IT Organizational Model Challenges in the Software-Defined World

by Nick Lippis Cloud-based application development – be it software-defined, containers, or micro-servers – coupled with a new type of organizational model enables IT delivery at the speed of business. Still, one of the biggest challenges in deploying cloud solutions is transitioning to a new IT organizational model, which necessitates a change in existing skill […]

Addressing the Challenges of Multi-Vendor Network Environments

By Olivier Huynh Van, CTO, Glue Networks Inc.   Software-defined networking (SDN) has become synonymous with flexible network automation, allowing IT departments to respond quickly to changing business needs. In the modern data center, SDN allows for highly standardized and customer controlled network environments. However, the complexity of multi-vendor and multi-provider WAN infrastructures represents a […]

How SDNs Change Cyber Security – Part II

Software defined networks (SDNs) reimagined how companies build networks. Now SDNs will force a major change in how companies secure those networks. To better understand the security implications of SDNs, we caught up with two of the co-chairs for ONUG’s Software-Defined Security Services (SDSS) Working Group. In How SDNs Change Cyber Security – Part I last […]

Operationalization – The Cure to Overcoming PTSDN*

by Houman Modarres On a bright spring day just three years back we found ourselves in Portland, at the rapidly growing OpenStack Summit. ONUG had also just been formed, an organization that would grow just as rapidly in its appeal and influence. Open was the way, and the game was on. “I don’t care that […]

Networking Containers: Policy Finally Comes of Age

by Mike Cohen Few question that Linux containers signal a tectonic shift in how applications are built, deployed, and operated and their composition into microservices will likely become a best practice in application design.(1)  This shift could mean a lot for us in the networking space.  We’ll see a faster migration to 40G or 25/50/100G […]