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The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Private 5G

The final agenda for the Private 5G Event conference at ONUG Fall is locked down, and I am pleased that the participating speakers and session moderators are poised to deliver a solid read out on the current who, what, where, when, why and how of private 5G networks. Darius Singh at STL Partners sets the stage for the conference by exploring how businesses will benefit by adopting private 5G at the enterprise edge. IDC analyst Patrick Filkins moderates the first three sessions after Darius’ lead-off presentation,…

From Chaos to Control: Mastering IT Asset Lifecycle Management

Introduction Are you effectively managing the lifecycle of your IT assets? Achieving accurate and efficient lifecycle management requires a systematic approach—one that comprehensively tracks asset properties and their intricate relationships with both each other and the external world. This approach serves to harmonize the entire asset ecosystem, resulting in reduced operational costs, prolonged asset lifespan, and heightened situational awareness. The Importance of Systematic Lifecycle Management Effective asset management begins with the right tools. Unfortunately, traditional solutions often fall short, lacking the essential features, flexibility, and…

The Business Cycle of Tech Consumption: The Need for Design Patterns and New Operating Models

In recent years, the enterprise tech sector has witnessed a unique cycle of overconsumption. This surge in technological investments and acquisitions isn’t merely a trend; it reflects the rapid digitization of business processes and the indispensable nature of tech infrastructure today. But like any cycle, there is an inevitable shift towards optimization after this period of overconsumption. Today, businesses are pivoting towards grand transformation projects that fuse the cloud’s agility with on-prem resources, integrating Network, Security, OT, and IT into seamless platforms. These transformative steps…

Bridging the Delivery Divide between Cyber and Multicloud

When it comes to global financial organizations, protecting multicloud environments from cyber threats is impossible without teamwork. Let’s explore the challenges of bringing together cybersecurity and cloud teams and how to overcome them. Accelerated multicloud transformations in the financial services industry is distributing sensitive data and assets across shared environments and pushing cloud and cybersecurity teams to work together more frequently.  That’s creating complexity, as application owners with speed and agility in mind must work closer with cybersecurity teams that have a critical responsibility to…

Infinidat Continues to Enhance the InfiniBox SSA and Adds SSA Functionality to InfiniBox Hybrid!

Infinidat continues to enhance its award-winning enterprise storage solutions. Our announcement on September 20, 2023, adds a couple of significant capabilities to our InfiniBox SSA and Hybrid storage platforms. First, let’s talk about our capacity enhancements to our InfiniBox SSA II: We have doubled the capacity of our all-flash system. What does that mean and why is it important?   It’s important because we are known for high performance at scale, doubling capacity while continuing to offer the best latency in enterprise workloads which is significant,…

Why Telecom Service Providers Outshine Cloud Service Providers in Connectivity and Security

The modern digital age has evolved in leaps and bounds, leading to numerous advances in technology. With this evolution, the demands on our networking infrastructure have significantly expanded. From multi-cloud networking to edge computing, from remote office connectivity to IoT integrations, the landscape is rapidly changing.   In this dynamic environment, while cloud service providers have emerged as the leading force for offering powerful compute constructs for developers, there’s an area they haven’t mastered – networking. Enter telecom service providers, the experienced giants of the networking…

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…