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Sessions by topic: Cost Savings

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.

The Red Hat Cloud guide to all things xPaaS

Eric D. Schabell — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Whether your business applications are based on Java EE 6, PHP, or Ruby, cloud environments are turning out to be perfect for business development. There are plenty of cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options to choose from, but where do you start?

In this session, Eric Schabell will provide examples, demos, and practical tips for ratcheting up your knowledge of open source, middleware-based xPaaS functionality. Not only will you be able to set up diverse PaaS solutions, you’ll also learn how to use your existing application with the product of your choice. Using OpenShift by Red Hat, our PaaS, we’ll show examples with Red Hat ‘s BPM and mobile solutions, SwitchYard, Opta Planner, and Red Hat JBoss Portal, in just minutes.

Join us to learn more about the practicality of Red Hat’s xPaaS vision and the role Red Hat JBoss Middleware can play.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating a Tier-1 order management process to Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Jaroslav Blazek — Senior technology architect, Accenture
Radan Base — Senior system analyst, Accenture

New Order Engine (NOE) is a composite application based on Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works with process management, rules engine, messaging, and integration capabilities. NOE is a configurable, product-driven order decomposition and fulfillment engine that streamlines transformations from commercial orders into a common data model based on the shared information data (SID) model standard. The application provides dynamic decomposition into fulfillment tasks and real-time provisioning of service orders into multiple backend systems.

In this session, we’ll explore the application’s architecture details and discuss its implementation to a Tier-1 European telecommunications provider, replacing its commercial orchestration platform with an open source alternative.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 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 Enterprise Virtualization disaster recovery

John Herr — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Aaron Weitekamp — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Businesses today are placing more of their infrastructure systems in virtualized environments to increase security. But the results of catastrophic events can still prove devastating in virtualized environments if you can’t quickly quickly bring up a second environment to reduce the negative impact to your daily operations.

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of site-level disaster recovery of a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment. We’ll also discuss new features in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, including the REST API, that make a site-level disaster recovery possible and easy to perform. The discussion will include:

  • An overview of the failover process.
  • The methods available to create a failover.
  • The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 REST API.
  • Automating the failover process.

After this session, attendees will have a better understanding of the new disaster recovery capabilities included with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cost savings, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

HP Moonshot with Red Hat Enterprise Linux saves space & energy for HP.com

Volker Otto — Director, Application Hosting, IT Compute Services, HP

The HP Moonshot System, the world’s first software-defined server platform, delivers maximum density with unparalleled power efficiency. HP Moonshot, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is currently handling the traffic on HP.com, and providing tremendous space and energy savings. In this session, we’ll explain the technical detail of how our web platform works and discuss future plans for more workloads.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager

Christopher Duryee — senior software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Jerrido — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Red Hat subscription provides value to your IT departments. Depending on how your company purchases, your IT department might have many different subscriptions with different end dates and SLAs. Your department might not know what machines are covered by which SLA or how many subscriptions are still available.

To solve these issues, we include the Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool with your Red Hat subscription. You can use it to track your system inventory and your subscription usage across bare-metal machines and cloud deployments. The new enhanced reporting feature gives you historical views of your data. It integrates with Red Hat Satellite 5.6 to provide a report of historical subscription consumption across both SAM and Red Hat Satellite 5.6.

This session will combine concept overview—including an overview of differences between Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and SAM—and a live demo of SAM and its integration with Red Hat Satellite 5.6. We’ll focus on new features, like enhanced reporting, and how you can apply them to solve real datacenter issues. You’ll also learn about the SAM roadmap to understand what future releases will look like.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies

Bruno Meseguer — Development architect, Vodafone
Markus Van Laak — Operations manager, Vodafone
Nabeel Saad — Saad, Nabeel, Red Hat

While satisfying a management directive pushing for “cloud abilities” and dealing with some key challenges in its existing technology stack, Vodafone’s IT team decided to embark on a journey to update the company’s technology.

Following an early management decision, the usually silo-ed business and IT teams worked together to select the technologies that would carry the company’s integration framework into the future.

