X event in Austin that the two companies have teamed up to provide the first dataspace sandbox development environment based on open-source software from the Eclipse Foundation and Gaia-X. This engagement helps to create a dataspace development environment for the automotive industry to support the expansion of dataspaces. It allows local companies to develop or upgrade existing applications to benefit from better and cross-organizational data in a dataspace system. 

For this sandbox, T-Systems will provide its LivingLab product, a dataspace-as-a-service development environment. A dataspace is a data sharing network, not a storage system. It provides unique protection for data rights so that participants maintain control over their data, which allows for novel data products such as cross-organizational digital twins. These, in turn, make new applications possible, such as carbon footprint tracking and material traceability. To help power the dataspace operationally, AWS will provide its cloud services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for the sandbox’s storage and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) for high-performance computing needs. This dataspace sandbox development environment will help make it easy for companies in North America to develop apps, benefit from dataspace capabilities, and join initiatives.

T-Systems and AWS plan to launch the dataspace sandbox as a prototype in late 2023, with full operations in 2024. This schedule allows companies in North America to catch up quickly, and even develop their own applications, locally.

The Eclipse Foundation provides a mature, scalable, and business-friendly environment for open-source software collaboration and innovation, and it is home of important open-source projects including dataspace components.

Gaia-X is a project focused on the development of a federation of data infrastructure and service providersto provide a framework for data exchange based on common rules and standards, ensuring data protection, privacy, and security.  It was launched in Europe and has a hub in the U.S.


Alejandro Martínez
T-Systems North America
Sales Director

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