BRUSSELS, January 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
This is a call to all technologists, visionaries, practitioners involved in NFV, SDN and 5G
The Network Function Virtualisation, NFV, and Software Defined Network, SDN, technologies promise to deeply change the way in which Software Network architectures will take shape, e.g. in 5G and large cloud systems and data networks. Even if the technologies are consolidating, still many issues and challenges are to be coped with. The SoftFIRE project has been working on many of these issues in the recent years and it has developed a federated platform used by several experimenters for proving new capabilities and functionalities.
Now it is time for the SoftFIRE Project to launch its final Challenge on NFV/SDN/5G technologies for original developments, experiments, trials and tests to be carried out on its virtualized and federated testbed infrastructure.
We are now looking for ground-breaking proposals to move these technologies one step further and solve the issues that still are present addressing technologists, visionaries, academics, practitioners and experts of the sector to showcase how their technological solutions can improve virtualization platforms, or to show how new compelling services and applications can be developed on top of an NFV/SDN middleware.
Challenge objectives and streams
For this Challenge, SoftFIRE is especially interested in receiving proposals that address
- interoperability/extension of the platform,
- creation/consolidation of services and/or
- creation of applications on top of the infrastructure
Proposals should address one of these streams: Interworking, Programmability and/or Security.
Call deadline is now 4th February 2018 at 17:00h CET (Brussels time)
Following prizes are offered for each stream (total budget € 225.000):
1st Prize: € 40.000
2nd Prize: € 25.000
3rd Prize: € 10.000
More detailed information can be found on SoftFIRE Project's website:
Led by EIT Digital, partners Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Reply, TU Berlin, TIM and the University of Surrey will work together to test and show how these approaches can be used to cope with the increasing demand of pervasive broadband network as we move towards a 5G future.
SoftFIRE is setting up a federation of four experimental SDN/NFV testbeds, which will allow for testing and demonstrating how to deliver and operate a reliable, secure and programmable SDN/ NFV network. Creating a large ecosystem of companies operating in this field is of paramount importance in order to nurture and sustain a European path to Future Network evolution.
General questions related to the Challenge can be sent to email@example.com,
Coordinators of the SoftFIRE project:
Roberto Minerva (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susanne Kuehrer (email: email@example.com)
SOURCE EIT Digital