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Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization Testbed within FIRE+

Objective

SoftFIRE+ partners are aiming at Research and Innovation actions pursuing the integration of existing experimental facilities, testbeds and laboratories into FIRE+. The project focuses on new technologies like SDN and NFV in order to create a reliable, secure, interoperable and programmable experimental network infrastructure within the FIRE+ initiative. The Consortium will federate existing experimental testbeds in order to create an infrastructure that Third Parties can use to develop new services and applications. The federation is a step towards the creation of a new network experimental infrastructure that could be used as an initial 5G oriented platform.
The SoftFIRE+ testbed will offer the possibility to assess and improve programmable solutions. In this environment there are three key elements to consider: programmability, interoperability and security. These properties have to be assessed in terms of efficiency, functional responsiveness and in general terms E2E QoS.
The main objective of this project is to demonstrate and assess the level of maturity of adopted solutions and to show how they can support the full potential of these properties in a real world infrastructure by creating, nurturing and supporting an ecosystem of Third parties able to make use of the SoftFIRE+ testbed and to functionally extend it.
The project aims at creating a broad ecosystem of companies engaged with the evolution of the SoftFIRE+ testbed. In order to achieve this goal, the project will spend a considerable part of its effort and budget for involving Third parties in the usage and consolidation of the platform. The mechanisms envisaged for this are: Open Calls and specific events (like Hackathon, Plug-tests and Challenges). The federated infrastructure will be used in order to a) develop new services and applications from Third parties, and b) develop new platform functionalities.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EIT DIGITAL
Address
Guimardstraat 7
1040 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 283 865,67

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 200
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 436 590
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 385 857,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SECURITY REPLY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 303 750
Address
Corso Francia 110
10143 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 375
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 746,83
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 750
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADS ASSEMBLY DATA SYSTEM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 375
Address
Via San Salvador 7
00071 Pomezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)