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Thanks for Making ONUG Spring a Success!

Missed the conference or just want to review the progress being made by the ONUG Use Case Working Groups? Materials from ONUG Spring 2015, including white papers and use case verification test results are now available!

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ONUG Spring 2015 Speaker Lineup


For the most up to date speaker lineup, check our Speaker page frequently.

ONUG Spring 2015 at Columbia University

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ONUG Spring 2015 will take place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall.

The ONUG Academy, a full day of hands on tutorials, returns on May 12th followed by the two-day ONUG Conference, May 13th and 14th.

ONUG Academy –  May 12

The Faculty House, Columbia University

ONUG Academy is a day-long educational program aimed at operationalizing open networking. Attendees have their choice of two half-day tutorials. More information can be found here.

ONUG Conference – May 13 & 14

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

The goal of the ONUG Conference is to advance open networking and open storage by facilitating a higher level of engagement between IT business leaders, standards and open source organizations, and members of the academic and vendor communities. Join us at ONUG Spring for:

  • Updates from the ONUG Use Case Working Groups
  • Keynotes from IT Business Leaders
  • Panel Discussions
  • The highly regarded Town Hall Meeting
  • The ONUG Great Debate
  • ONUG Board Fireside Chats
  • Real World Case Studies
  • Technology Showcase

ONUG Use Case Working Group Requirements and White Papers Available for Download

ONUG Fall 2014 brought together the user and vendor communities in a new level of engagement and interaction. At the conference, members of the SD-WAN, NSV, and Network Overlays Working Groups presented their top ten requirements and discussed the work they’ve been doing.

The ONUG Board urges all ONUG community members to review the requirements, modify based on your company’s unique needs, appropriate budget, and engage the vendor community to develop multivendor interoperable demonstrations, which we hope to highlight at ONUG Spring 2015. Requirements lists, white papers, and RFI/RFQ templates from each working group are available for download at the links below.

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The ONUG Board’s Six Steps to a Common Networking Ecosystem

1. Common automatic discovery, provisioning and asset registration
2. Common DevOps/NetOps automated orchestration tools for network configuration and change management
3. Common control mechanism for physical and virtual switches plus routers
4. Common baseline policy that is standard among all vendors and enforced by common controller environment
5. Common state management database that is a standard among all vendors so that network state is automatically captured for all physical and virtual network devices.
6. Common integrated monitoring of overlay and underlay open networks

The Open Networking Promise

Together, the Working Group requirements and Six Steps support the ONUG Open Networking Promise, which outlines the following benefits of adopting open networking and SDN technologies:

  • - A fundamentally new Total Cost of Network Ownership model that radically lowers OpEx and CapEx
  • - Software ecosystem: where rapid innovation is injected into the industry
  • - Vendor-independent network design flexibility
  • - Centralized network management tools and views
  • - Most importantly, faster IT delivery and more efficient business process