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Sessions by topic: GlusterFS

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.

The new community dynamic for open source: CentOS & Red Hat

Carl Trieloff — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Karanbir Singh — Member of Technical Staff, Red Hat

CentOS and Red Hat are embarking on a new journey together in the future of community development platforms. “CentOS and Red Hat joining forces” wasn’t a headline many Linux users expected to hear at the beginning of 2014. Now that the news is out, it’s time to write the next chapter of the CentOS story; and in this session, you’ll get a first-row seat to hear what’s coming next.

The “new CentOS” is expanding in scope to become more focused on additional community developments and domains. It will have an open governance that allows interested developers to build and maintain variants of CentOS, which can include new software and changes to any core component for that variant. Since the announcement of this special interest group (SIG)-driven process, many people have stepped forward to form SIGs around cloud (including OpenStack and OpenShift Origin), web hosting, desktops, and so forth.

In this session, you’ll get a chance to meet, hear from, and ask questions of several CentOS Board members. These include long-time CentOS contributors and members of the newly convened Governing Board, who are instrumental in engaging with Red Hat and helping to shape the new CentOS.

Topics: GlusterFS, OpenShift Origin, oVirt, Projects, RDO

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 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

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

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 Storage Server administration deep dive

Dustin Black — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

In this session for administrators of all skill levels, you’ll get a deep technical dive into Red Hat Storage Server and GlusterFS administration.

We’ll start with the basics of what scale-out storage is, and learn about the unique implementation of Red Hat Storage Server and its advantages over legacy and competing technologies. From the basic knowledge and design principles, we’ll move to a live start-to-finish demonstration. Your experience will include:

  • Building a cluster.
  • Allocating resources.
  • Creating and modifying volumes of different types.
  • Accessing data via multiple client protocols.
  • A resiliency demonstration.
  • Expanding and contracting volumes.
  • Implementing directory quotas.
  • Recovering from and preventing split-brain.
  • Asynchronous parallel geo-replication.
  • Behind-the-curtain views of configuration files and logs.
  • Extended attributes used by GlusterFS.
  • Performance tuning basics.
  • New and upcoming feature demonstrations.

Those new to the scale-out product will leave this session with the knowledge and confidence to set up their first Red Hat Storage Server environment. Experienced administrators will sharpen their skills and gain insights into the newest features. IT executives and managers will gain a valuable overview to help fuel the drive for next-generation infrastructures.

Topics: Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0