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ONUG White Paper Now Available

ONUG Spring 2014 once again brought together 300+ high-level IT end users to learn from each other and discuss open networking and SDN best practices as well as challenges, benefits, and needs. At the conference, the ONUG user community expressed a collective  frustration with vendor lock-in and the slow pace of vendor change. As a result, the ONUG Board of Directors published an “Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities”  white paper, which outlines a user mandate and requirements for the top three use cases identified by users at ONUG Spring. 

Download the “Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities” White Paper


Announcing ONUG Fall 2014

October 28-29, 2014
Hosted by Credit Suisse
One Madison Avenue, NYC

ONUG Spring 2014 Use Cases

At the spring conference, the ONUG Board of Directors proposed nine use cases and the IT business leader community voted and selected the top three use cases most likely to be included in an RFI/RFQ in the next 12 months. ONUG will develop a white paper on the top three use cases which will be shared with the IT community. All ONUG attendees will be notified when the white paper is available. To get the latest from ONUG, please make sure to keep up with the ONUG blog and to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. In addition, the IT community will be invited to join a working group to further define each use case. To see additional information on the top three use cases, follow the links below:

1. Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

2. Virtual Networks/Overlays

3. Network Services Virtualization

The remaining six use cases ranked as follows:

4. Network State Collection, Correlation, and Analytics

5. Centralized Application Rules Management

6. Automated Dynamic Network Segmentation/Authentication

7. Traffic Monitoring/Visibility

8. Common Tools Across Net, Storage, Compute

9. Shared Policy Management Framework

Spring 2014 Speakers

The ONUG Fall speaker lineup will be announced closer to the October event date.


See More Speakers from ONUG Spring 2014

The Open Networking User Group is a community of IT business leaders who exchange ideas and best practices for implementing Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) designs. ONUG events are for IT executives, global network architects, and designers to learn from peers and early adopters managing private or public clouds, enterprise data centers, WAN or service provider networks. Unlike trade shows or industry conferences, the ONUG Conference includes peer-level IT leaders sharing content and plans around real, deployable SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack solutions in an interactive setting with no vendors in attendance. The program is designed to ensure plenty of time for networking and open discussions among IT users.