ONUG to Present SDN and Open Networking Market Requirements at NYC Conference Hosted by JPMorgan Chase

Network Virtualization, White Box Networking, and Open Source Controllers to be Addressed

July 1, 2013- Boston, Mass. – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG), the leading user-driven community focused on expediting the delivery of open networking solutions, will hold its second meeting October 29-30, 2013 in New York City hosted by JPMorgan Chase. ONUG Fall 2013 will be a two-day event including the ONUG Academy – a day of tutorials and workshops open to the industry, and the ONUG Conference, which will include user case studies, interactive business discussions, and networking opportunities for IT leaders.

“JPMorgan Chase is pleased to host the Open Networking User Group Fall 2013 event,” said Michael Payne, VP of IT Services at JPMorgan Chase and ONUG Board Member. “ONUG serves an important role in helping savvy business leaders optimize their IT strategy and create collective strength to expedite deployment of solutions that best address user needs.”

The Open Networking User Group offers an opportunity to learn, network and share corporate requirements with business executives managing IT spend for their enterprise data centers, carrier networks, or public or private clouds. Vendors participating in the open networking solutions demonstration showcase at ONUG Fall 2013 include: Adara Networks, Arista Networks, Cisco, Cumulus Networks, Embrane, Extreme Networks, Gigamon, Glue Networks, HP, IBM, Ixia, NEC, Nuage Networks, OpenDaylight, PLUMgrid, Stateless Networks, vArmour and Vello Systems.

Day One Tutorials offer IT users, resellers, investors, and industry executives a deep dive into:

  • Writing SDN Applications on Popular Controllers
    Understanding White Box Networking
    Integrating OpenFlow and OpenStack
    Best Practices for SDN Deployments
    Understanding and Deploying Virtual Network Overlays

Day Two will feature IT executive speakers who are in the process of evaluating, piloting or deploying programmable networks, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow, network overlays, white box, network visualization and virtualization solutions, addressing the success and challenges faced with both innovative startup and established solutions. These IT leaders will address their requirements, evaluation process, challenges and the benefits they are realizing in an interactive session restricted to IT professionals. Registration for ONUG Fall 2013 is now open and space is limited, so register now.
About ONUG

ONUG is a user-driven community comprised of IT executives that are leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The Board of Directors of ONUG is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, GAP Inc., JPMorgan Chase, UBS and Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report. For more on ONUG, including speaking, demonstration and sponsorship opportunities go to www.onug.net or join our community on LinkedIn at Open Networking User Group or on Twitter @ONUG

ONUG Contacts:

Mari Mineta Clapp

(408) 398-6433



Mira Genser Woods

(617) 513-7020