As there’s often some magic involved in migrating to a new product, Vodafone representatives will discuss their experiences with the wizardry of “buying a product” and the road they traveled to a successful solution, discussing the:

  • Main driver behind the migration process.
  • Key challenges, including performance and operations, that influenced the team’s decisions.
  • Technology comparison and selection process, which was largely successful because of active commitment, communication, and collaboration across teams and companies.
  • Good, Wicked, and Oz-some stories from the journey.

You’ll leave this session with your own yellow brick road guide for selecting the right technologies for your organization. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for successfully engaging with your providers, partners, and with teams across your organization.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 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.

Java application migration with Arquillian & Windup

Martin Liebrich — CTO and senior architect, Cambridge Technology Partners
Bartosz Majsak — Technology specialist, Cambridge Technology Partners

As developers become more excited about features and programming models provided by Java EE, migration projects are on the rise.

In this session, we’ll explore a migration of a Spring application running on bare Apache Tomcat to the Java EE 6 programming model running on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. We will focus on our approach to application migration, as well as 2 important projects—Arquillian and Windup.

You’ll learn how Arquillian’s testing platform instills confidence in the components and services, and how Windup lets you analyze the code base in an automated manner, allowing you to concentrate on the difficult parts requiring manual intervention.

Topics: Cost savings, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Best of

Join some of Red Hat Summit’s top-rated presenters as they lead sessions featuring our most popular topics. Most of these sessions are standing-room-only, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Get the most out of Red Hat JBoss EAP & the JVM

Ståle Pedersen — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Andrig Miller — Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Getting the best performance out of your enterprise applications can be a challenging and complicated task. After attending this session, you’ll be able to give your applications better response times, better scalability, and lower CPU and memory usage. You’ll learn about the performance improvements we’ve made in the last 3 versions of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and about what’s coming in JBoss EAP 6.3. You’ll also learn what to look for when profiling your application.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap and hypervisor features supported in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor and Red Hat Storage Server to provide direct storage access to GlusterFS volumes.
  • Future features of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor that will help shape the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform roadmaps.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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 can provide competitive advantage.

Quantifying the financial benefits of PaaS: Build your business case

Hicham Tout — Senior technical leader, Engineering, Cisco
Dan Juengst — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

As a cloud application platform that makes it easier and faster to build and launch applications, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has intrinsic benefits that are clear to many IT departments. The challenge comes in quantifying the true financial benefit and the ROI of an investment in a PaaS solution.

In this session, Red Hat and Cisco reps will detail the financial benefits that PaaS can bring to enterprises and organizations. They’ll walk you through the details of a real-world business case that illustrate the impact that a PaaS like OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat can have on an organization.

You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of the financial benefits of PaaS and a business case approach that you can apply in your organization.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

The next wave in BPM from Red Hat

Phil Simpson — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Product management director, BPM and BRMS, Red Hat

Over the last few years, business process management (BPM) solutions have seen rapid adoption across the enterprise. Innovative organizations are recognizing the value of BPM for improving the efficiency and agility of business operations, and thereby boosting competitiveness and the bottom line.

Late last year, Red Hat launched a new BPM platform, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta. The offering resulted from an extensive engineering effort to merge our popular business rules management system (BRMS) with BPM technology acquired from Polymita. The result is a comprehensive platform for business automation, incorporating 3 key technologies–business rules, business processes, and complex event processing.

Join us for this session where you’ll learn about the capabilities, vision, and roadmap for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite. Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  •  The new, business friendly tools for process modeling, user interface creation, etc.
  •  Process analysis and simulation
  •  Task management and process monitoring
  •  Business activity monitoring

After the session, you’ll have a solid understanding of the capabilities and direction of the product, and will be ready to use the free developer subscription to evaluate it for your needs.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Support best practices: Optimizing your support experience

Guilherme Barros — Principal technical account manager, Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage Red Hat’s experience supporting customers to optimize your internal support organization’s interaction with external support vendors. Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Key topics in interacting with support and how to optimize that conversation to get answers quickly.
  • How to avoid outages and progress to best practices.
  • Where to focus your proactive support time for best results.
  • Best practices that can significantly shorten your resolution times.
  • How Red Hat works behind the scenes to optimize your engagement with us.
  • The 1 thing you can do to minimize your support-related outage time.
  • Best practices using our support tools, including the support portal, access.redhat.com.

