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ONUG Fall 2015 at New York University

Fall2015 CoverONUG Fall 2015 will take place at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

The ONUG Academy, a full day of hands on tutorials, returns on November 3rd followed by the two-day ONUG Conference, November 4th and 5th.

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ONUG Academy –  November 3rd


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 – November 4th and 5th

Page 5_Audience for Nick's KeynoteThe 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 Fall for:

  • – Keynotes and panel discussions from IT business leaders
  • – ONUG Board Fireside Chats
  • – Real world case studies
  • – A technology showcase with interoperability demonstrations
  • – A dedicated ONUG Research Track
  • – A new Open Cloud Infrastructure Innovation Center
  • – Updates from the ONUG Working Groups
Download our “Open Cloud Infrastructure: The Market Perspective” Infographic

ONUG Working Groups

The ONUG Working Groups are now open for participation.

Collaborate with industry peers opening up the networking industry to deliver greater choice plus options, lower the total cost of ownership, and deliver IT faster.

The following three ONUG working groups that conducted feature verification testing at ONUG Spring, will now begin work on defining interoperability demonstrations based on their use case requirements (phase 3):

  1. 1. Virtual Networks/Overlays
  2. 2. Network Services Virtualization
  3. 3. Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

The following three ONUG working groups that published top ten requirements at ONUG Spring will now begin feature verification testing (phase 2):

  1. 1. Traffic Monitoring/Visibility
  2. 2. Network State Collection, Correlation and Analytics
  3. 3. Common Management Tools Across Network, Storage and Compute
The following three new ONUG working groups chosen by the ONUG Community at ONUG Spring will begin defining requirements to be published at ONUG Fall (phase 1):
  1. 1. Software-Defined Data Center Security Fabric
  2. 2. Change Management/Automated Initial Configuration
  3. 3. SDN Federation/Operability Orchestration – Open Sourced

For more information about eligibility or working group processes and to participate in any of the working groups, visit the ONUG Working Group sign up page.

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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