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Sessions: Red Hat Enterprise Mrg

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

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.

Red Hat Reference Architectures: An Overview

Vijay Trehan — Director, Solutions Architecture, Red Hat
Rachel Cassidy — Vice President, Global Professional Services, Red Hat

In this session, Vijay Trehan and Rachel Cassidy will answer several reference architecture questions, including:

  • What is a Red Hat reference architecture?
  • How does Red Hat provide the deep technical collateral for its major strategic initiatives, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Cloud Foundations?
  • Who writes them?
  • Who is the intended audience?

In addition to encouraging various Red Hat groups to author reference architectures, we actively seek collaboration with partners and customers to author/co-author reference architectures that showcase Red Hat working with our hardware / software partners to solve real customer problems.

For the benefit of our partners and customers this session will also cover:

  • A summary of the 50+ published reference architectures currently available on redhat.com
  • Examples of reference architectures developed with our partners and customers
  • How to use reference architectures and what they can do for you
  • How to provide feedback on reference architectures
  • How to propose a new reference architecture or the updating of an existing reference architecture
  • How to volunteer to work on a reference architecture
  • Annual awards for the best reference architectures

Vijay and Rachel will close this session with a brief discussion on “community”-developed reference architectures for business-critical use cases and solutions based on Red Hat solutions.

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

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

Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

James Kirkland — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Andy Goldstein — Principal Consultant, Red Hat

In this session, James Kirkland and Andy Goldstein will describe established best practices for maximizing your Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging experience. They will review both server and client-side techniques that you can use to achieve the best possible message throughput and the lowest possible latency in your computing environments. James and Andy will also discuss topics such as:

  • How to pick the “right” networking technology
  • How to design clusters for high availability without sacrificing performance
  • How to optimize client code to increase performance
  • How to optimize the broker’s performance with tuning
  • How to design a Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging topology for maximum efficiency

Topics: Java Development, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 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.

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.

Towards Unified Messaging

Gordon Sim — Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Rafael Schloming — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

The Apache Qpid project is an implementation of the Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP), a protocol for asynchronous messaging, and puts the ‘M’ in Red Hat Enterprise MRG. In this session, Gordon Sim and Rafael Schloming will describe AMQP, offer a vision of a ubiquitous messaging infrastructure that such a protocol enables, and introduce Qpid as an exciting open source community within which that vision is being pursued. Gordon and Rafael will also:

  • Describe where asynchronous messaging fits and why it is relevant in distributed systems development
  • Highlight the key capabilities of AMQP and the motivation behind the 1.0 specification
  • Describe the Qpid messaging APIs available in Red Hat Enterprise MRG, which allow AMQP-based applications to be built in a variety of different languages
  • Describe some of the current Qpid components available in Red Hat Enterprise MRG that are the building blocks from which AMQP networks can be assembled
  • Sketch out the roadmap for Qpid as it seeks to enable a pervasive messaging infrastructure

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 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 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 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