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The Increasing Importance of Using APIs for Network Orchestration and Automation

Blog #1 in a Series on APIs from the ONUG O&A Working Group We have all clamored for programmatic control and more intelligence in our networks and applications for years. We want to automate high-value repeatable tasks to eliminate toil in our programming world. In response, software developers released Application Programming Interfaces or APIs, essentially, more code […]

Join Zscaler at the ONUG Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

Learn how to transform with confidence using zero trust Zscaler has been pleased to sponsor ONUG conferences in years past, and 2021 is no exception. This week’s ONUG Spring 2021 Virtual Conference promises to cover the key challenges we all faced and the lessons we learned during the past tumultuous year. In ONUG’s words, “We will digest […]

Enabling Enterprise Transformation with Cloud Native Networking

A decade ago, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote a WSJ opinion article that provocatively (at that time) stated that “Software is eating the world”. Today it’s safe to say that almost all enterprises are developing new applications for business processes by integrating in-house development, commercial offerings, and incorporating more SaaS and open-source components. Organizations are […]

Bringing It All Together: Are You Ready for the Largest ONUG to Date?

Thanks to the open ONUG Community of digital architects and designers, we made a digital pivot last year and kept the community together at a time when we needed each other most. We continued our collaboration and expanded the community by a factor of four. ONUG Spring used to be the smaller version of ONUG […]

The Importance of Automation for Achieving Compliance Across Todays Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Networks

The Network: Here, There, and Everywhere A few years ago, if you asked someone on a networking team, “Where is the network?,” they would probably show you a wiring closet or a data center. They might also describe where the wireless access points are located and how remote offices are connected through MPLS or leased […]

Is Your IT Orchestration Intelligent Enough for the Digital Future?

Enterprises have embarked upon the digital transformation journey for the last decade. We have learned that it’s not just a technological shift, but an organizational change in people, process and technology. The transformation itself is a multi-faceted change of the organization that renders the enterprise nimble, agile and efficient enabling the business to flourish. Figure […]

Koch Industries Deploys Alkira for Its Cloud Networking Journey

As more and more companies move to the cloud, the question becomes one of network infrastructure. How do organizations design, deploy and support a cloud-based network? Is it possible to achieve the end-to-end visibility that organizations require? Does the level of complexity make it impossible to securely manage resources? Listen to Matt Hoag, Senior Enterprise […]

Automating NetOps in a Multi-Cloud World

Across industries, enterprise network architects are adding new agility and flexibility to their network infrastructure stacks through public cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. While the benefits of network elasticity, cost savings, and capex avoidance are relatively well understood, NetOps professionals often struggle with managing […]

Demand for Tools to Operationalize Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Networks in 2021

The consensus among ONUG Fall 2020 attendees was that the global health crisis accelerated digital transformation, but the transformation was not equal across the enterprise. Employees began to work from home, and businesses moved more applications to the cloud for worldwide accessibility. What didn’t change were the tools to help with that transformation. Now, a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]