Lippis Report 206: What the Market Said about SDN at the Open Networking User Group

March 25th, 2013

nicklippis.jpgOpen Networking User Group (ONUG) meeting in Boston that we organized with partner Fidelity Investments. ONUG was a first for many reasons, but the biggest contributor to its success was its Board and the fact that the conference was closed to press, vendors and any recording. The ONUG Board, made up of chief network architects of the largest financial and retail concerns, developed ONUG sessions plus invited 10 pre-IPO firms to demonstrate their SDN solutions. The fact that the audience of 180 IT executives was able to openly discuss their open networking challenges, successes and hopes created a special mystique. Jayson Noland, Managing Director, Senior Analyst of Robert W. Baird, described the mystique best:

“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.”

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Pablo Espinosa Video Message To ONUG IT Business Leaders

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March 18th, 2013

Pablo_Espinosa_ONUGPablo Espinosa, Director of Data, Video and Voice Network Infrastructure at GAP Inc plus ONUG founding member shares his hope of what Software-Defined Networking will enable at GAP Inc via video with the IT executives at the first Open Networking User Group or ONUG. Northbound APIs need to unlock automated orchestration, idle server and network capacity needs to be accessed and put to work and network configuration needs automation.

Dan Lynch Video Message To ONUG IT Business Leaders

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February 15th, 2013

Dan_Lynch_ONUGDan Lynch, founder of Interop, shared an empowering message via video with the IT executives at the first Open Networking User Group or ONUG to control their own destiny and let their wallets dictate to vendors their mandate for open networking solutions to lower operational cost, increase IT delivery flexibility and prevent vendor lock-in.

Jeff Gray CEO of Glue Networks on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 13th, 2013

jeff_gray_glue_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Jeff Gray CEO of Glue Networks joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 9:50 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:35 sec: Jeff why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 4:42 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 3 @ 6:10 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 4 @ 8:08 sec: How does Glue Networks participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Howard Bubb, President & CEO, Netronome on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 12th, 2013

howard_bubb_netronome_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Howard Bubb , President & CEO, Netronome joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

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Duration: 12:38 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:34 sec: Howard why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 2:25 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 3:56 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 7:38 sec: How does Netronome Networks participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Awais Nemat co-founder & CEO PLUMgrid on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 12th, 2013

awais_nemat_plumgrid_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Awais Nemat co-founder & CEO PLUMgrid joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

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Duration: 12:04 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:39 sec: Awais why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:23 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 9:04 sec: How does PLUMgrid participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Mike Hatfield, President and co-founder of Cyan on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 11th, 2013

mike_hatfield_cyan_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Mike Hatfield, President and co-founder of Cyan joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 11:39 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:43 sec: Mike why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:05 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 7:49 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 9:17 sec: How does Cyan participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Dante Malagrinò President & CEO Embrane on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 8th, 2013

dante_malagrino_embrane_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Dante Malagrinò President & CEO Embrane joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 14:44 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:39 sec: Dante why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:01 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next 24 months that the open networking community needs to overcome? How to insert and chain virtualized L4-7 services in cloud and SDNs?

Question 3 @ 7:52 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 12:04 sec: How does Embrane participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Craig Elliott co-founder and CEO of Pertino on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 7th, 2013

craig_elliott_pertino_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Craig Elliott co-founder and CEO of Pertino joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

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Duration: 6:57 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:38 sec: Craig why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 2:30 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 4:24 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 5:37 sec: How does Pertino participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Gregory Lebovitz, VP Products and Marketing of vArmour on Open Networking at ONUG

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February 1st, 2013

vArmour_gregory_leibowitz_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Gregory Lebovitz, VP Products and Marketing of vArmour joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 18:02 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:09 sec

Question 1 @ 1:34 sec: Gregory why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 1:34 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 9:33 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 13:39 sec: How does vArmour participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Jayshree Ullal , President & CEO, Arista Networks on Open Networking at ONUG

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January 31st, 2013

jayshree_ullal_arista_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Jayshree Ullal , President & CEO, Arista Networks joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 13:08 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:38 sec: Jayshree why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 2:50 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 7:12 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 9:52 sec: How does Arista Networks participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Karl May President & CEO of Vello Systems on Open Networking at ONUG

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January 30th, 2013

karl_may_vello_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Karl May President & CEO of Vello Systems joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 14:12 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:32 sec: Karl why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 4:13 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 8:36 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 10:10 sec: How does Vello Systems participate in the open networking ecosystem?

Lippis Report 204: The Open Networking User Group – The Key End User Event of 2013

January 7th, 2013

For the past nine months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a group of IT architects from Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Gap Inc. to develop the industry’s first Open Networking User Group or ONUG. This work has come to fruition with the Lippis Report’s first ONUG meeting hosted by Fidelity Investments on February 13th in Boston. The ONUG board developed topics to be explored, hand-picked speakers who are IT architects with SDN experience, chose 10 start-ups to demonstrate their open networking value and sent colleagues personal invitations. The result is that ONUG will be the biggest, most exclusive and important event for IT executives in 2013. Here’s why:

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