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Join host Mark Tierney, ONUG CTO, as he engages with technology and business leaders and digs into the technology underpinnings that are driving today's Enterprise. From technology trends, to security issues, governance and automation, The ONUG Podcast presents independent analysis, fun banter and insightful perspectives.

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The Game Changing Nature of Private Enterprise 5G

Mark welcomes ONUG Service Provider CTO, Stephen Collins to the ONUG Podcast to discuss the new opportunities presented by private enterprise 5G solutions. In this episode, you’ll learn how the enterprise can benefit from enhanced performance and security, as well as new capabilities the 5G uniquely provides.

Learn more in the Private 5G Blog Series.


The Future Quantum Security… Will You Be Ready?

Mark speaks with Denis Mandich, CTO & Co-Founder of Qrypt, and former member of the intelligence community about the current threat profile presented by quantum computing. You will learn that there is a BIG disconnect between what you’re hearing from mainstream sources regarding encryption risk versus what Enterprises will actually face in the very near future!

You’ll also get an update on how nation states are preparing…the good and the bad, as well as what you can do to position your enterprise to face the coming risk of Quantum by using Quantum Safe Standards.


ONUG Spring 2023 Highlights with Nick Lippis

Mark and Nick hit the highlights of ONUG Spring 2023. Learn about the sessions they’re excited about that address the convergence of netops and secops. And about the DevSecOps track that was created by Alex Shulman-Peleg and James Wickett.

Get your ticket to ONUG Spring here.


What Your Enterprise Is Missing if You’re Not Collaborating with Your Peers

The ONUG Collaborative is purpose built for Enterprises to work side by side with industry peers (both consumers and suppliers), to drive the tech industry where it NEEDS to go. You can skate to where you THINK the puck is going.. or you can already know. Listen to this Podcast and you’ll get the latest updates on the ONUG Collaborative.

Learn more about the ONUG Collaborative.


Open Policy Agent: OPA, Scaling for the Enterprise

We interview Tim Hinrichs, Co Founder and CTO at Styra (the creators and maintainers of Open Policy Agent (OPA)). Listen as Tim explains:

1. The problem enterprises face with policy mgmt.
2. What is the state of Policy as code today.
3. How the industry and Open Source solve problems for the Enterprise.
4 What is the role of OPA in problem solving.
5. What’s missing or what are the gaps in Policy management today?


New Age of Networking

In this podcast, we explore the new age of networking in today’s hybrid multi-cloud environment. With the growing complexity of cloud computing and the rise of hybrid multi-cloud architectures, has the role of network teams become more critical than before? Has the network team, in essence, been given the “keys to the kingdom,” not simply for network infrastructure but other cloud infrastructure as well? Nick Lippis and Mark Tierney of ONUG discuss with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers and Johna Till Johnson of Nemertes.


The Wages of Cybercrime

We all know that Cybercrime costs enterprises and organizations around the world an enormous amount of money – every year. Specifically, cybercrime revenues are currently estimated at $8T annually and counting – that is to say: twice the cost of the total global IT spend!

This episode will “follow the money”, as it were, to see where cybercriminals are pulling in their ill-gotten gains, or at least trying to.

But we’ll also detail here the less easily calculated costs and overall consequences of cybercrime – those that are reflected in the very real “tax” that it places on human activity in the technology space by requiring all of us to expend great amounts of energy in identifying and protecting ourselves and our customers from its various impacts.

Perhaps a true understanding of these total costs, the full “wages of cybercrime,” will help us better prioritize our cyber-defensive efforts and yield more effective results for all.

Learn more about the Cloud Native Security Working Group.


The 5 Most Important Things IT Teams Can Learn from the SVB Crisis

What is the playbook when your company or your partner is in crisis? What’s the playbook when your company is in the contagion chain? Or when a group of your suppliers suddenly are out of business…

Join Nick Lippis as he garners insight from Andy Brown, CEO of Sand Hill East, LLC, and an experienced thought leader who previously served as Group Chief Technology Officer of UBS, as well as a variety of executive management and leadership roles at a variety of leading banking companies including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Joining as well is James Walker, an ONUG Board Member, VP of Strategy & Transformation at IBM, and previously head of global infrastructure at Bank of America who has spent the vast majority of his career in the banking industry. Andy and James have had operational roles during the 1991, 2001, and 2008 financial crises and have valuable insight to share.


The Future of Predictive Load Balancing Unpacked

Join Mark Tierney, ONUG CTO, and Raj Nair, Avesha Co-Founder & CEO, as they discuss the future of predictive load balancing. You will learn:

  1. The role of AI/ML in the future of load balancing.
  2. What is reinforcement learning?
  3. How can you make Predictive Auto-Scaling work for you?

Policy as Code: What They’re Not Telling You…ONUG Will Tell You!

Mark meets with several leaders from ONUG’s Policy as Code (PaC) working group to unpack the gaps in today’s PaC thinking. You will learn:

  • How can PaC support your Zero Trust, data protection strategies?
  • Why it’s important that Policy as Code can scale in your Enterprise.
  • Why you should be thinking about Policy as Code beyond simple implementation practices.

Read more here.