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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.

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

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 is newly 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 supported 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

Design Business Intelligence Appliances Using Red Hat Technologies

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Solution Architect, 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

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 CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage an Open Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Xavier Lecauchois — Director of Product Management, ManageIQ
John Hardy — 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 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

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 302

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 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance

Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Ben England 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

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.

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

JavaEE.next: 7, 8, & Beyond

Dr. 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

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

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: BPM, Cloud deployment, Development tools, Integration, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Mobile, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, 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

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

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.

Streamline & Accelerate IT Service Delivery with OpenShift Enterprise

Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, 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, Joe Fernandes, Dan Juengst, and John Keck 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

War Stories from the Cloud: Lessons from US Defense Agencies

Ted Brunell — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Join this session to learn how the transformation to virtualized- and cloud-based services is shaping the defense industry. In this session, 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 Network 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

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

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 302

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:

  • Deploying Red Hat CloudForms
  • Managing existing virtualization and cloud providers
  • Importing existing workloads
  • Managing workloads across new and existing providers
  • Integrating CloudForms with VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Amazon EC2

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 209

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

DreamWorks Animation’s Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Selection: Why, How, & Benefits Realized

Greg Bulman — Senior Systems Administrator, DreamWorks Animation
Chris Van Tuin — Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

As a result of its rapidly expanding business, Dreamworks Animation faced several IT challenges in 2010, including the need to:

  • Increase its server base to support new initiatives
  • Increase its build farm base
  • Increase its development and test environments to complement production environments
  • Expand into the cloud

DreamWorks selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to address these challenges. And in this session, Greg Bulman from DreamWorks will share the company’s Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization story, discussing:

  • Why DreamWorks selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • The company’s Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization architecture, which spans across the globe
  • Tuning information
  • How DreamWorks leverages the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization SDK to provide a fully featured CLI and integration into automation tools
  • Lessons learned from three years of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization experience
  • DreamWork’s future virtualization plans

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 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

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.

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

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.

Using Red Hat Network Satellite Today & Into the Future

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Alice Cockrum — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters – from small, local deployments to vast, mission-critical infrastructures – since 2002. In this session, Thomas Cameron, Alice Cockrum, and Todd Warner will discuss the future direction of Red Hat Network Satellite. They will also explain how to build next-generation technology into Red Hat Network Satellite with a focus on hyper-scale computing beyond the datacenter.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network 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

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

Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment

Dirk Herrmann — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat
Milian 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. In addition, Todd Warner and Milan Zázrivec will provide insight on how customers can use Red Hat Network 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 Network Satellite

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

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 302

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

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 will provide examples of how Red Hat customers are using the company’s product portfolio to build clouds. These will include in-production examples that require cloud readiness and massive scalibility from Red Hat Storage Server and an example of using OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux together.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure

JR Aquino — Senior Information Security Specialist, Citrix
Joseph Bezouska — Lead UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer, OfficeMax
Addam Krucek — Senior Staff Engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola
Jennie F. Lansang — Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

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

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

Host:

Technology reporters and bloggers are at the center of the industry’s hottest topics and discussions. In this panel, four 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

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

John Fulton — Lafayette College
Rodrique Heron — Cigna
Steven Leapline — Ansaldo
Ron Schaffer — Ansaldo
Greg Scott — Infrasupport Corporation
Robert Starr — 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 Network 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 Network Satellite

Mike Dittmeier — IT Integration Specialist, Allegiant Airlines
Bernard Lee — Group Head of IT and VP Process and Innovation, YTL Power
Eric Nothen — Senior IT Analyst, Cargill
Aaron Schaeffer — Systems Engineer, Paychex

Join Red Hat customers to learn more about how they use Red Hat Network 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 Network 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

Sanjay Attada — Director, Enterprise Services, Scholastic
Josh Clements — Application Development Manager, AAA
David Dennis — Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, GroundWork
Oksana Shtuka — Infrastructure Engineer Manager, Cigna

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 Platform, Reliability, Scalability, Security

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