Thanks to everyone who participated, for making the first ever ONUGSM Spring event a huge success!
We would like to officially announce that ONUG Fall 2013 is scheduled for October 29th and 30th at the JPMorgan headquarters in New York City! Day one of the event will be the new ONUG Academy – a day’s worth of tutorials and workshops open to everyone. Day two will host the ONUG Conference, and will be formatted like ONUG Spring, with speaking sessions and discussions held only for IT business end users.
We hope you’ll join us again this fall. In the meantime, if you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event, please contact Mira Woods at email@example.com.
THE OPEN NETWORKING USER GROUP
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining momentum and is emerging as a game-changing networking technology that can enable users with a new way to do business. Industry analyst firms forecast this to be a multi-billion dollar industry, and users are experiencing the transformative power of the technology.
The Open Networking User Group is a gathering of IT business leaders who are interested in exchanging ideas and best practices of implementing Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking designs. Attendance is for IT business executives of large corporations.
Open Networking User Group events are the networking industry’s go-to meetings for IT executives, global network architects, and designers to accelerate the awareness and adoption of SDN. At an ONUG meeting, you’ll hear exclusive keynotes from exceptional IT business leaders about their Software-Defined Networking deployment experience. In the past, we’ve heard from influential leaders at Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Verizon, just to name a few. You’ll understand their motivations, results, and concerns so that you can make informed SDN deployment decisions for your company.
While other meeting have focused on explaining the technology and showcasing diverse research projects, no other meeting is singularly focused on users of the OpenFlow standard and SDN. Note, no vendors are permitted in the meeting.
The Open Networking User Group brings together IT industry leaders and early adopters managing private or public clouds, plus enterprise network architects of SDN to share deployment experiences and use-case commentary. Additionally, we include financial analysts, venture capitalists, et al, interested in emerging technology or with networking and virtualization portfolios to share their thoughts on the technology.
WHY ATTEND AN OPEN NETWORKING USER GROUP MEETING
- Meet IT executive peers of like-sized corporations and discuss their implementation of Software-Defined Networking
- As no vendors are allowed in the meeting conference room, IT executives are assured of safe and open peer dialogue
- Meet subject matter experts and discuss their views on Software-Defined Networking
- Stay abreast of new disruptive technologies in the cloud data-center space
- Understand what SDN and OpenFlow can do for you
- Learn best practices from peers who have actually assessed and deployed this technology
- Invest in the right technology and right vendor now
- Network with exceptional technology leaders
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AT ONUG
- If SDN is ready for prime time –or is it a university research project?
- What early adopters have found out about SDN and if you should follow their lead.
- Where is the economic savings that SDN delivers?
- What will be the SDN economic benefits: Opex, Capex reduction or both?
- How to justify going forward SDN action?
- Does your staff have the skill sets to implement an SDN project?
- Which small SDN implementation in L4-7 services will have the biggest application performance benefit and cost reduction effect?
- Can you replace specialized appliances such as load balancer, firewalls, IPS, etc., with virtualized equivalent and gain?
- Which SDN applications are delivering the greatest value at the lowest cost?
- How secure is your computer-networking job as SDN deployments accelerate?
Praise for ONUG Spring 2013
“There’s talk about standards and consortium and what was apparent at ONUG is that there are very innovative early adopter IT leaders who will drive the market and determine the speed and success of true network transformation.” – Jayson Noland, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co.
“The ONUG conference was unique, refreshing, and insightful as end users with real IT spending power drove the topics and discussion rather than the typical vendor positioning.” – Nikos Theodosopoulos, Founder, NT Advisors LLC
“I definitely found ONUG to be valuable. We have multiple opportunities to hear product pitches from the vendors, so hearing directly from the users provided a very valuable real life perspective on how these solutions are being/will be deployed and what the challenges are.” – Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, Managing Director, The Juda Group