OFERTIE is a 24 month project funded by the EC FP7 programme, which aims to use software-defined networking (SDN) approaches to improve delivery of an emerging class of distributed applications for the Future Internet known as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA).
An earlier FP6 project, Edutain@Grid, showed that it is possible to use SLA-based management of cloud hosting across multiple data centres to scale and load balance applications dynamically and securely. In this project, we will explore how to use programmable networking methods to handle networking bottlenecks which limit the scalability and quality of experience of ROIA applications.
OFERTIE aims to enhance and use the OFELIA Testbed for OpenFlow Programmable Networking to run experiments to establish how programmable networks can be used to support technical solutions such as multicast and managed QoS, and what business models and value chains would be able to use these solutions in an economically sustainable fashion.
The project coordinator is the University of Southampton. Other project partners are the University of Muenster, the i2CAT Foundation, Spinor, Turk Telekom, Sobee and Interoute.