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Application and data integration

This track provides overview and deep dive sessions that cover the products, features, and technologies for datacenter modernization and consolidation. Example topics include: storage migration, performance optimization, management of data in distributed applications, and middleware integration. Attendees will learn how to enable lines of business to rapidly respond to business events in an automated manner, automate rules-driven business processes, and integrate applications, data, and embedded devices across all cloud environments.

Mainframe & Database Legacy Modernization

Emily Brand — Services Delivery Manager, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to properly plan a legacy modernization, including learning how to manage each step in regards to the database layer without causing new and old applications to dramatically change. This session will also include a demonstration that covers:

  • How to easily create views that applications can access via Java applications during new development
  • How to replace legacy databases with modern databases in these views when necessary
  • Why data services and data tiers are not only necessary, but highly scalable in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment

 

Location: Room 210

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Loosely Coupled, Reusable, & Interoperable: Integration Overview & Roadmap

Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat
Keith Babo — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Jack Britton — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Are you interested in the commonalities and differences in Red Hat’s integration products? In this session, Alan Santos, Keith Babo, and Jack Britton will provide a high-level overview and roadmap for Red Hat’s integration products: Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform. They will:

  • Discuss how the products are used together and where they diverge
  • Detail the technical capabilities and components
  • Discuss future plans for integration
  • Provide a technical walkthrough and in-depth, code-level comparison of the technologies

Location: Room 210

Topics: Integration, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform: Overview & Roadmap

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Most organizations have a wealth of data stores (e.g., warehouses, files, databases, spreadsheets, applications, etc.) and their various formats, structures, semantics, and ownership make it difficult to turn this data into actionable information. Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform enables you to tackle this challenge by virtualizing your data and data access, turning the data you have into the information you need.

In this session, Ken Johnson will provide an overview of Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, review common use cases, and discuss its future roadmap, which includes integration with other Red Hat technologies, big data applicability, and data services in the cloud.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Easy Integration with Red Hat JBoss Fuse

James Strachan — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join James Strachan, the creator of Apache Camel and Fuse IDE, as he demonstrates the open source, Eclipse-based developer tooling and HTML5 web console that are available when working with Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) and Red Hat JBoss Fuse.

Through demonstrations, attendees will learn how to solve their integration problems with EIP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse (for integration), and Red Hat A-MQ (for messaging). They will learn how to quickly start projects, run them, diagnose and understand running applications, and complete integration quickly.

Previous knowledge of Apache Camel and/or EIP is helpful but not essential.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Development tools, Integration, Interoperability, Java development, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Get Mobile-ready Fast with Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform

Pritam Prasad — Senior Integration Lead / Architect, Genentech
Mani Subramanyam — Enterprise Information Integration Engineer, Genentech
Udaypal Aarkoti — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Enterprises are increasingly going mobile and Genentech, one of the top innovators in this space, embraced mobility and focused on an iOS platform since its inception. Genentech has since created mobile applications in a variety of domains, including those for commercial, enterprises, and human resources.

In this session, attendees will learn how Genentech became mobile-ready with its use of Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform. Genentech’s Mani Subramanyam and Red Hat’s Udaypal Aarkoti will discuss the implementation and explain how Genentech was able to easily digest vast amounts of information through the use of virtual databases and physical databases consisting of RBDMS, cloud storage, FileMaker, LDAP, and others.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The New Wave in BPM from Red Hat

Phil Simpson — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Product Management Director, Red Hat

In this session, Prakash Aradhya will highlight the vision and roadmap of integrating Polymita BPM technologies, which were acquired by Red Hat in 2012, and Red Hat’s BPM technologies. He will discuss planned BPM tools and technologies, detailing:

  • Tools for the complete lifecycle management of a business process
  • Rich modeling tools for process modeling, user interface creations, etc.
  • Process analysis tools, including process simulation
  • Process execution tools like task management and process monitoring
  • Business activity monitoring tools

Location: Room 210

Topics: BPM, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Connect Applications Everywhere with Red Hat JBoss A-MQ

Robert Davies — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

As part of the FuseSource acquisition, Red Hat now supports Apache ActiveMQ as the recently released Red Hat JBoss A-MQ product.

ActiveMQ is the most widely used message-oriented middleware that uses messaging to connect remote applications written in Java, C/C++, Python, Perl, Ruby, and many other languages. ActiveMQ is standards based and supports messaging protocols such as AMQP 1.0, WebSockets, Stomp, OpenWire, and MQTT.

In this session, Robert Davies will discuss the product’s features and functionality, and will share best practices to increase performance and scalability.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Performance, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Quick Start

Keith Babo — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Kevin Conner — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Keith Babo, Kevin Conor, and Alan Santos will provide a comprehensive technical overview of Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6, covering its key changes and technical capabilities. They will also discuss:

  • Maximizing development productivity with the SOA developer toolkit
  • Implementing strategies for using Java, Camel Routing, BPM, Rules, and BPEL to provide services
  • Using a survey of gateway bindings to interact with external services
  • Making the best use of platform capabilities such as transformation, validation, and policy
  • Administering the deployment and runtime for SOA applications
  • Incorporating design-time and runtime governance into an application lifecycle

This will be a hands-on session with several specific examples and live demonstrations. Attendees new to Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform will get the information they need to start developing applications now. And current platform users will benefit from the coverage of its new capabilities and gain an understanding of how existing applications can transition to Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6.

Location: Room 210

Topics: BPM, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server: A Reference Architecture

Stephen Watt — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage Server is a data management solution that provides a highly available, POSIX-compliant, multi-datacenter, scalable distributed file system.

Apache Hadoop will soon be supported as an official storage resident application within Red Hat Storage Server. This allows Hadoop workloads to take advantage of data locality and many other features provided by Red Hat Storage Server.

In this session, Stephen Watt will describe various Hadoop use cases intended for support with Red Hat Storage Server, as well as use cases that are now available as part of a technology preview. He will conclude with a detailed explanation and demonstration of deploying Apache Hadoop on top of Red Hat Storage Server.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Industrialized Application Development & Accelerated Legacy Migration for OpenShift

Niel Eyde — Cloud Applications Modernization Lead, Accenture Software
Max Furmanov — Global Director of Java Assets, Accenture Software
Vipul Savjani — AFP-J™ Lead, Accenture Software

In this session, Accenture Software representatives will discuss how Accenture and Red Hat are teaming up to integrate Accenture’s Foundation Platform for Java™ with OpenShift by Red Hat to create a powerful platform for private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Attendees will learn about the combined benefits of AFP-J™ and OpenShift, as well as how Accenture performs migration of legacy applications onto a modernized platform. Using a COBOL application to Java/JEE scenario, speakers will demonstrate a practical application of architecture-driven modernization (ADM) to solve the complex problems involved with re-architecting and migrating legacy applications to modern application platforms like OpenShift.

Location: Room 210

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Design Business Intelligence Appliances Using Red Hat Technologies

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Manager, Middleware Solution Architects, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to design an industrial-strength business intelligence appliance using Red Hat technology, as well as how to store the information they need to make informed business decisions. They will also learn how:

  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid’s in-memory data grid enables real-time data access
  • JBoss enterprise service bus (ESB) and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Portfolio support integration
  • Red Hat Storage bundles storage
  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS integrates rules, events, and workflow

 

Location: Room 210

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Integration, Java development, OpenShift by Red Hat, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server: Best Practices & Advanced Configurations

Peter Portante — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

This talk builds on the “Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance” session (Thurs. at 4:50 p.m. EST) to explore design tradeoffs and performance implications for advanced use cases. Use cases include geo-replication, OpenStack Swift compatible Object store, and live virtual image stores including KVM-based virtualization such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) and Red Hat Open Stack (RHOS).

Location: Room 210

Topics: Clustering, GlusterFS, Integration, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Application and platform infrastructure

This track features the developers who write the code, the solution architects who work in the field, and the product managers who contribute to product direction. Example topics include: technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives, deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with HP Converged Infrastructure & Insight Control

Host:

Michael St-Jean — Technical Alliance Manager, HP

Panelists:

Chris Frantz — Software Engineer, HP
Jay Hendrickson — Product Marketing Manager, HP
Jonathan Ward — Senior Engineer, HP

When designing virtualized environments with varying workload requirements, it can be a challenge to balance I/O capacity with server and network resources. HP has delivered a modular platform that has been designed from the ground up to effectively utilize all of these resources.

In this panel, HP representatives will present the latest networking, storage, and server components that make up the HP Converged Infrastructure and discuss how it can used to provide a highly available and self-contained Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform with the flexibility to create variable bandwidth networks that dramatically reduce the wiring complexity and associated fabric costs. Also, HP ProLiant Platform Software product team members will discuss the beta testing program for HP Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This UI plug-in is used to collect HP hardware system information, receive alerts, and perform commands that help protect and safeguard your virtual machine environment. With insight control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, you can manage your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment from a centralized dashboard.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage an Open Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Xavier Lecauchois — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

This session will provide a technical jump start to managing your own open hybrid cloud environment. During the session, attendees will learn how Red Hat CloudForms can define, build, and deploy resources across public and private clouds, and across physical and virtual infrastructures. Xavier Lecauchois and John Hardy will provide business and architectural overviews, a roadmap for upcoming capabilities, and a brief demonstration.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, OpenStack, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part I

Host:

Denise Dumas — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Managers — Red Hat

Hear firsthand about Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap plans for current and upcoming releases from a panel of engineering managers whose teams are delivering the product’s release stream. In this two-hour session, these managers will highlight a variety of technology areas and will cover:

  • Kernel
  • Filesystem
  • Storage
  • Hardware enablement
  • Virtualization
  • Desktop
  • Developer tools
  • Security
  • Core utilities

Panelists will also provide Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials so that attendees can dive even deeper into the technology.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server: Use Cases & Roadmap

Sayan Saha — Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Rich Fortier — Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat

At last year’s Red Hat Summit, the company launched Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 following its acquisition of Gluster in the fall of 2011. Built upon GlusterFS 3.3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, Red Hat Storage Server was Red Hat’s first integrated product that provided scale-out, software-based storage for unstructured and big data.

In this session, Rich Fortier and Sayan Saha will share Red Hat Storage Server’s roadmap, providing a look into the solution’s future technology direction. They will also provide insight into Red Hat’s software-defined storage platform plans and detailed use cases.

This session will give attendees an opportunity to share their perspectives with senior business and technical leaders from the Red Hat Storage team, helping to shape the future of Red Hat Storage.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part II

Host:

Denise Dumas — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Managers — Red Hat

Hear firsthand about Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap plans for current and upcoming releases from a panel of engineering managers whose teams are delivering the product’s release stream. In this two-hour session, these managers will highlight a variety of technology areas and will cover:

  • Kernel
  • Filesystem
  • Storage
  • Hardware enablement
  • Virtualization
  • Desktop
  • Developer tools
  • Security
  • Core utilities

Panelists will also provide Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials so that attendees can dive even deeper into the technology.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform at NTT Group

Urano Masato — Senior Expert, NTT Open Source Software Center
Yoshikazu Yamada — Middleware Consultant, Red Hat

NTT Group has developed a tool to migrate proprietary application servers to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. And the company has already used this tool to successfully migrate 2,000 cores.

In this session, Masato Urano from NTT Group and Red Hat’s Yoshikazu Yamada will provide examples of migrations from Oracle WebLogic to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform by utilizing the tool. They will also discuss plans for contributing the tool to the JBoss Community.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Cost savings, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat IaaS Overview & Roadmap

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat
Ayal Baron — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, Andrew Cathrow and Ayal Baron will present an overview of Red Hat’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack. Session attendees will learn how these offerings provide a common set of services and infrastructures for both traditional datacenter workloads and modern. cloud-aware applications that allow organizations to build a private cloud without creating new silos within the datacenter. He will also cover the roadmap and high-level features of:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Red Hat OpenStack
  • The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cloud deployment, OpenStack, oVirt, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization

Tushar Katarki — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
Sean Cohen — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, senior product and engineering leaders from Red Hat’s cloud, storage, and vitualization teams will outline the integration roadmap for Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenStack. They will also:

  • Discuss Red Hat Storage’s use as the back-end storage technology for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack
  • Provide a detailed breakdown of the various integration phases
  • Detail the business value of each phase

Attendees will learn about an enterprise, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud storage platform taking shape inside Red Hat to support the next wave of virtualization and cloud deployments. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the session presenters, helping to shape the future of these integrated solutions from Red Hat.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Integration, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Linux File Systems: Enabling Cutting-edge Features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ric Wheeler — Senior Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

File and storage systems are the foundation of most enterprise users. In this session, Steve Dickson and Ric Wheeler will present the new features in recent releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and those expected in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. They will provide an overview of new storage management tools and detail file system highlights, including updates about the:

  • NFS stack to support Parallel NFS (pNFS)
  • XFS file system, which offers up to 500TB in a single file system instance
  • Btrfs file system status

 

Location: Room 302

Topics: Manageability, Performance, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat OpenStack Performance & Scale

Mark Wagner — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Mark Wagner will review performance and scale testing of Red Hat OpenStack, including management platform performance and individual node performance. He will also discuss the tools, methodologies, and strategies used in the testing. And using test data from Red Hat’s Performance Lab, Mark will demonstrate tunings that improve performance and show where these tunings will be applied to improve out-of-the-box performance. He will also reveal tips and tricks for achieving higher density.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, GlusterFS, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Mere Mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

While Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an incredibly powerful tool for securing Linux servers, it has a reputation for being difficult to configure. As a result, many system administrators simply turn it off. Fortunately, the incredible amount of work completed by the SELinux community in recent years has made SELinux system administrator-friendly.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Learn the basics of SELinux
  • Review the SELinux architecture
  • Discover how to configure, analyze, and correct SELinux errors
  • See how to generate basic policy modules to enable non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems
  • See real-world examples of how to use this tool

Location: Room 302

Topics: Fedora, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

KVM Hypervisor Roadmap & Technology Update

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Karen Noel — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor supports the largest x86 virtual machine, with industry-leading performance and an innovative architecture that benefits from the enhancements made to the Linux kernel. In addition to the numerous performance improvements, the KVM hypervisor is well suited to run mission-critical workloads in a virtualized environment, utilizing the resource management and security features built within it.

