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Sessions by topic: Clustering

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.

Replication between datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Tristan Tarrant — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Divya Mehra — Principal product manager, Red Hat

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

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn how to store data redundantly across multiple sites with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid’s cross-site replication.
  • Gain an understanding of the architecture and main use cases of cross-site replication architecture.
  • Learn about the latest features and future roadmap for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid and weigh in on our plans.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 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: deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management, and sessions will include technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.

Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart

Anand Subramanian — Senior principal engineer, Red Hat
Rajesh Joseph — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

The snapshots feature in Red Hat Storage Server provides an integrated solution for point-in-time recovery of GlusterFS volumes. Join us to check it out. And while you’ll be exposed to architectural details of how snapshots are implemented,this session won’t be a deep dive into snapshot internals.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to configure and use snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • How to do point-in-time recovery using snapshots.
  • The architectural overview of snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • The key features and offerings in Red Hat Storage Server snapshots.
  • Best practice recommendations for configuring Red Hat Storage Server volumes for optimal use with snapshots.
  • The limitations in the snapshots feature release.
  • Some important issues to consider when migrating from older Red Hat Storage Server releases to a snapshot-supported one.
  • The product roadmap and extensions to snapshots.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server replication: Past, present, & future

Jeff Darcy — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Venky Shankar — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll detail Red Hat Storage Server data replication strategies for both near replication (LAN) and far replication (over WAN), and explain how replication has evolved over the last few years. You’ll learn about:

  • Past mechanisms.
  • Near replication (client-side replication).
  • Far replication using timestamps (xtime).
  • Present mechanisms.
  • Near replication (server side) built using qourum and journaling.
  • Faster far replication using journaling.
  • Unified replication.
  • Replication using snapshots.
  • Stripe replication using erasure coding.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Cloud deep dive

This track shows you how to implement and operate your private, public, or hybrid cloud. Example topics include: provisioning and flexing workloads, using Red Hat products in public clouds, and running an on-premise IaaS and PaaS. Attendees will learn best practices for making the most effective use of public clouds, architecting and managing on-premise and hybrid clouds, monitoring hybrid cloud environments, and provisioning applications across their infrastructures of choice.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure architecture design

Dan Radez — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

This session will explore concepts to help design a large cloud infrastructure using Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how to horizontally scale OpenStack components and how to deploy a control tier that is both highly available and load balanced.

The session will provide general architecture design and concepts, but won’t get too deep into the technical details of the implementation. If you’ve considered building an OpenStack cluster, this session will provide many key concepts to help you make the decisions necessary for deployment.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 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.

Configuring a disaster-resilient Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment

Shubh Ram — Senior software quality assurance engineer, Symantec
Shrikant Ghare — Principal software engineer, Symantec

There are important configuration changes needed to make the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment disaster resilient, and this session describes those steps using Symantec Availability solutions.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Provisioning a secondary Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager at the disaster recovery site.
  • Starting virtural machines in the disaster recovery site with new network personality.
  • Orchestrating the failover of the datacenter and how to automate the process.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Emerging technologies

This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, software-defined storage, 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.

Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP

Gunnar Morling — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Sanne Grinovero — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

With new NoSQL stores arriving to the market frequently, choosing the right datastore can be a tough challenge. Each store provides its own low-level APIs, and migrating from one store to another is anything but simple.

Hibernate Object/Grid Mapper (OGM) provides easy access to NoSQL stores via the well-known Java Persistence API (JPA). Java developers who know how to use JPA also know how to access their favorite NoSQL stores.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How Hibernate OGM maps common JPA constructs to key-value, document, and graph datastores.
  • How to work with JPA on top of datastores such as Infinispan, MongoDB. and Neo4j and switch between them as a matter of configuration.
  • How to query for data using JP-QL and native queries.
  • How to use Hibernate OGM to access MongoDB on Red Hat’s PaaS, OpenShift by Red Hat.

This session is code-focused, with at least half the time spent coding and running tests in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio. You’ll leave the session with a solid understanding of when to use (or not use) Hibernate OGM to handle everyday NoSQL challenges.

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Community, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Road to RHEL 7

This track highlights the features and capabilities that position Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as the platform for next-generation IT. Sessions will cover topics specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, ranging from Linux containers, the OpenLMI framework, and cross-domain identity management to the powerful system and performance management tools. Attendees can use examples of real-world use cases and the experiences of beta participants to plan their own implementations.

Next-generation high availability Linux clustering

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat

High availability application clustering has changed significantly in Linux since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In this session, you’ll learn about new clustering technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. Topics covered will include:

  • Cluster definition, management, and fencing.
  • Pacemaker and Corosync, the technologies driving clustering.
  • Clustered file systems (GFS-2) migration to a separate project.
  • Integrating a clustered file system into a high availability cluster.
  • Setting up web farm quickly with pacemaker.
  • Load balancing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.

Topics: Clustering, Fedora, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

The new world of 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, you’ll learn about these technologies, including 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.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of DevNation

Co-located with Red Hat Summit, DevNation offers an agenda tailored to application developers and maintainers who build with open source. Attendees from both events will be able to attend sessions in this track, which will offer sessions relevant to both audiences.

High-availablity CEP with Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Duncan Doyle — Senior architect, Middleware, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BRMS provides a powerful complex event processing (CEP) module that can be used to detect complex patterns in streams of events. The high availability of these CEP systems is critical when used in applications like fraud detection and health monitoring systems.

In this season, Duncan Doyle will:

  • Present the requirements of a highly available CEP system.
  • Discuss the common challenges and pitfalls when trying to implement such systems.
  • Propose an architecture that implements a highly available CEP with Red Hat JBoss BRMS.
  • Demonstrate a small application based on the proposed architecture.

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Services, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works: Integration recipes, best practices, & cheat codes

Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll introduce Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works features using a collection of common requirements, architectural considerations, and critical decision points. You’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • Service implementation options such as Java, Camel, BPMN, and BPEL.
  • Strategies and considerations for canonical data models.
  • Increasing visibility and control of your applications with governance.
  • Isolating cross-cutting concerns such as transformation, data validation, and policy.
  • Encapsulation and granularity of application services.
  • Clustering for availability and performance.
  • Considerations for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
  • Maximizing test coverage for applications.

This will be a hands-on session with real problems, real solutions, and several live demos.

Topics: Clustering, Development tools, Flexibility, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Taste of training II

This track features a sampling from Red Hat's robust training and consulting services that are offered on both an individual and team basis.

Red Hat Certification update, changes, & roadmap

Randy Russell — Director of certification, Red Hat

Red Hat’s certification program will celebrate its 15th year of helping IT professionals prove their skills and knowledge through rigorous, hands-on testing. In this session, we’ll discuss changes and additions to this program in support of Red Hat’s growing emerging technology portfolio, including new architect-level certifications. We’ll also discuss planned changes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) are especially encouraged to attend but everyone with an interest in Red Hat’s certification program and its new directions is welcome.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0