Mar 28th 2017

NETSCOUT CTO Paul Barrett Co-Chairs Open Networking User Group Monitoring & Analytics 2.0 Committee

Westford, Mass., March 28, 2017 – Paul Barrett, NETSCOUT’s chief technology officer for Enterprise, was today voted in as a co-chair of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Monitoring & Analytics 2.0 Open IT Framework Initiatives committee. 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.

“Ensuring IT organizations can maintain full visibility of their applications and services as they migrate to the cloud is a central part of NETSCOUT’s mission,” stated Paul Barrett, chief technology officer, NETSCOUT.  “ONUG brings together senior executives from IT organizations and vendors alike, and provides a forum where we can discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation and how we – as an industry – can best meet them.”

ONUG, founded in 2012, is a community of 5,000 IT end users and currently has 31 vendor member companies who are actively working year round to advance a set of new industry initiatives focused on open IT frameworks developed by the IT user community. NETSCOUT joined ONUG in 2016.

“We are pleased to have NETSCOUT as an active member of ONUG and look forward to drawing on their expertise to coordinate and drive the Monitoring & Analytics 2.0 initiative,” said Nick Lippis, co-chairman and co-founder, ONUG. “This new initiative will focus on infrastructure analytic applications and monitoring 2.0, spanning from the state information and format required from underlay and overlay components, to its storage and retrieval in a data lake, to a range of new applications that assist IT business leaders and operational teams with their best-of-breed solution integration work and lifecycle management of cloud-based software-defined infrastructure.”