Veriflow Co-Founder & CTO Brighten Godfrey to Speak at ONUG FALL 2016

Sessions Include “Brilliant Box for the Enterprise” and “Open Network State Format (ONSF) Update” for Software-Managed Infrastructure

San Jose, Calif. – October 19, 2016 – Veriflow today announced that Co-Founder and CTO Brighten Godfrey will speak on two panels at this year’s ONUG Fall 2016 conference, which is taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion October 24-25 in New York. Godfrey will speak in the “Brilliant (White + Brite) Box for the Enterprise” and “Open Network State Format (ONSF) Update” sessions.

Who: The annual Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference brings in IT industry thought leaders to share insight on a variety of topics ranging from open infrastructure deployment to motivations and benefits of deploying software-defined network (SDN) technology. ONUG’s mission is to enable greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating for open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value.

What: The “Brilliant (White + Brite) Box for the Enterprise” panel will discuss the challenges of “brilliant box” switching in large enterprise markets. The ONUG Brilliant Box Infrastructure Working Group identifies the obstacles and requirements – both technical and non-technical – necessary for large enterprises to adopt brilliant box infrastructure. ONUG believes that the only way for the brilliant box market to materialize is to show the ONUG community is a thriving ecosystem of vendors addressing cross-industry concerns for the adoption of new switching products based upon merchant silicon running open and closed switch OS 2.0 options and orchestration automation.

The Open Network State Format (ONSF) is a new ONUG IT framework initiative whose goal is to develop open source code and standards based upon previously identified use case requirements. This session will discuss big data analytic tools to operationalize software-managed infrastructure. ONSF was developed during the winter months and presented at ONUG Spring 2016. ONSF proposed a common format to all vendors so that network state information is collected and correlated from a wide range of physical and virtual networking devices and stored in an analytic database. This network state database offers multiple use cases such as behavior anomaly detection, capacity planning, workload placement predictive analytics, workload performance optimization and more. Godfrey co-chairs the initiative.

When: “Brilliant (White + Brite) Box for the Enterprise”
October 24, 2016
3:10-3:40 p.m.
“Open Network State Format (ONSF) Update”
October 25, 2016
11:15-11:45 a.m.

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

“Brilliant (White + Brite) Box for the Enterprise”: Considering the challenges of establishing the brilliant box market, ONUG has taken it upon itself to validate the market through a growing vendor ecosystem. To do so, ONUG established the ONUG Brilliant Box Infrastructure Program and will discuss its findings at this panel.

“Open Network State Format (ONSF) Update”: Software-managed infrastructure is easily convoluted with network state information. ONUG established the Open Network State Format (ONSF) to bring network state information from an array of networking devices to one database. ONUG has spent the past months developing ONSF and will share its progress at this panel.

Interview Opportunities: If you’d like to schedule an interview with Brighten before or after either of these panels, please RSVP to   

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