On the Surface

We say these things quite often, “tip of the iceberg” or “on the surface…”. I love a good metaphor. And while I’m not prone to hyperbole, metaphors are the greatest linguistic invention in the history of everything ever created in the universe. Ignoring that important reality, and with all due respect to similes and analogies, my brain landed on the previously mentioned metaphors whilst recently pondering Policy as Code. On the surface, it feels that Policy-as-code solutions should be very straight forward. There are clear…

Livin’ on the Edge

My musical interests are diverse. Classic rock, alternative rock, rap, folk, classical –heck, throw me a show tune every now and then; no one needs to know. I like what I like, and I don’t care if you do. But enough about me being a Nickelback defender. What I DO know is if I make a musical reference to a 1993 song, like Aerosmith’s Livin’ on the Edge, some of you won’t get it…and that’s ok. Nonetheless, that’s where we’re gonna hang out in this…

ONUG O&A Working Group Expands Charter and Renames to Hyperautomation Working Group

Since the O&A working group was started in the fall of 2019 a lot has changed. Digital transformation initiatives have been accelerated, largely due to the pandemic. The adoption of cloud computing and all things SaaS has dramatically increased within Enterprise IT. With the rise of Hybrid infrastructure and edge compute new holistic security challenges, and availability have become major pain points, especially when networks scale and IT talent is scarce.  Therefore the importance of automation has moved up into the top five most important…

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…