Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Call For Papers Now Open

Raleigh

United States, October 13, 2010

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the call for papers is now open for the seventh annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. These premier open source events will take place May 3-6, 2011 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

The 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World will provide business decision makers, engineers, architects, IT managers and developers insight into the latest open source innovations from cloud to virtualization, middleware and core operating system technologies. A comprehensive agenda allows attendees to move between both conferences and experience technical and business discussions. The Summit and JBoss World will feature experiences ranging from hands-on labs and demos, customer case study presentations, networking opportunities, partner ecosystem showcases and visionary keynotes.

Submissions are being accepted for the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in the following categories:

  • What's New: Enterprise architectures are rapidly evolving to meet many new demands. Learn about the latest in cloud computing, virtualization, infrastructure, middleware, security and the latest events that are shaping our industry.
  • What's Next: Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and industry partners. Learn about future innovations in emerging and evolving technologies that will help shape the future of IT and IT investment.
  • Decoding the Code: Interested in optimizing your open source investment? Learn how to implement security policies, increase performance and scalability, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.
  • Enterprise Insights: This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. Hear from some of Red Hat's most innovative customers on how they've incorporated open source for strategic advantage. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, interoperable and has the potential to add to the success and growth of your organization.
  • In the Weeds: In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details spared.

New for 2011 is the "Best Of" track that will feature several session speakers who emerged as event favorites at past events, as well as subjects from past years that are must-see attractions, garnering standing-room only crowds. Several sessions from the "Best Of" track will be replayed over the course of the 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World.

To submit a proposal for consideration, please visit http://redhat.g2planet.com/summitjbw2011/cfp. The deadline to submit is Nov. 15, 2010 and selected speakers will be notified in January 2011. Attendee registration will open in early 2011.

For more information on Red Hat Summit and JBoss World please visit www.redhat.com/summit. Follow Red Hat Summit 2011 on twitter at http://twitter.com/RedHatSummit.

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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