BonFIRE will design, build and operate a multi-site Cloud prototype FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems at all stages of the R&D lifecycle, targeting the services research sector of the Future Internet community.
The BonFIRE vision is to give researchers in these areas access to a facility that supports large scale multidisciplinary experimentation of their systems and applications addressing all aspects of research across all layers. We will develop and support a framework which allows service-based computing practitioners to experiment with their latest ideas in service orientation and distributed computing.
We have elaborated 3 usage scenarios. Our overall goal is to encourage new communities of experimenters to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the FIRE infrastructure to guide the development of the Future Internet from a service-based applications standpoint. The facility will be demand-driven, open, standards-based and dynamic. It will provide additional functionality to that currently available. It will adopt the principle of "open coordinated federation of testbeds" and will provide innovative usage scenarios.
BonFIRE has received EC research funding.