In the OFERTIE (OpenFlow Experiment in Real-Time Internet Edutainment) project we are researching the use of software-defined networking (SDN) to improve delivery of an emerging class of distributed applications for the Future Internet known as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA).
The Edutain@Grid project 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. OFERTIE is exploring how to use programmable networking methods to handle networking bottlenecks which limit the scalability and quality of experience of ROIA applications.
OFERTIE is enhancing 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.
OFERTIE has received EC research funding.