A growing interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and how it requires operators to rethink their network architecture attracted network engineers from across the Asia Pacific to a new workshop held during APNIC 44.
Around 80 people from 20 economies participated in one of four technical workshops held between 7 to 11 September in Taichung, Taiwan, including APNIC’s new SDN workshop.
The SDN workshop was developed in response to the emergence of the new technology, which is having a disruptive influence on the world of data networking, and is leading to a fundamental reassessment of how networks are architectured.
The number of people who participated in the workshop (30) is a reflection of the demand for this technical training, which APNIC plans to continue to offer as part of APNIC Training’s suite of vendor-neutral technical workshops.
The four workshops offered at APNIC 44 were:
- Software Defined Networking with Paresh Khatri (Nokia), Tashi Phuntsho, and Jessica Wei (APNIC)
- IPv4/IPv6 Routing with Philip Smith (APNIC Consultant), Simon Sohel Baroi (Fibre@Home), and Jordi Palet (The IPv6 Company)
- Linux Server Administration with GZ Kabir (DBCOM), Muhammad Moinur Rahman (DZCRD Networks Ltd), Bayani Lara (ASTI), and Kong Diep (S.I NET)
- Network Security with Yoshinobu Matsuzaki (IIJ), Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN), Sheryl Hermoso, and Adli Wahid (APNIC)
All trainers reported how they were encouraged by the enthusiasm of the participants during the five days, particularly their willingness to share their experiences with the group.
This participation is an important part of APNIC trainings, as it allows participants to solve challenges they have with their network and walk away with strategies that they can implement.
Participants travelled from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, and from around the host economy, Taiwan.
Check out the APNIC 44 Workshop week Flickr album below.
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