ONUG Launches All Day Session of Hands on Tutorials “ONUG Academy” at Columbia University

Offers Exclusive Insight from Industry Leaders on the Next Phase of Operationalizing and Supporting Software-Defined Networks


March 2, 2015  – Boston, Mass. – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG), the leading user-driven community focused on expediting the delivery of open networking solutions, today announced that ONUG Academy is taking place on May 12th at Columbia University’s Faculty House in New York. ONUG Academy is followed by the two-day ONUG Conference, May 13th and 14th at Columbia’s Alfred Lerner Hall.

“An all day event, ONUG Academy is rapidly gaining recognition as the gold standard for IT operational teams, architects, designers, and resellers seeking to gain knowledge on the next phase of operationalizing and supporting software-defined networks,” said Nick Lippis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “ONUG is delighted to offer a full day of instruction for IT operational teams in conjunction with the two-day ONUG Conference, designed for IT business leaders.”

ONUG Academy offers a full day of hands-on tutorials aimed at operationalizing open infrastructure. This year’s agenda concentrates heavily on exposing DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps to the new tools and processes necessary for managing infrastructure.

The Program


Attendees can select two half-day tutorials including:

  • Container Networking
  • Data Center Security for Cloud Infrastructure
  • Hands on Network Virtualization and Overlays
  • Hands on Programmable Networks
  • Hands on SD-WAN
  • Open IP Storage 101
  • OpenStack Networking
  • White Box Networking Internals and Orchestration

Early Bird registration for the ONUG Academy is now open, on the ONUG website.


About ONUG

ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Lippis Report, Pfizer, Symantec, UBS, and others. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_


ONUG Contact:

Jennifer Costello, 781-715-4870