BonFIRE: A multi-cloud test facility for internet of services experimentation
Authors: Hume, A.C., Engen, V. et al.
Journal: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume: 44 LNICST
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. © 2012 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.