KVM supports both Linux and Windows guests and provides a Microsoft-certified environment for customers to deploy virtual machines and applications with confidence. It is the foundational technology that powers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack, and will soon provide tighter integration with Red Hat Storage.

In this session, Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM technology product manager, and Karen Noel, the KVM engineering manager, will present the KVM hypervisor roadmap 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 virtualization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In addition they will:

  • Detail the KVM architecture and virtualization stack
  • Detail the latest KVM hypervisor features delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and inherited by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
  • Provide insight into future features
  • Highlight collaboration and integration plans within Red Hat’s technology portfolio

Location: Room 304

Topics: Integration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 CLI: Ninja Management

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to manage their Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 infrastructures using its powerful command-line interface (CLI) tool. They will also learn how to configure a single, standalone application server and manage groups of servers in a Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 managed domain.

Brian Stansberry will provide a deep dive into the features and capabilities of the CLI tool, explaining how to use the tool to get the maximum benefit out of a Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 installation. He will provide a hands-on demonstration of:

  • Adding a Java Messaging Service (JMS) queue to a server configuration
  • Deploying an application to a single server
  • Adding new servers to a managed domain
  • Rolling a deployment out to two groups of servers in a managed domain
  • Gathering metrics from servers in a managed domain
  • Using scripts to control the CLI

Location: Room 304

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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

D. John Shakshober — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Bill Gray — Software Performance Engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In the first hour of this two-hour session, attendees will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximumize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In the first hour (part I), attendees will examine the effects of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) architectures in today’s x86_64 server systems.

Session attendees will:

  • Explain how to analyze system performance using several performance analysis tools like lscpu, lstopo, perf and numastat (which has been enhanced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 to show per-NUMA-node distributions of processes and memory)
  • Explain how to manage and optimize applications in NUMA environments using manual tools like numactl and automated tools like numad for bare metal and KVM virtual environments
  • Share how NUMA-optimization capabilities are being merged into Linux upstream for Fedora and future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Performance, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Evolving & Improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

The footprint of the Linux network file system implementation has changed over the years. NFSv4, pNFS, Label NFS, FedFS, and Secure NFS are constantly evolving.

In this session, attendees will learn about these technologies and where they are in their current evolution process and stability, on both the server and client. Take part in an open discussion about the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS offerings, with the goal of understanding how Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS can be improved.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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

D. John Shakshober — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Bill Gray — Software Performance Engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In the second hour of this two-hour session, Red Hat Enterprise Linux performance leaders will focus on optimizing network performance using advanced performance tools with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Specifically, they will:

  • Highlight network performance tuning using the latest technologies from top network partners. These techniques apply to bare metal, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtual environments.
  • Analyze system performance using new “perf” techniques and new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 performance analysis tools, including “tuna” and “tuned-adm.”
  • Demonstrate how tuned-adm alters Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters dynamically for both high-throughput and low-latency IT environments on different Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions.

To close the session, they will put everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal Performance Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Sanjay Rao will cover the various aspects of tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize database performance. He will also:

  • Describe how to implement tuning settings
  • Share data and charts that illustrate the impact of the tuning recommendations
  • Offer tips on how to use Linux tools to identify performance issues

The tuning recommendations presented will be for bare metal and for virtual machines running databases on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Under the Hood of OpenShift, Turbocharged by Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Ian Pilcher — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Christopher Alfonso — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Enterprise-class cloud computing must provide effective isolation of workloads to ensure security and performance. In most cloud environments, the virtualization layer is the primary provider of these capabilities; but virtualization has limitations in areas such as granularity, performance, and ISV support.

OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio, makes it possible to run thousands of applications for multiple users on a single virtual machine (or physical server) while ensuring secure separation of compute resources.

In this session, attendees will explore the features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that enable OpenShift to achieve secure, performant multi-tenancy within a single operating system instance (including: SELinux, cgroups, and Linux container technology (namespaces)).

This session will be of interest to those who want an in-depth understanding of OpenShift and those who need to manage the performance and security of multiple workloads (including virtual machines) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance

Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat
Neependra Khare — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Ben England and Neependra Khare will discuss the tuning options available for Red hat Storage software components, as well as the product’s scalability strengths and limitations. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Clearly express performance requirements for their applications
  • Provide the right application storage, compute, and network resources to meet their performance requirements
  • Quickly identify and isolate performance bottlenecks

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance

Mark Wagner — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

In this session that covers the performance and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Mark Wagner will:

  • Demonstrate how to take advantage of the key performance areas of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Review data and tuning information that was discovered in Red Hat’s performance lab
  • Discuss Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Storage integration
  • Review techniques for migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Location: Room 304

Topics: GlusterFS, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Microsoft Windows Interoperability Update

Mark Heslin — Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Organizations interested in integrating Linux systems into Active Directory domains can realize greater reliability and cost savings, and simplify user account administration. However, its difficult to determine which approach to do so is best.

In this session, Mark Heslin will provide an update on the current methods available for successfully integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems into Active Directory domain environments. Mark will focus on the pros and cons of each method, configuration options, and the new features and capabilities available with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. He will also discuss:

  • Core components (e.g., Samba, Winbind, IdM, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  • Integration approaches (e.g., direct, indirect, third party)
  • Configurations and use cases
  • Best practices and integration guidelines
  • IdM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, realmd, IdM cloud integration

Attendees will leave this session with the details needed to select the most appropriate configuration to securely authenticate Windows Active Directory domain users through Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems.

Location: Room 302

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss in the Trenches

Andrew Block — Middleware Consultant, Red Hat

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

In this session, Andrew Block will introduce the industry-wide best practices that emerge time-after-time from the most effective enterprise environments. Andrew will review these best practices for the process of slimming, optimizing, and tuning your company’s application server profile.

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

In this session, attendees will learn best practices for:

  • Managing middleware configurations in large-scale production environments
  • JBoss Application Server infrastructure security
  • Performance tuning
  • Moving deployments through environments with logging, security, and messaging
  • Standards for virtualization and dynamic provisioning in the cloud

Attendees will also learn guidelines for running effective load tests and approaches for enabling high availability, redundancy, monitoring, and management. They will also learn how to slim, cluster, and optimize Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and JBoss Application Server configurations.

Location: Room 304

Topics: Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Bring Order to Your Application Madness with Software Collections

Marcela Maslanova — Software Engineering Supervisor, Red Hat

Software Collections simplify the process of introducing new libraries, applications, and complete environments in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. And with Software Collections, customers can keep running their third-party applications without forced migrations, even when they upgrade to new versions of the their operating systems.

Red Hat has been using Software Collections internally to enhance the developer experience for OpenShift by Red Hat and development toolset users. These internal teams hope to give Red Hat users the opportunity to use Software Collections to install their own software outside of the regular paths, as well as the tools to package and deploy their own solutions.

During the session, Marcela Maslanova, supervisor of the Languages Group will present information about:

  • The advantages of Software Collections
  • The products that currently use Software Collections
  • Tools that work with Software Collections
  • Examples of how to run your applications within certain collections

Location: Room 302

Topics: Development tools, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Make the NICs Move: Adventures in Network Performance Tuning

Martin Porter — Vice President, Software Development, Solarflare
Jeremy Eder — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 provides advanced networking features and industry-leading performance, the capabilities of the network subsystem can be intimidating. Fortunately, Red Hat Enterprise Linux also provides excellent tools and the resources necessary to identify optimal tuning values and troubleshoot performance issues.

In this session, Solarflare’s Martin Porter and Red Hat’s Jeremy Eder will demonstrate tuning three unique workload scenarios using Solarflare NICs. These include:

  1. Low-latency scenario based on STAC benchmarks
  2. Web scenario based on scale testing from OpenShift by Red Hat
  3. Virtual scenario based on SR-IOV and the Linux bridge

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Quickly understand their applications’ performance profiles
  • Use tools (e.g., sar, sysstat, ethtool, perf, systemtap, gnuplot, etc.) that proactively advise and reactively identify performance issues
  • Gain a greater understanding of their infrastructures through performance measurement

 

Location: Room 304

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Application development

This track covers application development tools and technologies. Example topics include: best practices, methodologies, and techniques for building applications in C, C++, Java, PHP/LAMP, Ruby, Node.js, and many other commonly used developer tools and languages, and new development approaches such as Platform-as-a-Service. Attendees will also learn how the tools that build, run, and scale applications are evolving.

Hibernate & Data Access: State of the Union

Emmanuel Bernard — Data Platform Architect, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn about the data access and retrieval technologies available in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and JBoss Web Framework Kit. They will discover:

  • New and less-well-known features in Hibernate ORM like multi-tenancy, historical data, and auditing
  • How to access MongoDB, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, the upstream Infinispan product, and other NoSQL technologies with Hibernate OGM
  • How to add state-of-the-art full-text and geospatial searches to your applications

After this session, attendees will be able to add new features to their applications and discover new ways to extract value from their data.

Location: Room 208

Topics: Clustering, Development tools, Java development, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

The JBoss Way

Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

Red Hat has streamlined the path to developing modern applications in a more simple, productive manner: the JBoss Way. In this session, Pete Muir and Ray Ploski will highlight how the JBoss Way provides you with the toolkit to build your applications more quickly, productively, and easily. They will walk you through:

  • Java EE 6, the core of the JBoss Way
  • The various presentation technologies, including HTML5, REST, RichFaces, and Errai
  • PicketLink, a JBoss Community project providing security and identity management
  • Apache DeltaSpike, providing CDI extensions
  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, enabling you to scale your data

Location: Room 207

Topics: BPM, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Create Engaging User Experiences with Red Hat JBoss Portal

Thomas Heute — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Divya Mehra — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Portal is the presentation layer that enables you to aggregate data and applications from diverse sources into engaging experiences for your customers, partners, and employees. The platform features include: a standards-based portal container, Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP), single sign-on integration, and the Portlet Bridge.

In this session, Thomas Heute and Divya Mehra will present the latest Red Hat JBoss Portal features, such as SAML 2.0, mobile, CDI, and OAuth support, diving deeper into selected topics.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Flexibility, Integration, Java development, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Portal, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Hitchhiker's Guide to the JBoss Galaxy (2013 Edition)

Burr Sutter — Product Management Director, Developer Products, Red Hat

With this high-tech travel guide, attendees can easily navigate the vast, complex, and often bewildering world of open source software (OSS). Session attendees will examine several JBoss Community projects and explore the greater OSS ecosystem, which is constantly producing new tools, frameworks, engines, and techniques.

In this session, Burr will:

  • Highlight the latest and greatest tools, frameworks, and techniques
  • Highlight key technologies that have potential for tremendous impact on the typical enterprise application
  • Provide insight into how the JBoss Community is making your custom application development more productive

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to navigate the range of JBoss Community projects. They will also better understand how they fit into Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat’s enterprise middleware portfolio.

Location: Room 208

Topics: BPM, Cloud deployment, Development tools, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop

Vin Sharma — Director, Product Strategy & Marketing, Intel Corporation

Apache Hadoop has the potential to become the operating platform for data-intensive applications but enterprises need more from the platform in order to deliver innovative data-driven services using Hadoop. Join this session to learn why Intel has committed to delivering innovation with an open platform that can support a wide range of big data usage models. You’ll hear how Intel plans to provide unique value to customers while strengthening the open source ecosystem around Apache Hadoop. Rather than yet another sales pitch Vin will outline usage models illustrated by specific use cases of customers using Hadoop to solve business, scientific, and community problems by analyzing big data on a cost-effective infrastructure.

Location: Room 208

Topics: Big data

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JavaEE.next: 7, 8, & Beyond

Mark Little — Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Java EE 8 will likely aim to bring Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers and application developers together so that portable applications can be deployed on any cloud infrastructure, therefore reaping all of its benefits in terms of scalability, elasticity, and multitenance. And in the lifetime of Java EE 8, we will see an emphasis on the modularization of the underlying Java SE platform. Java EE will also include updates for HTML5, caching, NoSQL, Ployglot programming, MapReduce, JSON, REST, and improvements to existing core APIs.

In this session, attendees will gain insight into the future of the Java EE platform, starting with Java EE 7.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Big data, BPM, Cloud deployment, Interoperability, Java development, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 Developer Experience: A Sneak Preview

Mark Proctor — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 introduces:

  • Streamlined authoring, building, and deployment of rules, events, and processes
  • A Context and Dependency Injection (CDI) layer for a more elegant programming model, with less boilerplate code
  • A fully integrated, customizable, web-based workbench with a Git repository backend

This session is targeted at BRMS developers who want to see how this latest version can simplify their lives.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Java development, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Profile C/C++ Applications Using Eclipse in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jeff Johnston — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn about the support for command-line profiling tools within the Eclipse development environment in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They will discover how to use these profiling tools when developing C/C++ applications in Eclipse. Tools covered include : Valgrind, OProfile, Perf, Gprof, Gcov, and SystemTap.

Jeff Johnson will demonstrate how to:

  • Invoke the tools
  • Specify options within Eclipse
  • Present results

This session is specific to profiling within Eclipse, and is not a “how-to-profile” course.

Location: Room 208

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Examining & Increasing Java Application Performance

Omair Majid — Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jonathan VanAlten — Software Engineer, Red Hat

Because Java applications are getting larger and more complex, it’s becoming hard to tell what’s going on across the entire Java and operating system stack. Which threads are taking up all the CPU? What’s using up the memory? How often is the virtual machine pausing to run GC? How do I examine this application in its current environment?

The Thermostat project, recently initiated by Red Hat, is an open source tool that helps developers answer these questions by allowing examination of different aspects of local and remote programs.

In this session, Omair Majid and Jon VanAlten, two Thermostat developers, will demonstrate how to use Thermostat to identify and examine performance-related problems in Java programs. Attendees will also learn how they can extend Thermostat to add new capabilities useful for examining their own applications.

