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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.

Loosely Coupled, Reusable, & Interoperable: Integration Overview & Roadmap

Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat
Keith Babo — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Jack Britton — Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Are you interested in the commonalities and differences in Red Hat’s integration products? In this session, Alan Santos, Keith Babo, and Jack Britton will provide a high-level overview and roadmap for Red Hat’s integration products: Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform. They will:

  • Discuss how the products are used together and where they diverge
  • Detail the technical capabilities and components
  • Discuss future plans for integration
  • Provide a technical walkthrough and in-depth, code-level comparison of the technologies

Location: Room 302

Topics: Integration, Java development, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform: Overview & Roadmap

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Most organizations have a wealth of data stores (e.g., warehouses, files, databases, spreadsheets, applications, etc.) and their various formats, structures, semantics, and ownership make it difficult to turn this data into actionable information. Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform enables you to tackle this challenge by virtualizing your data and data access, turning the data you have into the information you need.

In this session, Ken Johnson will provide an overview of Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, review common use cases, and discuss its future roadmap, which includes integration with other Red Hat technologies, big data applicability, and data services in the cloud.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Easy Integration with Red Hat JBoss Fuse

James Strachan — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join James Strachan, the creator of Apache Camel and Fuse IDE, as he demonstrates the open source, Eclipse-based developer tooling and HTML5 web console that are available when working with Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) and Red Hat JBoss Fuse.

Through demonstrations, attendees will learn how to solve their integration problems with EIP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse (for integration), and Red Hat A-MQ (for messaging). They will learn how to quickly start projects, run them, diagnose and understand running applications, and complete integration quickly.

Previous knowledge of Apache Camel and/or EIP is helpful but not essential.

Location: Room 210

Topics: Development tools, Integration, Interoperability, Java development, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 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

Red Hat Storage Server: Best Practices & Advanced Configurations

Peter Portante — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

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

Topics: Clustering, GlusterFS, Integration, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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.

Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization

Sayan Saha — Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Perry Myers — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, senior product and engineering leaders from Red Hat’s cloud, storage, and vitualization teams will outline the integration roadmap for Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenStack. They will also:

  • Discuss Red Hat Storage’s use as the back-end storage technology for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack
  • Provide a detailed breakdown of the various integration phases
  • Detail the business value of each phase

Attendees will learn about an enterprise, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud storage platform taking shape inside Red Hat to support the next wave of virtualization and cloud deployments. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the session presenters, helping to shape the future of these integrated solutions from Red Hat.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Integration, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

KVM Hypervisor Roadmap & Technology Update

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Karen Noel — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor supports the largest x86 virtual machine, with industry-leading performance and an innovative architecture that benefits from the enhancements made to the Linux kernel. In addition to the numerous performance improvements, the KVM hypervisor is well suited to run mission-critical workloads in a virtualized environment, utilizing the resource management and security features built within it.

KVM supports both Linux and Windows guests and provides a Microsoft-certified environment for customers to deploy virtual machines and applications with confidence. It is the foundational technology that powers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack, and will soon provide tighter integration with Red Hat Storage.

In this session, Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM technology product manager, and Karen Noel, the KVM engineering manager, will present the KVM hypervisor roadmap and will outline the reasons that make KVM a better choice in terms of architecture, technology, and value for its users. They will also provide insights and details about the latest virtualization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In addition they will:

  • Detail the KVM architecture and virtualization stack
  • Detail the latest KVM hypervisor features delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and inherited by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
  • Provide insight into future features
  • Highlight collaboration and integration plans within Red Hat’s technology portfolio

Location: Room 304

Topics: Integration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Microsoft Windows Interoperability Update

Mark Heslin — Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Organizations interested in integrating Linux systems into Active Directory domains can realize greater reliability and cost savings, and simplify user account administration. However, its difficult to determine which approach to do so is best.

In this session, Mark Heslin will provide an update on the current methods available for successfully integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems into Active Directory domain environments. Mark will focus on the pros and cons of each method, configuration options, and the new features and capabilities available with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. He will also discuss:

  •  Core components (e.g., Samba, Winbind, IdM, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  •  Integration approaches (e.g., direct, indirect, third party)
  •  Configurations and use cases
  •  Best practices and integration guidelines
  •  IdM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Attendees will leave this session with the details needed to select the most appropriate configuration to securely authenticate Windows Active Directory domain users through Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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.

