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ONUG Fall - October 24-26
New York City
May 9-11 Intuit Building 6 Mountain View, CA

ONUG Spring 2016 Is A Wrap!

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and partners for helping to make ONUG Spring 2016 a success. Over 350 members of the ONUG Community came together to discuss emerging industry trends, IT business leader requirements, and best practices. 

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ONUG Academy – May 9th


ONUG Academy, sponsored by Big Switch Networks, provided a day-long educational program aimed at operationalizing open networking. More information can be found here.

ONUG Conference – May 10th & 11th

ONUG364 copyThe 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, vendor, and service provider communities. Read more about the ONUG Mission, and take a look at the ONUG Spring 2016 agenda.

ONUG Spring 2016 included:

  • – Keynotes and Panel Discussions with IT business leaders
  • – ONUG Board Fireside Chats
  • – Real World Case Studies
  • – Vendor Technology Showcase
  • – NEW ONUG Bootcamp Instructional Workshops
  • – Dedicated ONUG Research Track
  • – ONUG Grand Challenge Hackathon on Network Automation

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ONUG Working Groups

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 in one of the ONUG Working Groups.

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.

Mission Statement

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