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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 Cloud: Present, Future, & Benefits

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

(Room 302) Red Hat Cloud, a comprehensive set of offerings that span and integrate the entire Red Hat portfolio, gives you a wide range of cloud entry points and choices. In this session, Bryan Che will lay out your on-premise and public cloud options and provide guidance that will help you make the best decisions as you chart your organization’s path to the cloud. Bryan will discuss:

  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach
  • Building open hybrid Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) clouds with Red Hat CloudForms
  • Developing applications in the language and framework of your choice and deploying them using Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift
  • Using the Red Hat portfolio in public clouds
  • Future direction for Red Hat Cloud

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview & Roadmap

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat
Chuck Dubuque — Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this session, Andrew Cathrow and Chuck Dubuque will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. They will then cover the new features delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 along with highlights of the features coming in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 and beyond. Attendees will learn how they can cut costs while improving the security, performance, and scalabilty of their virtualized datacenters.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Nuts to Bolts in 60 minutes

Jason Greene — JBoss Application Server Lead / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Architect, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this session, Jason Greene will provide an overview of the key technology behind JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. In this overview, he will:

  • Cover the key features and goals of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
  • Discuss the underlying components that make up JBoss Application Server 7.1 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (including MSC (the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform service container), JBoss modules, and the management layer
  • Cover directory layout, configuration, and management of a running system
  • Provide a demonstration illustrating all of the various ways an application can be deployed to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Flexibility, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 302) This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 302) This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Introduction to Red Hat Storage

Sayan Saha — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Vijay Bellur — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) Join Sayan Saha and Vijay Bellur from the Red Hat Storage team as they provide a comprehensive introduction to the Red Hat Storage product portfolio. In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat Storage in detail including what is it, its value proposition, high-level architecture, technology highlights, productization details, unique feature set, common use cases, and current and future areas of focus.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

KVM Virtualization Technology Update & Roadmap

Dor Laor — Senior Engineering Manager, Virtualization, Red Hat
Bhavna Sarathy — Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 302) The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 allows it to run the largest x86 virtual machine. And beyond sheer performance, the entire distribution leverages virtualization value by support of scheduler resource groups, remote display with SPICE, USB over IP, power management savings, new time-keeping enhancements, and live block migration. KVM in this release is faster and more feature-rich than ever before.

In this session, Dor Laor, who has managed the KVM project from day one, and Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM product manager, will describe the future roadmap for KVM and will outline the reasons that make KVM a better choice in terms of architecture, technology, and value for its users. They will also provide insights and details about the latest virtulalization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. They will also:

  • Highlight the latest new features and capabilities delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Detail KVM usage, explaining how it integrates into other portions of the virtualization stack
  • Discuss the architecture, best practices, and features in the works
  • Provide a glance into future release features, including zero copy networking, memory management, increased paravirtualization, security, and live migration

Topics: Cloud deployment, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques
  3. Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques
  3. Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 5.0 / 5.0

New & More Effective Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Charles Crouch — Development Manager, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 302) Have unplanned configuration changes ever caused problems for your production servers? Would you like to automate a response to unexpected performance or availability changes? Do you want to simplify the lifecycle management of JBoss Enterprise Middleware applications and services deployed across large-scale datacenters?

Up to 75% of an application’s total cost of ownership (TCO) occurs post development, once in production. Independent studies have shown that JBoss Managed offerings (a JBoss product managed by JBoss Operations Network) significantly reduce the maintenance costs and support burden traditionally associated with middleware management.

This session, Red Hat’s Alan Santos and Charles Crouch will provide technical, in-depth coverage of new automation, deployment, and configuration features available for all JBoss Managed products that further reduce ongoing management costs.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Build a PaaS using Open Source Software

Krishna Raman — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel McPherson — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) Join Red Hat OpenShift developers Krishna Raman and Dan McPherson for an interactive whiteboard, slide, and demo session where they will dive into OpenShift’s architecture, internal components, APIs, and security model. If you are a systems architect interested in learning what it takes to build a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), this talk is for you. Curious about the code that powers OpenShift and what it takes to run a scalable and secure PaaS? This is the talk for you!

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning & Benchmarking JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Session Clustering

Bela Ban — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this interactive, hands-on session led by Red Hat’s Bela Ban, we will look at session clustering in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and demonstrate how to tune it to get maximum performance and scalability.

To compare the effects of the various tuning steps on performance, we will present a typical high-volume, web-based application that uses Apache and mod_cluster to connect to a cluster of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instances.

First, we will look at the Apache and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform configurations. We will discuss how to tune connection pools and other parameters, and then tune the HTTP session clustering configuration in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (e.g., replication versus distribution).

In the next step, we will take a look at how Infinispan, which handles session clustering, can be configured to increase performance and scalability. We will then step into the basement (JGroups) and show what tuning possibilities are lurking there.

Attendees will walk away with useful tips and tricks to make their JBoss Enterprise Application Platform clusters faster. (Cursory knowledge of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is beneficial but not required.)

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0