The BonFIRE architecture was presented at the TridentCom Conference.
The paper describes the key components and principles of the architecture
and also the experiments carried out on this platform. These experiments
were investing aspects of QoS oriented service engineering and virtual clusters
on federated sites. The slides of the presentation can be downloaded from here.
BonFIRE offers a Future Internet, multi-site, cloud testbed,
targeted at the Internet of Services community, that supports large scale
testing of applications, services and systems over multiple, geographically
distributed, heterogeneous cloud testbeds. The aim of BonFIRE is to
provide an infrastructure that gives experimenters the ability to control
and monitor the execution of their experiments to a degree that is not
found in traditional cloud facilities.The BonFIRE architecture has been designed
to support key functionalities such as: resource management; monitoring of
virtual and physical infrastructure metrics; elasticity; single document experiment
descriptions;and scheduling. As for January 2012 BonFIRE release 2 is operational,
supporting seven pilot experiments. Future releases will enhance the offering,
including the interconnecting with networking facilities to provide access to routers,
switches and bandwidth-on-demand systems. BonFIRE will be open for
general use late 2012.