Webinar: Software Defined Networking

Webinar with David Wilde to learn about the current status of the AARNet SDN Testbed, collaborations and future development plans.

09 Sep-2015

Time: 2pm - 3pm (GMT+10)

Topic: Software Defined Networking

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AARNet is working to establish a Software Defined Networking (SDN) testbed, in collaboration with CSIRO and nine Australian universities including UNSW, Swinburne University, University of Adelaide, UTS and RMIT.

About the Webinar

During this 60 minute webinar AARNet network architect David Wilde will present the current status of the AARNet SDN Testbed, planned collaborations, and future development plans.

What is Software Defined Networking? 

SDN is about abstracting lower level networking functionality (hardware and data forwarding) from higher level network control and applications.  This abstraction is desirable as it enables smarter application design and better integration between the network and the applications using it.  The “Software Defined” in SDN leads to network programmability: the ability to make networks more dynamic, able to respond to changing conditions such as congestion or link failure.

Who should attend?

ITS network/infrastructure managers, faculty IT support and computer science & electrical engineering researchers at AARNet customer institutions.

About the presenter

David Wilde, AARNet's Network Architect

David leads the development of new network architecture for AARNet and is driving the rollout of the AARNet4 project, which upgrades AARNet's transmission and IP networks to 100Gbps capabilities. He has a particular interest in ensuring that AARNet rides at the forefront of technology, engaging with both vendors and other NRENs across the world, in order to better support the R&E activities and services required by AARNet's customers.

More information?

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