Location: Room 208

Topics: Flexibility, Java development, Performance, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Simplifying Large-scale, Middleware Migrations with JBoss Windup

Brad Davis — Program Manager, Red Hat

As more enterprises adopt open source software, JBoss Windup is there to make the transition easier for them. Windup, a JBoss Community project, was created in 2011 with the mission of reducing the time, cost, and risk of migrations for enterprises with existing proprietary Java EE investments.

In this session, the project’s creator, Brad Davis, will discuss utilizing JBoss Windup to assist with Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform migrations. Brad will discuss:

  • Migration planning tools
  • How to leverage Windup throughout the IT migration process
  • Windup’s capabilities within Java EE migrations
  • Techniques for making large-scale Java platform migrations successful
  • Windup’s feature roadmap

Brad will also provide a live Windup demonstration. The session will cater to both organizational leaders seeking information on large-scale migrations as well as architects, managers, and developers responsible for migration implementations.

Location: Room 207

Topics: BPM, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss Portal, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Developer Toolset: Build, Run, & Analyze Applications On Multiple Versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Matt Newsome — Engineering Manager - Tools, Red Hat

As a C, C++, or Fortran developer, you want easy access to supported versions of the latest and greatest tools. You also want to write and test your application once for deployment on multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The latest Red Hat Developer Toolset release provides functionality that empowers developers to use a single set of tools to build, run, and analyze the performance of their applications for multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In this session, Matt Newsome will discuss:

  • How to use Developer Toolset to develop applications with the same GCC version on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases
  • How resulting applications can be run and analyzed on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases without changing the operating system runtime
  • How to obtain a Red Hat Developer Toolset for application development
  • The latest tools and features from the most recent Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases

Location: Room 208

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Leveraging Cloud Services to Modernize Legacy Applications for Healthcare & Government Industries

Tony Dicuffa — Technical Architect, Accenture Software

The focus of this session will include cutting IT costs and complexity, modernizing legacy architecture and applications, increasing IT productivity, and providing a flexible foundation for future needs, including highly integrated cloud-based applications, services and data. Session attendees will learn:

  1. Cost-effective IT architecture and application renewal, while reducing implementation risk
  2. Unparalleled speed and support of SOA and open source deployment (8 weeks vs. 12 months)
  3. Tools, such as cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), to break down IT productivity barriers
  4. Enhanced interoperability and flexibility with leading technology vendors

Location: Room 207

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Consume PaaS in the Cloud with OpenShift Online

Juan Noceda — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift Architect, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to maintain stack governance and standardization and increase developer productivity by giving their development and operations teams self-provisioning platform environments in minutes. They will also learn how to go from forming the idea, to development, to production quickly and at a low cost. Topics will include:

  • Fast application development and deployment in the cloud
  • The benefits of OpenShift Online and key features for IT administrators, architects, and developers
  • The differences between OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s hosted PaaS product, and OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat’s on-premise PaaS offering
  • PaaS use cases
  • Roadmap for the future direction of OpenShift

Location: Room 207

Topics: Big data, BPM, Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid & the Hibernate Suite: A Love Affair

Sanne Grinovero — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Hibernate, a JBoss Community project, is the world’s most successful object relational mapper (ORM). Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, which is based on the JBoss Community project Infinispan, is a high-performance, transactional key/value store. These two very different technologies are pillars of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6; and there are many ways to mix them in an endless combination of configurations.

In this session, Sanne Grinovero, will discuss a few of the most effective ways these components have been integrated to solve real-world problems, including smarter caching, hybrid data stores, and state-of-the-art full-text and information extraction. He will also preview the future of Hibernate object grid mapper (OGM).

Location: Room 208

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Java development, Performance, Reliability, Scalability, JBoss Community projects, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, BPM, OpenShift by Red Hat, Big data, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Mobile Makes Your Enterprise Go Boom (The Good or Bad Kind)

Jay Balunas — Mobile Platform Architect, Red Hat

This can be a good boom, or a bad boom. What determines the outcome may be trickier than you think, and enterprises today are burdened (or blessed) with new requirements for their developers and their infrastructures.

In this session, attendees will explore the latest in enterprise mobile development. They will learn how to plan ahead and minimize risk. The discussion will cover options for applications and infrastructures, such as on-premise or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), mobile, web, hybrid, and native, and even integration options for existing services.

Jay Balunas will discuss the Red Hat offerings (e.g., OpenShift by Red Hat, JBoss Developer Studio, etc.) and JBoss Community projects (e.g., AeroGear, Forge, JBoss Application Server, etc.) that can help make mobile development explode (in the good way). He will also walk attendees through a typical enterprise application, discussing backend functionality (that can be accessed across many clients) and host requirements on JBoss Application Server and OpenShift by Red Hat.

And on the client side, attendees will explore AeroGear and its SDKs for iOS, Android, Cordova, and web-based mobile applications.

Location: Room 208

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Red Hat Cloud, Mobile, Integration, BPM, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Replication Between Datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Bela Ban — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

The datacenters of today’s global businesses are often located in various sites around the world. And in order to help ensure their safety, the data is often replicated both within sites and between sites. This cross-site replication is challenging as links between sites are often bandwidth constrained and have high latency.

In this session, Bela Ban will provide an overview of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid’s cross-site replication functionality, which stores data redundantly across multiple sites. He will also briefly discuss architecture and configuration.

For the majority of the session, Bela will demonstrate the product’s response to two scenarios: 1) site failure (where he’ll kill a site) and 2) follow-the-sun (where he’ll demonstrate a graceful failover from one site to another). In both cases, attendees will see that client failover from one site to another site is achieved while the data is still available.

Attendees are encouraged to fire up their own clients, create some data, and verify that their data is preserved across site failures during the session. They will leave the session with a better understanding of what cross-site clustering is and how to configure and run it, as well as Red Hat and JBoss Community plans for the future of xsite replication.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Rethinking Mobile & Web Applications with Errai

Lincoln Baxter III — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Christian Sadilek — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

We can’t afford to ignore JavaScript, HTML5, and mobile. They were the hottest trends of 2012 and are only getting bigger. However, JavaScript, which is viewed as the go-to solution for creating web applications that work for both desktop and mobile users, has limitations that can quickly leave teams stranded.

Feeling the burden of maintenance, at the mercy of fast-paced trends, or with little support, you need a solution that offers the rapid prototyping of JavaScript, but can also withstand the harsh reality of larger-scale application development and the maintenance that follows.

With Errai and Errai UI, that solution has arrived. Errai and Errai UI deliver greater productivity, flexibility, and control over pure JavaScript, while maintaining the familiarity of your established Java tools and techniques.

In this session, Lincoln Baxter and Christian Sadilek will demonstrate how to use native Java syntax in the browser to create fully dynamic, interactive, client or client-server applications using HTML5 templating, data-binding, and other programming models.

Join the session to learn how to:

  • Leverage client-side storage and offline data-sync with JPA and Hibernate
  • Reuse your domain model in the browser
  • Find dependency-injection, REST, and direct remote procedure call (RPC) at your command
  • Make your application mobile with Errai Cordova and CSS3 Responsive Layouts

Location: Room 208

Topics: BPM, Java development, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Writing Cartridges for OpenShift

Jhon Honce — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

With the use of cartridges, developers can provide services that run on top of OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) portfolio. While OpenShift already provides cartridges for numerous web application frameworks and databases, users can customize and enhance existing services, and provide new services, by writing their own.

In this session, Jhon Honce will discuss the:

  • Best practices for cartridge development
  • Latest changes made in the platform to ease cartridge development
  • Differences between OpenShift cartridges and plugins
  • Outline for the development of a new cartridge
  • Customization of existing cartridges
  • Quick starts available for leveraging a cartridge(s) to provide a complete application

Location: Room 207

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Securing Applications with PicketLink

Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Anil Saldhana — Lead Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat

Security is the cornerstone of your application’s integrity and, consequently, you need to weave it throughout each layer, often in diverse ways. PicketLink, a JBoss Community project, allows you to evolve the security model of your application over time, keeping pace with the development cycle.

With PicketLink, you can start with a very simple configuration that applies an exclusive security blanket over the application, keeping out guests and establishing a basic identity for the user. You can then gradually mature the security infrastructure by adopting PicketLink’s declarative approach for defining fine-grained authorization rules that enforce contextual restrictions at the level of database records, database fields, object fields, and UI fragments. And PicketLink IDM provides a comprehensive, pluggable identity management solution that enables you to manage your users and roles.

In this session, PicketLink experts will demonstrate how to use PicketLink to secure your web application. They will do so by showcasing TicketMonster, an online ticket broker that provides access to events via an online booking application.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Development tools, Java development, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Developing Scalable Mobile Backends using Red Hat Enterprise Linux & OpenShift

Grant Shipley — OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

Join us for a technical how-to session about developing iPhone and Android applications with MongoDB and MySQL backends for the cloud. In this session, attendees will:

  • Skip having to learn three different languages and jump start the development process using what they already know
  • Use Appcelerator’s Titanium IDE to create a native mobile application targeting multiple mobile platforms
  • Deploy our application to the cloud
  • Explore a few tips and tricks for managing the database backend
  • Pull out our smartphones and bask in the awesomeness of our apps!

Location: Room 208

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

A Guided Tour through a Middleware Tooling Wonderland

Max Rydahl Andersen — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Developers who create applications have a plethora of options when deciding which tools will help deliver their products on time. This plethora can make determining which tools actually help, and how the tools work together, difficult.

In this session, Max Rydahl Andersen, the lead of Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, will guide attendees through a stack for a complete development cycle. He will cover all the phases of application development, including project creation, feature specification, development, and debugging. Max will also tie together such tools as git, jira/bugzilla, OpenShift by Red Hat, Jenkins, FindBugs, PMD, Maven, and JRebel, which are all rooted and integrated in the flow of Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.

After this session, attendees will better understand the tooling options that are available to them from Red Hat and the JBoss Community.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Java development, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Ruby for the Enterprise with JBoss Torquebox

Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

The popularity of the Ruby programming language is growing dramatically. Gartner predicts that 20% of the Global 2000 will use Ruby in application development by 2015. And Indeed.com reports a 5,500% growth of Ruby-related jobs over the past five years.

While this growth is fueled by Ruby on Rails, the revolutionary web framework, there are many challenges to adopting Ruby in the enterprise, including:

  • Communicating with legacy applications
  • Ruby’s unpredictable performance
  • Keeping machines patched

JBoss Torquebox and jRuby solve these problems. JBoss Torquebox leverages the innovative class loading in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 to bring Ruby to the application server. And it does so in a way that both Rubyists and Java developers can understand.

In this session, attendees will gain the productivity of Ruby without losing their existing development assets or incurring the wrath of your operations team. This session goes from command line to a working enterprise application—using business rules, workflow, messaging, and full-text search in the process.

Attendees will build a human resources application using:

  • Ruby on Rails for the web interface
  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS for evaluating applicants
  • jBPM 5 to orchestrate the hiring process
  • JMS to integrate with external systems
  • Hibernate Search for full text search of candidates’ resumes

 

Location: Room 208

Topics: BPM, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Java EE 6 & Spring: A Lover’s Quarrel

Mauricio Leal — Solution Architect, Red Hat
Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Manager, Middleware Solution Architects, Red Hat

In this session, Mauricio Leal, Vamsi Chemitiganti, and Derrick Kittler will demonstrate how the code for a simple web application differs between Java and Spring. They will also:

  • Review the new Java EE 6 features
  • Discuss ways to use Java EE 6 (CDI) and test (Arquillian) without putting the Spring application at risk
  • Provide a synopsis for migrating from a Spring application to Java EE 6

Location: Room 208

Topics: BPM, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Driving the Modern Business with Process Management & Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Emily Brand — Services Delivery Manager, Red Hat
Jeff Forte — Middleware Consultant, Red Hat

Streamlining pricing decisions and software may seem daunting, especially when gathering the necessary information and organizing the entire process. In this session, Emily Brand and Jeff Forte will demonstrate how to break the process down into small, manageable pieces and how to implement Red Hat JBoss BRMS 5.3.

Specifically, they will demonstrate:

  • jBPM5 in action for workflow management
  • Drools for pricing rules management
  • An Errai-based web interface displaying the final product
  • A secure web application that iPhone and Android users can download during the presentation to view metrics on current sales orders and process requests on the pricing engine
  • Applications deployed on OpenShift by Red Hat

This session is geared toward business analysts, IT management, and accounting personnel.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Business and IT strategy alignment

This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments should drive competitive advantage.

Open, Software-defined Storage in the Modern Hybrid Datacenter

Scott Clinton — Senior Director, Product Management & Marketing, Storage Business, Red Hat

Datacenter modernization is a priority for everyone working with virtualization, cloud, hybrid, and fabric architectures and technologies. Yet, traditional approaches to data management are like anchoring your modern speedboat with cement.

Enter software-defined storage, a new approach to storage that brings applications closer to data while adding agility and intelligence. Software-defined storage enables you to deploy storage how you need to, when you need to, and where you need to: in the cloud, in virtual or physical environments.

In this session, attendees will get a better understanding of software-defined storage and will leave the session knowing if they’re ready to capitalize on it, forever changing their relationships with traditional storage vendors while capitalizing on today’s economics.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Deploying Enterprise-wide BPM on Wall Street

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Manager, Middleware Solution Architects, Red Hat

In this session, Vamsi Chemitiganti and Derrick Kittler will detail the journey a financial services enterprise took to adopt, enhance, and deploy Red Hat JBoss BRMS across a suite of critical applications in capital, compliance, and retail banking areas. Vamsi and Derrick will discuss:

  • Enhancements made to the engine in terms of BAM and KPI capabilities
  • Design and development best practices
  • BPM advantages, including embeddability, efficiency, and ease of deployment

Location: Room 309

Topics: BPM, Cost savings, Flexibility, Java development, Performance, Portability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Open Hybrid Cloud is the New IT

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

In this session, Bryan Che will:

  • Provide an overview about Red Hat’s cloud strategy and portfolio
  • Discuss cloud and IT trends
  • Discuss the most important considerations for creating an enterprise cloud strategy
  • Compare the various approaches to cloud

Bryan will also explain how to work with Red Hat’s comprehensive cloud portfolio to build an open hybrid cloud – from building cloud infrastructure to managing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Location: Room 309

Topics: GlusterFS, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage & Big Data

Scott McClellan — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Doug Williams — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat understands the big challenge of big data. In this session, join Scott McClellan and Doug Williams as they review Red Hat’s ideas, plans, and activities in the world of big data as it pertains to Red Hat Storage Server and other Red Hat products. Be sure not to miss this one! There’s no doubt you’ll be glued to your seats and will depart the session well educated and excited.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Integrating Distributed, Cloud, & Mobile Applications into the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise

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

Enterprises must handle an exploding number of business events and data associated with them. These business events and data are increasingly generated by new-generation IT applications and devices on new architectures. And open hybrid clouds and mobile applications are high-growth platforms at the center of this shift. These applications must be integrated and the integration solution should be flexible and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions.

