ONUG Fall 2023: Record-Breaking Engagement and Pioneering Discussions in Network, Security & Cloud

ONUG Fall 2023, hosted by GSK in the vibrant heart of New York City on October 24th and 25th, concluded with unprecedented success, etching a new milestone in the Conference’s esteemed legacy. The event achieved the largest attendance in ONUG’s history. With attendee registration reaching nearly 1,400, ONUG Fall marked a significant 35% growth from the previous year. This was the 24th iteration of the ONUG Conference, which has now become an essential congregation for networking, security and cloud professionals, thought leaders and innovators across…

Multi-Cloud Is the Next Wave of Enterprise Computing

Enterprise computing is multi-cloud computing; it’s hard, complex but so worth it as your IT organization gains control and choice for developer and infrastructure teams. Infrastructure teams’ main job is to make life easier for developers to write applications that deliver corporate digital value. Multi-cloud delivers the widest pallet of tools and constructs for corporations to create value for their customers and shareholders. But while multi-cloud may not be easy, being locked into a single cloud provider is far worse.   We all know that the…

Is Cybersecurity Alert Fatigue Real?

Many ONUG enterprise consumers have shared the toil that their SecOps/DevSecOps teams face daily.  “The room” is often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of attacks as well as the tools and playbooks necessary to sort through all of the relevant alerts. What alerts are ACTUALLY relevant? That’s a constant work in progress. This challenge is at the heart of what CSNF offers to not only the Enterprise consumer but also 3rd party security solutions providers. What is CSNF and why NOW is the perfect time…

Working Group Updates from ONUG Spring 2022

For those who attend technical conferences, it’s hard not to come away with the energy to execute on new ideas. I’m certainly feeling that way after ONUG Spring 2022. Attendees at the conference showed an overwhelming interest in the Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) and how it can reduce toil for the SecOps community. The success of the CSNF demonstration at ONUG Spring, and the proven value that it will provide to the ONUG Community of cloud consumers, provides even more motivation for ONUG’s Automated…

How It Felt to Be Back In-Person at ONUG

We did it; it was nail biting, but we came together in numbers at the Meadowlands of New Jersey over a few brisk spring days in late April. I was nervous when I sent the first invitations for speakers to present at ONUG Spring back in January. If speakers were not able to attend in-person then community members wouldn’t be able to either. We just didn’t know if the community was ready to meet in-person. Well, we had over 50 speakers present in-person, over 500…

You Know It Works Because You Saw it at ONUG

Helping Cloud Professionals understand the building blocks needed to construct multi-cloud infrastructure There is a massive on-prem infrastructure build about to take place in the mid to large enterprise as evident in the $600B+ 2021 Venture Capital start-up investment bonanza. Let me explain.    Application developer requirements are forcing infrastructure teams to build and run multi-cloud infrastructure. That is, application developers have allegiance to cloud service provider (CSP) tools and not necessarily CSP brands. A software engineer will write an application in any CSP or private…

A More Secure Digital Future

A More Secure Digital Future During my long career, there has been one constant requirement I often hear, “I want to see an end-to-end view of an application.” This is the holy grail to assure great user experience, assure security and observability.  Developers, IT infrastructure and operational teams struggle every day with this lack of visibility of an application’s dependency map. Gaining end-to-end visibility is hard enough when you own every device or piece of software that supports an application as in a private data…

ONUG Collaborative Working Groups Kick Off 2022

Members of The ONUG Collaborative Working Groups are delivering solutions to the challenges faced by today’s Enterprise Multi-Cloud Community. Composed of both vendors and cloud consumers from some of the largest companies in the world, these Working Groups focus on delivering best-in-class solutions, both on-premise and off.  Here’s a quick update on the initiatives being worked on by ONUG’s Automated Cloud Governance, Network Cloud, Cloud Native Security and AIOps Working Groups.  Interested in joining the team? Contact us to find out more.  Automated Cloud Governance…

ONUG Collaborative’s Cloud Security Notification Framework Decorator

As more companies move to a multi-cloud environment, their IT departments become inundated with security notifications. Trying to make sense of these statuses can be challenging as each cloud provider has its own notification formats. Adding one provider doesn’t mean doubling the notifications; the data grows exponentially until enterprises reach the “wall of worry.”  Large enterprises have constructed security infrastructures to process the volume of events being transmitted. However, they require additional staffing to interpret and process the data sent from each provider. The ongoing…

Don’t Go Alone on Your Enterprise Cloud Journey; Be Safe…Go with Friends

ONUG is a community-driven organization. When ONUG was established back in 2012, its charter was to provide a forum for IT business leaders to exchange ideas, best practices and deployment challenges associated with skills/culture, process and solutions. Its early members realized that collectively as a community, they are stronger. No one company can change an industry. The largest of corporations or consumers of IT can get the best pricing, but they can’t change architecture and overall vendor approaches to deliver solutions. Only a community that…