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NOVI (Networking innovations Over Virtualized Infrastructures) is an FP7 European Union Research Project, awarded by the Future Internet Research & Experimentation (FIRE) Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission to a Consortium coordinated by the NETMODE Laboratory at NTUA. NOVI aspires to advance European know-how within the global environment for Future Internet (FI) research by providing algorithms and tools to end-users and FI service providers for the establishment and management of federated virtualized infrastructures.

NOVI's concerted effort is based on a collaboration of academic research organizations and operators of advanced public e-Infrastructures (GÉANT & National Research & Education Networks - NRENs, FEDERICA, PlanetLab Europe), in partnership with a pioneer vendor in Internet technologies (Cisco). FI users will profit from NOVI’s research by acquiring the capability to assemble a rich basket of heterogeneous resources at various protocol layers, discovered within interworked testbeds via context aware information models. The NOVI consortium will develop and validate its results on a federated testbed, deploying prototypes with measurable and predictable composite services; this will pave the way for reproducible FI experiments over a federated facility.

The initial testbed will be a combined PlanetLab Europe & FEDERICA platform; extensions will consider expanded federations with various National, European and global testbeds that address specific aspects of the FI, e.g. data repositories and cloud computing infrastructures, optical, wireless and autonomic experimental facilities. Use of NREN services will provide high-bandwidth advanced connectivity, suitable for establishing isolated virtual networking; at the same time it will strengthen human networking between the FIRE and the GÉANT communities.

 Partners in the NOVI project are:

  1. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (Coordinator)
  2. Martel GmbH, Switzerland
  3. Université Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC), France
  4. GARR, Italy
  5. Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands
  6. Fundació i2CAT, Spain
  7. Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes (DFN), Germany
  8. Institut National de Recherche en Automatique et Informatique (INRIA), France
  9. Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE), Hungary
  10. Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Poland
  11. Cisco Systems International B. V., Netherlands
  12. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  13. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain