Χρήση λογισμικού εξομοίωσης για την εκμάθηση προγραμματιζόμενων δικτύων
Using simulation software to learn programmable networks
Software Defined Networks already dominate the entire spectrum of computer networking either in Lans, Wans or Data Centers and we can find SDN running in SOHO network appliances and even in devices constituting the Internet’s backbone. It has been a quiet revolution that started not long ago –in 2009 and thanks to it we managed to save most of this planet’s financial activities during the covid-19 lockdown. Even the much-advertised 5G mobile wireless technology relies heavily on SDN and that is the reason most providers are in a process of updating their core networking equipment with SDN devices. Because of this, the need for training young network engineers and technicians has emerged in this new technology which cannot be described as revolutionary but is surely different from the distributed networking protocols that are used and in fact taught in computer and telecommunications classes around the world. Whoever delves into SDN will not only discover its simplicity but also its unlimited potential, making it imperative for them to further study all aspects of computer science. Τhis postgraduate project is about evaluating a tool for emulating and learning SDN.