At Red Hat, we offer a better path to business leadership by helping businesses build intelligent, integrated enterprises that anticipate and respond to business events, regardless of where they are generated, with high-quality answers, products, and services. Leveraging Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, and Red Hat JBoss BRMS enable IT to drive better business results faster.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What an intelligent, integrated enterprise is
  • The value of having an intelligent, integrated enterprise
  • Intelligent, integrated scenarios and examples
  • How to build an intelligent, integrated enterprise that includes distributed, cloud, and mobile applications

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/mobile scenarios, and use case examples.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Integration, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Streamline & Accelerate IT Service Delivery with OpenShift Enterprise

Joe Fernandes — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Gunnar Hellekson — Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat US Public Sector, Red Hat
Dan Juengst — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
John Keck — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The increasing demand for new business applications and services has put a strain on development teams and the overall enterprise IT organization. Developers are seeking greater agility and efficiency and putting greater demands on IT leaders to enable them. And those IT leaders are looking to standardize and accelerate developer workflows, improve operational efficiency, and make more efficient use of infrastructure. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) holds great promise for addressing many of these challenges, but needs to be available in a form that an enterprise can adopt and trust.

In this session, Red Hat representatives will explain how PaaS can help address the challenges that are facing enterprise IT teams. They will also demonstrate, using a real customer example, how Red Hat can enable organizations to deploy an enterprise PaaS platform with OpenShift Enterprise.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Defining the Future with Red Hat Storage Geo-replication

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Dustin Black — Senior Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage provides a high-performance and scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solution to meet demanding workload needs without requiring high costs or over purchasing. Often when the world is introduced to such a novel technology, the best of us get creative, finding use cases that others may never have envisioned. So what happens when your grand vision seems unsupportable?

Join the chief architect, Mohit Anchlia, from Intuit, the makers of TurboTax, and Red Hat’s Dustin Black, and as they explore the successful partnership that solved a challenging problem in record time. Attendees will get a first-hand account of:

  • The business challenges and how Red Hat Storage became an integral part of the solution architecture
  • Intuit’s unique scenario and how GlusterFS geo-replication was transformed to meet aggressive business requirements
  • How Intuit’s strategic decision to partner with Red Hat, including the engagement of a storage-focused Red Hat Technical Account Manager (TAM), led to an entirely new and supportable codebase that drastically increased the performance and capabilities of geo-replication

In a few short months of engagement with Red Hat Global Support Services, Intuit and Red Hat not only exceeded the business and technical requirements, but drastically altered the landscape of the upstream code for the benefit of the open source community and the future Red Hat Storage users. Come learn how.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Scale-out Infrastructure for Flight Availability

Paul Hubert — System Administrator, Amadeus

To cope with the growing demand of flight availability requests, Amadeus is in the process of redesigning its infrastructure where one key component is the scale-out NAS, Red Hat Storage Server. Main Online Travel Agency (OTA) as well as meta-search sites demand the processing of recommendations considering all possible airlines as well as covering a calendar period around the give request. This inflation of data search and computing put a high constraint on the store infrastructure, which needs to be as elastic as customer needs. In this session, Paul Hubert from Amadeus will highlight how this was achieved by using the Red Hat Storage Server.

Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Customer groups include: travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travelers). The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

War Stories from the Cloud: Lessons from US Defense Agencies

Host:

Ted Brunell — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

John Barrette — Senior Acquisition Specialist, Odyssey Systems Consulting Group
George Callaghan — CEO, BizHelper
Munjeet Singh — Senior Associate, Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Tom Tschour — Deputy Director, Technical Services, PCI Strategic Management, LLC
Peter Walsh — Director, Jackpine Technologies, Inc.

Join this panel to learn how the transformation to virtualized- and cloud-based services is shaping the defense industry. In this panel, decision-makers and policy-makers from the U.S. Army and independent defense agencies will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat’s technologies and open hybrid cloud vision, and how they are shaping the next generation of data services. They will discuss:

  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach
  • Developing and deploying applications in a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with OpenShift by Red Hat
  • What role virtualization plays as the government moves to the cloud
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements
  • Building open hybrid Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) clouds

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Environments Working at the Speed of Business

David McNeely — Senior Director of Product Management, Centrify

Today’s IT organizations are tasked with meeting ever-increasing demands around compliance and security, while simultaneously controlling the chaos of server environments that are more complex and dynamic than ever before. Can you meet the speed of business? Do you have the visibility, accountability, and controls you need? How do you effectively manage datacenters across dispersed geographic regions, virtualized environments, and the cloud? Join Centrify for a discussion and demonstration on adopting a single, unified approach for centrally managing identity, policy, access, and auditing to meet both business and IT requirements.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cloud deployment, Fedora, Mobile, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Taking Back Control of Data Mobility

Veda Shankar — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Mobility and access to data are fundamental to today’s enterprise. As the consumerization of IT is putting pressures on IT teams to act like services organizations, enterprises have been forced to turn to external cloud services to collaborate. This is causing continual grief as enterprises are creating new silos of data, which come with privacy, compliance and business risk concerns, that they cannot control.

What if your storage solution could prevent these concerns while giving you back control? What if you didn’t have to synchronize your enterprise data with your new cloud silo? What if you could offer your customers the same capabilities they are used to receiving from external cloud services?

You can. And in this session, we’ll tell you how.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Empowering Business Users with Process Management Tools

Kris Verlaenen — JBoss jBPM Project Lead, Red Hat
Pedro Zapata Fernandez — Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Business environments are complex. To run an efficient and effective organization in today’s world, business users need to be able to clearly analyze and understand business activities, model repeatable processes, and have clear visibility into process executions. And to be able to effectively interface with the system, business users need convenient tools. JBoss jBPM 6, a JBoss Community project, is set in that direction, built with sophisticated tools to empower business users.

In this session, Kris Verlaenen and Pedro Zapata Fernandez will discuss the state of these tools in JBoss jBPM and discuss the Polymita tools that are now part of jBPM 6. They will also demonstrate the:

  • Improved process modeling, covering process design, form design, and data modeling
  • New dashboard builder used to create rich KPI reports and graphs
  • Redesigned task management and process monitoring interface
  • New process analysis and simulation tools

Location: Room 309

Topics: BPM

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloud readiness

This track covers the changing concepts and implications of moving workloads to the cloud. Example topics include: data migration, consumption models, operational approaches, and management frameworks. Attendees will gain insight into cloud-readiness for their IT infrastructures and businesses, and learn how to maintain control, security, and compliance when moving to hybrid cloud operational models.

Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack

Chuck Dubuque — Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Gerry Riveros — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat has contributed to OpenStack for more than a year, and is committed to releasing a commercial product based on the project. In this session, Chuck Dubuque and Gerry Riveros will provide an overview of Red Hat OpenStack and detail:

  • How Red Hat OpenStack is different from community distributions
  • Red Hat’s OpenStack strategy
  • Where OpenStack fits in an open hybrid cloud infrastructure (spanning datacenter virtualization, private, and public cloud)

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Foundation for an Open Hybrid Cloud

Mark Coggin — Senior Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

The operating system is a critical component of the cloud. Linux operating systems are used most often in cloud deployments; and Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a unique freedom of choice. This choice is rooted in the transparency and collaborative nature of Red Hat’ development model and its commitment to open standards. In this session, attendees will learn about the consistent, stable environment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and how it performs in physical and virtualized deployments whether in on-premise, hosted, or hybrid environments.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds

Keith Basil — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Keith Basil will provide an introduction to OpenStack, which provides an open source, community-developed framework for deploying elastic Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Keith will discuss the evolution of the OpenStack project, explaining how it has grown from a joint venture by Rackspace and NASA to a vibrant, community-oriented foundation.

Keith will also:

  • Provide OpenStack use cases

  • Review high-level elastic cloud business planning, deployment, and operational considerations
  • Discuss the current state of OpenStack as seen from the recent OpenStack Summit, Red Hat initiatives, and real-world deployments

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Adobe Systems Offers Customers Cloud-based Solutions through Red Hat Enterprise Linux & AWS

Mitch Nelson — Director of Managed Services, Adobe

Adobe Systems, a long-time user of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, wanted to offer its enterprise customers easy access to sandbox resources to evaluate and prototype solutions using Adobe products. Turning to the cloud, Adobe used Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to not only deliver a sandbox solution, but also to offer customers a Software- as-a-Service (SaaS) option for deploying Adobe-based solutions. Today, this solution helps customers simplify deployment, lower cost of ownership, and accelerate time to value.

In this session, Adobe’s Mitch Nelson will detail this solution and discuss standard software deployment models, scaling, BU/DR, and cross-geo replication of AEM/CQ.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Implementation Best Practices for Red Hat CloudForms

Vinny Valdez — Principal Architect, Red Hat
James Labocki — Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Vinny Valdez and James Labocki will discuss:

  • Best practices for deploying Red Hat CloudForms
  • Discovering and managing existing virtualization and cloud providers
  • Deploying workloads (OpenShift Enterprise) with CloudForms
  • Autoscaling workloads (OpenShift Enterprise) with CloudForms control and automate
  • Integrating with third-party APIs

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Managing Java Applications in an Open Hybrid Cloud

John Doyle — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

While the benefits of cloud computing are understood, the practical implications of managing applications and application servers in different on-premise and cloud environments is not as clear. In this session, attendees will learn about the different options, considerations, and benefits associated with managing and adminstering Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform in on-premise environments, in public clouds, and in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) such as OpenShift by Red Hat. They will also learn about different management options and considerations for standalone and domain implementations of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Private Cloud Infrastructure with ManageIQ at AutoTrader Group

Brad Ascar — Senior Systems Engineer, AutoTrader Group

Discover why AutoTrader Group selected ManageIQ, who was recently acquired by Red Hat, as its partner to deliver its private cloud infrastructure. Learn about the differentiators that ManageIQ brings and why they matter in the real world.

In this session, AutoTrader Group’s Brad Ascar will discuss the reasons his company selected ManageIQ and the key takeaways for you and your company.

This is a great session to attend if you have any of these questions:

  • Do you want to empower your developers, engineers, administrators, or internal customers to manage the virtual machine (VM) lifecycle themselves?
  • Are you worried about day-to-day control and insight of the managed infrastructure?
  • Do you care about compliance?
  • Do you need the capability to manage infrastructure on external cloud providers?
  • Do you have a multi-vendor/multi-hypervisor environment or strategy?
  • Would you like additional insight and control of your storage infrastructure?
  • Do you need to quickly understand what changes have occurred to a VM host or cluster over time?

Location: Room 310

Topics: Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Running Java Apps in Google App Engine & OpenShift via JBoss CapeDwarf

Terry Okamoto — Senior Test Engineer, Google
Chris Ramsdale — Product Manager, Google App Engine, Google
Aleš Justin — CapeDwarf Lead, Red Hat

Red Hat and Google are actively collaborating on a JBoss Community project called CapeDwarf, which is a re-implementation of Google App Engine’s (GAE) APIs on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. This means that GAE apps can now be ported to Google Compute Engine, other clouds, and private infrastructures without modifications via Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

In this hands-on session, leaders from Red Hat and Google will co-present a real-life enterprise use case, showing how to take a Java application and move it from a traditional environment to both GAE (running on Google’s cloud infrastructure) and OpenShift Enterprise running the GAE APIs through Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and CapeDwarf.

If you are a Java EE architect, developer, or administrator with a focus on cloud, you cannot miss this session.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Integration, JBoss Community projects, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

OpenStack Architecture

Russell Bryant — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Russell Bryant will expand upon the 10,000-foot view provided in the OpenStack introductory session, to dive into lower-level architectural concepts. Russell will discuss each of the integrated OpenStack projects included in Red Hat OpenStack 2.1, including: Nova, Glance, Swift, Horizon, Keystone, Heat, Ceilometer, and OpenStack Networking.

In addition, Russell will discuss components being added to Red Hat OpenStack 3.0, including Ceilometer and Heat, which cover metering and orchestration. Finally, Russell will talk about some of the new features being added to Red Hat OpenStack 3.0, as well as other things planned for future versions.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, OpenStack, Performance, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

OpenShift Deep Dive: Running a Large, Public PaaS

Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift Architect, Red Hat

OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s hosted PaaS offering, continues to grow along with the applications it supports, which are growing more sophisticated and demanding additional resources. In this session, Mike McGrath will detail what it takes to manage an environment like this and help connect the dots between Red Hat’s public OpenShift Online offering and its private, on-premise offering, OpenShift Enterprise.

In addition, Mike will discuss how to create a successful hybrid model between a private enterprise with traditional computing resources and a public PaaS. He will explain how to utilize both environments securely as demand requires it or as a transition is required from private hosting to public hosting.

