RESEARCH PAPER: Spring 2015 ONUG Meeting Highlights

Today’s networking world is complex, antiquated and full of proprietary products. The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) was built by end users around the idea that open networking is essential to helping business by providing agility and flexibility. Unlike many other consortiums, ONUG is driven by the end customers, not the vendors. ONUG members put together the use cases, business requirements and functional requirements that are then shared with vendors. At this Spring 2015 meeting, ONUG reviewed the progress of their existing working groups. In addition, testing was added for the existing use cases, giving vendors a set of functional requirements to test against in order to verify that their solutions are meeting the needs that were outlined in the ONUG use cases.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • State of The Industry
  • Creating Business Value With Cloud Infrastructure
  • Open Cloud Infrastructure
  • Testing Use Cases With Ixia
  • Use Case Working Group Updates
  • SD-WAN Working Group
  • Virtual Networks/Overlays Working Group Update
  • NSV Working Group Update
  • Traffic Monitoring/Visibility Working Group Update
  • Network State Collection Working Group Update
  • Common Management Tools Working Group Update
  • The Great Debate: Open vs. Closed
  • Fireside Chats
  • SD WAN
  • Open Storage
  • An Analyst’s Viewpoint
  • Figure 1: Open Cloud Infrastructure (source: Nick Lippis, ONUG Co-Founder, ONUG Keynote)

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Arista Networks
  • Battery Ventures
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cloudera
  • Columbia University
  • Docker
  • EMC
  • Fidelity Investment
  • Hadoop
  • Hortonworks
  • IBM
  • Ixia
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • NetApp
  • Netflix
  • Nuage Networks
  • ONUG
  • OpenDaylight
  • OpenStack
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • VMware