ONUG to Feature Distinguished CTOs and Executives from Citigroup, Arista Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Nuage Networks, and VMware

Town Hall Meeting Panel to Address Operationalizing Open Networking

October 8, 2014 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Board of Directors today announced a distinguished panel of executives that will address how their companies will operationalize the ONUG Market Requirements, which will be announced at ONUG Fall 2014, October 28-29, 2014. The Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by Greg Lavender, CTO of Cloud Architecture and Infrastructure Engineering at Citigroup, who will lead the panel which includes:

  • Arista Networks – Ken Duda, CTO and SVP Software Engineering
  • Cisco – Tom Edsall, CTO Insieme Business Unit
  • Brocade – David Meyer, CTO and Chief Scientist
  • Nuage Networks – Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder
  • VMware – Guido Appenzeller, Chief Technology Strategy Officer

ONUG attendees will also hear from the following demonstrators or sponsors about how they will address the new open networking market requirements: 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.

ONUG expectations for open networking include:

  • 15-30% lower OPEX today and future OPEX based on real vendor support cost
  • 25-75% lower CAPEX
  • A thriving software ecosystem which provides rapid innovation
  • Vendor-independent network design flexibility (elimination of vendor lock-in)
  • Faster IT delivery and efficient business process

Additional speakers are posted on the ONUG website. Register now for ONUG Fall 2014.

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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

ONUG Contact:
Mira Genser Woods
(617) 513-7020