FEderated Test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments



FELIX is a joint effort of two independent consortia (i.e. FELIX-EU in Europe, FELIX-JP in Japan) which primary objective is to create a common framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and Japan.

FELIX will allow users to build their own virtual slices using resources of remote Future Internet facilities. To do so FELIX will produce a FELIX federation framework, build a European-Japanese test-bed infrastructure and validate the above with real use cases execution.

FELIX, in comparison to other state-of-the-art initiatives, integrates into one framework all features to perform multi-domain distributed resources management with on-demand provisioning. The project is not limited to single resources type or technology, but rather integrates various types of resources to offer world-wide services.

Several use cases will be developed to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the new federation framework in order to stimulate the use of experimental facilities in both regions.


FELIX, builds strong foundations for a federation framework by investigating emerging technologies and Software Defined Networking control frameworks (e.g. Open Grid Forum’s NSI and OFELIA OCF) for the practical applicability in the project.

To achieve its goals, FELIX proposes a new SDN-oriented service architecture capable of federating heterogeneous high-end FI facilities (e.g. OFELIA, JGN-X RISE) through high capacity NSI-enabled networks (e.g. JGN-X, GÉANT, GLIF or NRENs), offering the creation of the experimental landscape in a dynamic and seamless way in order to satisfy demanding needs of European and Japanese research communities. The on-demand setup of OpenFlow-based network slices, including compute and storage resources, will be realized through an extended-NSI, the OGF standard for provisioning of end-to-end network services over research networks.

The FELIX platform will be deployed and demonstrated in a world-scale test-bed involving key FI experimental platforms in Europe and Japan interconnected by high speed dynamic research networks. 

It is expected that the project will enable and encourage closer and more extensive bilateral cooperation in FI research and experimentation, as well as strengthen the participation of both EU and Japanese communities in the increasingly important global collaborations in the area of FI research and development.

04/2013 to 03/2016
European Project FP7
1.964.194 €