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Sessions: Cloud

Best Of Summit

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit

Hosts:

David Egts — Principal Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Bryan Che — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat
Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat
Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Andrew Cathrow — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat

Join this product-oriented Q&A panel, hosted by David Egts, to help you make decisions on products and architectures to drive the next product or the next few years of enterprise developments. Panelist questions will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic) and David will pose questions that attendees have asked throughout the week using Twitter (#rhforum) and the question drop-boxes located on the Plaza Level.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Best Of JBoss World

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Red Hat PaaS: The Full Scoop

Issac Roth — PaaS Master, Red Hat

Come learn everything about Red Hat PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service). In this session, Issac Roth, Red Hat’s PaaS Master, will take you through the full PaaS vision from benefits to developers to the unique approach Red Hat is taking to this emerging category of development platform to the specific offerings coming from Red Hat. We’ll look at Red Hat’s work in progress, its relationship to open source, how it works underneath, and compare it to other industry approaches.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Expert Forum - JBoss World

Hosts:

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Panelists:

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dan Allen — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join this Q&A panel, hosted by Ashesh Badani, senior director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, to help you make decisions on the technologies and standards driving your next-generation JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. Questions for our all-star panel will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic), along with attendee questions that were asked throughout the week via Twitter (#jbforum) and a question drop-box located on the Harbor Level.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Decoding the Code: JBoss World

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.

How to be Effective with JBoss Developer Studio

Max Rydahl Andersen — Developer, Red Hat

How do you use JBoss Developer Studio effectively while developing applications based on JBoss technology? In this session, Max Rydahl Andersen will cover how you can use pure Eclipse to build multi-module projects, and also how you can make it fit into a Maven world.

Max will also show attendees how to use some of the unique features of JBoss Developer Studio to reduce stresses when using JPA/Hibernate, CDI/Weld, and Web Services/RestEasy. And Max will explain how you can deploy applications quickly and efficiently into local, remote hosts and even into the cloud.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Developer Studio

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Highly Scalable Data Grids and Distributed Caching with Infinispan

Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Manik Surtani, founder and project lead of Infinispan, will introduce Infinispan, an open source data grid platform. Manik will discuss the two major classes of Infinispan usage. Firstly, as a highly scalable, distributed in-memory data storage engine that even performs well on cloud infrastructures. And secondly, as a distributed data cache that boosts performance and removes bottlenecks in accessing data residents in an RDBMS. This session will include a live demo of a distributed grid, used in both access patterns.

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Decoding the Code: Summit

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.

Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: A Real World Example

Bob Gerling — Staff IT Engineer, Qualcomm
Michael Waltz — IT Engineer, Qualcomm
Zak Berrie — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager has been in production for nearly two years at Qualcomm. In this session, Qualcomm’s Micheal Waltz and Bob Gerling will discuss their experience managing and growing Qualcomm’s virtualization environment using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: JBoss World

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

The JBoss Recipe: Heaps of Java & Middleware Seasoned with Open Source & Cloud

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

It has been five years since JBoss became a part of the Red Hat family. While some has stayed the same, much has changed in the industry. Java has become more open than ever. Millions of developers and thousands of enterprises depend on Java everyday for simple web applications and complex low latency transaction processing. JBoss has transformed from supporting a single J2EE appplication server to providing a complete enterprise-class middleware portfolio.

What were the successes and challenges in that journey? How has the product set and open source market evolved? How has developer perception changed? What have been the business drivers and technology triggers? Who is the middleware competition? What is the future role for Java? Where will JBoss be five years from now? In this session, Ashesh Badani will try and address these and many more such questions.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 1.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform BoF

Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat
Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business process automation infrastructure that enables superior business execution, responsiveness, and flexibility in a cost-effective, open platform. In this session, Ken Johnson and Pierre Fricke will discuss the future roadmap for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as changes in our industry that are impacting application integration and SOA infrastructure as we move toward cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business?

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay)

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Building & Managing a JBoss-based Private Cloud

Patrick Black — Senior Technology Engineer, Travelers Insurance

Travelers Insurance maintains a large shared infrastructure for JBoss-based applications. This infrastructure continues to improve, including the addition of cloud-based technologies to reduce infrastructure costs and improve stability.  In this session, Patrick Black from Travelers Insurance will review the challenges and successes of building and maintaining this infrastructure, while also providing some of the technical details.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: Summit

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

Trends in Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

Cloud computing, in its varied forms, is now a well-established topic in the IT lexicon. But that doesn’t mean either the technology or the way it gets used and deployed is settled and static. In fact, as cloud computing gets applied to more and more real-world problems, the experience continually reveals new insights into both possibilities and potential pitfalls.

