KING ICT presents the “Software defined networks of the future” at the CARNET Users Conference

Yet another CARNET Users’ Conference has begun in Šibenik, with KING ICT as the diamond sponsor of this year’s event of this conference that focuses on technology and education.

KING ICT is continually proving that it always invests in youth, science and education, as seen in its many donations and initiatives. The company is a Google for Education partner for Croatia, and within this project equipped the first Digital classroom of the future in Croatia (at the Teacher’s College of the University of Zagreb), and also participated in equipping a second in Čakovec.

The CUC is the CARNET Users’ Conference, an annual event that brings together the users and collaborators of CARNET, including teachers and principals in primary and secondary schools, university professors, the CARNET system of engineers and coordinators, members of the scientific research community, and IT experts and companies in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

At the conference, those in the ICT world had much to learn, with interesting topics for all technological enthusiasts and those who cannot imagine a world without internet and advanced technology. This year, participants will learn more about how to apply modern technology in the sphere of education and have the opportunity to hear more about modern technological approaches.

On the first day of the CUC, Žarko Žunić, KING ICT’s solutions manager in the Infrastructure Sector held a talk entitled “Software defined networks of the future”.

“We are pleased to be a part of the CARNET Users’ Conference every year, as a conference that emphasises the importance of education, and the role of technology in the education system. It is always great to exchange knowledge and experiences with colleagues in different areas, meet interesting people and experts, and to focus on the technological trends of today and how to apply them to education,” said Žarko.

Software defined networks of the future

Access to information should be independent of location and the manner of accessing the network infrastructure. A software defined network enables networks to be configured as a whole, with a central control device, as opposed to the current configuration of individual devices and interfaces. Security policies are defined individually for each user based on identity, and are applied independent of location and network access. The network is configured and monitored as a unique system, and is characterised by automated segmentation, unique security policy, security monitoring, simplified problem solving, and detection of malware in encrypted network communications.

The security rules of the user are identity based and applied when joining into teams, connecting organisations and in defining access to new applications. This enables a unique user experience. The software defined network permits user mobility in a dynamic work environment and enables organisations to connect, all with the strict application of security policies.