BonFIRE - Building Service Testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation

The BonFIRE Project designed, built-up and operated a multi-site cloud facility to support applications, services and systems research targeting the Internet of Services community within the Future Internet. The project provided researchers as well as industrial companies access to a distributed cloud facility, which enables large-scale experimentation of their systems and applications, the evaluation of crosscutting effects of converged service and network infrastructures and the assessment of socio-economic and other non-technological impact.

Although the project has already ended, the BonFIRE Foundation still operates a distributed Cloud facility based on an Infrastructure as a Service delivery model with guidelines, policies and best practices for experimentation. BonFIRE adopted a federated multi-platform approach providing interconnection and interoperation between novel service and networking testbeds. The platform offers advanced services and tools for services research including cloud federation, virtual machine management, service modeling, service lifecycle management, service level agreements, quality of service monitoring and analytics.

Project Details

Funding AgencyEU-FP7
Runtime01.06.2010 - 30.11.2013


Michael Gienger