Create Engaging User Experiences with Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform

Divya Mehra — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Thomas Heute — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform is the presentation layer that enables you to aggregate data and applications from diverse sources into engaging experiences for your customers, partners, and employees. The platform features include: a standards-based portal container, Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP), single sign-on integration, and the Portlet Bridge.

In this session, Divya Mehra and Thomas Heute will present the latest Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform features, such as SAML 2.0, mobile, CDI, and OAuth support, diving deeper into selected topics.

Location: Room 207

Topics: Flexibility, Integration, Java development, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 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

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.

Integrating Distributed, Cloud, & Mobile Applications into the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise

Pierre Fricke — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Enterprises must handle an exploding number of business events and data associated with them. These business events and data are increasingly generated by new-generation IT applications and devices on new architectures. And open hybrid clouds and mobile applications are high-growth platforms at the center of this shift. These applications must be integrated and the integration solution should be flexible and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions.

At Red Hat, we offer a better path to business leadership by helping businesses build intelligent, integrated enterprises that anticipate and respond to business events, regardless of where they are generated, with high-quality answers, products, and services. Leveraging Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, and Red Hat JBoss BRMS enable IT to drive better business results faster.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What an intelligent, integrated enterprise is
  • The value of having an intelligent, integrated enterprise
  • Intelligent, integrated scenarios and examples
  • How to build an intelligent, integrated enterprise that includes distributed, cloud, and mobile applications

While this session will focus on business issues and value, it will also include some technical content in terms of product descriptions, cloud/on-premise/mobile scenarios, and use case examples.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Integration, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 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.

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

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.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration

Jon Benedict — Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Chris Morrissey — Software Engineer, NetApp
Karthik Nagalingam — Reference Architect, NetApp
Ian Pilcher — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Greg Pryzby — Principal Consultant, Red Hat

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

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Integration, Manageability, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Interoperability Results from SAP & Red Hat Collaboration

Mustafa Saglam — Director, SAP NetWeaver Gateway Product Management, SAP

SAP NetWeaver Gateway, an enabler technology, significantly simplifies the consumption of SAP business data and functionality over traditional SAP technologies, from popular, non-SAP platforms (e.g., Java, Android, iOS, etc.) via REST-based standard APIs.

In this session, SAP’s Mustafa Saglam will:

  • Provide an overview of SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • Explain how to speed up the development of new applications on Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform
  • Share the interoperability results of the collaboration between SAP and Red Hat
  • Demo Red Hat and SAP solutions

Location: Room 209

Topics: Integration, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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.

Middleware Platforms for Integration & BPM: A Product Comparison

Richard Naszcyniec — Senior Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Customers of various sizes use the deep technical capabilities of Red Hat JBoss Middleware for integration and business process management (BPM). Are you looking to establish, expand, or standardize the middleware used for integration and BPM? Do you face the challenge of comparing and contrasting vendors to determine the best fit for your needs?

In this session, Richard Naszcyniec will discuss the strengths of Red Hat JBoss Middleware platforms for integration and BPM, and compare them to other middleware offerings. He will also detail several of the functional and economic advantages specific to each platform. Solutions addressed will include:

  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS
  • Red Hat JBoss A-MQ
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse

 

Location: Room 313

Topics: BPM, Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 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.

Creating Enterprise Mobile Applications with Red Hat

Deepali Khushraj — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Jay Balunas — Mobile Platform Architect, Red Hat

IT teams are currently facing great enterprise mobility demands and must consider:

  • Integrating applications to back-end systems
  • Providing mobile application security
  • Adapting back-end and enterprise services to support mobile use cases
  • Building applications for mobile constraints like data costs, limited battery, and offline access

Red Hat understands these challenges and recognizes that the use case often determines how you develop your mobile back-end and applications (e.g., web, native, or cross-platform, hybrid code bases). In this session, Jay Balunas will provide a high-level overview of how Red Hat can help.

Location: Room 311

Topics: Integration, Mobile

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
The road ahead Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 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.

Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation

Duc Doan — Principal Engineer, E*TRADE
John Liptak — Senior Lead Architect, CenturyLink
Robert Sedor — Lead Architect, Pitney Bowes
Craig Tystad — Director, Business Architecture and Planning, tw telecom

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they use Red Hat’s open source solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can save time and money and give your company a strategic advantage.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cost savings, ESB, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Java development, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 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