Specifically, Mike will discuss:

  • OpenShift architecture
  • Capacity planning
  • Performance tuning
  • Monitoring and automated recovery techniques
  • Common problems
  • Hybrid cloud computing
  • Creating custom cartridges

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Running at 100%: Linux in a Cloud

Michael Daubman — Software Product Manager, IBM

More than 10 years ago, IBM began a significant journey in support of open source. Linux is supported by all IBM offerings, is continuously enhanced and now, OpenStack is part of the overall IBM cloud strategy. IBM is providing beneficial capabilities, not available with other platforms, that can make a difference for your business. In this session, Michael Daubman will provide an overview of the IBM Enterprise Linux Server capabilities, and will explain how OpenStack and other Linux workload deployments can easily provide cost savings for the IT organization.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Liberate your Files: A Solution from Vizuri using ownCloud, OpenShift, & Red Hat Storage Server

Isaac Christoffersen — Architect, Vizuri
Matt Richards — Product Strategist, ownCloud
Ted Brunell — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Many of today’s enterprises are working under the false assumption that there is a trade off between consumer-centric file sharing and corporate IT policy compliance. This assumption is common because market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for file syncing and sharing are not designed around enterprise IT needs. They represent growing risks with vendor lock-in, data security, compliance, and data ownership.

Fortunately, by leveraging innovative open source solutions from Red Hat and ownCloud, enterprises can provide a simple-to-use file syncing and sharing solution for employees. And this solution enables enterprises to have greater control over valuable intellectual property.

In this session, representatives from Vizuri, ownCloud, and Red Hat will:

  • Identify the risks involved with public cloud-based solutions
  • Share use cases for private cloud solutions
  • Discuss how hybrid and on-premise solutions are both achievable and secure.

Vizuri will demonstrate a hybrid cloud file-sync and share SaaS solution, designed using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, ownCloud, and Red Hat Storage Server, that delivers an integrated mobile, desktop, and web-based solution.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Mobile, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Community and partner ecosystem

This track showcases community leaders and their innovative upstream work, as well as the certified commercial solutions that the Red Hat partner ecosystem brings to market. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the value of a Red Hat subscription and learn how to extract the maximum value from their investments.

Real World Perspectives: Open Source Enablement

Host:

Guy Martin — Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung

Panelists:

Andrew Aitken — GM & SVP, Olliance Consulting, a Black Duck company
Chris Aniszczyk — Engineering Manager, Twitter
Kamesh Raghavendra — Advanced Product Manager, CTO's Office, NetApp
Marcelo Tourne — Managing Director, Accenture Software

This panel, moderated by Guy Martin, will feature some of the most influential leaders in the technology industry. Attendees will learn:

  • Real-world use cases for deploying open source software internally and in products that are developed for customers
  • Exactly how Red Hat’s partners strategically adopt open source software
  • Governance processes for incorporating open source software into products
  • Best practices for using open source components across multiple product lines
  • Approaches to community participation
  • How to use and contribute to open source software

Location: Room 209

Topics: Fedora, GlusterFS, Java development, JBoss Community projects, OpenShift Origin, oVirt, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Intel Innovations for OpenStack & the Open Datacenter

Girish Gopal — Strategic Planning Manager, Intel Corporation

In this session, Girish Gopal from Intel will provide an overview of OpenStack, covering the project goals, the foundation, and the architecture. Intel is a gold member of the OpenStack Foundation and a top contributor to the OpenStack project. In this session, Girish will:

  • Discuss Intel’s contributions to OpenStack spanning compute, storage, and networking
  • Cover Intel’s Trusted Compute Pools solution enabled in OpenStack, which provides the ability to verify the trustworthiness of servers for deploying sensitive workloads
  • Touch on Intel’s partnership with Red Hat to provide Trusted Compute Pools for customers
  • Provide guidance to developers for building cloud applications
  • Wrap up with a review of how Intel IT is pursuing OpenStack to realize an open datacenter vision

Location: Room 209

Topics: Cloud deployment, OpenStack

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Get the Most Value Out of Your Red Hat Subscription

Lance Phillips — Senior Director, Strategic Customer Engagement, Red Hat

Traditional technical support usually beings when a problem occurs. At Red Hat, our Global Support Services organization is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance through all phases of your technology lifecycle – not just when a problem occurs. Our mission is to help you meet business objectives by making it easier for you to plan, deploy, and maintain your Red Hat technology solutions.

In this session, Lance Phillips will demonstrate how Red Hat Global Support Services continues to earn subscriber loyalty with innovation that helps you take greater advantage of your Red Hat subscription relationship. He will cover recent improvements, including diagnostics and new tooling, that make it even easier to find solutions to many production and development problems.

Lance will also cover Red Hat’s Technical Account Manager (TAM) service. TAMs provide a designated technical resource and expert guidance that can help you incorporate best planning practices that lead to successful deployments and optimized production environments. A TAM also offers greater access to Red Hat engineering and product management teams.

You will leave this session with a better understanding of the benefits of your Red Hat subscription, our enhanced support capabilities, and the innovative tools and resources for applying these benefits to your demanding technology environment.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Community Catalysts: The Value of Open Source Community Development

Dave Neary — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat products are built on open source software. Unlike proprietery software, open source software provides the freedom to use, modify, and redistribute the code, giving customers an opportunity to engage in the product development process and preview future Red Hat products.

In this session, Dave Neary will discuss community projects that Red Hat has sponsored and participated in, including oVirt, OpenStack, JBoss Application Server, LibreOffice, GNOME, and Fedora. Attendees will:

  • Discover the benefits of using community-developed software and engaging with upstream communities
  • Learn about how French services company AlterWay built a public cloud offering on oVirt
  • Preview upcoming Red Hat product features
  • Learn about how to influence the development of future features by working directly with the developers

Location: Room 209

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Fedora, GlusterFS, Java development, JBoss Community projects, OpenShift Origin, OpenStack, oVirt

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Building Backup & Archive Solutions with Red Hat Storage Partners

Marcel Hergaarden — Solution Architect, Red Hat

In this session, Red Hat will team up with its partners who are building backup and archive solutions with Red Hat Storage at the core. Red Hat Storage can drastically cut costs for online, near-line, and deep archive. In addition, the product is being architected into backup, archive, and recovery solutions. In this session, Marcel Hergaarden will answer your Red Hat Storage questions, and demonstrate how our partners use it to deliver new and innovative solutions.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS Internals & Roadmap

Vijay Bellur — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Director of Communities, Red Hat

GlusterFS is a distributed file system that can scale to several petabytes, runs on commodity hardware, and aggregates storage capacity from various servers. In this session, Jeff Darcy, Vijay Bellur, and John Walker will preview new features in GlusterFS 3.4 and provide the project’s roadmap, discussing future features. In addition, they will detail the:

  • GlusterFS translator framework
  • Process for developing new translators
  • Key algorithms used.
  • Recent developments, including syncop framework, libgfapi, and glupy

Location: Room 209

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Fedora, GlusterFS, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Creating Application-aware Business Services with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Ranjit Nair — Principal Technical Product Manager, Symantec

Symantec’s availability products, including VCS and ApplicationHA, along with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization enable enterprise-class high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) solutions for multi-tier, mission-critical applications running across virtual machines (VMs).

In this session, Symantec’s Ranjit Nair will discuss how to create a business service consisting of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based VMs. He will also discuss how to configure and manage:

  1. HA for VMs using Veritas Cluster Server
  2. Fault recovery for the business service
  3. Dependencies between different application tiers running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization VMs
  4. Campus cluster HA for the business service
  5. DR for the business service
  6. HA for business-critical applications running inside VMs
  7. The orchestration of site failovers using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VCS

Location: Room 209

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Workload Overview - SAP & More

Mike Day — IBM
Bill Bauman — Solution Architect, Red Hat

IBM and Red Hat collaborate to assure that the combination of IBM System x technology with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology lead the industry in scalability, performance, security, and reliability. Join this session, which will include a discussion around the extreme I/O capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x, a comparison of internally scaling up vs. scaling out of Microsoft Exchange, and an overview of leadership SAP performance in a virtualized environment.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, oVirt, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

How the Red Hat Ecosystem Works

Mike Werner — Senior Director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

As the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat has one of the most vibrant ecosystems in the industry, ranging from developer communities to global alliance partners. Join Mike Werner, Red Hat senior director of worldwide ecosystems, as he discuses the power of the Red Hat ecosystem and the roadmap to success.

Location: Room 209

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Scaling out Tier-1 Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization & NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP

Jon Benedict — Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Karthik Nagalingam — Reference Architect, NetApp
Dustin Schoenbrun — Software Engineer, NetApp
Ian Pilcher — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

In this session, Jon Benedict and Karthik Nagalingam of NetApp, along with Ian Pilcher of Red Hat, will outline how Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and NetApp can be used to massively and easily scale out tier-1 applications such as Oracle 11g RAC.

Additionally, Dustin Schoenbrun of NetApp will join the conversation to highlight the Red Hat and NetApp collaboration that has resulted in multiple deep integrations around virtualization. Dustin will highlight the new Virtual Storage Console for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a plug-in that takes advantage of the new user interface framework that allows administrators to discover and provision NetApp storage from Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, as well as rapidly clone NetApp-based virtual machines.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Integration, Manageability, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Interoperability Results from SAP & Red Hat Collaboration

Mustafa Saglam — Director, SAP NetWeaver Gateway Product Management, SAP
Ted Jones — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

SAP NetWeaver Gateway, an enabler technology, significantly simplifies the consumption of SAP business data and functionality over traditional SAP technologies, from popular, non-SAP platforms (e.g., Java, Android, iOS, etc.) via REST-based standard APIs.

In this session, SAP’s Mustafa Saglam will:

  • Provide an overview of SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • Explain how to speed up the development of new applications on Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform
  • Share the interoperability results of the collaboration between SAP and Red Hat
  • Demo Red Hat and SAP solutions

Location: Room 209

Topics: Integration, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red & Blue: The Perfect Combination to Optimize & Maintain IT Availability

Hector Luna — IBM
Candy McClean — Global Technology Services Linux Business Development Exec, Federal and East territory, IBM

When mission critical actually means a system is critical to achieving your mission, how do you achieve high availability? Discover how combining IBM Global Technical Support Services and a Red Hat subscription makes the perfect combination to keep your critical IT environment available and optimized. In this session, Hector Luna and Candy McClean will review IBM’s single point-of-entry approach that offers comprehensive coverage with priority access. They will also explain how IBM provides proactive and preventive environment management, multi-vendor hardware and software services, and optional US Citizens/ITAR support. In this session, you’ll learn about IBM’s partnership with Red Hat to provide a single-source solution for successful Linux deployments and optimized production environments.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

IT efficiency

This track features how-to (step-by-step) sessions that describe aligning the activities relating to people, processes, and technologies with long-term business objectives. Example topics include: management, optimization, and reporting. Attendees will learn about practical, proven solutions that will help them meet tomorrow's business demands.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, KVM, & OpenStack: A Use Cases Panel

Host:

Jean Staten Healy — Director, Linux and Open Virtualization, IBM

Panelists:

Michael Day — IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect, Open Systems, IBM
Jeff Jameson — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Robin Porter — Business Development Manager, Quru Ltd
Mark Wiggins — Enterprise Virtualization Administrator, University of Connecticut

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, along with OpenStack, are continuing to see increased momentum with customers and partners attracted by the combination of enterprise quality and lower costs.

At last year’s Red Hat Summit, IBM predicted that KVM would become one of three key open technologies that will influence the next era of computing; and since then, IBM has been working closely with Red Hat and the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to encourage customer and partner adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and KVM.

In this panel, IBM and Red Hat customers and partners will answer three key questions:

  1. What are the common Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, KVM, and OpenStack use cases?
  2. Who’s using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, KVM, and OpenStack?
  3. What business benefits are being realized?

Location: Room 312

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Using Red Hat Satellite Today & Into the Future

David Caplan — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
Alice Cockrum — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Ohad Levy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mike McCune — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters – from small, local deployments to vast, mission-critical infrastructures – since 2002. Red Hat is addressing IT macro trends in systems management on many fronts, including datacenters rapidly shifting to hyperscale and hybrid cloud deployments becoming part of the mainstream. In this session, Red Hat speakers will discuss how the company will address these market shifts with Red Hat Satellite version 6.0, its next-generation systems management offering. They will also provide:

  • Delivery plans for Red Hat Satellite 6.0
  • An illustration of Red Hat Satellite architectures and models for scalable federation
  • A detailed demonstration of Red Hat Satellite 6.0 capabilities and example workflows

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Are you responsible for managing Red Hat JBoss Middleware at your organization? For the lifecycle of deployed applications or services? To meet service levels or compliance requirements?

In this session, Alan Santos and Charles Crouch will describe how to effectively manage those requirements, and will provide:

  • An overview of the management options available
  • The relationship between Red Hat JBoss Operations Network and other Red Hat management offerings
  • The roadmap for Red Hat JBoss Operations Network and management capabilities in the core application server

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: System Deployment

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase the time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of the user’s servers.

In this session, Thomas Cameron will explore the most useful Red Hat Satellite tips and tricks, which were developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for deploying new systems. He will discuss:

  • Configuration management and configuration macros
  • System groups
  • Custom and cloned channels
  • Activation keys
  • Kickstart
  • Locked channels
  • Deploying third-party or internally developed software

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing SELinux in the Enterprise

Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

How do you manage SELinux in a large environment? Set up alternative labelling? Turn on booleans? Monitor setroubleshoot logs? Install custom policy modules?

In this session, Daniel Walsh will explain how you can configure your local machine and export its content to multiple machines, using tools like Red Hat Satellite, RPM, Puppet, and Ansible. He will also explain how to:

  • Configure SELinux out of the box using Kickstart
  • Set up an MLS/LSPP system
  • Configure SELinux-confined users using IDM/FreeIPA and standard LDAP
  • Set up SELinux infrastructure within your environment
  • Set up reporting tools

Location: Room 312

Topics: Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Optimizing HPC Clouds for NASA with Red Hat Solutions

Hoot Thompson — Systems Engineer, NASA GSFC
D. John Shakshober — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Wagner — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) pursues new and innovative technologies that will advance its high performance computing (HPC) offerings. One such technology is server virtualization, which has the potential to spawn virtual HPC clusters in private and commercial clouds. NCCS’ strategy is to allocate resources as compute load or special processing needs dictate. This requires a software infrastructure that stands up and tears down clusters on demand. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virutalization provide a foundation for fulfilling this vision.