In this session, Gordon Haff will take you on a tour through how cloud computing is unfolding. What are some of its interesting uses? What’s working out differently than anticipated? What current topics are generating a lot of discussion? What trends are worth keeping an eye on?

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Consuming Red Hat in the Cloud: What to Build & How to Buy

Michael Ferris — Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat

In this session, Michael Ferris will provide a introductory, non-technical overview of Red Hats offerings and initiatives in cloud computing from products through programs. From the perspective of a end-user, you will gain an understanding of what Red Hat offerings can apply to you whether you are in the process of building a private or public cloud to offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions or building and deploying applications in public or private clouds.

Michael will:

  • Provide a high-level review of IaaS, PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities and Red Hats involvement and offerings

  • Introduce Red Hats offerings, architecture, and roadmap for building and using an internal cloud
  • Reveal Red Hats technology and business plans for portfolio products such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware in both public and private clouds
  • Review Red Hat offerings and programs with ecosystem partners such as Certified Cloud Providers and ISVs
  • Survey the offering models offered by public providers and discuss how you can consume or acquire Red Hat offerings via those providers

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: JBoss World

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform BoF

Jason Andersen — Product Management Director, Red Hat

Over the past two years, JBoss has introduced an entirely new JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform to the market, marrying the best of open source portal technologies with new capabilities such as embedded content and site management. After providing a quick behind-the-scenes view of the past two years, Jason Andersen and Thomas Heute will provide a glimpse into the future of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. For example: Will it still be a “portal”? How will JBoss and GateIn incorporate new computing platforms (clouds) and technologies (HTML5)? Join product management and engineering for this interactive session to discuss answers to those questions and more.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss in the Trenches

Ronak Mallik — Middleware Architect, Red Hat

How do some of the biggest IT departments around the world configure and manage their JBoss Enterprise Middleware installations? How do they deal with security and performance tuning of their application server tiers?

In this presentation, Ronak Mallik will introduce the industry-wide best practices that emerge time-after-time from the most effective enterprise environments. Ronak will review these best practices for the process of slimming, optimizing, and tuning your companys own application server profile.

Ronak will also discuss real-world procedures for versioning and deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware to large-scale enterprise environments with multiple regions. The importance of these processes will become more evident as we discuss the techniques for running effective load and endurance testing. Additionally, we will address proven methodologies for modifying configurations in live production environments.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Industry-wide best practices for managing JBoss configurations in large-scale production environments
  • How to slim, cluster, and optimize your JBoss Application Server configurations
  • JBoss Application Server infrastructure security best practices
  • Best practices for performance tuning and guidelines for running effective load tests
  • Approaches for enabling high availability (HA), redundancy, monitoring, and management
  • Best practices for moving deployments through environments with logging, security, and messaging
  • Standards for virtualization and dynamic provisioning in the cloud

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: Summit

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

Filesystem Performance Characterization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Virtual Environments

John D. Shakshober — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Barry Marson — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Doug Shakshober (Shak) will explore Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6′s supported filesystems EXT3/4, XFS, and GFS2. Using I/O exercisers, multi-user benchmark workloads (e.g., AIM7), and real applications (e.g., SAS’s mixed-analytic workload), Shak will offer comparisons between each file system. In addition, he will highlight the features that each file system has and discuss new tools like tuned-adm to optimize file I/O. Shak will also discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 KVM features, including transparent hugepages for improved performance.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG at DreamWorks: Grid at Massive Scale, Utilization, and Throughput

William Henry — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Lans Carstensen — DreamWorks

Many HTC users are discovering that as their businesses, operations, and hardware infrastructures grow, their HTC/grid infrastructures cannot scale with that growth.

In this session, attendees will learn how Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid can be configured to scale massively to include tens of thousands of cores running more than one million jobs per day. Attendees will also learn how you can increase workload throughput on your grid and maintain over 98 percent utilization.

