ONUG Collaborative NaaS Project Overview

The ONUG Collaborative NaaS Project is exploring the business requirements, leading use cases and underlying technologies critical for the adoption of Network-as-a-Service by large enterprises. This is the first in a series of blog posts on this topic that the project team is publishing.  Where NaaS differs from previous network and cloud-centric architectures and offerings such as SASE and SSE is that the focus is switched to the business, performance and application dynamics of today’s organizations. This is, after all, what technology must serve. It…

Embracing the AI Era: The Evolution of ONUG to the AI Networking Summit at ONUG

ONUG, a leading IT community focused on enterprise cloud challenges, is entering a transformative era with its rebranding to the AI Networking Summit at ONUG. This change reflects a strategic shift towards integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) across all aspects of cloud and on-premises infrastructure and its management. Here’s why this evolution is not just timely but critical. For years, ONUG has been at the forefront of addressing key enterprise cloud issues, such as connecting, securing, automating, and controlling both cloud-based and on-premises infrastructures. The evolution…

The Evolution of AI in Network Operations: From AIOps to GenAI

Generative AI is Accelerating AI Adoption Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and beginning to transform IT operations with expanding use cases that offer efficiency to labor-intensive network operations, particularly in Network Operations Centers (NOC) and Security Operations Centers (SOC). The recently formed ONUG Collaborative AI-Driven NOC/SOC Automation Project is exploring this evolution and its implications in this first of a series of blog posts on the topic. Over the past several years AIOps has become a buzzword that vendors use to offer the promise…

CSNF Powers Multi-Cloud Security Analytics

The “Cloud Security Notification Framework” (CSNF) is an open-source initiative launched by the ONUG Collaborative in 2021 to address a vexing challenge in cloud computing today: how to respond effectively to the disparate and growing array of security-related alarms and notifications generated in multi-cloud operational contexts encompassing public cloud services and private cloud infrastructure. Large-scale enterprise hybrid multi-cloud environments typically feature workloads deployed across a multitude of cloud services and on-premise systems, each generating its own set of alarm and event notifications that are collected,…

Networking for AI Workloads & AI for Networking

The Future Takes Shape at The AI Networking Summit In an era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword but a foundational technology reshaping industries, the AI Networking Summit at ONUG stands as a pivotal event. This year, the Summit delves deep into the symbiotic relationship between AI and networking, focusing on the crucial components of Chips and Infrastructure within the AI ecosystem. The AI Ecosystem: A Comprehensive Landscape The AI ecosystem is a complex web that includes Chips, Infrastructure, Frameworks, and AI…

ONUG Social Compact: Building Trust and Collaboration in the IT Community

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the relationship between IT professionals and their networks is pivotal. ONUG stands at the forefront of this dynamic, fostering a unique social compact with its IT professional members. This compact is rooted in trust, agnosticism towards suppliers, and a commitment to the IT consumer community. A Trusted and Supplier-Agnostic Brand ONUG’s primary commitment is to serve as a trusted and supplier-agnostic brand. This principle is central to our operations, ensuring that our members receive unbiased, well-rounded perspectives on the…

The IT Industry’s New Era of Simplification

The IT industry is entering a transformative phase focused on simplification. This shift is a response to the complexity that arose from the overbuild during the 2020-2021 phase. The rapid expansion in IT infrastructure during this period has resulted in systems that are now overly complex and challenging to manage, necessitating a streamlined approach. The Challenge of Complexity Post 2020-2021 In the wake of the 2020-2021 cycle, marked by an unprecedented surge in cloud services and remote infrastructure development, many organizations are grappling with highly…

ONUG Fall 2023: Record-Breaking Engagement and Pioneering Discussions in Network, Security & Cloud

ONUG Fall 2023, hosted by GSK in the vibrant heart of New York City on October 24th and 25th, concluded with unprecedented success, etching a new milestone in the Conference’s esteemed legacy. The event achieved the largest attendance in ONUG’s history. With attendee registration reaching nearly 1,400, ONUG Fall marked a significant 35% growth from the previous year. This was the 24th iteration of the ONUG Conference, which has now become an essential congregation for networking, security and cloud professionals, thought leaders and innovators across…

ONUG Fall Private 5G Event Retrospective

Private 5G Conference and Exhibitors On October 24th, we held a successful Private 5G Event at ONUG Fall 2023 in New York City. I want to personally thank each of the speakers and moderators who participated in the eight lively and informative conference sessions that day. Feedback from attendees and speakers was uniformly positive, and everyone present was able to engage in the type of dialog and interaction that can only happen at an in-person event. Cradlepoint/Ericsson, Oceus and, the 5G Open Innovation Lab exhibited…

The Goals, Barriers, and Why Now is the Time to Invest in Network Hyperautomation

To excel in today’s economy, enterprise leaders are focused on accomplishing more with less. The accelerated pace of business transformation in the past four years has only added to the complexity of these goals. Today, with sprawling hybrid, multi-vendor, multi-domain, multi-cloud environments making up the backbone of leading enterprise networks, a focus on hyperautomation is crucial. Even after establishing the goals of an enterprise’s hyperautomation transition, the approach network teams and leadership take to accomplish these goals can lead to differing degrees of success. Hyperautomation…