At this week's Open Networking Users Group conference, IT leaders from large organizations talked about wanting to update their infrastructure with automation and new technologies. At the same time, they stressed the importance of preserving existing applications and infrastructure. Much of this seems to be from a desire to have it all, which may be impossible to achieve.
ONUG is heavily represented by large financial institutions, which are well-known for aspiring to mimic the behavior of cloud service providers. This is driven mostly by their large scale and interest in using disaggregated ODM “white-box” switches for their networks that runs software from third parties.
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