This session includes demonstrations that will teach attendees tried and tested configurations, including a how-to on taking advantage of virutalization, to get the most out of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Get Started Building Private Red Hat Clouds

Scott Collier — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Steve Reichard — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vinny Valdez — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Cloud Foundations provides the infrastructure needed to build your own private IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) cloud. In this session, Scott Collier, Steve Reichard, and Vinny Valdez will show attendees how Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cluster Suite, Red Hat Network Satellite, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization can be used to create your own private Iaas cloud. They will also discuss how Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid and JBoss Operations Network extend the infrastructure enabling grid and middleware deployments on the established cloud.

Scott, Steve, and Vinny will provide information from the initial reference architectures on Red Hat Cloud Foundations. Come to this session to learn details about:

  • Differing infrastructure and virtualization clusters of Red Hat Cloud Foundations
  • Providing highly available management services to the cloud
  • Automating baremetal and virtualization provisioning the cloud
  • Deploying and monitoring applications
  • Scaling out to a hybrid cloud (grid)
  • Automating cloud deployments

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

What's New: JBoss World

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

Running a JBoss Cluster in the Cloud

Bela Ban — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In the default clustering configuration, JBoss Enterprise Middleware uses IP multicasting for discovery and message sending. However, most clouds currently do not provide IP multicasting, so JBoss nodes running in the default clustering configuration cannot form a cluster in the cloud. (This can be changed by passing a simple system property to run.sh.)

In this session, Bela Ban will discuss how to configure a JBoss cluster to use TCP instead of IP multicasting. Specifically, he’ll look at using (1) a static configuration (including a list of server addresses), (2) an external lookup service, and (3) S3 to discovery the cluster nodes, while also discussing the pros and cons of each option.

To understand how these option work, attendees will take a close look at JBoss clustering, looking into the transport and discovery protocols of the JGroups framework. Bela will also discuss the knobs that we can adjust to speed up a cloud-based cluster.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloudy Middleware

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Tobias Kunze — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

At Red Hat, we’ve been working hard toward a broad and open cloud stack that covers everything from IaaS through PaaS to SaaS. Among these, PaaS will likely be of most interest to the JBoss developer. But what exactly is this “platform”? What am I, as a developer, going to code against? And what am I, with my operator hat on, going to monitor and manage?

In this session, Mark Little and Tobias Kunze will give attendees a look into the work that Red Hat has been doing around PaaS with community efforts such as SteamCannon and with product efforts such as the Makara platform, which Red Hat acquired last year.

Mark and Tobias will also demonstrate how you can develop your JBoss applications in the usual manner and then transparently migrate them to a JBoss-oriented PaaS using Makara. And they’ll show you how to set your applications to scale up and down based on evolving needs. They’ll also discuss where Red Hat is going with PaaS in the future.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Operations & Management in the Cloud

Charles Crouch — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

The march toward cloud-enabled applications, services, and middleware is relentless. Did you know that your currently managed applications and services could be cloud-enabled with no new development? Whether you are planning entirely new deployments in the cloud, virtualizing legacy applications, or opportunistically expanding portions of your IT off-premise, JBoss Operations Network will virtualize and automate your existing resources to simplify and accelerate that march.

In this session, Charles Crouch and Alan Santos will share best practices, and will discuss and demo the upcoming operational features common to all managed JBoss products, including:

  • On- and off-premise configuration and performance management
  • Off-premise elasticity with responsive, policy-driven provisioning and configuration
  • Application-oriented virtualization with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

What's New: Summit

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview

Chuck Dubuque — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization extends the core KVM hypervisor technology that ships with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, adds manageability and support for large, complex virtualization environments, and forms the basis for a Red Hat cloud infrastructure.

In this session, Chuck Dubuque will provide an introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, covering such topics as:

  • The underlying KVM  hypervisor features and capabilities 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
  • The advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management technology
  • Why Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization makes the ideal platform for the deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux guests, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customer use and deployment cases
  • Cost and agility advantages of Red Hats subscription model

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap

Kim Palko — Product Manager, Red Hat
Bryan Che — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Sravish Sridhar — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise MRG integrates messaging, realtime, and grid technologies to provide an advanced platform for high-performance, distributed, and cloud computing. In this session, Bryan Che, Kim Palko, and Sravish Sridhar will present the latest Red Hat Enterprise MRG product updates, a roadmap for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0, new performance data, and enhancements provided by the product for cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Architecture

