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Get a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing, as well as the solutions to global business and technology challenges across platform, middleware, storage, virtualization, and cloud computing. Learn about how they are driving improved business value through technology.

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Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat

(Room 312) Your opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Red Hat solution experts does not end when the Red Hat Summit ends. In this session, you’ll learn how to continue to access that expertise wherever, whenever, and however you need it so that you can get the most out of your Red Hat products.

Throughout your enterprise software planning, deployment, and optimization lifecycle, your Red Hat subscription opens up access to the collective brainpower of Red Hat engineers. Our recommended practices and collaborative knowledge can help you meet your goals. Let us show you how our job is to make your job easier.

Join Marco Bill-Peter, vice president of Red Hat Global Support Services, in this session to learn about how you can make your Red Hat subscription do more for your business.

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

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Building an Open Cloud with Red Hat

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

(Room 312) Cloud computing is one of the most strategic initiatives that enterprises will adopt over the next several years. In order to gain the most benefit and value from cloud, enterprises need to take an open approach that can bring cloud efficiencies across everything they run today and in the future.

In this session, Bryan Che will:

  • Provide an overview of Red Hat’s overall cloud portfolio, from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift
  • Discuss how you can work with Red Hat across its offerings to build an open cloud
  • Provide an introduction to strategies and approaches to adopting the cloud that have worked well with other customers and partners
  • Discuss Red Hat’s overall plans and roadmap for cloud computing

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

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio

Chris Wells — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Katie Kelley — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 312) Red Hat became far more than “just” the premier open source Linux solution provider long ago. It now provides a suite of products and solutions that offer robust and expansive capabilities to manage operating systems, hypervisors, middleware, and applications… on physical, virtual, and cloud resources.

The session will focus on Red Hat Network Proxy, Red Hat Network Satellite, JBoss Operations Network, and Red Hat CloudForms. The presenters will also touch on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, Red Hat OpenShift, and other topics as well. It is intended to help you navigate these offerings and guide further discussion about how we can help you address your IT challenges.

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

How the Leading Online Address Book Deployed Flash-optimized SchoonerSQL & Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Consolidate Servers & Increase Availability

Ethan Erchinger — VP of Architecture & Operations, Plaxo
Darpan Dinker — VP of Engineering, Schooner Information Technology

(Room 312) In this session, Schooner’s Ethan Erchinger and Darpan Dinker will detail how Plaxo.com, the world’s largest online address book and a division of Comcast, increased performance and consolidated servers without sacrificing availability by deploying SchoonerSQL, a MySQL-derived database, with flash memory and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Ethan and Darpan will discuss the business impact of Plaxo.com’s decision to deploy a high-availability, OLTP database combined with flash and Linux, and how other Enterprise 2.0 organizations can achieve maximum MySQL performance with a similar configuration without defaulting to higher-priced enterprise database solutions.

Plaxo.com hosts more than 50 million address book accounts online and is part of the Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center. SchoonerSQL is a flash-optimized, enterprise-grade OLTP database ideal for demanding, mission-critical applications.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Building Your Next-Generation IT Infrastructure with Red Hat

Jan Mark Holzer — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) Over the past decade, Red Hat has grown far beyond Linux capabilities and today is offering a wide variety of solutions throughout the entire stack. In this session, Jan Mark Holzer will help customers understand how to best deploy, architect, and integrate this range of solutions into their IT environments, and how many of these building blocks can integrate with each other.

Jan Mark will also provide an overview on where the various capabilities fit in the next-generation IT architecture and how they can integrate with each other and into existing IT infrastructures. He will also provide examples of deployments and architectures that can both solve today’s IT challenges and can accommodate next-generation IT infrastructure needs.

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

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Build an Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise with Red Hat & JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Pierre Fricke — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 312) Enterprises must deal with an exploding number of the business events and data associated with them. Too often, supporting IT infrastructure is not integrated, flexible, nor adaptable to constantly changing business conditions. This results in slow and poor-quality responses, products, and services to customers.

At Red Hat, we offer a better way by helping businesses build an intelligent, integrated enterprise that anticipates and responds to business events with high-quality answers, products, and services. Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware integration products, Red Hat Cloud offerings, and Red Hat Consulting and Training, enterprises can accelerate their journeys to leadership in their markets.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What an intelligent, integrated enterprise is
  • The value of being an intelligent, integrated enterprise
  • Intelligent, integrated scenarios and examples
  • How to build an intelligent, integrated enterprise

While this session will focus on business issues and value, it will also include some technical content in terms of product descriptions, cloud/on-premise scenarios, and use case examples.

