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ONUG Fall 2015 is a Wrap!

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and partners for helping to make ONUG Fall 2015 a huge success. 650 members of the ONUG Community came together to discuss emerging industry trends, IT business leader requirements, and best practices, making this our largest and most inclusive event to date.

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ONUG Working Groups

NOTICE to current and prospective members, ONUG Working Groups will undergo a number of changes in 2016. Full details can be found here.

Sign up now to participate in an ONUG Working Group.

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

The following nine use case working groups, in various stages of development, are accepting new members.

1. Virtual Networks/Overlays

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

3. Traffic Monitoring/Visibility

4. Network State Collection, Correlation, and Analytics

5. Common Tools for Automated Initial Configuration & Change Management

6. SDN Federation/Operability

7. Software-Defined Security Services

8. Network Services Broker

9. Open Hybrid Cloud

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

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