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Goodbye BonFIRE project; hello BonFIRE facility

Author: Kostas Kavoussanakis
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | 09:57

The BonFIRE project created a multi-cloud facility to foster experimentation and testing of cloud and distributed applications. Just last week BonFIRE had its final, successful review. The project was rated Excellent, a true reflection of the effort contributed by the partners and the results that we achieved.

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When we started BonFIRE three and a half years ago, we had nothing tangible, only promising people and some ideas. By Month 2 we had the first set of requirements; by Month 4 the first Architecture, including a definition of the BonFIRE offering and the BonFIRE Principles; and by Month 12, the first facility for our partner-experimenters to use. By that time we were a team.

UNICO workshop: Using and building cloud testbeds

Author: Kostas Kavoussanakis
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | 07:47
 
    
Conference: CloudCom 2013 (Bristol, UK; December 2-5, 2013), Extended deadline for papers submission: August 10, 2013
    
We invite you to submit papers to the half-day workshop "UsiNg and building ClOud Testbeds – UNICO" that the BonFIRE project is organising within the context of CloudCom2013 in Bristol.

Apply for BonFIRE Open Access now!

Author: Kostas Kavoussanakis
Posted: 3 Jul 2013 | 17:14

The BonFIRE project is offering free access to virtualised resources on its unique, multi-site, Cloud test-bed infrastructure.

 If you want to know more or wish to apply then please follow this link.

BonFIRE: Giving software people their testbed

Author: Ally Hume
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | 10:31

Every morning as I walk to my office I pass a closed door that intrigues me. A sign on the door reads "Fluid Dynamics, Wave, wind and current flume, Towing tank." To a software guy this induces awe. Clearly some serious science is taking place behind that door and the need for emergency contact details at the bottom of the sign serves to confirm this. Behind that door lies an experimentation testbed and to my mind experimentation testbeds are cool. Why? Two words: observation and control. Testbeds enable the collection of data that support the observation of what happened during an experiment. That's great but even better is the control part. Testbeds support controlling conditions that normally cannot be controlled. How does this tyre perform in the rain? Let's switch the rain on and see!

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