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…

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…

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…

Private 5G Network Ecosystem Partners

Deploying a private 5G network is a complex undertaking that presents a steep learning curve for even the most capable IT teams. Enterprise decision-makers need to work with partners who can help them climb this learning curve and realize private 5G’s full potential. Here I present an overview of the private 5G network ecosystem and outline the roles of the types of companies that enterprises can partner with to achieve successful outcomes. I’ll start by grouping players in the private 5G network ecosystem into three…

The Enterprise Private 5G Journey

In my last post, I explained why private 5G networks are not one-size-fits-all and outlined the salient technical issues that enterprise decision-makers must consider when developing a private 5G strategy. While there are common use cases within industry verticals, the unique needs and business priorities of individual organizations will ultimately determine the specific path each enterprise takes on its private 5G journey. The journey starts by rationalizing how private 5G will underpin an enterprise’s C-level business objectives, which will differ from company to company across many…

Private 5G Networks. One Size Does Not Fit All.

Private 5G adoption is driven by use cases in a broad range of industry verticals such as transportation (airports, shipping hubs), energy (oil & gas), mining, utilities, logistics (delivery, warehouses), Industry 4.0 (manufacturing, IIoT), healthcare and agriculture. Private 5G is also being deployed in large-scale campus environments (business, education, government), public venues (retail, sports, entertainment) and municipalities (smart cities, public safety). Operational scenarios may differ significantly between verticals. Each use case has specific coverage, performance, reliability and security requirements for the types of users, applications…

Analyst View of 2021

After the year we’ve experienced, no one feels comfortable making predictions. Look what happened to all those “2020 Trends”. This session isn’t about predicting the future but about identifying how 2020 changed the tech industry. Greg Ferro, Johna Till Johnson, and Nick Lippis look at ways the pandemic has redirected how businesses view technology. Sales Model All participants agreed with Greg’s assessment that enterprise sales models were changing.  Specifically, tech companies found that they could sell solutions by offering a free trial and providing a…