The OFELIA FP7 project started on September 2010, aimed to develop the first OpenFlow test environment (testbed) in Europe that would support Future Internet researches (that is, including virtualization and network control through the OpenFlow-enabled equipment that would be also extended to wireless and optical technologies). You may find here more information about it.
After 3 years of work, the partners met with this past November with the European Comission’s designated reviewers at Brussels, in order to assess the project’s outcomes. Although the final review report is yet to be issued, the preliminary comments at the meeting were that an excellent work had been made.
During this three past years, the project has designed and established the federation between different islands or infrastructures, as well as improving and extending the Control Framework for the testbeds with new modules that allow different types of equipment to be interconnected. i2CAT’s role there has been to lead the development work package, therefore coordinating and joining the efforts to define its architecture, development and integration as well as proposing future lines of work.
All in all, even when the FP7 project lifetime may have come to an end, and as stated in the meeting: “there is no requiem for OFELIA, it is no dead at all”. For that matter, the OFELIA consortium agreed on keeping the testbeds available in order for the infrastructure to be as open and free to use as it has been from the beginning.
Interested in experimenting with it? Then register and get started here. You can get also in touch with other users in this list and provide technical feedback in the OFELIA GitHub site. Or maybe you are interesting in collaborating: yes, OFELIA Control Framework is also open for development. You can dive into its code and documentation, develop your own plug-ins or templates and propose it as an extension for the framework.