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.
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
|Application and data integration||Thursday, June 13||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
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:
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
|Application and data integration||Friday, June 14||9:45 am - 10:45 am||4.0 / 5.0|
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
|Application and data integration||Friday, June 14||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
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.
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:
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
|Application development||Wednesday, June 12||10:40 am - 11:40 am||3.0 / 5.0|
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: Big data, BPM, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Java development, JBoss Community projects, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Reliability, Scalability
|Application development||Thursday, June 13||1:20 pm - 2:20 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
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
|Application development||Thursday, June 13||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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.
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:
Location: Room 310
|Cloud readiness||Thursday, June 13||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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.
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:
Location: Room 209
|Community and partner ecosystem||Thursday, June 13||10:40 am - 11:40 am||4.0 / 5.0|
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:
Location: Room 209
|Community and partner ecosystem||Thursday, June 13||1:20 pm - 2:20 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
In this session, Jon Benedict, Karthik Nagalingam, and Ian Pilcher will provide a deep dive into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization built on FlexPod. The FlexPod datacenter solution is a pre-validated design that provides predictable scaling and performance. Jon, Karthik, and Ian will explain what this means for admins, engineers, and IT decision makers, highlighting the benefits, the design, performance characteristics, and sizing in the context of virtualizing Oracle 11g RAC.
In addition, Jon and Chris Morrissey will demonstrate the Virtual Storage Console (VSC) plug-in for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This integrated tool takes advantage of the plug-in framework available with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 and allows IT administrators to discover and provision NetApp storage directly from Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. Additonally, VSC for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization also allows NFS-based virtual machines to be rapidly cloned from the storage array.
Location: Room 209
|Community and partner ecosystem||Thursday, June 13||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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.
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
|IT efficiency||Thursday, June 13||10:40 am - 11:40 am||4.0 / 5.0|
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.
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
|Market perceptions and competition||Wednesday, June 12||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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.
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
|Town hall||Wednesday, June 12||10:40 am - 11:40 am||3.0 / 5.0|
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
|Town hall||Wednesday, June 12||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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
|Town hall||Thursday, June 13||10:40 am - 11:40 am||3.0 / 5.0|
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
|Town hall||Friday, June 14||9:45 am - 10:45 am||2.0 / 5.0|
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
|Town hall||Friday, June 14||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||2.0 / 5.0|