Testing has shown that virtualized Infiniband and guest performance will be key to the success of such a hybrid computing philosophy. Various optimizations (e.g., guest placement, support of non-uniform memory, x86_64 huge page support, and SR-IOV) have allowed NCCS to utilize virtual machines that approach the bare metal performance on loads such as Linpack and the NAS Parallel Benchmarks (MPI).

In this session, NASA’s Hoot Thompson and representatives from Red Hat will discuss this use case for virtualized HPC clusters. They will also describe the test environment and thoroughly review test results.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Nexus 1000V on KVM with OpenStack Integration

Han Yang — Product Manager, Data Center Group, Cisco

Abstract coming soon.

Location: Room 312

Topics: OpenStack

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Subscription Tools: Easier Management & Faster Issue Resolution

Keith Robertson — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Your demanding technical environment requires you to have the tools necessary to manage your Red Hat product portfolio instantly available. That’s why we are making it even easier to manage your Red Hat products and access more relevant Red Hat expertise when you need it most.

In this session, Keith Robertson and Bryan Kearney will:

  • Discuss how to easily manage your subscriptions in small and large environments
  • Demonstrate Red Hat’s new in-product intelligence and diagnostics engine that enables you to find relevant Red Hat knowledge and solutions from within your product, based on data gathered around your specific issue
  • Provide a Red Hat Subscription Management overview
  • Explain how to manage subscriptions and streamline asset management workflow using the Red Hat Subscription Asset Management tool (SAM)
  • Discuss and demonstrate Red Hat Assist, the new Red Hat tools and plug-ins, launching initially within Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, that provide Red Hat knowledge, diagnostic services, and support case creation from within your Red Hat enterprise products using your relevant system information

Bryan and Keith will also share recommended practices, answer your questions, and share Red Hat’s roadmap for delivering more integrated subscriber services that create a seamless experience between using and managing your Red Hat systems.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Automation & Scripting

Brian Ashburn — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Many customers are moving from IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as their primary application server. To do this, customers must convert operational processes from automating WebSphere or WebLogic to automating Red Hat JBoss Operations Network.

In this session, attendees will learn about automation and scripting with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network and will discuss:

  • The types of scripting and automation commonly used when customers move from WebSphere to Red Hat JBoss Middleware
  • Techniques for automating Red Hat JBoss Operation Network through the command line interface (CLI) and the REST interface
  • How to use alerts within Red Hat JBoss Operations Network to perform actions and automate complex IT processes

Following this session, attendees should be able to write scripts for creating new resources (e.g., datasources, Java Message Service queues and topics, and Java Connector Architecture adapters) through Red Hat JBoss Operations Network. They should also be able to add alerts for performing actions based on events occurring in their environments.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment

Dirk Herrmann — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat
Milan Zázrivec — Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to increase their productivity through the use of standard operating environments (SOEs). Dirk Herrmann will present real-world use cases and success stories for SOE implementation. Examples will include: in-depth analysis of automated provisioning, release management, and compliance management. He will also provide solution insights and best practices for implementation. In addition, Todd Warner and Milan Zázrivec will provide insight on how customers can use Red Hat Satellite to standardize SOEs and lifecycles.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Stitching Infrastructure Layers with Identity Management Thread

Anil Saldhana — Lead Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat
Dmitri Pal — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The times in which each developer had a dedicated development machine and all the tools installed locally are long gone. And contemporary development platforms are much more complex, consisting of multiple, varying layers that together provide a service to the developers. These platforms have benefits and challenges.

Because environments need to be managed in dynamic ways, making sure all the layers are working properly together and are secure becomes critical. Identity management is the common thread that stitches all the layers together to both enforce policies and provide a consistent experience to development and engineering operations organizations.

Identity management affects all layers of an infrastructure, including platform, middleware, and cloud. Session attendees will leave this session with a better understanding about identity management strategies across an enterprise.

Location: Room 312

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Centralized Business Process Management in Enterprise IT

Sanjeev Kumar — Vice President, Office of Architecture, State Street
Trevor Narayan — Middleware Consultant, Red Hat

Business process management (BPM) considers processes to be strategic assets of an organization, which must be understood, managed, and improved to fulfill customer demand (voice of customer and value stream mapping) and enable business transformation resulting in top and bottom line attribution.

Many organizations have a fractured sense of end-to-end processes due to the silo nature of systems, organizations, and cultures, which result in innovation drain and “business as usual.” Organizations are looking to consolidate applications onto a single encompassing platform to eliminate platform fragmentation and monetize the reuse of process, code, and data. For many of these platforms, the difficulty of adding new components is a restriction on moving large quantities of applications to the platform.

Using orchestration capabilities developed with Red Hat JBoss BRMS and jBPM 5, State Street is achieving the single platform and experiencing ease of adding new components. The solution allows applications to migrate to the new platform and contribute their specific functionality, which would have otherwise prevented them from moving.

In this session, Sanjeev Kumar of State Street and Trevor Narayan from Red Hat Consulting will discuss the emerging strong linkage between BPM and IT and how BPM toolkit can transform IT agility into business agility and drive innovation in the enterprise. They will share the details of the workflow-based platform that State Street has built in conjunction with Red Hat JBoss BRMS. They will also cover the various items that have been implemented and are currently under development, including:

  • A web application-based execution environment
  • jBPM REST extensions utilizing the knowledge API
  • Audit persistence tools for business process history tracking
  • Clustered and highly available execution and authoring environments
  • Intended deployment to in-house cloud services
  • Ease of integration for future application workflows
  • Interactive process visualizer

Location: Room 312

Topics: Clustering, Integration, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Market perceptions and competition

This track covers the datacenter landscape. Example topics include: product comparisons, open source methodology, and product analysis that debunks common misconceptions. Attendees will learn how Red Hat cloud, middleware, operating system, storage, and virtualization products stack up against proprietary offerings and fit within the broader industry landscape.

Tackling Compliance with Red Hat

Steve Grubb — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jack Rieden — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Open source software is frequently described as better, faster, more affordable, and more secure than its proprietary counterparts. In addition to being used in regulated environments, Red Hat products make compliance easier.

In this session, two members of Red Hat’s Security Technologies team will discuss the journey of open source code – from the community, to improving security and stability, to become certified for FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria, to helping customers continuously stay compliant with tools like OpenSCAP and industry regulations like PCI-DSS. The team members will also discuss Red Hat’s product certification roadmap and explain how Red Hat collaborates with communities to develop government and industry policy for its products.

Location: Room 313

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Controlling Clouds Beyond Safety

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

As an industry, we’ve mostly moved on from naive notions about cloud computing being inherently “safe” or “risky.” However, more sophisticated discussions require both greater nuance and greater rigor.

In this session, Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff will:

  • Take attendees through some of the available frameworks for evaluating and mitigating potential issues in hybrid cloud environments
  • Discuss key risk factors to consider
  • Describe relevant provider certifications
  • Show some of the ways that Red Hat’s offerings can help you meet your IT security and governance goals

This is a broad and sometimes complex topic. However, it’s very manageable if individual risk factors are considered systematically and specifically. This session will give attendees the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions.

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cloud deployment, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Choose Your Own Path to the Cloud with Red Hat

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Greg Kleiman — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat
James Labocki — Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

There’s no single approach to building a cloud as IT teams aren’t trying to solve the exact same problem. That’s why Red Hat products are designed to work together to modernize your infrastructure and deliver the flexibility and agility promised by cloud computing.

In this session, Gordon Haff, Greg Kleiman, and James Labocki will provide examples of how you can combine Red Hat products in order to solve your business problems. Among the use cases, they will address:

  • Big data on OpenStack using Red Hat Storage Server
  • The use of CloudForms to manage OpenShift Enterprise infrastructure
  • Managing in a hybrid world where computing and storage are converging

Attendees will learn about a combination of case studies and use cases that demonstrate practical cloud solutions that use one or more Red Hat products. Learn how Red Hat technology can make you cloud ready!

Location: Room 313

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

A New Approach to Data Transformation

John Scott

Traditionally when an application or service must transform data from one format to another in order to achieve some desired data integration goal, the most common and straightforward approach is to embed data transformation logic directly within the application. This approach makes introduction of transformation changes complex and limits scalability. The impact of the changes can spread throughout an implementation. This perspective is highly skewed to developer convenience at the expense of deployment flexibility and interoperability, and results in limited service reuse and increased data integration expense.

This discussion will show how embedding data transformation within the service runtime can address the challenges of reusability and scalability while enabling effective data and semantic integration. This makes it possible to handle data transformation declaratively, increasing the flexibility of the transformations.

Location: Room 313

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Delivering Enterprise-caliber Cloud Solutions through HP CloudSystem with Red Hat Enterprise Linux & KVM

Jennifer Kotzen — Product Marketing Manager, HP

Today, enterprises look to embrace the cloud in virtually all aspects of their businesses, from dev/test environments to full-production deployments. Delivered as an HP Converged Cloud solution, HP CloudSystem enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage services seamlessly across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments on an open and integrated platform. HP CloudSystem provisions infrastructure and application services in minutes for physical and virtual environments, and offers enterprise-grade, infrastructure-to-application lifecycle management. In this session, Jennifer Kotzen will discuss the CloudSystem solution and recent enhancements, including support of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualized resource environments, OpenStack integration, and expanded cloud bursting support.

Location: Room 313

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Middleware Platforms for Application Development: A Product Comparison

Richard Naszcyniec — Senior Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Customers who want to establish, expand, or standardize their middleware use for application development must compare vendors to determine the best fit. In this session, Richard Naszcyniec will offer competitive comparison data in order to help you evaluate a suite of Red Hat application development offerings, including:

  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid
  • Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss Portal, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Building & Developing a Proven Red Hat Team

Randy Russell — Director of Certification, Red Hat

IT managers invest time, effort, and capital in efforts to minimize risk in their architectures and systems, but often do not pay as much attention to one of their biggest risk factors: their team. Hiring, managing, and developing capable technical professionals can be more challenging and unpredictable than building highly available systems because people are more unpredictable than systems. In this session, Randy Russell will discuss the tools and programs Red Hat has available to help IT managers build and develop teams that are effective and efficient in their use of Red Hat technologies.

Location: Room 313

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Migrating 1,000 VMs from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Case Study

Tomas Von Veschler — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

While many IT leaders visualize and plan for virtualization migrations, not everyone has seen what they entail from start to finish. In this session, Tomas Von Veschler will detail a VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization migration that was accomplished at a government agency. He will provide the motivations for migration, architecture decisions, key findings, virtual-to-virtual (V2V) process, challenges met, benefits gained, and post-migration analysis.

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Agility & Optimization with Red Hat JBoss BRMS at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Achim Felber — GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Diwas Adhikari — GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Anulekha Anand — GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Derrick Kittler — Manager, Middleware Solution Architects, Red Hat

Business applications are often written under the competing pressures of time-to-market and functional density. Further, application development cycles have aggressive timelines that narrow focus and often result in point solutions with little forethought for near-term business agility. Leveraging a programming model and technologies such as a business rules and process management system promises increased levels of business agility that directly saves investments and positively impacts the bottom line. These solutions insulate logic and processes from application code while exposing these rules and processes to knowledge owners.

In this session, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading semiconductor foundry, will present its business challenges on building next-generation and more agile manufacturing, line throughput, and setup applications. GLOBALFOUNDRIES faced specific challenges with many of its legacy Java manufacturing applications, which impacted operational efficiency, productivity, and product time to market.

Since adopting Red Hat JBoss BRMS, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is able to deploy features in less than one hour (including testing) rather than the days or even weeks it took prior to the adoption. Further, the team is able to innovate at a pace the business demands while also improving product quality.

In this session, GLOBALFOUNDRIES representatives will present many of their Red Hat JBoss BRMS learnings, best practices, and observations. They will explain how they on-boarded Red Hat JBoss BRMS, defined an architecture, created an application design, and implemented and deployed them to production in a three-month timeframe. More specifically, they will discuss the details of developer effectiveness, increased productivity, and end-user effectiveness.

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat Subscriptions in a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem

Jane Circle — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Enterprises are actively pursuing hybrid cloud strategies that include running application components in both on-premise and off-premise environments. Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy currently includes subscription portability and on-demand consumption for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware. The Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Program enables Red Hat product teams, Red Hat Global Support Services, and the leading cloud provider partners to make these new subscription consumption models available to customers.

In this session, Jane Circle will:

  • Provide an overview of the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program
  • Explain how partners are selected and certified
  • Discuss how customers can make their Red Hat subscriptions portable using the Red Hat Cloud Access process
  • Detail the on-demand option for consuming Red Hat subscriptions through select public cloud providers

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Hypervisor Technology Comparison & Migration

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Karen Noel — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Selecting the right virtualization solution for today’s modern datacenter is more complex than ever. And because server virtualization is a maturing, dynamic market, it includes factors at play that can result in datacenter migrations.

Today’s hypervisor technologies include: Citrix Xen, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Microsoft HyperV, and VMware ESX. The KVM hypervisor supports the largest x86 virtual machine, with industry-leading performance and an innovative architecture that benefits from the enhancements made to the Linux host. In addition, KVM hypervisor is well suited to run mission-critical applications in virtualized environments, utilizing the resource management and security features built within the products. KVM hypervisor is the foundational technology that powers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a complete, open source virtualization solution.

In this session, Bhavna Sarathy and Karen Noel will compare the leading hypervisor technologies.

Location: Room 313

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Middleware Platforms for Integration & BPM: A Product Comparison

Richard Naszcyniec — Senior Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Customers of various sizes use the deep technical capabilities of Red Hat JBoss Middleware for integration and business process management (BPM). Are you looking to establish, expand, or standardize the middleware used for integration and BPM? Do you face the challenge of comparing and contrasting vendors to determine the best fit for your needs?

In this session, Richard Naszcyniec will discuss the strengths of Red Hat JBoss Middleware platforms for integration and BPM, and compare them to other middleware offerings. He will also detail several of the functional and economic advantages specific to each platform. Solutions addressed will include:

  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS
  • Red Hat JBoss A-MQ
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse

 

Location: Room 313

Topics: BPM, Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of training

Red Hat Summit will have a Taste of training track focusing on a sampling from our robust training and consulting services that we offer on both an individual and team basis.

