Project Acronym: RAINBOW

Project Full Title: An open, trusted fog computing platform facilitating the deployment, orchestration and management of scalable, heterogeneous and secure IoT services and cross-cloud apps
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2022
Topic: ICT-15-2019-2020 - Cloud Computing
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Suite5 in RAINBOW

In RAINBOW, Suite 5 will be responsible for the overall planning, management and evaluation of the demonstration applications to be executed during the project. These will demonstrate both the scientific innovations and the business value proposition of the overall RAINBOW approach. Furthermore, Suite5 will propose and develop the project’s impact analysis model. The impact analysis model will use data collected in all work-packages as input in order to perform the qualitative and quantitative impact calculation and verification at RAINBOW project and framework level.

The vision of RAINBOW is to design and develop an open and trusted fog computing platform that facilitates the deployment and management of scalable, heterogeneous and secure IoT services and cross-cloud applications (i.e., microservices). RAINBOW falls within the bigger vision of delivering a platform enabling users to remotely control the infrastructure that is running, potentially, on hundreds of edge devices (e.g., wearables), thousands of fog nodes in a factory building or flying in the sky (e.g., drones), and millions of vehicles travelling in a certain area or across Europe. RAINBOW aspires to enable fog computing to reach its true potential by providing the deployment, orchestration, network fabric and data management for scalable and secure edge applications, addressing the need to timely process the ever-increasing amount of data continuously gathered from heterogeneous IoT devices and appliances. Our solution will provide significant benefits for popular cloud platforms, fog middleware, and distributed data management engines, and will extend the open-source ecosystem by pushing intelligence to the network edge while also ensuring security and privacy primitives across the device-fog-cloud-application stack. To evaluate its wide applicability, RAINBOW will be demonstrated in various real world and demanding scenarios, such as automated manufacturing (Industry 4.0), connected vehicles and critical infrastructure surveillance with drones. These application areas are safety-critical and demanding; requiring guaranteed extra-functional properties, including real-time responsiveness, availability, data freshness, efficient data protection and management, energy-efficiency and industry-specific security standards.

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