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We Need Design Patterns in the Enterprise Cloud Era

In a world driven by rapid technological advancements, network engineers have found themselves traversing the unfamiliar terrain of cloud infrastructure and its integration with on-prem systems. For over five years, this journey has been likened to a trek through a vast, challenging desert, primarily due to the nature of cloud offerings by service providers. The Unique Cloud Landscape Most cloud service providers have presented us with proprietary methods to integrate with their platforms. While innovation is the lifeblood of progress, the unique approaches adopted by…

Winning Private 5G Use Cases

The ONUG Community is obsessed with use cases. Critical use cases for multi-cloud adoption determine the direction and outcomes of the ONUG Collaborative Working Groups. ONUG conference sessions feature enterprise IT professionals discussing and debating the merits of solutions for critical networking and security use cases critical to success in complex multi-cloud operations. In 2023, ONUG launched a new private 5G (P5G) networks initiative that has culminated in the creation of the new Private 5G Event at ONUG Fall and the recent launch of the…

Policy-as-Code: Why We Should Care

It has now become commonplace in the enterprise world to hear colleagues, vendors, and industry pundits alike remarking on the many challenges of managing systems in a context of ever-increasing complexity. Just as common is the litany of reasons put forward for this development: the rise of cloud computing, the persistence (often in the same organization) of on-premise, legacy environments, and the need to succeed in maintaining the security and resilience of both. To these, one can quickly add the seeming impossibility of keeping up…

Show Me the Money: Network Engineers Usher in a New Era of Cloud Integration

“Show me the money!” – The iconic line from Jerry Maguire isn’t just a catchy phrase; it embodies the pursuit of value and success. Much like the sports agent in the movie sought to revolutionize the industry, network engineers are revolutionizing the cloud landscape, ushering in a new era of operational models that bridge cloud infrastructure and on-prem solutions. Two New Operational Models The CCoE Model: Help Me Help You Just as Jerry Maguire used the phrase “help me help you” to show his clients…

The New Role of Networking: Beyond Connectivity

We are on the brink of a revolutionary shift in networking, and it’s not just about transmitting data anymore. In this new era, networks are evolving to become an intrinsic sensor that aims to de-risk our infrastructure. As Operational Technology (OT) devices, previously insulated through air gaps, merge onto the enterprise grid, the function and role of networks will change dramatically, expanding their boundaries and responsibilities. Networks as Sensors Until recently, the main purpose of networking was to ensure packets of data traveled from one…

What Is Network as a Service or NaaS?

The term “Network as a Service” (NaaS) has been gaining traction in the IT services industry as a way to deliver enterprise WAN services virtually on a subscription basis. However, it’s important to understand its specific context to fully grasp its functionality. One prevalent interpretation sees NaaS in the context of the “network cloud,” where communication service providers deliver connectivity services and additional value-added services using an API-based, flexible, elastic, and on-demand paradigm. The Concept of “Network Cloud” Under the network cloud paradigm, NaaS is…

How Did We Go From SD-WAN to SASE to SSE?

A decade ago, enterprise branch offices had a primary connection (usually MPLS) to the data center and other internal sites. Some large or high-value locations utilized multiple connections or backup links during outages. Then Viptela introduced the software-defined wan or SD-WAN. One of the benefits of SD-WAN was that it enabled the use of active paths across multiple disparate types of transport. Whereas hardware-based networks are slower and harder to connect to additional remote locations. It accomplished this by creating an overlay network on top…

Showcase Your Innovative Cloud Infrastructure Solutions at ONUG Fall 2023!

Greetings to all our esteemed suppliers of enterprise IT equipment and services! The ONUG Board invites you to join us this year at the much-anticipated ONUG Fall 2023 in NYC at Hudson Yards on October 24th and 25th! Come and showcase your cutting-edge tools and technologies to an eager audience of network and cybersecurity professionals who are at the forefront of building, managing and integrating cloud infrastructure with on-prem systems and controls. ONUG Fall, as the leading industry forum for enterprise IT, promises an unparalleled…

ONUG Launches Private 5G Working Group

Working groups serve as ONUG’s vehicle for generating industry change, with members of the ONUG Community – IT professionals, vendors, service providers and solutions integrators – joining together to address the business and technical challenges that enterprises must overcome on their digital transformation journey. Working groups engage in a collaborative process to develop recommended solutions for the top-priority use cases for typical deployment scenarios in complex enterprise networking environments. Based on the strong interest in private 5G networks at the recent ONUG Spring 2023 event…

The ONUG Fall 2023 Hackathon – “Capture-the-Flag” Event

ONUG’s Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) solution plays a pivotal role in enhancing cloud security across CSPs. CSNF and its related Canonical Data Model (CDM) enables the enterprise to address evolving threats while reducing toil for the SOC by facilitating integration with SIEM/SOAR platforms and bolstering incident detection and response capabilities.  Learn more about CSNF here, then get ready for the ONUG Fall 2023 Hackathon! Description In support of the CSNF initiative and on behalf of its membership, ONUG is excited to announce the first-ever…