Real-world Use Cases, Vendor Proof of Concepts, and Industry-first CyberSecurity Reference Solution Take Center Stage
DALLAS, TEXAS, (May 13, 2019) — The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Founders and Board announced today highlights from ONUG Spring conference and showcase in Dallas, TX, that centered around its industry call for open and interoperable hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure solutions to deliver better digital transformation effect and outcomes. Held for the first time in Dallas, the event:
A major highlight of the ONUG conference program was the updates by the ONUG Working Groups, led by Stephen Collins, ONUG Chief Technology Officer. Each working group reported on its journey toward defining reference solutions for deploying IT applications in hybrid multi-cloud environments. The Software-Defined Security Services Working Group presented a multi-vendor reference solution for binding security policies to workloads so they can be easily migrated from one cloud environment to another. The SD-WAN 2.0 Working Group presented a reference solution architecture supporting a variety of use cases for user and machine SD-WAN connectivity to multi-cloud applications that ensure security and performance. The Monitoring & Analytics Working Group presented an observability model that will be used to drive the development of reference solutions that provide visibility into multi-cloud environments where the IT manager no longer owns or controls the underlying infrastructure. To get involved with ONUG Working Groups, please join here.
“ONUG Spring in Dallas exceeded all of our expectations. Its narrative focused on the new role of IT as a business engineering function to align business and digital corporate strategies and initiatives. Hybrid and multi-cloud technologies/ecosystems are key software building blocks in the building, running, and securing of the digital enterprise,” said Nick Lippis, ONUG Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “An industry warning was issued that the cloud era is a closed ecosystem, locking-in and limiting IT business leader’s choices and options, as well as cloud provider’s addressable market. In response, ONUG’s seventh year and third phase is to focus on verifiability reference solutions for the ONUG Community and industry at-large to support interoperable clouds.”
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