Guilherme Barros will discuss lessons learned from the mountains of support data we have gathered and walk you through best practices that we have proven to create a better support experience.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Flexibility, Red Hat Services, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand

Sandeep Puri — Engineering architect, Cisco
Mike White — Cisco
Mike Barrett — Product manager, Red Hat

Recently, Cisco IT added OpenShift by Red Hat to its technology mix to rapidly expose development staff to a rich set of web-scale application frameworks and runtimes.

Deploying Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures, like OpenShift, bring with it:

  • A focus on the developer experience.
  • Container technology.
  • A need to understand network security and user isolation and how to accelerate the DevOps model without negatively affecting operations or development.

In this session, Cisco and Red Hat will take you through:

  • The problems Cisco set out to solve with PaaS.
  • How OpenShift aligned with their needs.
  • Key lessons learned during the process.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Keita Yamaguchi — Systems engineer and project leader, Softbank Mobile
Vishal Ghariwala — Middleware product manager, APAC, Red Hat
Masahiko Umeno — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Softbank Mobile, the largest mobile communications company in Japan, began migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS in 2012. In this session, Softbank Mobile reps will share their story, discussing:

  • Why they selected a BRMS solution and how it was adapted to their system.
  • The business value of BRMS.
  • Migration pros and cons, in addition to recommended strategies and tips.
  • The differences between JRules and Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

They will also provide a demonstration of Mithril, an integrated, rapid development environment for Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Cisco Prime Service Catalog & OpenShift

Grant Emeny-Smith — Product manager, Cisco

IT departments are under greater pressure than ever to reduce costs and increase access to larger amounts of information. In this session, we’ll cover the combination of Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Red Hat OpenShift. You’ll learn how to create domains and applications then automatically bind them to specific projects.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 0.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite

Jonathan Gershater — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Wes Day — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Need to build a private cloud to take advantage of flexible networking and storage and offer users self-service? If you’re already virtualized using VMware, you might think it’s a no-brainer to add VMware vCloud Suite to build a private cloud. But there’s more to this equation to consider.

In this session, we’ll provide a Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure demo and a comprehensive comparison of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and VMware vCloud Suite, including:

  • Technical differentiation.
  • Cost comparisons.
  • Cloud management platform capabilities.
  • Open source private cloud differentiators.

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of private cloud concepts.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 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.

PaaS anywhere: Deploy OpenShift Enterprise in your environment of choice

Isaac Christoffersen — Architect, Vizuri

Choice matters. And OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat is the only Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product that runs in the hosting environment of your choice.

While true PaaS products provide a level of infrastructure abstraction so developers can be more productive, choosing the right environment to host your PaaS product is critical. You must take many factors into consideration, like cost, availability, scalability, and manageability. Having a PaaS product that’s truly environment-agnostic can maximize your options and help you make the choice that best fits your needs.

Come see a demo of deploying OpenShift Enterprise to multiple public cloud providers and within local virtual machines. By using common provisioning tools and the various cloud vendor APIs, you’ll see the realization of open, hybrid PaaS. You’ll also learn about considerations when running OpenShift Enterprise in these different environments, and monitoring strategies for proactively maintaining the health of an OpenShift Enterprise environment.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms

Jason Dillaman — Principal architect, Red Hat
Nick Lane — Platform consultant, Red Hat

Most of today’s enterprise processes for provisioning infrastructures like hypervisors and virtual machines (VMs) are manual, requiring several human interactions that can delay processes and introduce inconsistencies. By automating this provisioning process, an enterprise can eliminate these blockers and get their infrastructures up and running quickly.

In this session, we’ll walk you through real-world use cases that demonstrate:

  • The coupling of Red Hat CloudForms to Cisco UCS for hypervisor server management.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for VM management.
  • Red Hat Satellite for software management.
  • Infoblox for IP address management.

With this solution, you can speed up and automate your hypervisor and VM provisioning, and reduce deployment times from weeks to hours by eliminating all intermediate provisioning touch points.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners

Addam Krucek — Senior staff engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Terry Bowling — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat
Ryan Hennessy — Solution architect, Red Hat

ISV and embedded partners are steadily increasing their use of Red Hat’s product portfolio to deliver unique products and solutions to customers. From hospital and medical systems, to emergency and government communications systems, to your cellular phone calls, text, and data or background network infrastructure, several items you interact with daily use Red Hat software as a key component.