Testing Persistence with Arquillian

Jim Rigsbee — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Unit testing Java EE 6 applications that use JPA (persistence) can be cumbersome. Arquillian, a JBoss Community project, is a perfect complement to Junit, allowing the developer to run tests inside the container with ease. In this session, attendees will be given a completed persistence application that uses JPA with JBoss Hibernate, an open source Java persistence framework project. The goal is to write a JUnit test that puts the entities and session beans under test.

Location: Room 206

Topics: BPM, Development tools, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Clustering for Rollouts with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Will Dinyes — Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

One of the main benefits of using the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 architecture for rolling out updates is the separation of clusters. With a rolling-update architecture, clusters are smaller and therefore improve the replication performance.

During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Build a small cluster optimized for rollouts
  • Tune a cluster based on JGroups and mod_cluster
  • Manage application deployments

Location: Room 206

Topics: Clustering, Management, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Riding the Camel

Rich Bonneau — Content Developer, Red Hat

With the addition of Red Hat JBoss Fuse to Red Hat’s middleware portfolio, Apache Camel has become a central technology for the definition of routing and mediation rules in the SOA catalog.

In this session, attendees will work through a hands-on project that demonstrates the fundamental features of Apache Camel in the Red Hat JBoss Fuse platform.

Location: Room 206

Topics: Interoperability, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Building Applications with CDI

Ricardo Jun — Content Developer, Red Hat
Jim Rigsbee — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a full Java EE 6 middleware server. Part of the Java EE 6 specification is the new Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for the Java EE platform (JSR-299). This new specification is implemented with JBoss Weld, a JBoss Community technology.

In this session, attendees will develop and deploying a simple Weld-based application using Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 5 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

Location: Room 206

Topics: Development tools, Java development, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Custom Scripting with CLI

Bruce Wolfe — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduced a new management interface: the CLI. Using the CLI, platform administrators can perform virtually any configuration task, even deployment of application packages, to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 servers running in standalone or domain mode. These configurations can be scripted for reuse using a variety of programming languages. In this session, attendees will be give hands-on access to writing and running CLI scripts to configure Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and to retrieve vital information about available services.

Location: Room 206

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Applying Tuning Settings with "tuned"

Wander Boessenkool — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

This session will introduce attendees to the automatic tuning daemon tuned. The automatic tuning daemon allows administrators to set a tuning-profile for their systems so that important tuning parameters will be set and adjusted on the fly.

In this session, attendees will be shown how to:

  • Install the automatic tuning daemon
  • Configure the automatic tuning daemon
  • Create and modify tuning profiles

Location: Room 206

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

OpenStack: Core Components & Capabilities

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

OpenStack complements Red Hat’s cloud products by enabling enterprises and service providers to build an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. In this session, Bowe Strickland will introduce OpenStack’s core components and capabilities. Additionally, attendees will gain hands on experience performing basic tasks in a live OpenStack environment.

Location: Room 206

Topics: Cloud deployment, OpenStack, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Setting Up Red Hat Identity Management

Rob Locke — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Red Hat Identity Management is a centralized authentication, identity management, and authorization solution for both traditional and cloud-based enterprise environments. In this session, attendees will be shown how to:

  • Install and setup IPA server
  • Manage user accounts
  • Install and configure IPA client

Location: Room 206

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Immortals

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) was introduced to the open source world at the end of 2000 and was included in the 2.6.0-test3 kernel and Fedora Core 2. There have been many enhancements to SELinux since that time; and in this session, Forrest Taylor will investigate one of those enhancements: semanage. Semanage is an expanded SELinux technology for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Attendees will view demonstrations with semanage and explore semanage with hands-on labs and use- cases.

Location: Room 206

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Managing Updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

There are a variety of concerns (e.g., what version of software you’re required to run for vendor support or whether your organization wants all updates, bug fixes, or security-related updates only) that can affect your approach to applying updates to your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

In this session, attendees will review:

  • These concerns and strategies to mitigate them
  • Yum and RPM queries that can provide you with the detailed information you need
  • Several solutions provided by Red Hat for managing updates for machines
  • The yum security plugin and Red Hat Satellite API

Location: Room 206

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Filesystem Access Control Lists

Rudolf Kastl — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

When controlling access to files on standard Linux file systems, there are scenarios in which the basic file permission mechanisms do not work well meeting real-life requirements. For example, there are instances when files or directories need to be accessible by certain users or groups in ways that are hard to express using the basic permission mechanisms. Sometimes, files created in particular directories should be accessible by particular users or groups by default.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use access control lists (ACLs), usable with the XFS and ext4 file systems most commonly used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to set complex sets of permissions on files and directories. Attendees will also learn:

  • Whether ACLs are in use
  • ACLs’ effects on file access permission

Location: Room 206

Topics: Flexibility, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Satellite Server

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite is a powerful, flexible systems management platform for deploying and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Its underlying database stores software profile, hardware profile, event history, and other systems configuration information about the registered systems it manages.

Red Hat provides a powerful application programming interface (API) that allows a system administrator or programmer to easily access the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Satellite Server.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Write simple Red Hat Satellite API programs
  • Perform queries and write reports using Red Hat Satellite API methods
  • Use Red Hat Satellite API methods for system administration

Location: Room 206

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Training, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The road ahead

This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, enterprise storage for the datacenter and cloud environments, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.

OpenShift PaaS Overview & Roadmap

Matt Hicks — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat
Juan Noceda — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

With OpenShift, Red Hat established an open source, market-leading Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform. In this session, Matt Hicks and Juan Noceda will discuss the business and technical cases for PaaS, detail what makes OpenShift a unique offering in this space, and preview the exciting developments planned for OpenShift’s future.

Matt and Juan will also:

  • Discuss OpenShift basics
  • Provide details about how it works
  • Detail OpenShift’s latest features, including its multitenancy and security enhancements
  • Demonstrate how OpenShift enables the developer to decide how to interact and utilize the PaaS solution

Don’t let us hold you back, come build your own!

Location: Room 311

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Big Data for All Customers

Jeff Scheel — IBM

Since Watson’s win on the Jeopardy! game show, IBM has established a Power Systems Big Data program on Linux.

While unstructured data rates continue to grow at astounding rates, customers are only just beginning to explore how to harness this data. One common myth slowing adoption is that big data is for big businesses. In this session, IBM will dispel this myth by explaining how small businesses can get started with big data solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and IBM PowerLinux servers.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Creating Enterprise Mobile Applications with Red Hat

Deepali Khushraj — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Jay Balunas — Mobile Platform Architect, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product Management Director, Developer Products, Red Hat

IT teams are currently facing great enterprise mobility demands and must consider:

  • Integrating applications to back-end systems
  • Providing mobile application security
  • Adapting back-end and enterprise services to support mobile use cases
  • Building applications for mobile constraints like data costs, limited battery, and offline access

Red Hat understands these challenges and recognizes that the use case often determines how you develop your mobile back-end and applications (e.g., web, native, or cross-platform, hybrid code bases). In this session, Jay Balunas will provide a high-level overview of how Red Hat can help.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Integration, Mobile

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Linux Containers Overview & Roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Linux container technology allows a customer to carve a system out into isolated containers, and run applications securely within the confines of the containers. It facilitates multi-tenancy, which allows IT organizations to take better advantage of the large servers available in their datacenter. While multi-tenancy provides great flexibility for server resource management, especially for service providers, it introduces additional complexity, especially related to the security of applications and data that reside on the same server.

In this session, Bhavna Sarathy and Daniel Walsh will discuss resource management, namespacing, and the use of SELinux to tighten the security of Linux containers. Attendees will learn about the Linux container roadmap for Red Hat Enterprise Linux products and view a demonstration of secure Linux containers.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Lift Your Legacy UNIX Applications & Databases into the Cloud

Nicolas de Beco — Director, Dell Application Modernization Services, Dell

Legacy UNIX and mainframe maintenance costs are an annual drag on your organization’s bottom line. Your business may be implementing new applications and packages on standardized Red Hat Enterprise Linux and x86 systems, but proprietary IBM AIX, HP-UX, Oracle Solaris, and IBM z/OS platforms may still be hindering your overall productivity and future development plans while taking up valuable real-estate space in your datacenter.

In this session, Nicolas de Beco from Dell’s Application Modernization team will provide examples of how customers are using Dell Services and Red Hat technology to migrate and modernize complex legacy environments to virtualized, cloud-ready systems. These will include examples of large-scale database and web application transformations, as well as custom Java code moves.

Attendees will learn how Dell Service’s unique application re-hosting, re-architecture, and portfolio assessment capabilities enable smooth migration paths for proprietary IT assets. They will also learn how Dell Services and Red Hat technology can help transition your proprietary platforms to a more modern infrastructure better suited for new initiatives, enhanced innovation, and lower TCO.

Location: Room 311

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 1.0 / 5.0

When Big Data Goes Beyond Hadoop

Scott Clinton — Senior Director, Product Management & Marketing, Storage Business, Red Hat
Veda Shankar — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Much of the discussion around big data has centered around the Hadoop community. However, since Hadoop’s appearance on the technology stage, more than 250 big data tools have entered the market, ranging from next-generation analytics platforms, search-based technologies, new database system types, and much more. What do these big data solutions have in common? The massive amounts of data necessary to realize the benefits of these new technologies.

In this session, we’ll take a look at the broader set of available tools and discuss how to align an open, software-defined storage strategy with them to bring more intelligence to data, enable data locality across a range of tools, and simultaneously manage the massive amounts of data efficiently and cost effectively.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat-powered, Energy-efficient Hyperscale ARM Server

Jon Masters — Chief ARM Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat demonstrated a bicycle-powered, energy-efficient HP ARM server at Red Hat Summit 2012, integrating a full server solution onto a single hyperscale system-on-chip. ARM servers have created a lot of buzz since then.

In the intervening months, we have invested heavily in the Fedora community, enhancing the Fedora ARM Project, and introducing initial support for the first 64-bit ARM server systems. Red Hat has also joined the Linaro Enterprise Group as a founding member and has taken a strong leadership position in the definition of the first ARM server standards. As a powerful player in the development of emerging technologies, Red Hat will continue ARM development in the year ahead.

In this session, Jon Masters will provide an update on all of the exciting work bringing Red Hat expertise to ARM server systems.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Fedora, Flexibility, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The Bright Future of OpenJDK

Deepak Bhole — Engineering Manager, Red Hat Canada Ltd., Red Hat

Red Hat has long been heavily involved in the world of Java and before OpenJDK, the company dedicated significant resources toward GCJ. Since the advent of OpenJDK, most of those GCJ resources have been diverted toward OpenJDK.

Today, Red Hat is working on multiple aspects of OpenJDK from both development and performance perspectives. In this session, Deepak Bhole will discuss:

  • The work Red Hat is doing to brighten the future of Java through OpenJDK
  • The work being done toward OpenJDK 8 and its planned features and enhancements
  • Red Hat’s plans for OpenJDK 9 and 10, including plans for ARM64 port, Thermostat (an open source monitoring, profiling, instrumenting, and management tool for the JVM), and Garbage collection

 

Location: Room 311

Topics: Development tools, Java development, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Introducing a New Linux Management API: OpenLMI

Russell Doty — Technology Strategist, Red Hat
Stephen Gallagher — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

This session addresses some of the hardest challenges faced by Linux system managers, including the configuring, managing, and monitoring of production servers. This is typically done by an experienced system administrator using a patchwork of standalone tools running on each system. There is a better way to work – to manage more systems in less time with less work – and it doesn’t require learning an entirely new way of working.

OpenLMI (the Linux Manageability Infrastructure program) provides a standard API for the remote and local configuration, management, and monitoring of key subsystems, including storage, networks, system services, and software. It is a new project focused on production servers that can range from high-end enterprise servers with complex network and storage configurations to virtual guests. OpenLMI is usually used to manage bare metal servers and directly manipulate system hardware, but it is equally capable of managing and monitoring virtual machine guests. Further, OpenLMI will support multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux; it isn’t just for new systems.

In this session, attendees will learn about the cost savings and operational improvements that can be gained from using OpenLMI for management tasks. They will also learn how to use OpenLMI (in the familiar Linux way) to take advantage of the capabilities and benefits of this new technology, including central policy management and advanced automation of operations.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Deep Dive

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, which is based on the oVirt community project, continues to evolve, integrating with other open source projects and communities.

In this session, Andrew Cathrow will provide a roadmap for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s architecture, services, and components. He will also discuss how the solution will evolve to provide more deployment choices and richer functionality around authentication and authorization services, external pluggable network providers, various image and volume stores, and enhanced virtual machine life cycle and monitoring capabilities.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Getting Ready for Systemd, the New Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Service Manager

Lennart Poettering — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Kay Sievers — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

The replacement of sysvinit by systemd as the system and service manager on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 brings a number of changes for system administrators. In this session, Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers will discuss what this change means for an administrator’s work process. Attendees will explore previous methods, if and how they changed, and how they can benefit from new functionality. Lennart and Kay will also discuss service management, SysV init scripts, logging, configuration, and more.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Network Virtualization & Software-defined Networking

Chris Wright — Technical Director Software-Defined Networking, Red Hat

Enterprise datacenter virtualization and cloud computing have put new pressures on the network. Traditionally, virtual compute workloads gained access to the network through simple hypervisor resident virtual switches bridging to physical VLANs. As these workloads scale in the cloud and move dynamically throughout the datacenter, the limits of a simple VLAN solution are stressed.

In this session, Chris Wright will look at new protocols and encapsulations like OpenFlow and VXLAN, new technologies such as Open vSwitch, and new concepts such as the software-defined network controller. He will examine how these innovations work together to reshape networking in the virtual datacenter.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Town hall

This track features moderated panels of Red Hat customers, partners, and solution experts. Example topics include: real world deployments, best practices, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn competitive advantages for driving increased business value.

