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Multi-Cloud Security Gets A Decorator

Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) Decorator From Learning/Discovery to Building This brief document sets out to succinctly communicate objectives, goals, desired outcome and next steps to realize the promise of the ONUG Collaborative’s Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) benefits. Companies driving CSNF are Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Raytheon, FedEx, Cigna, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Kaiser Permanente, Concourse Labs, NETSCOUT, Cisco Systems, ONUG and more.  CSNF is an enabler of the global data lake market which is valued at USD 7.6 billion in 2019…

Using Network Automation to Address Cybersecurity Threats

The widespread impact of the SolarWinds (Sunburst and Supernova) security hacks sent network teams scrambling to react, assess the impact and mitigate any potential damage. Organizations needed to conduct a forensic assessment phase to determine if they were affected then follow the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) emergency directive 21-01 to take steps to address a possible breach. CISA has released an alert (CISA Alert AA20-352A) that recommends mitigation steps to take for SolarWinds Orion and to address potential vulnerabilities left in the network…

How will the Fortune 500 adopt SASE?

In 2019, Gartner defined a new category, that it said will transform network security as we know it – the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). What is SASE? It is a new architecture to deliver common networking and security capabilities to every user, accessing any application, at any location, in a consistent way. This value proposition is applicable to enterprise of all sizes, yet “the devil is in the details”.  SASE has two conflicting attributes: the features are well known; the architecture is brand new….

Amplify Your Development with an Edge Platform

During his keynote presentation at ONUG Fall 2020, Paul Savill, Senior Vice-President of Enterprise Services at Lumen Technologies, noted that more companies are recognizing the value of data in three ways: Acquire. Corporations are collecting data from sources throughout the enterprise, including at the edge. Analyze. Organizations are looking at that data in different ways to produce actionable insights. Act. Businesses are applying insights to improve and innovate products and services. Part of this three-step process involves next-generation applications with specific requirements such as low…

Cultivating Diversity: Strategies and Approaches

Technology companies have a diversity and inclusion problem. Many have promised to improve, but the reality is few have made significant headway. Google reported improvement in 2020 but still fell short of what would be considered a diverse workforce. 5.5% of employees were Black 6.6% of employees identified as Latinx  32.5% of employees were women Google is not alone. Other tech companies show similar numbers. Only Apply and Amazon show more diversity; however, much of that is because of their retail and warehousing businesses. During…

How Technology Enabled ERM’s Employees to Work from Anywhere

A remote-first workforce presents challenges for IT. It’s one thing to download a file using the office network. It’s an entirely different experience when trying to download that same file from halfway around the world. Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations at ERM, faced exactly that situation as more end-users began working from home. This ONUG Fall 2020 session presents how ERM addressed the increased demand on its distributed network. Alison Hubbard, VP of Product Marketing for Riverbed, joined Ian Trueman to discuss how Riverbed…

How Gluware Helped Acuity’s Complex EVPN Network Management Easy

As more organizations expand their digital footprint, they will grow to depend on network reliability, security, and adaptability. Traffic patterns will change as remote workers continue to increase. Network reliability will become increasingly important as a disruption in service means a disturbance throughout the enterprise.   Manual configuration is error-prone, which is why many companies are moving to automation tools; however, only five years ago, “95% of network changes were done manually.” With network automation, businesses can overcome inefficiencies and improve their effectiveness to ensure their…

The Network Landscape: Acute Disruption

Over 95% of business executives believe that the pandemic accelerated their digital transformation.  Analysts suggest that COVID-19 accelerated the worldwide digital transformation by five to six years, making it an acute disruption in how the world does business. Daniel Lawson of Verizon agrees, indicating that networks are at the center of this shift. In this keynote address, Daniel discusses the implications of the acute disruption with Jon Weg, a global CIO. Businesses have undergone a permanent change that requires the underlying networks to adjust how…

Analyst View of 2021

After the year we’ve experienced, no one feels comfortable making predictions. Look what happened to all those “2020 Trends”. This session isn’t about predicting the future but about identifying how 2020 changed the tech industry. Greg Ferro, Johna Till Johnson, and Nick Lippis look at ways the pandemic has redirected how businesses view technology. Sales Model All participants agreed with Greg’s assessment that enterprise sales models were changing.  Specifically, tech companies found that they could sell solutions by offering a free trial and providing a…

Leadership in the Digital Era

As the world moves towards a more distributed and diverse working environment, leadership takes on a new meaning. It begins to apply to everyone because it needs to become a mindset, not just a skillset. During an ONUG Fall 2020 session, these four women discussed concepts that every leader should keep in mind: Radia Perlman, Dell Fellow Linda Tai, Senior Vice President – Chief Architect at Fannie Mae Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer at IBM Suzan Mahboob, Session Chair and Lead Programs Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment The…