In this session, youll hear best practices for working with Red Hat to achieve successful results through all phases of your product life cycle (planning and designing, development, testing and tuning, support and patching).

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the Red Hat product life cycles, how and when different types of changes are accepted into our products, and how to join with your own product releases.
  • Understanding the role of the Technical Account Manager (TAM) and engaging with Global Support Services (GSS).
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and speed bumps that could block or delay your product.
  • Providing updates and supporting customers with innovative examples from partners.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 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.

Customer applications of Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Erin Boyd — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Diane Feddema — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

If analyzing data were easy, wouldn’t everybody do it? The fact is, several steps are necessary to effectively use Hadoop out of the box to process data for the information you need. From preprocessing relevant data to preparing it for consumption to copying large data sets to another location for analysis—the time it takes to get value from your data might be so long that the data is no longer relevant.

So why bring your data to the analytics engine when you can bring the analytics engine to your data? In this session, you’ll learn how Red Hat customers use Red Hat Storage Server to more quickly start mining their data by allowing the application that generates the data they need to write directly to where the analytics will run. And in the process of doing so, they can skip making an extra copy of the data.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Projects, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists

Host:

David Egts — Chief technologist, US Public Sector, Red Hat

Panelists:

Emilio Patricio — Director, SEDESOL-Oportunidades
Greg Scott — CTO, Infrasupport Corporation
Professor Soh Yeng Chai — Founding director, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

Join the 2014 Red Hat Innovation Award finalists to learn how they use Red Hat solutions to stay ahead of the evolving IT curve. With 5 industries represented, you’ll hear about about various technology challenges and solutions. Learn how each of the winning organizations teamed with Red Hat to modernize and scale their infrastructures while saving costs.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat CloudForms, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Hyperscale computing seeks to replace a whole conventional server system with a single-chip solution that includes on-chip network fabric connectivity. This emerging design will provide hundreds of gigabits of connectivity between individual nodes, and make million-node deployments commonplace.

Red Hat has been researching hyperscale computing, including both conventional x86 designs and emerging 64-bit ARM-powered systems, for several years. In this session, you’ll get an update on the state of hyperscale computing, including a live demo using Red Hat technologies.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Enteprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

Vijay Bellur — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll provide an update on the current state of the GlusterFS community and discuss future directions of the project. Attendees will learn:

  • Details on new features in the recent GlusterFS 3.5 and 3.6 releases.
  • What lies ahead in GlusterFS 4.
  • How GlusterFS is being integrated with other projects in the open source ecosystem, including OpenStack, oVirt, and Apache Hadoop.
  • Use cases.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, GlusterFS, Manageability, OpenStack, oVirt, RDO, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Innovation in the enterprise with OpenStack

Nicolas Keller — Emerging Technologies & User Experience, Dell

Do you see OpenStack as a strategic part of your private cloud strategy, but face the usual hurdles of using open source software in an enterprise environment? Learn how the Dell IT Emerging Technologies team partnered with Red Hat to face these challenges using OpenStack to create a private cloud-based lab for rapid technology incubation and experimentation.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime

Keith Robertson — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Through your Red Hat subscription, you have access to a range of tools and services that can help you resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

In this session, we’ll:

  • Provide an overview of the Red Hat tools available for automatic problem determination and problem resolution.
  • Deliver a roadmap on how subscriber services are being seamlessly integrated into the Red Hat portfolio to make it easier for you to resolve problems and interact with Red Hat subscription services.
  • 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
  • Discuss how you can achieve continuous uptime using dynamic kernel updates with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the Red Hat Support Tool and the various new Red Hat Access plug-ins that provide Red Hat knowledge, diagnostic services, and support case creation from within your Red Hat products using your relevant system information.
  • Share recommended practices and Red Hat’s roadmap for delivering more integrated subscriber services, which create a seamless experience between using and managing your Red Hat systems.

