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ONUG Spring 2016 May 9-11 Mountain View, CA

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A10 Networks is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure.

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Appcito’s Cloud Application Front End (CAFE) service makes cloud applications fast, secure, available and operating continuously. Learn about Appcito solutions for load balancing with visibility, cloud application security and continuous deployment.

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Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET) was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2000 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

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Avni is an early stage Silicon Valley startup founded by employees from top Networking, Cloud and Virtualization companies. Avni helps organizations realize their Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud strategy by transforming their Data Centers to Software Defined Clouds. Avni’s solution allows businesses to deploy Applications and Network Services at Cloud Speed, deliver at Cloud Scale and continuously optimize to realize Cloud Economics.

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Brocade® networking solutions empower the world’s leading organizations to transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. By delivering agility and innovation for cloud-based environments, Brocade helps organizations modernize their networks and accelerate their journey to the New IP. In particular, Brocade solutions for storage networking, data center routing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) give organizations the power to capitalize on the unique business opportunities driven by virtualization and the cloud. (

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Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Next-generation IT requires uniting networking, computing, management, security and storage – all while focusing on the applications and the infrastructure requirements. With its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that spans the data center and the network, Cisco can help organizations reduce complexity and automate resource management. Cisco ACI has a rich open ecosystem and is committed to open networking standards and initiatives. More information can be found at


Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at

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CloudGenix virtualizes WANs and securely connects users and hybrid applications, while radically reducing remote office infrastructure and WAN costs. By providing a business-intent based policy framework, CloudGenix enables rapid deployment of new bandwidth-intensive, and cloud-based applications to remote offices, while maintaining compliance. CloudGenix’s software-defined approach eliminates the traditional complexity of networking and enables IT to focus its resources on the innovation that drives business growth. Visit


Dispersive Technologies delivers software-defined solutions that virtualize routing and data storage for IP-based networks. Their virtualized routing platform delivers data with speed, security and reliability – and does it across standards-based IP networks. Their software-defined storage solution securely stores at-rest data and moves it dynamically within the virtualized environment. When recalled or queried, data delivery is quick, secure and reliable. Together, these platforms improve software-defined networking and make the Internet fast, secure and reliable. By streamlining and securing communications and data flow, Dispersive Technologies’ solutions allow organizations to perform more efficiently and reduce costs.


FatPipe® Networks invented the concept of a hybrid, software defined wide area networking that allows companies to control their WAN traffic. FatPipe currently has 11 U.S. patents and over 180 technology claims related to multipath, software defined networking. FatPipe’s patented MPSec technology which has been deployed in over several thousand customer sites across 6 continents and provides the world’s best intra-corporate wide area network solutions that transcend Internet and other network failures to maintain business continuity and high transmission security. FatPipe has offices in the United States and around the world, with over 700 resellers worldwide.

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Fivesky designs, deploys, and maintains advanced technologies that enable our customers to achieve operational excellence at substantial OpEx savings. Our core strengths include a concentration on networks, their security & optimization with a laser focus on redefining the fulfillment experience. We are driven to add value at every step by providing access to inventory, streamlined credit, integration with your procurement organization and real time status information. These are all reflective of our value-added philosophy.

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F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to

You can also follow @f5networks and on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.


Gigamon® provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture to enable the management of increasingly complex networks. Through patented technologies, centralized management and a portfolio of high availability and high-density fabric nodes, network traffic is intelligently delivered to the appropriate management, monitoring and security systems.


Glue Networks provides zero touch deployment, automation, network aware orchestration and life cycle management for WANs. Gluware® enables companies to deploy best practices for SD-WAN architectures leveraging their existing network hardware, as well as adding customized flexibility to any environment. Gluware automates the underlying infrastructure enabling current and future networks to be agile and feature rich while evolving to meet new business requirements. Furthermore, with Gluware® companies are assured and can trust that the network endpoints will always be in their desired configuration state. Gluware is available through Glue Networks, our partners and on the Cisco GPL.


HP is delivering the industry’s most complete software-defined networking solution that increases agility through network programmability and reduces complexity by eliminating human middleware. HP Virtual Application Networksaligns the network with business requirements to provide increased business value enabling trends such as cloud computing and mobility.


Infinera empowers network operators to quickly deliver differentiated services by enabling an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth. With the recent completion of its offer for the shares of Transmode, Infinera now offers an end-to-end packet-optical portfolio to fully address the WDM networking market. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Deployed across the globe, Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations.


Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides application performance and security resilience solutions to validate, secure and optimize businesses’ physical and virtual networks. Enterprises, service providers, network equipment manufacturers and governments worldwide rely on Ixia’s solutions to deploy new technologies and achieve efficient, secure, ongoing operation of their networks. Ixia’s powerful and versatile solutions, expert global support and professional services equip organizations to exceed customer expectations and achieve better business outcomes. Learn more at


NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading provider of IT, network and communications solutions and services. NEC is a pioneer in OpenFlow-based SDN solutions. The NEC ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite was the first commercially available OpenFlow-based enterprise-class SDN solution, enabling end-to-end network virtualization. ProgrammableFlow allows customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. It provides a true network fabric, supporting both physical and virtual networks. The comprehensive ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite includes an award-winning SDN controller, an integrated network monitor, physical and virtual switches, and a new SDN Application Center. For more information, visit


NetBrain Technologies is the inventor of the industry’s first Visual Network Operations Platform, leveraging Dynamic Network Mapping Technology. Large Enterprises, Managed Service Providers, and Network Consultants rely on NetBrain to automate network documentation and troubleshooting diagnosis, enabling network teams to manage their complex networks effectively. NetBrain’s unique dynamic maps are created instantly, updated automatically, and serve as the single pane of glass for network operations and management. Since NetBrain was founded in 2004, our vision has been to make network management visual while applying automation to reduce the burden on the command line interface.

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Nuage Networks strikes at the heart of the cloud networking challenge: Choreographing datacenter and wide-area networks to maximize responsiveness, utilization, and visibility. Nuage Networks delivers a highly programmable infrastructure that bridges the gap between the application-centric view and the equally important network-centric view, realizing the full power of software-defined networking (SDN). The Nuage Networks solution combines groundbreaking SDN and virtualization techniques with unmatched networking expertise to deliver a massively scalable solution that consistently spans datacenters and remote locations so that enterprise IT can respond instantly and securely to the demands of users and applications anywhere.


Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets. Find out more at


Pluribus Networks delivers the industry’s first and only bare-metal, distributed network hypervisor operating system, Netvisor, for the convergence of compute, network, storage and virtualization, based on open compute and open networking technologies, and enabling a new class of highly-programmable network-aware applications and services.

Key use cases supported by our architecture include a scalable and reliable approach to SDN which we call Software Defined Fabric switching, Cloud Control leveraging OpenStack, advanced analytics eliminating the need for separate visibility fabrics, and acting as an L4-7 converged services platform supporting customer developed applications as well as off-the-shelf virtualized appliances and NFV.

The Pluribus Freedom architecture allows cloud operators and enterprises to better support application performance SLAs while reducing OPEX and CAPEX and accelerating service deployment velocity. We have OEM relationships with TIBCO, Super Micro, and Arrow as well as technology partners that include Oracle and Red Hat. Our F-Series Network Computing Appliances and E-Series Server-Switches are deployed in over 30 countries.

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Project Calico’s pure Layer 3 approach to data center networking integrates seamlessly with cloud orchestration systems, such as OpenStack, to enable highly secure IP communication between virtual machines, containers, or bare metal workloads. Based on the same scalable IP network principles as the Internet, Calico implements a highly efficient, orchestrated vRouter in each compute node that leverages the existing Linux kernel forwarding engine without the need for vSwitches. Project Calico is sponsored by Metaswitch Networks. Learn more at and

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 26,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

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SevOne provides the only digital infrastructure performance monitoring solution engineered for Speed at Scale for the world’s most demanding service-delivery environments. The patented SevOne ClusterTM architecture leverages distributed computing to monitor any device in the service-delivery path, integrating performance metrics, flows and logs at scale, and providing answers in seconds to prevent performance-impacting outages. SevOne’s global customer base includes 5 of the 7 top global investment services companies, enterprises, CSPs, MSPs and MSOs. SevOne is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and was named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics. More information can be found at and SevOne’s video channel and community, The Network Project. Follow SevOne on Twitter at @SevOneInc.


Silver Peak helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. Silver Peak customers can quickly migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN that leverages the Internet (often referred to as SD-WAN), while dramatically improving application performance and lowering networking costs. Learn more at

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Talari offers businesses a better way to WAN by bringing intelligence to the network, creating a THINKING WAN, that micro-manages capacity, quality and performance in real-time, packet-by-packet so the network just works and IT is finally set free to innovate elsewhere. Talari’s patented technology enables hybrid WANs to support the growing demands of mission-critical applications without compromising quality or increasing MPLS spend so the business can run at full speed with no interruptions. To learn more about Talari, and how its hundreds of customers are taking advantage of SD-WAN to optimize their business, visit


Based in Mountain View, Calif., vArmour is a security company focused on securing the data-defined perimeter of enterprises in the new reality of constant threats and security breaches. We provide our customers and partners visibility, control and threat defense for their agile data center to secure their most important asset: their data. Executives from NetScreen, Juniper Networks, Silver Tail Systems, Citrix, Riverbed and IBM lead the company. Learn more at

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VeloCloud, the cloud-delivered SD-WAN company, simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VeloCloud was the winner of this year’s Best Startup of Interop Award and IT World Startup of the Year Award, and is also a Red Herring North America Top 100 company. VeloCloud is the first to provide all three elements needed to achieve a cloud-delivered SD-WAN: a cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. For more information, visit and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.