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

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds

Munjeet Singh — Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nirmal Mehta — Associate / IT, Booz Allen Hamilton
George Morgan — Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Marc Poole — Chief Operations, PEO Enterprise Information Systems, Product Management Office AcqBusiness

(Room 312) Booz Allen Hamilton, a prestigious systems integrator, has teamed up with the U.S. Army to deploy an elastic private cloud based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This US Army effort resulted in an 83% infrastructure footprint reduction, and a $4.5M cost avoidance over the lifecycle of the infrastructure. Following the consolidation effort, the team began the development of a fully automated and truly elastic private cloud. In this session, you will hear about the best practices and lessons learned regarding a range of topics, including:

  • Lessons learned in harnessing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API to automate the provisioning and resource consumption of enterprise virtual machines, and utilizing the Deltacloud API to interact with internal and external cloud-based resources
  • Discovering the methods utilized to ensure Certification & Accreditation (C&A) with Department of Defense authorities that can be leveraged for work both in the public sector and commercial industry

Topics: Cloud deployment, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat's Big Data Strategy Overview & Optimizing Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid

Matthew Farrellee — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tushar Katarki — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Scott McClellan — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 312) Organizations continue to amass data at an exponential clip and traditional data processing and analytics have failed to keep up. Hadoop is central to big data. Apache Hadoop is a popular implementation of the MapReduce framework for distributed computing on large data sets using computer clusters. However, there are several known limitations with Hadoop’s scheduler and its policies with regards to multi-tenancy, Hadoop’s resource partitioning (via slots), and Hadoop’s ability to work in heterogeneous environments. Furthermore, not all workloads are suitable for MapReduce, thus introducing inefficiencies in job performance and the inability to use alternate frameworks in the cluster. All this significantly impacts job throughput, job performance, resource utilization, and resource flexibility.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid, and Condor on which Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid is based, have had proven success with job and resource scalability and job throughput and performance in heterogeneous environments at some of the world’s largest grids.

In this session, we’ll start with an overview of Red Hat’s approach to big data. Then we make the case for using Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid in Apache Hadoop to address some of the limitations with Apache Hadoop . In addition, we will discuss an architectural framework to implement Red Hat MRG Grid in an Apache Hadoop implementation and present some examples.

We conclude with a summary of the benefits of using Red Hat MRG Grid with Apache Hadoop and explore some of the future possibilities in this area.

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

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

How Red Hat OpenShift Achieves Multi-Tenancy in the Cloud

Brett Lentz — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) Come learn about what goes on behind the scenes with Red Hat OpenShift and the implications of having all of a project’s operations running entirely in the public cloud.

Brett Lentz, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will cover the tools, design patterns, and security considerations that are critical to make operating in the public cloud a success. He will also spend a significant part of the session discussing configuration management and automation techniques as they are key factors for success in the OpenShift environment.

Living in the public cloud has significant security implications that will be discussed in depth. Tools and concepts such as SELinux, update lifecycle management, and “SSL/TLS Everywhere” are not just good ideas, but crucial to succeeding in the public cloud. Brett will cover tools and techniques for easing the integration of these and other security tools.

Brett will also discuss how identifying powerful, reusable design patterns has allowed the OpenShift team to find efficiencies, enabling it to move at a rapid pace and not just put out fires, but to continually roll out new features and incremental functionality improvements.

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

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 AD Integration/Samba Clusters Overview

Mark Heslin — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) In this two-part session, Mark Heslin will review the various concepts, components, and configuration options available for integrating the mission-critical readiness of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pros and cons of each approach, best practices, and guidelines for selecting the best configuration. Topics covered include:

  • Integration concepts and considerations
  • Core component review (Samba/Winbind, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  • Configurations – selecting the most appropriate
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

In the second part of the session, Mark will provide an overview of Samba Clusters, covering:

  • Architectural overview
  • Understanding core components (Samba, Winbind, GFS2, CLVM, CTDB, fencing)
  • Installation tasks, prerequisites, dependencies, and configuration guidelines
  • Common use cases

By the end of this session, attendees will have the details needed to select the best configuration possible for securely authenticating Windows Active Directory domain users and access file shares through a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server. Attendees will also have a solid introduction to deploying a Samba cluster that provides highly-available file shares on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

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

System Deployment & Security Auditing with Red Hat Network Satellite & Nessus

Jack Daniel — Technical Product Manager, Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Akash Chandrashekar — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Lee Kinser — Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 312) With the constant threat of cyber attacks on corporate and government IT systems, today’s system administrators must not only ensure that systems are deployed in accordance with industry-standard security practices. They must also ensure that the deployed security postures are maintained throughout the lifecycle of the systems within the infrastructure.

Red Hat Network Satellite Server combined with Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner provides the framework necessary to automate the deployment of these systems and ensure that required security patches and configurations are maintained throughout their lifecycle.

In this session, attendees will learn to use Red Hat Network Satellite to:

  • Template systems builds
  • Centrally manage system configurations
  • Perform scheduled package management tasks (system updates)

Attendees will also learn to use the Nessus security auditing tool to:

  • Perform online and offline system audits
  • Generate audit reports before and after system updates

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat
Lon Hohberger — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 312) In this session, Red Hat’s Thomas Cameron and Lon Hohberger will expand upon their 2011 Red Hat Summit presentation, “Clustering Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.” Thomas and Lon will discuss the theory and best practice of clustering applications with technologies available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In addition, they will demonstrate the installation and configuration of a high-availability cluster of applications using technologies included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Thomas and Lon will also give a live demonstration of Red Hat Global File System and Red Hat Cluster Suite functionality, as well as the web-based cluster management tool. The demonstrations will include:

  • Setting up an iSCSI target (server), iSCSI initiators (clients), and clustered logical volumes
  • Configuring cluster fencing
  • Managing a highly available application (Apache) on the cluster

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0