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Evolving Data Center Networks from Cloud-Ready to Cloud-Native

A 2020 survey found that at least half of data center workloads will remain in enterprise data centers until at least 2022. Businesses are hesitant to move more mission-critical operations to the cloud until there is more openness, transparency, and accountability. The following participants in the Evolving Data Center Networks session of ONUG Fall 2020 would agree: Christopher Liljenstolpe, Chief Architect, Cloud at Cisco Parantap Lahiri, VP, Network and Datacenter Engineering at ebay Charles Greenaway, Customer CTO at BT Global Carlos Matos, Executive Director, Cybersecurity…

Enterprise Cloud: The Solution to a Post-Covid World

During ONUG Fall 2020, Nick Lippis, Co-Founder of ONUG, shared his thoughts on the post-Covid world of cloud-based technologies. His presentation focused on three points. Enterprise cloud is the solution for surviving in a digital-first world The enterprise cloud has gaps that need to be addressed A critical gap in the implementation is security Addressing the gaps in the enterprise cloud infrastructure has become a priority as the demand for digital-first solutions has increased. The global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud-based technologies to…

F5 Invests in Cloud Edge “Real Estate” with Volterra

F5 has always been a little different than other infrastructure companies. Yes, it cut its teeth on load balancing successfully, and this put F5 in-between developers and infrastructure teams. It is known in most corporations by both organizations giving them a wide view into requirements, which has served it well over the years. It started with physical appliances that balanced traffic as it entered a private data center destined to specific servers so as to avoid bottlenecks and improve user experience.  Leveraging this data path…

C-Level Fireside Chat: The Big Pivot Is On: Digital Strategy Is Business Strategy

Prior to 2020, companies were deciding how to move forward with their digital transformation strategies. Some organizations were deciding if 2020 was the year to replace legacy systems. Others were looking at omnichannel delivery. No one was anticipating the events of 2020. At ONUG Fall 2020, companies came together virtually to discuss digital transformation in the context of a global pandemic. This session looks at how companies are pivoting to become digital enterprises. The following three executives participated in the session: Rebecca Wooters, CDO Signet…

A Framework for AIOps Data Collection and Access: Multi-Vendor Proof-of-Concept Demonstration

ONUG’s AIOps working group was created to discuss how to manage data and control access for AIOps vendors. The group investigated different approaches to data collection, storage, and access. The panel discussion which occurred at the ONUG Fall 2020 event outlined their reference solution and asked for organizations willing to help with a proof of concept.  The panel, chaired by Alex Henthorn-Iwane, presented an overview of their work, encouraging session participants to feel free to comment or ask questions. The panel included: Bob Friday, Mist…

ONUG 2021: Bringing It All Together!

Operationalizing Flexible IT Business Platforms at Scale Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Infrastructure 2020 was a year when executives were forced to make 10 years’ worth of decisions in six months. In 2021, we will reflect on the lessons learned and digest the changes we experienced as we make incremental changes on our digital journeys. For many, digital transformation business models seemed “theoretical” in 2019 but have become essential in 2020. Systemic change occurred rapidly with the largest one being the need for all brands in all industry sectors…

Broadcom’s DX NetOps Continues Improving Visibility with Expanded SD-WAN Network Monitoring

Broadcom enhanced its analytic capabilities in the latest release of the DX NetOps network monitoring software that now enables network operations teams to reliably deliver applications experiences over SD-WAN technologies built on Silver Peak, VMware VeloCloud, Cisco Meraki, Nokia Nuage and 128 Technology. Enhanced application-aware optimization technology allows enterprises to centralize real-time application monitoring across their multi-vendor SD-WAN deployments in a unified view that includes existing multi-vendor network devices, infrastructure layers and applications.   Working closely with SD-WAN solution vendors such as Silver Peak, Broadcom is…

Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and Opportunities

Enterprise networks are complex ecosystems that encompass multi-cloud, multi-domain computing. While networks become more complex, the expectations remain the same: 24/7 availability Optimum performance Comprehensive security How are IT personnel to maintain networks without disruptions in service, especially when there is no such thing as office hours? Does DevOps have a place in modernizing network management? Will automation play a part in upgrading the network? Possible answers to these questions were presented at ONUG Fall 2020 in a panel discussion moderated by Michael Clark, Chair…

Anatomy of a WFH Connection

We can’t predict the future, and while many companies have started to return to the office in fits and starts over the past year, “work from home” (WFH) is likely going to be top of mind for some time to come. That means that enterprise teams are going to have to get comfortable with the “last mile” residential ISP connections their WFH users leverage to access the network.  But unlike commercial connectivity, which is often backed up by ISP SLAs, most residential Internet access is…

Have You Hit the Enterprise Cloud “Wall of Worry” Yet?

On the journey to become an Enterprise Cloud company, every large corporation is adopting a multi-cloud approach. Developers want the cloud tools that best address their application needs, and no one cloud provider will deliver all tools to all developers. This is the one fact that dictates that our collective futures are a hybrid and multi-cloud world. And with all the hype in the industry about cloud adoption, one would think that most enterprises are giving their applications to public cloud providers to host. But…