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AI and Automation: Revolutionizing Network Resilience

As we broaden the possibilities of our digital world, the blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation is carving out new paths in how we manage and fortify networks. This transformative duo holds immense potential to empower teams, revolutionize roles, and navigate challenges with unprecedented efficiency and agility. The recent surge in AI growth has heralded a monumental transformation in network management and monitoring. This surge is not merely a trend but a profound shift in how networks operate, with far-reaching implications for businesses across…

Reduce Complexity and Maximize Performance with App-Centric Networking

In this era of hyper-distributed infrastructure where our users, apps, and data are everywhere, network complexity is often a barrier to maintaining and improving application performance. Businesses want to leverage the capabilities of cloud architectures and environments to improve operational outcomes. In a world where slow is the new down, a network that just keeps up with the business is not enough. More than ever, networks impact application performance and influence business outcomes from app velocity to operational efficiency and new service deployment at scale….

Press Release: ONUG Collaborative Project Maps Fortinet FortiGate Log Messages into CSNF’s Canonical Data Model for Cloud Security Notifications

Project team plans additional Cloud Security Notification Framework enhancements that will extend the power of CSNF to simplify multi-cloud security analytics BOSTON, May 6, 2024 – ONUG, the leading advocate for the Global 2000 community of IT professionals, today announced that the ONUG Collaborative Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) project team has mapped Fortinet FortiGate log messages into CSNF’s canonical data model for cloud security notifications. This is the first in a series of planned enhancements that will extend the power of CSNF to reduce…

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…

Why the Modern WAN Needs to Look More Like a CDN

Leveraging CDN Principles Supercharges your WAN Performance In the world where the CIOs have a ‘Cloud First / SaaS First’ manifesto, new applications and services will be prioritized for cloud deployment; existing on-prem applications will be candidates for migration to SaaS or Cloud-hosted alternatives, and cost savings will be a key driver. Where scalability and speed to deliver is in constant demand, the job of an enterprise infrastructure team is to deliver the (increasingly Cloud hosted) applications to their intended end-users in the most performant,…

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…

GenAI in IT Infrastructure: A Strategic Imperative

In recent years, GenAI has transitioned from a topic of academic research to a cornerstone of product innovation, sparking widespread discussion across the tech industry. As organizations consider integrating AI into their operations, there’s a pressing need for a deeper understanding of its potential applications, implementation strategies, and the specific use cases it can enhance. Why Now is the Optimal Time for AI Integration Automating Repetitive Tasks: IT professionals often find themselves bogged down by repetitive and mundane tasks that, while necessary, do not require…