Carl Trieloff — Technical Director, Red Hat

In this session, Carl Trieloff will provide insight into the Red Hat cloud architecture and will discuss how it provides the next generation of private and hybrid cloud deployments. He will cover a range of topics ranging from CDL (Content Definition Language), to running and mapping services, to cloud, managing quota, federating storage, dealing with replication, and monitoring. Attendees should leave this session with an understanding of how Red Hat is enabling cloud for enterprise use cases.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Certification Focus Group

Randy Russell — Director of Certification, Red Hat

The Red Hat Certification team invites its certified community of Linux professionals to participate in its fourth annual Red Hat Summit focus group. Participants must be RHCEs, RHCTs, RHCSAs, or RHCVAs to attend. Focus group attendees will learn about new developments in the program and will be encouraged to provide feedback on the direction of the certification program.

With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat has announced some significant changes to its certification program. We will be discussing these changes, as well as ongoing and future initiatives to engage and benefit Red Hat certified professionals.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

High Availability in the Cloud

Perry Myers — Senior Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Steven Dake — Principal Engineer, Red Hat
Sayan Saha — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Red Hat’s Steven Dake, Perry Myers, and Sayan Saha will answer several questions, including:

  • What’s the problem we’re trying to solve with HA in the cloud?
  • How is HA in the cloud different from traditional bare-metal high availability clusters. And what are the principal differences between the two in terms of technology and use cases?
  • What are we dealing with in terms of scale and challenges?
  • What are the principal considerations while migrating applications from traditional high availability clusters to the cloud?

Steven, Perry, and Sayan will also discuss cloud HA terminology, establishing the cloud HA nomenclature, HA architecture for the cloud, and the technology roadmap of HA in the cloud.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Enabling Your Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat

Chris Morgan — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Whether for production, development, testing, bursting, or simply to explore, companies are looking to run workloads both on-premise in a private cloud and across various public clouds. In this session, Chris Morgan will present the many Red Hat initiatives related to enabling the business, operational, and technical aspects of running and/or migrating your applications in both private and at Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers. This will include information on using Red Hat technologies to:

  • Build your underlying cloud infrastructure
  • Create, deploy, and manage images and instance lifecycle
  • Create applications using PaaS
  • Manage configuration and content of running instances

This  session will also include a live demonstration of future Red Hat content management capabilities showcasing management of content simultaneously in your private cloud and within two public clouds presented by one of our lead cloud management engineers, Jason Dobies.  At the end of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of all of our Red Hat cloud technologies and programs along with getting a sneak peak at some exciting things to come!

Whether for production, development. testing, bursting, or simply to explore, companies are looking to run workloads both on-premise in a private cloud and in a public cloud. In this session, Chris Morgan, will present the many Red Hat initiatives related to enabling the business, operational, and technical aspects of running and/or migrating your applications in both private and public clouds. By the end of this session, attendees will be aware of all that Red Hat has to offer in order to help enable hybrid cloud usage.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

What's Next: Summit

Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and industry partners. Learn about future innovations in virtualization, management, security, certifications, and more.

Building a Cloud Filesystem

Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Wagner — Software Engineer, Red Hat

A cloud filesystem is not just a distributed filesystem with a fancy name, but a filesystem with specific features needed to support deployment in a cloud environment. In this session, Jeff Darcy and Mark Wagner will cover a range of topics, including:

  • The role of filesystems: Invisible infrastructure, visible service, or both?
  • Handling cloud scale: In a large enough system, failures and reconfigurations will be too frequent to handle manually. How does a cloud filesystem handle these events with minimum downtime and intervention?
  • Security in the cloud: Authentication, authorization, encryption on the wire, and encryption on disk
  • Performance: What are the relevant workloads and performance metrics? How well does a cloud filesystem perform? How do various features affect these results?

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Cloud Technologies for Developers

Michael McGrath — Cloud Architect, Red Hat

While cloud computing brings several new technologies and features into enterprise infrastructures, many enterprises aren’t quite sure how to take the step from a traditional computing model to the cloud.

While cloud computing brings several new technologies and features into enterprise infrastructures, many enterprises arent quite sure how to take the step from a traditional computing model to the cloud.

In this session, Mike McGrath will provide an overview of new Red Hat technologies available in cloud computing that solve old and new problems. Hell also provide high-level discussions about ideal uses of cloud computing for developers and simple applications. Mike will also provide a demo of how to deploy applications in about 15 seconds, and he will touch on:

  • Sharing load between local and public clouds

  • Techniques to identify and mitigate security concerns

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0