Bottom line: You’ll leave this session knowing how to use the portfolio of available support tools and will have a better understanding of how subscriber services are being integrated into Red Hat’s portfolio to deliver maximum value.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Satellite roadmap & demo

David Caplan — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite was introduced in 2002 as a means to patch and provision systems and build standard operating environments. While these are still primary focuses of Red Hat Satellite today, the requirements for system management are evolving and growing increasingly complex. In this session, you’ll:

  • Get a detailed walk-through of the completely redesigned user interface, including technical insight into version 6 innovations in content management, content publishing, promotion across environments, mirroring across federated points of presence, provisioning, and configuration.
  • Learn about Red Hat Satellite 6 content views as critical constructs for enforcing strong governance in defining standard system builds, while organizing Puppet content for building layered application stacks.
  • See a demo of system management tasks to reinforce Red Hat Satellite 6 functions around automation, orchestration, observability, and reusability.
  • Hear an introduction to our  beta program.
  • Get a Red Hat Satellite 6 product roadmap.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise

Tom Benninger — Principal software applications engineer, Red Hat
Anderson Silva — Manager, Platform Operations, Red Hat
Andrew Butcher — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

What is the viability of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) addressing the business drivers of increased agility, flexibility, and time to market for application development? How does OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat measure up?

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the business drivers from IT and other departments for deploying private PaaS.
  • Learn the approach taken for proof of concept and production deployments.
  • See real-world examples of applications running on OpenShift Enterprise.
  • Hear about lessons learned throughout the process.
  • Get an overview of the architecture and IT operating model examples and considerations for implementing OpenShift Enterprise as a new service.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Applied SCAP: Automating security compliance & remediation

Jeffrey Blank — Technical director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA
Shawn Wells — Project developer, SCAP Security Guide, Red Hat

In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn how Red Hat collaboratively works with the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other stakeholders to develop government and industry policy to secure Red Hat products using open source principles. In addition, you’ll hear how a similar methodology can be applied to other government and industry regulations like PCI, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Using the SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) Security Guide as a case study, you’ll also learn how human-interpreted policy can be embodied in machine-interpreted SCAP. See how that same SCAP content can be used to help securely lock down systems when provisioned and aided with continuous monitoring using Red Hat Satellite. The DISA STIG (security technical information guide) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux will also be used as a case study in this session.

This session is an update to the 2013 presentation, extended to demonstrate:

  • Patch and vulnerability scanning through SCAP.
  • Centralized security compliance scans through Red Hat Satellite.
  • Automated remediation capabilities via bash.
  • Content tailoring via SCAP Workbench.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches

Andrew Block — Senior consultant, Middleware, Red Hat
Tim Bielawa — Senior release engineer, Red Hat

How do some of the largest IT organizations around the world migrate, configure, and manage their Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations? What are the steps they take to factor in security, performance, and tuning to ensure they get the most out of their application server tiers?

In this session, we’ll describe how Red Hat’s own IT department migrated its existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4 and 5 infrastructures to version 6. We’ll reveal how the team followed industry-wide best practices–under a tight deadline–and used open source tools to configure and manage the company’s new installations.

Looking to make the jump to the cloud? We’ll also illustrate how these same tools and concepts can be used to prepare, configure, and manage Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations within a cloud architecture. And with concrete examples and use cases you can use in your environment, you’ll learn best practices for:

  • Managing middleware configurations in large-scale production environments.
  • Effectively controlling and managing access to server resources.
  • Using existing open source tools to automate the configuration and deployment process.
  • Promoting deployments through environments with an emphasis on logging, security, messaging, and application support.
  • Migrating existing applications and server configurations from older versions of Red Hat JBoss Middleware.
  • Implementing existing configurations to provision within a cloud environment.

Unlock the secrets to master your middleware.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 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.

Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI

Russell Doty — Technology product manager, Red Hat
Stephen Gallagher — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Linux systems often come with powerful capabilities—and steep learning curves—for system administrators. Despite progress toward automating and standardizing system management, there is still a need to customize some systems. SysAdmins need to configure complex local storage and networks with multiple NICs, manage users (both locally and using MS Active Directory or IPA), install software, manage system services, get hardware configuration, and perform a wide range of detailed tasks against a specific server.

