FEderated test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments

The FELIX project creates a common EU-Japanese framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet Experimental Facilities. To achieve this, FELIX proposes new Software Defined Networking (SDN) based service architecture capable of federating heterogeneous high-end FI facilities through high capacity NSI-enabled networks (e.g. JGN-X, GÉANT, GLIF or NRENs). Thereby, the project is offering the creation of the experimental landscape in a dynamic and seamless way to satisfy demanding needs of European and Japanese research communities.

The FELIX platform will be deployed and demonstrated in a world-scale test-bed involving key Future Internet (FI) experimental platforms in Europe and Japan. It is expected that this will strengthen the increasingly important global collaborations in the area of FI research and development. Of particular focus are the design, development, and deployment of the FELIX management stack. EICT leads the development of a modern Certificate-based AAA for SDN Experimental Facilities (C-BAS). Last but not least, EICT contributes to this EU-JP federation with its own experimental facility and technical dissemination.

Further Reading

FELIX D2.2: General Architecture and Functional Blocks

C-BAS design, implementation, and code repository

Software Defined Infrastructure: The FELIX architecture blueprint and implementation experience



Duration: April 2013 – March 2016
Coordinators: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre, Poland (Felix-EU) and National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan (Felix- JP)
Partners: 8 (6 European, 2 Japanese)
Funding: Co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme with EUR 1, 5 Million
URL: http://www.ict-felix.eu/


EICT`s role

Development of a modern Certificate-based AAA for SDN Experimental Facilities (C-BAS), Contribution with its own experimental facility, Technical Dissemination