26 November 2021
RAINBOW 5th Plenary Meeting
The 5th Plenary Meeting of the RAINBOW project took place on the 16th and 19th of November 2021. Following a hybrid approach, a team of partners met physically in Athens, with others joining online. Representatives of the 15 members of the RAINBOW consortium discussed altogether progress and integration aspects towards the 2nd release of RAINBOW’s Fog Computing platform. The project coordinator, UBITECH Ltd, organized and supported the whole process during the two-day meeting. During the meeting, all partners had the chance to present the progress of their tasks, along with the challenges, potential opportunities and future plans related to their implementation.
Goals of the 5th Plenary Meeting:
- Clear understanding of the current development state of RAINBOW’s technological components
- Integration aspects and guidelines, current state of individual components, and a workplan towards the 2nd release of the RAINBOW platform
- Demonstrators’ integration and deployment aspects, business KPIs
- Monitor and intensify dissemination and communication activities
- Initial planning of RAINBOW’s exploitation strategy
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. The developed 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.
RAINBOW has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No. 871403.