A More Secure Digital Future

A More Secure Digital Future During my long career, there has been one constant requirement I often hear, “I want to see an end-to-end view of an application.” This is the holy grail to assure great user experience, assure security and observability.  Developers, IT infrastructure and operational teams struggle every day with this lack of […]

Zero Trust: An Overnight Sensation Decades Later

Introduction Years after the term was coined by Stephen Paul Marsh in 1994 and popularized by John Kindervag more than a decade ago, Zero Trust has become the “new” security solution that addresses the confluence of today’s three critical factors and the emergence of what amounts to a cyber-war on businesses and governments. Zero Trust […]

Zero Trust: The Critical Essence – An Introduction

On January 12, 2010 Google wrote a blog revealing to the world that it had been breached by attackers sponsored by a nation state.  The attack is now known as ‘Operation Aurora’.[i] Subsequent investigations showed that many other enterprises and government organizations had also been breached by the same attackers.  Among other things, these hackers […]

ONUG Collaborative Working Groups Kick Off 2022

Members of The ONUG Collaborative Working Groups are delivering solutions to the challenges faced by today’s Enterprise Multi-Cloud Community. Composed of both vendors and cloud consumers from some of the largest companies in the world, these Working Groups focus on delivering best-in-class solutions, both on-premise and off.  Here’s a quick update on the initiatives being […]

Town Hall Meeting: Who Will Close the Gaps in Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Infrastructure?

The Era of the Cloud has made many pie-in-the-sky promises about more consistent, efficient, and resilient IT infrastructures, and has done an admirable job of meeting much of that potential. But there’s still a gap in what businesses want and need from a hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructure, and the industry’s capabilities to meet those needs.  ONUG’s own […]

The Great Debate: Is Everyone Doing Cybersecurity Wrong?

Organizations have cybersecurity as a top-of-mind priority – but are they spending their limited time and resources on the right areas? Or are many companies’ approaches to cybersecurity often misguided and ineffective? And if they are, what can companies do to protect themselves properly and proactively? Cybersecurity experts Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers and Johna […]

ONUG Celebrates 10 Years!

The year 2022 marks 10 years in which the ONUG Community of Global 2000 companies have been defining and building the next generation of enterprise computing by leveraging a software-based approach to create business value.  As a member of the Community, I want to say thank you for being an integral part of the future […]

ONUG Concludes Biannual Fall 2021 Event Following Monumental Growth

Enterprise cloud community offers sneak peek of in-person event, ONUG Spring 2022 BOSTON – November 16, 2021 – ONUG, an open enterprise cloud community of Global 2000 IT business leaders, recently completed its Fall 2021 event. ONUG Fall hosted over 75 speakers over 55 sessions. Thousands of IT executives and practitioners attended the event from […]

Using APIs for End-to-End Process Automation

Blog #3 in a Series on APIs from the ONUG O&A Working Group Part One of this blog series on APIs for network automation set the foundation for the importance of using APIs (application programming interfaces) for network and end-to-end process automation. Part Two, we are going to look at more of the implementation details […]

Dress Up Your Cloud Security Notification Messages If You Want to Scale 

2021 has been a tremendous year for the ONUG Community of Global 2000 IT business leaders and sponsor members.  In the ONUG Collaborative, Oracle Cloud has joined to help develop the open source Cloud Security Notification Framework’s Decorator along with Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud Platform under the guidance of FedEx, Cigna, Raytheon, […]

Application Architectures: It’s been a journey

ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group Blog Series #1 Over the next several quarters, the ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group will be publishing a set of short articles that examine different aspects of modern application security –new threats, the role of big data and machine learning in addressing those threats, how security interacts with […]

The Cloud Security Notification Framework – Bringing Value to Hybrid-Multi-Cloud Consumers

As an old IT Ops person, it’s easy to look back at a career full of important, necessary tasks.  Stuff needed to get done.  People needed to do them.  I was one of those people.  It was a sobering day when I came to realize that “necessary” didn’t really mean valuable from a business perspective.  […]