Monday, November 4, 2013

Open Networking User Group Lists Use Case Requirements

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) published a list of use case requirements aimed at to ensuring that the market delivers lower OpEx and CapEx, greater choice and faster delivery of innovative IT solutions. Real world user deployments, market updates, independent test results, and use cases were presented at a the ONUG Fall 2013 meeting last week in New York City hosted by JPMorgan Chase.

The complete list of the ONUG Fall 2013 Use Cases Requirements include:

  • Integrate Layer 4-7 Network Services to Eliminate Appliances
  • Take an Open Approach to Virtual Networks/Overlays
  • Leverage Branch Wide Area Software-Defined Networks (WA-SDN) to Reduce Appliance clutter and Extract Greater Value from WAN Services
  • Integrated Traffic Monitoring and Network Visibility
  • Automate Network Segmentation to reduce network operations from laborious manual configuration
  • Expose Linux within Networking Gear to facilitate automation
  • Deploy White Box Switches in Access Closets for automated configuration and change management
  • Establish Abstract Policy for Applications and expose IT Infrastructure Dependencies

"IT executives at ONUG were focused on real-world deployments, choice, and vendor independence,” said Nick Lippis, ONUG Chairman and co-founder. “As IT demands increase, IT business leaders have organized through ONUG by putting their engineering and power of the purse together to define open networking the way they want it, not the way the vendors want to offer it.”

Vendors participating at ONUG Fall 2013 included Adara Networks, Anuta Networks, Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Cisco, cPacket Networks, Cumulus Networks, Embrane, Evertz Microsystems, Extreme Networks, Gigamon, Glue Networks, HP, IBM, Intel, Ixia, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nuage Networks, OpenDaylight, PLUMgrid, Stateless Networks, vArmour, Vello Systems and VSS Monitoring.

The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, GAP Inc., JPMorgan Chase &Co., UBS, Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report and others.

Additional information on the use cases is online.

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