In this session, you’ll learn how OpenLMI,the Linux Management Infrastructure program, delivers remote administration of production servers, ranging from high-end enterprise servers with complex network and storage configurations to virtual guests. We’ll discuss how OpenLMI:

  • Supports physical servers and directly manipulates storage, network, and system hardware
  • Manages and monitors virtual machine guests.
  • Includes a framework that provides a standardized remote API for system management that is built on top of existing tools and utilities.
  • Provides fine-grained control of running systems, complementing the installation, entitlement, and patching capabilities of Red Hat Satellite Server.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Linux containers is a feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta that provides application deployment flexibility for customers, and allows users to run applications securely in an isolated container. Linux containers facilitate multi-tenancy, density, and deployment speed.

The Linux container technology in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta combines resource management, process isolation, file system separation, security, and management tooling with Docker to provide robust features to run applications in an isolated container. Docker uses the Linux container capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta to provide standardization, ease of use, and portability.

Join this session to learn more about Linux containers and Docker technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. The presentation will conclude with a live demonstration.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations to new major versions

David Cantrell — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Paul Frields — Engineering manager, Red Hat

Many Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 customers will soon consider migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat now offers tools for engineers to evaluate migration options and plan their upgrades accordingly. In this session, you’ll see those tools in action during a live demo of an upgrade.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 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.

Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM

Host:

Adam Jollans — Program director, Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

Panelists:

Michael Day — IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief virtualization architect, Open Systems, IBM
Jeff Jameson — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Cost, scalability, and security are key considerations when delivering cloud services. Cloud service providers building public and private clouds need to keep infrastructure cost down in order to price competitively, and must ensure stellar security and scalability in multi-tenant environments. Open technologies, such as OpenStack, Linux, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), help deliver on these requirements for open clouds. And, infrastructure matters. That’s why open clouds run on IBM systems.

In this panel, industry experts will discuss:

  • When and how to use open components to build competitive cloud services.
  • The usage of KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and OpenStack with IBM hardware and software in enterprise virtualization and cloud initiatives, covering who is using it and where and how it’s being used.
  • Business benefits being realized with KVM, OpenStack, Red Hat, and IBM technology.
  • The widespread adoption of KVM.

Come prepared to ask questions and interact in this lively, interactive discussion.

Topics: Cost savings, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people

Host:

Ted Brunell — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

John Keese — President, Autonomic Resources
Kent Rockwell — Architecture and system engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Munjeet Singh — Principal, Emerging Technologies, Dynamic Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton
Clay Wells — Senior systems programmer, University of Pennsylvania

Learn how the transformation to virtualized and cloud-based services is shaping the way the government does business. In this panel, thought leaders and innovators from across the public sector will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat technologies and Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud vision. The discussion will include information about:

  • How public sector customers are shaping the next generation of data services.
  • 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 and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layers play as the government moves to the cloud.
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements.
  • Experiences building hybrid IaaS clouds with open source technology.
  • Strategies that are being used to manage large virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS environments.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Remmele J. Hinton — Senior systems administrator, Mantech International Corporation
Felipe Pereira — Support analyst, BNDES
Greg Procunier — UNIX administrator IV, Symcor
Joshua Toffler — Senior systems engineer, Defense Engineering Inc.

Join this panel to learn how some of our customers are using Red Hat Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, to manage their infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how they’re managing tens, hundreds – even thousands – of servers as easily as one.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare

Host:

Don Frederick — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Barker — Director, Application Development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi — Senior IT manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun — CEO, OSEHRA

In this panel, you’ll interact with a panel of customers as they discuss Red Hat technologies in U.S. healthcare—from hospital to insurance to government agencies. Learn why they rely on open source technology as a foundation of their infrastructures. They’ll share information about the technology decisions they’ve made and tips and best practices for successful technology implementations.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Host:

Brian Ashburn — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Erik H. Berger — Team lead and senior consultant, Viada
Teresa Bobadilla — Product manager, Texas Guaranteed
John Galvin — IT operations manager, UPS
Markus Merder — Team lead, senior consultant, Viada

Enterprises across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions to address the many critical business demands that they face daily. In this panel, you’ll learn how our middleware customers use Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0