Red Hat IT Relies on Red Hat Solutions: Drinking Our Own Champagne

Host:

Rajeev Jaswal — Director of Product and Customer Systems, Red Hat

Panelists:

Tom Benninger — Principal Systems Administrator, IT DBA and Production Control, Red Hat
Lee Congdon — Chief Information Officer, Red Hat
Bret McMillan — Senior Principal Software Applications Engineer, IT Enterprise Architecture, Red Hat
Bill Montgomery — Manager, Information Services & Technology, IT DBA and Production Control, Red Hat
Mason Sanders — Manager, Enterprise Applications, IT Enterprise Services, Red Hat

In this panel, Red Hat IT team leaders will discuss how Red Hat products and other open source solutions are selected and used in house to support our growing business. Rajeev Jaswal, Red Hat’s director of product and customer systems, will lead this interactive panel, which will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions about how Red Hat IT best serves its customers: Red Hat associates.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation

Host:

Jason Milliron — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Duc Doan — Principal Engineer, E*TRADE
John Liptak — Senior Lead Architect, CenturyLink
Wei Sun — Software Architect, tw telecom

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they use Red Hat’s open source solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can save time and money and give your company a strategic advantage.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cost savings, ESB, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Solving Storage Challenges with Red Hat Storage Server

Host:

Ashish Nadkarni — Research Director, Storage Systems, IDC

Panelists:

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Wayde Nie — Lead Architect University Technology Services, McMaster University
Ana-Paula Ribeiro — Director, Data Store Services (DD), Amadeus Data Processing GmbH
David Yaffe — SaskTel

Want to learn how Red Hat solutions can turn storage from a burden into an asset? Join us to hear directly from Red Hat Storage Server customers who are using our innovative open source software solutions in creative deployment scenarios. Learn how using Red Hat Storage Server and its core architecture have enabled these customers to rapidly store, protect, model, and deliver critical data. We will leave plenty of time for questions so you can interact with this panel of knowledgeable experts.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure

Host:

Ellen Newlands — Identity Management Product Manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

JR Aquino — Senior Information Security Specialist, Citrix
Joseph Bezouska — Lead UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer, OfficeMax
Addam Krucek — Senior Staff Engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola

Enterprise businesses rely on Red Hat solutions to address critical business demands facing IT organizations. Hear how they use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices directly from Red Hat customers and see how these products help ensure secure, reliable infrastructures.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Big Data & Traditional Databases

Host:

Mark Coggin — Senior Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Panelists:

Keith Alsheimer — CMO, EnterpriseDB
Matt Asay — VP, Corporate Strategy, 10gen
Terry Orsborn — Director, Sybase ASE Product Marketing, SAP
David Stokes — MySQL Community Manager, Oracle

Are you being forced to re-evaluate your database and platform strategies to accommodate a big data solution? The technology you pick to manage your data should satisfy your organization’s long-term objectives. But how do you know which solution fits best?

In this session, a panel of industry experts will represent diverse data management approaches – from traditional relational databases to NoSQL. Attendees will get a peek behind the curtain to better understand how databases will evolve in the age of big data, as well as what other changes these transformations will drive. Bring your opinion and take part in the conversation.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends

Host:

John Abbott — Founder, Distinguished Analyst, 451 Research

Panelists:

Jon Brodkin — Senior IT Reporter, Ars Technica
Sean Michael Kerner — Senior Editor, InternetNews
Scott Merrill — Contributor, TechCrunch

Technology reporters and bloggers are at the center of the industry’s hottest topics and discussions. In this panel, three journalists tracking the technology industry will discuss popular topics and emerging issues facing today’s IT leaders. They will cover Linux, cloud computing, virtualization, middleware, storage, and more. The group will address questions from a moderator and from audience attendees.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Secure Development Practices

Host:

Langdon White — Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Evangelist, Red Hat

Panelists:

Josh Bressers — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Norman Mark St. Laurent — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Anil Saldhana — Lead Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

This expert panel will include:

  • Josh Bressers, an open source security expert for Fedora and Mozilla and the leader of Red Hat’s Product Security team
  • Norman Mark St. Laurent, senior solution architect on the Red Hat Federal team
  • Anil Saldhana, Red Hat’s lead middleware Security architect
  • Daniel Walsh of SELinux fame
  • Langdon White, moderator and developer of 200+ web applications in the business world

This panel is being reprised, because of its popularity at Red Hat Summit 2012. Attendees are encouraged to prepare and bring questions about writing secure applications.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Collaboration in Action: Red Hat OpenStack Partners

Host:

Mike Werner — Senior Director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

Panelists:

Chris Ferris — IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Cloud Interoperability Member, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM
Girish Gopal — Strategic Planning Manager, Intel Corporation
Mark McLaughlin — Senior Director, OpenStack Program, EMC Corporation

As OpenStack moves from an emerging technology into an enterprise-ready platform, it is important to learn from businesses who are building, deploying, and managing OpenStack solutions across a variety of customer scenarios.

In this session, hear from a panel of Red Hat’s key partners who have built massively scalable OpenStack solutions. We’ll discuss topics such as security, storage, management and provide insights about other key issues surrounding this exciting new cloud computing opportunity. Come with questions in mind!

Location: Room 306

Topics: OpenStack

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Parallel NFS: Storage Leaders & NFS Architects Panel

Host:

Ric Wheeler — Senior Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

Panelists:

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Sorin Faibish — Distinguished Engineer, Fast Data Group, Office of the CTO, EMC
Ricardo Labiaga — Technical Director, NetApp
Douglas O'Flaherty — VP, Products and Marketing, Tonian
Brent Welch — CTO, Panasas

Parallel NFS allows greater scalability for NFS servers by allowing NFS clients to communicate directly with multiple data sources in a clustered NFS server, without having to pass all data requests through the NFS metadata server.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 was the first enterprise operating system to support parallel NFS. In this panel, parallel NFS leaders from the storage industry and the Linux kernel developer community will provide a broad overview of what this new NFS feature means for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users. They will also provide insight into other future features of NFS.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions

Host:

Rodrique Heron — Red Hat

Panelists:

John Fulton — ITS Director of Network and Systems, Lafayette College
Fredy Hernandez — Stylmark
Nathan Lager — System Administrator, Lafayette College
Greg Scott — Infrasupport Corporation
Robert Starr — Architecture Manager, Cigna

Engage with Red Hat customers who are virtualizing their IT infrastructures with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to reduce costs, scale with business growth, and maintain high-performing systems. Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how Red Hat solutions can give your business a competitive advantage.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat

Panelists:

Aly Khimji — 407 ETR
Bernard Lee — Group Head of IT and VP Process and Innovation, YTL Power
Eric Nothen — Senior IT Analyst, Cargill
Aaron Schaeffer — Infrastructure Systems Administration Manager, Paychex
Matt Wells — Senior Systems Engineer, Allegiant Airlines

Join Red Hat customers to learn more about how they use Red Hat Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, for growing their Linux infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how our panelists are managing tens, hundreds – even thousand – of servers as easily as one.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Building Next-generation Applications Today

Host:

Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Sanjay Attada — Director, Enterprise Services, Scholastic
Steven Delgado — Infrastructure Engineer Senior Specialist, Cigna
Scott McGlone — AAA
Roger Ruttimann — VP of Engineering and Quality, GroundWork

Join Red Hat customers for a diverse discussion about building next-generation applications in the real world. Learn why these companies turned to Red Hat, and discover how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage today. This panel will provide interactive and applicable content, with time allotted for questions during and after the presentation.

Location: Room 306

Topics: BPM, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss Portal, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Birds of a Feather

Real-world Perspectives: Business Rules & Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Host:

Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Arnold Hahamyan — Senior Enterprise Architect, Nissan North America
Gavin McMillan — Director Engineering and Technology, The Nielsen Company

Join this birds of a feather panel on business rules and Red Hat JBoss BRMS as customers discuss the basics of rules engines, how utilizing a rules engine can impact your business, lessons learned, and specific Red Hat JBoss BRMS examples.

Location: Room 305

Topics: Java development, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Using an Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guy

Norman Mark St. Laurent — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gives incident response, forensics examiners, and system administrators easy access to lightweight, easy-to-use tools and techniques that allow them to quickly identify file system modifications, changes, and compromises. The integrity-checking tools that ship with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are open source and packaged with the system.

A host-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) provides the data integrity needed to ensure adequate protection of information and system data, and helps meet security requirements and compliance. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, RPM Package Manager and Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) delivers continuous and automated monitoring for security compliance and for implementing the needed security controls for a true “defense-in-depth” approach, enabling built-in forensics, incident response, and security to catch the bad guy.

Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 audit capabilities. They will also understand the importance of including procedures and hands-on tracking of security-relevant events and configuration to allow for secure, reliable, fine-grained, and configurable requirements. The attendee will gain a fundamental understanding of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for post-mortem analysis, intrusion detection, and live system monitoring.

Location: Room 303

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Mobile & Rich Client Smack Down

Jay Balunas — Mobile Platform Architect, Red Hat

Come back for round two of the popular (and always fun) rich client smack down! Some of our well-known contenders are back: HTML5/JDF, RichFaces/JSF, and Errai/GWT. But this year, we’re bringing in a few more contenders like Cordova, iOS, and Android with AeroGear. We’re also opening the field to any that want to throw their hats in the ring.

In this session, industry experts from Red Hat, W3C, and the community will show why their technologies are the present and future of mobile and rich client applications. They will discuss high-level concerns like trends in client technology frameworks and core enterprise concerns like security, off-line support, and data synchronization.

This is not a sit-and-listen kind of session. At the beginning of the session, sign up for a five-minute slot to push your own favorite choice. We want to hear from you, so come with your questions and comments about directions, best practices, what you have struggled with, etc. We’ll also be polling the audience and will have some special treats for those attending.

Location: Room 301

Topics: BPM, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Mobile, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Compliance Made Easy with Red Hat

Shawn Wells — Technical Director, U.S. Intelligence Programs, Red Hat

In this highly interactive session, Shawn Wells will discuss how Red Hat collaboratively works with the NSA, DISA, and other stakeholders to collaboratively develop government and industry policy to secure Red Hat products using open source principles. In addition, he will discuss how a similar methodology can be applied to other government and industry regulations like PCI, HIPPA, and SOX.

Using the SCAP Security Guide as a case study, Shawn will demonstrate how human-interpreted policy can be embodied in machine-interpreted SCAP. He will then discuss how that SCAP content can be used to help securely lock-down systems when provisioned and aided with continuous monitoring using Red Hat Satellite. Shawn will also use the DISA STIG for Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a case study in this session.

Location: Room 303

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Build Applications the JBoss Way

Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

In this birds of a feather session, attendees will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions about building applications the JBoss Way. A number of JBoss core developers will be on hand to share their secret sauces for building rich Internet applications using the Java EE 6 stack. We’ll cover building applications for a range of Red Hat JBoss Middleware offerings, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Web Framework Kit, and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. We’ll focus on the trends, such as HTML5 and JS, and new technologies, such as PicketLink identity management.

Location: Room 301

Topics: BPM, Development tools, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Implementing New Open Source Tools for Collaboration & Security

Chris Stierle — Senior Manager, IT Advanced Communications Services, Red Hat
Jay Madison — Director, IT Information Security, Red Hat

Red Hat IT has two major open source projects in the works: 1) its openUC collaboration system and 2) its new two-factor authentication solution, Lin OTP. With these offerings, Red Hat is bringing its customers, Red Hat associates, improved collaboration choices, better security, and increased flexibility. Red Hat IT initiated these projects with open source solutions and cost savings in mind, but with a host of other considerations at play. In both cases, Red Hat is implementing solutions that contribute positively to its bottom line, while also building the open source culture.

Join us for this birds of a feather session, to hear Chris Stierle discuss openUC and Jay Madison talk about Lin OTP. Chris and Jay will discuss the catalysts for these projects, the joys and challenges their teams have faced, what’s ahead for their areas, and how organizations can think creatively about employing open source solutions.

Location: Room 305

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloud Bursting with OpenShift Enterprise

Grant Shipley — OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

In this birds of a feather session, Grant Shipley will show off some of the magic behind OpenShift Enterprise. He will begin by giving an overview of the product and then he will demo the setup and configuration of OpenShift Enterprise on a local machine. Once we have things running locally, we will burst OpenShift from an on-premise cloud out to multiple datacenters.

Grant will also cover the internal architecture of OpenShift Enterprise, including the messaging tier and all components required for a successful deployment of OpenShift Enterprise.

Location: Room 303

Topics: OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Maven Repository: Best Practices for Easy Migration

Max Rydahl Andersen — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform 6 comes with Maven repository, meaning customers can now easily migrate from JBoss Application Server 7 to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The Maven repository best practices can be used by many Maven-based projects and should be considered as they enable easy upgrades and migrations regardless of using Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, or Red Hat JBoss Data Grid.

In this session, Max Rydahl Andersen will discuss these best practices and their benefits, as well as:

  • How the Maven repository came to be
  • What concerns the repository addresses
  • How a user can best utilize Maven repository

Location: Room 301

Topics: Development tools, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat JBoss Portal, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Platform Needs Middleware & Middleware Needs Platform

Brian Likosar — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat
Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

Java developers and system administrators have the same goal – to deliver value to their customers and their companies. Some of us create the environment, keeping it stable, secure, and performant. While others of us create the software that our users ultimately interact with.

As enterprise Java developers, we write our code and maybe help with some JVM tuning. For the most part, a different person or group is responsible for the platform our code, container, and applications run on. As Java developers, it would be valuable to understand how to better tune, debug, and secure our systems.

As system administrators, we are happy running an operating system… but what’s the deal with these applications running in it? Why does it always seem like Java is leaking memory? What sort of tuning can we do in the operating system to help their applications perform better?

Join this birds of a feather session to get the answers to these questions, as well as discuss message logs, SELinux, iptables, networking, system constraints, and cgroups. This session is designed to have both sides of the environment working together to get a better understanding of tools and concepts that can help us in delivering great solutions.

Location: Room 305

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0