ONUG Partners with UNH-IOL to Provide Testing Resources for Multi-Vendor Interoperability Proof of Concept Demonstrations

ONUG Leads the User Community and Continues to Drive Vendors to Deliver True Open Networking and SDN Solutions                                                   

October 17, 2014 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Board of Directors has selected the UNH-IOL as the official testing partner for ONUG. The UNH-IOL will provide staging, lab resources, equipment and engineering for any ONUG demonstrator wishing to stage a multi-vendor interoperable Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration of any ONUG Working Group Use Case. ONUG Fall 2014 will be hosted October 28-29, 2014, in New York City at Credit Suisse.

“The UNH-IOL is committed to improving networks worldwide and to this partnership with ONUG,” said Christina Dube, Manager of Ethernet Switching Protocols.  “As a full-scale non-profit test lab, we combine industry expertise with training for the next generation of engineers and central to our mission is the goal of fostering multi-vendor interoperability. We are excited to partner with ONUG, to facilitate staging and demonstrating of multi-vendor interoperability for ONUG Use Case Proof of Concepts.”

“ONUG started with a vision to give IT business leaders a voice to transform networking and has evolved into a user led community delivering open networking Use Cases, white papers, working groups, and now staging for multi-vendor interoperability PoC demonstrations, ” said Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “2015 will be a critical year for the deployment of open networking solutions and these PoC demonstrations take us one step closer to truly transforming the network.”

ONUG attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from the following companies about how they will address the new open networking market requirements and to influence the product directions of companies including:  Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco, CloudGenix, Dell, Glue Networks, Intel, NEC, Nuage Networks, Pluribus Networks, Silver Peak, vArmour, Versa Networks, Viptela, VMware, and VSS Monitoring.

A complete list of speakers is posted on the ONUG website. Register now for ONUG Fall 2014.

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Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards body participation and a 32,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently, and cost effectively deliver products to the market. For more information, visit http://www.iol.unh.edu/or connect with the UNH-IOL on Facebook or on Twitter @UNH_IOL and on LinkedIn

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, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, Cigna, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Symantec, UBS, Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report and others. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_



UNH-IOL Contact

Suzanne Snow





ONUG Contact:

Mira Genser Woods

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