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It’s Time to Convene!

As leaves in the east start to color, the ONUG Community is getting ready to convene in New York City! That wonderful city of great restaurants, entertainment, diversity and culture. Over the years, I’ve realized that ONUG possesses the power to convene IT business leaders from all industry segments of the economy and from all over the world. ONUG Fall on October 19th and 20th, hosted by Raytheon Technologies, will be no different; in fact, it will be our largest gathering since ONUG Fall 2019!…

The Whale…How to Eat It.

I don’t eat whales, but the truth is, many people, in many cultures, DO! Not so daunting a task perhaps if it’s a team sport, but what if it’s just YOU! Then, as the phrase goes, there’s only one way to do it….One Bite at a Time!!! Segue alert!!!!! Such is the case with Policy as Code (PaC). It’s such an important objective for today’s enterprises, but it also has (as I like to say): “More Questions than Answers”! The truth is, what PaC may…

Progressing Your Network Automation Journey: Why Integration, Transformation & Participation are Critical for Success

The days of simply defining the perimeter of where applications and services are hosted in a single data center are long over. Previously, just by opening a network diagram and pointing to the data center, you could secure the inside network by deploying firewalls to protect it from the outside world. Today, with network infrastructure expanding, those perimeters are no longer simple to define. Applications are comprised of many related services that exist across on-prem data centers and one or many cloud platforms, presenting new…

Taking a Security-First Approach to Cloud Migration

Sponsored by Comcast Business Cloud is no longer a futuristic, aspirational technology for enterprise organizations. It has become the norm for both the agility it provides and its potential cost efficiencies. Private, public, hybrid, off-prem, and on-prem, the list of options for cloud migration is deep and wide. The shift to the cloud has only quickened as enterprises work to optimize their networks to support a more distributed workforce. Cloud-based applications have enabled you to work from anywhere—your corporate HQ, branch office, home office, or…

Is Your Multi-Cloud Estate Secure?

It is unlikely that anyone would question the need for securing their hybrid multi-cloud estate; the number of mission-critical applications running in the public cloud nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021, and the growth is expected to continue. (Source: 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security, Budgets & Outlook 2021). Cloud providers want to mitigate concerns, often saying, “The cloud is more secure than your on-prem network.”  This is true, sort of. Public cloud providers have more highly trained experts focused on cloud security…

Top 5 Sessions at ONUG Fall We Can’t Wait to See

October can’t get here fast enough. ONUG Fall 2022 kicks off on the 19th and promises to bring a ton of actionable content focused on this event’s theme: building secure, observable, and automated enterprise multi-cloud infrastructures. For two days, the Enterprise Cloud Community will gather in NYC to tackle big challenges and bigger solutions for cost-effective and secure multi-cloud architectures. This includes strategic and tactical ways to operationalize DevSecOps in the enterprise. But while we think all of the speakers and panels in the lineup…

Multi-Cloud Is the Next Wave of Enterprise Computing

Enterprise computing is multi-cloud computing; it’s hard, complex but so worth it as your IT organization gains control and choice for developer and infrastructure teams. Infrastructure teams’ main job is to make life easier for developers to write applications that deliver corporate digital value. Multi-cloud delivers the widest pallet of tools and constructs for corporations to create value for their customers and shareholders. But while multi-cloud may not be easy, being locked into a single cloud provider is far worse.   We all know that the…

Am I Doing It Right?

I’m different. There’s no way around this truth: I operate with boundaries, broad though they may be, but they are real. Part of those boundaries involve my lifelong desire to always be intellectually and emotionally honest about how the world works and how we work in it. So let’s be honest: there are many technologists out on the edge, the fringe, innovators making incredible breakthroughs. But there are also many of us who are operating that tech, integrating that tech, doing all we can to…

Will Hyperautomation finally allow our focus to shift to user experience?

Hyperautomation is not a hype term coined to capture what everyone has already been doing for some time – automating everything they can. Not a new term, but it’s gained more attention as of late as industry voices rally around it, making what was old relevant again. It’s as if the world suddenly woke up with the realization that operational processes are tedious, and maybe we should find a way to automate it all.  With more automation than ever before.  The solution to our operational…

Managing Risk and Automation in a Multi-Cloud World with Policy as Code

Enterprise organizations today face a daunting array of challenges in their quest to deliver optimally secure IT services that comply with corporate and government mandates. Addressing such challenges has never been a trivial affair. Indeed, over the past decade and more, as technology stacks and platforms have increased in their heterogeneity and complexity, meeting the demands of effective risk governance has only become more difficult. As is the case with much of enterprise management, the challenge here isn’t typically a matter of inadequate tools or…