ONUG Working Groups

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The five ONUG Working Groups were formed as a result of the ONUG Working Group evolution. They are currently calling for engagement from the vendor and cloud/service provider communities to collaborate with ONUG IT business leaders to contribute to the advancement of solutions that address the use cases and requirements within the ONUG Working Group.

The groups are based upon collective working group member requirements and are a realization of industry gaps missing solutions required for an open cloud-based software-defined infrastructure market to develop at scale.

To drive these open initiatives, ONUG hosts two in-person workshops in northern California and New York City in March and September as well as monthly conference calls. This spring, the working groups will also present the ONUG Innovation Awards to the companies in each group that presents a proof of concept (PoC) that best addresses the requirements and guidelines outlined by the working group members.

Participate in an ONUG Use Case Working Group

PLEASE NOTE ONUG Use Case Working Groups are open to all IT business leaders and academics. Only vendors and service providers sponsoring the current ONUG conference are eligible to participate.

The Working Groups serve as ONUG’s vehicle to generate industry change as a community of IT executives, industry leaders, and standards/open source professionals that provides choice, lower total cost of ownership, and faster IT delivery.

ONUG Working Groups, led by IT business leaders, develop detailed open networking use case requirements that standards/ open source organizations and vendors can use to prioritize their respective initiatives and investments. The ONUG Community is encouraged to place its collective procurement power behind the ONUG Working Group Use Cases. This puts the buying power back in the hands of the user, as they provide vendors with prioritized needs around which to formulate products and services. The end goal is for the vendor and/or open source community to develop multi-vendor interoperable PoC demonstrations at ONUG that are in compliance with functional use case solution requirements as proposed by the ONUG Working Groups.

Vendors and Cloud/Service Providers

All vendors and cloud/service providers interested in participating, please contact sponsors@onug.net with initiatives inquiries and to receive the full initiatives agreement.

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ONUG Innovation Awards

All ONUG Spring 2018 demonstrators are encouraged to present a 15-minute proof of concept (PoC) on any past or current ONUG Use Case. Those companies that decide to present a PoC based on the Software-Defined Security Services guidelines are eligible to be considered for the ONUG Innovation Awards. Companies do not need to participate in the working groups in order to be eligible.

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Helpful Working Group Resources

The ONUG working groups are aimed at bringing together vendors, cloud/service providers, standards organizations, open source communities, and entrepreneurs to take the working group requirements and develop corresponding standards and open source code, while also creating a governing body to oversee their development.

* Requirements, White Papers, Feature Verification Testing
** Full list of current and past working groups

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Based upon collective working group member requirements
and are a realization of industry gaps missing solutions required for an open
cloud-based software-defined infrastructure market to develop at scale.

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