The 4th Plenary Meeting of the RAINBOW project took place on 18-19th of May 2021. The event was carried out online and gathered together representatives of the 15 members of the RAINBOW consortium. The project coordinator, UBITECH Ltd, organized and supported the whole process during the 2-days meeting. In the meeting, all partners had the chance to present the progress of their tasks, along with the challenges and potentials related to their implementation. Key subject of the meeting was the first RAINBOW Platform release of the project that is expected at the end of June.
Goals of the 4th Plenary Meeting:
- Clear understanding of the current state of development of RAINBOW’s technological components
- Guidelines on the integration procedure and the elaboration of the integration plan towards the early release of the RAINBOW Platform
- Alignment with Demonstrators’ and Use Cases’ latest developments
- Monitor and intensify dissemination and communication activities
- Planning on the upcoming mid-term project review (July 2021)
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.