The Queensland Education, Science and Technology Network (QUESTnet) is the Queensland regional component of the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet). In 2001 the network development and operation functions devolved to the Queensland Regional Network Organisation (QRNO) with QUESTnet focusing on the conference, staff development and training.
Each year since the early 1980s the Management Committee (now the Board of Management) of QUESTnet has held annual conferences, which have developed from a local, then regional event, into the national conference of today.
The conferences are aimed at network technologists and those ICT professionals who must work closely with network technology. A key focus of the event is to provide an opportunity for delegates to develop their professional knowledge, exchange information on 'real world' network experiences and understand future network development scenarios.
Basically, QUESTnet is about net-workers networking!
Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) provides high-capacity, leading-edge networking and communications services for the Research and Education sector.
Customers include the nation's universities, health and other research organisations, schools, vocational training providers and cultural institutions. Over one million people directly access the network and services for teaching, learning and research.
AARNet’s advanced network infrastructure is purpose built and continuously upgraded to support collaboration and innovation, connecting researchers and educators to their peers and students around the nation and the world across multiple 10Gbps links.
AARNet also delivers an extended range of innovative and cost-effective products and services designed to meet the digital needs of the Research and Education sector. These include internet connectivity, cloud (unmetered access to content providers and web services), CloudStor (large file transfer), CloudStor+ (networked storage), Video Conferencing and Unified Communications, EduRoam, customer network monitoring and reporting through a 24x7Network Operations Centre, and Enterprise Services consulting.
You can find out more about AARNet’s services at http://www.aarnet.edu.au/services