Despite the challenges of today’s rapidly changing environments, the right technologies can help businesses and governments drive growth and performance, improve the customer experience, and manage risk. Our global networks, technology platforms and innovative products and solutions work together to give digital enterprises a competitive advantage.


Founded by industry veterans, Versa Networks is the leader in virtualized network functions and services. Versa Networks visionary approach provides unmatched flexibility, agility and efficiency without the need to install expensive, proprietary equipment. While still in stealth, Versa Networks solutions allow customers to transform the data center and network edge to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa Networks is backed by premier venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Fund.


Viptela’s secure & software-defined approach to network virtualization allows global companies unprecedented capabilities to build policy-controlled and cost-effective Wide Area Networks. The net effect is a network that is secure, ubiquitous and eliminates the disconnect between business and IT.

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VMware NSX provides the network and security virtualization component of a Software-Defined Data Center approach and is the industry’s leading network virtualization platform. NSX transforms the traditional operational model of networking by decoupling network provisioning and management from network hardware, allowing networks to be created in software. NSX enables data centers to achieve orders of magnitude better agility, security and operational efficiency.

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451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group. Learn more.


Packet Pushers is a community of IT practitioners & vendors who write, podcast, and help each other as industry professionals. The community is built primarily around our podcast network. We have several shows covering primarily networking, but also data center design, virtualization, and general technology trends. The key for us to is to make the content focused, practical, and deep, while at the same time having a bit of fun.


SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to drastically change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed.. With players in the field starving for information to help them determine how or whether SDx can benefit them, we are a community devoted to sharing information, connecting people, and developing the next generation of networking.

SearchSDN_on_white_RGB-SITE is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have implemented, or are planning to transition to, software-defined networking. The site spans software-defined networking transition, SDN standards, management and challenges, with articles, tips, tutorials and other editorial resources. IT and business professionals will find unbiased information across SDN topics including technology strategy, vendor selection and management, implementation and standards considerations, deployment strategies, and more. Subscribe to’s E-Newsletters to receive updates via email.

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Tech Field Day brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by IT practitioners. The world of media has changed, with social media and blogging gaining special importance. Tech Field Day is an opportunity for tech companies and independent writers to meet, update and discuss products and form new communications. We provide a valuable forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback for vendors


The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. We connect the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating it – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 1,000 telecom companies and 50+ fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. By joining, speaking, sponsoring, or simply participating in a meeting, there are many ways telecom companies of any size can use the Telecom Council network. For more information visit

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year. Telecom executives from operators, vendors, service providers, VCs and startups across the globe come together for 2 days to provide better and faster innovation to the market and everyone who participates in TC3 leaves with multiple opportunities.The TC3 Summit is the premier telecom innovation summit of the

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Moor Insights & Strategy is a unique technology industry analyst and disruptive strategy firm dedicated to advising, researching, problem-solving, and communicating at the ecosystem intersections inside and between the client, infrastructure and content. Ecosystems include the hardware, software, content, and services required to deliver a holistic solution.

Recognized by clients, the media, and analyst peers as experts in software defined products, server architecture, networking, datacenters,  hyperscale architectures, and the Internet of Things, Moor Insights & Strategy  brings executive experience in marketing, research, strategy, and product management to help clients solve their most difficult problems.

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IT Central Station is the leading crowd-sourced product review site for enterprise technology hardware, software and services, including SaaS and the cloud. IT Central Station reaches over 22 million professionals who tap into a community of other real users in order to make the best buying decisions, and can help ONUG’s IT business leaders to become more informed on the products they are interested in as well as community thought leaders for those products they are experts in. For more information, visit or follow us on twitter @ITCenSta.

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NYETM – The NYETM fosters innovation in the NY enterprise technology ecosystem through promoting early stage technology companies, supporting entrepreneurs, educating companies on how to work with enterprises, and creating an environment where entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses can all network and learn from one another. Join our meetup today.

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Since 1968, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.

More than 3,500 peers have already begun deriving value from SIM — including CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other IT leaders.

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Upcoming Event: Stay Ahead of the Curve: A Discussion with Top Technology Leaders, October 27 at 5:30pm8:30pm

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Work-Bench – Work-Bench is an enterprise technology venture fund in New York City. Our mission is to connect the top enterprise startups with forward-thinking Fortune 500s, to disrupt enterprise technology. Our startups are building game-changing technologies in areas such as big data and advanced analytics, warehouse computing, devops, data-defined security, HR and more. Work-Bench is building a home for our #nextgenterprise community of enterprise startups, technologists, corporations and more in New York City.