It’s Time to Convene!

As leaves in the east start to color, the ONUG Community is getting ready to convene in New York City! That wonderful city of great restaurants, entertainment, diversity and culture. Over the years, I’ve realized that ONUG possesses the power to convene IT business leaders from all industry segments of the economy and from all over the world. ONUG Fall on October 19th and 20th, hosted by Raytheon Technologies, will be no different; in fact, it will be our largest gathering since ONUG Fall 2019!…

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…

Will Hyperautomation finally allow our focus to shift to user experience?

Hyperautomation is not a hype term coined to capture what everyone has already been doing for some time – automating everything they can. Not a new term, but it’s gained more attention as of late as industry voices rally around it, making what was old relevant again. It’s as if the world suddenly woke up with the realization that operational processes are tedious, and maybe we should find a way to automate it all.  With more automation than ever before.  The solution to our operational…

Managing Risk and Automation in a Multi-Cloud World with Policy as Code

Enterprise organizations today face a daunting array of challenges in their quest to deliver optimally secure IT services that comply with corporate and government mandates. Addressing such challenges has never been a trivial affair. Indeed, over the past decade and more, as technology stacks and platforms have increased in their heterogeneity and complexity, meeting the demands of effective risk governance has only become more difficult. As is the case with much of enterprise management, the challenge here isn’t typically a matter of inadequate tools or…

What Does Consuming Multi-Cloud Really Mean?

Much of the work we do at ONUG has a bias toward enabling the enterprise to consume cloud services from multiple providers. Clearly, the obstacle that makes this so challenging is the absence of standards for cloud consumers. ONUG’s Automated Cloud Governance Working Group is fully committed to tackling these problems and, fortunately, we’ve got the ear of most of the CSPs. Working side by side with Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM every week on the Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) is very gratifying for…

Why prioritizing user experience is vital in network connectivity

When the pandemic began, many enterprises quickly moved their business operations to the cloud to better manage remote working. As a result, enterprises had to scale up their remote user connectivity infrastructure so all employees could connect to their business applications while working from home. However, the updated infrastructure was often layered on top of legacy network architecture, resulting often in inconsistent connectivity performance, and thereby impacting employees’ user experience. In fact, end-user complaints about application performance due to excessive slowdowns, network congestion, and performance…

Is Multi-Cloud Worth It?

The ONUG Community has been focused on building and running infrastructure that supports multiple cloud providers along with their on-prem data center resources. It’s hard and complex on so many levels; you have to wonder, is it worth it? All cloud providers offer different tooling and constructs up and down their stacks for consumers, which are different than on-prem. This makes moving from one cloud provider to another, or just starting new projects with a new cloud provider, hard. Try moving an application and its…

Operational Lessons Learned from Cloud-First Companies at ONUG Fall 21

The cloud brought enormous business value to companies in virtually every industry, and cloud-first companies have led the way as pioneers. But as these first-movers have scaled up, they’ve uncovered a problem: the cost of using the cloud has, in many cases, exceeded the cost of sales. To resolve the issue, many cloud-first companies have shifted at least some of their workloads back to on-premises facilities, in what could be an example for businesses looking to scale up on the cloud in an economically-viable way….

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…

Town Hall Meeting: Who Will Close the Gaps in Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Infrastructure?

The Era of the Cloud has made many pie-in-the-sky promises about more consistent, efficient, and resilient IT infrastructures, and has done an admirable job of meeting much of that potential. But there’s still a gap in what businesses want and need from a hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructure, and the industry’s capabilities to meet those needs.  ONUG’s own Nick Lippis sat down with Adam Raymer (Head of Public Cloud Platform Architecture, JP Morgan Chase & Co.) and Shane Stakem (Head of Public Cloud Center of Excellence, JPMorgan Chase…