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Sessions by topic: Interoperability

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.

Union Bank builds next-generation solution with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Frank Venditti — Chief infrastructure architect, Union Bank

In a quest to improve the delivery of innovative e-commerce applications to its customers, Union Bank set out to restructure its infrastructure to increase agility and improve the delivery of mission-critical applications. Using Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, Union Bank and Red Hat worked together to architect, build, and implement a next-generation solution for the bank.

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Business challenge and use cases
  • Solution and approach
  • Results

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration products roadmap

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

What do back office applications, apps deployed in the cloud, apps deployed in remote branches or embedded devices, and data spread across multiple sources all have in common? Sooner or later, they all have to talk to each other. That’s where integration middleware comes in.

In this session, we’ll look into the roadmaps for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration solutions, including Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, and Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

UNIX-to-Linux modernization strategies: Eliminate major migration roadblocks

Stuart Kirk — Practice Executive, Linux/x86 Migration, Dell

Legacy UNIX platforms are expensive. From hardware maintenance and software licensing to system administration and scalability, these proprietary platforms place an unnecessary burden on your IT budget. The UNIX variants that remain in your enterprise are likely entrenched for a reason and a commodity x86-based infrastructure using open source software doesn’t completely solve the problem.

In this session, you’ll learn how Dell and Red Hat can help eliminate your remaining migration roadblocks by providing the methodology and services to execute a migration of any size. You’ll leave this session with an end-to-end solutions approach that focuses on both application migration delivery and infrastructure modernization.

Topics: Interoperability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Integrate your BPMS processes with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works

Babak Mozaffari — Middleware architect, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta allows developers to simplify complex requirements by modeling them as modular rules and business-centric process models. While the beta can communicate with third-party systems through standard Java and web service interfaces, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works supports bidirectional integration, providing access to a central service bus that can help implement service-oriented architecture (SOA) and act as a central integration hub.

In this session, Babak Mozaffari will:

  • Share simple examples of BPMS applications interacting with JBoss Fuse Service Works.
  • Detail the integration between Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta and JBoss Fuse Service Works.
  • Highlight the features and capabilities of each product.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware connectivity options for SAP

Ted Jones — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
William Collins — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Kenneth Peeples — Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat

Looking to access your SAP data with Red Hat JBoss Middleware and not sure where to start? This session will cover all the bases and show you how to connect and consume data via Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Apache Camel, Fuse Fabric, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.

See live demos using JBoss Data Virtualization, SAP NetWeaver Gateway, and OData as well as Red Hat JBoss Fuse with a new JCo-based Camel component that uses inbound and outbound synchronous RFC communication with SAP.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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: 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.

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

Manage your HP ProLiant & Bladesystem environment with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Jay Hendrickson — Product manager, HP

Physical and virtual datacenter management is complex and time consuming. Countless management tools offer only a partial view of available data; and shifting from 1 tool to another to integrate and process crucial information takes precious time and money.

HP Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (IC4RHEV) is a user interface plug-in that allows you to seamlessly manage your physical and virtual infrastructures within a single tool, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. This plug-in, which simplifies datacenter management, is ideal for HP customers that have standardized on the Red Hat ecosystem.

In this session, you’ll learn how IC4RHEV works, and how to save time and money with the benefits of multi-tool integration.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 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.

The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse

Host:

Mark Little — Vice president of Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Davies — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Tim Fox — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Pete Muir — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat has mature middleware stacks in the enterprise engineering, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process management (BPM), and data spaces. Some of these are standards related, while some standards don’t yet exist.

What does the future hold for these stacks as mobile, cloud, and the Internet of things continue to gather momentum? What will happen as new languages are added to the JVM (almost) daily, and the lines between technologies continue to blur?

In this interactive session, our panel of experts will discuss their personal visions for the future of Red Hat JBoss Middleware. We would also like to hear from you, so come prepared to talk about your concerns, requirements, and interests for the future.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS

Niel Eyde — Technology manager, Accenture
Rodrigo Flores — Managing director, Product Management, Accenture

Many organizations are implementing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) side by side. But can these hybrid IT environments be managed as one? Accenture will show that they can with the Accenture Cloud Platform, a cloud management platform for orchestration, development, and deployment of cloud services.

In this session, Accenture cloud executives representing PaaS and Accenture Cloud Platform groups will demonstrate how OpenShift Enterprise can be provisioned on a choice of IaaS providers in pre-established blueprints. They’ll also talk about building the tool and the value generated through managing automated, self-service, standardized cloud capabilities, with myriad services and providers, on a central platform.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud (general), Scalability

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

Deeper understanding of software collections

Ryan Hennessy — Solution architect, Red Hat

The software collections utility provides a flexible framework for installing, configuring, and administering multiple versions of a software package on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. Users of the system then have the option to invoke these alternative software packages to run workloads on the server.

Solution architects at Red Hat see many use cases for software collections, including:

  • Running applications with newer versions of the python or perl interpreter.
  • Compiling code with a newer version of the C complier.
  • Running a more recent version of a MySQL database.

This session will provide an overview of how software collections are invoked by users, how they are installed and maintained, and how an RPM can be developed for use within software collections.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of when to use the software collections utility, how software collections operate, and how they are developed.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating traditional Java EE applications to mobile

Serge Pagop — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product management director, Developer Products, Red Hat

More than 5 billion people spend an average of 2 hours a day using their mobile phones to bank, shop, reserve hotel rooms, socialize, and more. This challenges companies to migrate their traditional Java EE applications in order to address the demands of mobile and tablet users.

In this session, you’ll learn about some of the approaches to migrate a traditional Java EE application to mobile using specifications like RESTful, Context and Dependency Injection (CDI), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB3), and messaging from the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 for server-side services. You’ll also hear about various choices of client-side technologies, which depend on key differentiators between mobile native, mobile web, and mobile hybrid applications.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Community, Mobile, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 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!

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

 

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

 

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

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

Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn various aspects of tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize database performance, including tuning the operating system on bare metal and on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. You’ll also learn about:

  • Tuning settings.
  • The impact of tuning through the use of data and charts.
  • Tips on using some of the Linux tools to identify performance issues with examples.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices

Roger Lopez — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

Successfully deploying and optimizing an Oracle Database environment can be a daunting task. In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The key ingredients for a successful Oracle Database 12c installation.
  • A methodology to diagnose and remove performance bottlenecks by taking a closer look at the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel parameters that can affect the overall performance of an Oracle Database.
  • The steps required for a successful Oracle Database 12c deployment.
  • Different tools within Red Hat Enterprise Linux to troubleshoot and solve kernel parameter tuning-related issues.

If you’re a system, storage, or database administrator deploying and/or managing Oracle Datbase 12c environments, this session is for you.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 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 can provide competitive advantage.

Accelerate, integrate, & automate your business

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

A growing number of business events and and the data associated with them are generated by modern IT applications and devices on new architectures. Open hybrid cloud architectures, big data, business processes, and mobile applications are high-growth platforms at the center of this shift. These applications must be integrated, flexible, and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions.

Red Hat offers a better way to business leadership by helping businesses build an enlightened enterprise. Using the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio of application, integration, and business process management platforms, IT can build solutions that anticipate and respond to business events in real time.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The value of accelerating application development beyond traditional Java EE applications.
  • Integrating distributed, cloud, and mobile applications and data into automated business processes.
  • Scenarios based on real customer experiences with Red Hat JBoss Middleware products and services.

While we’ll focus on business issues and value, we’ll also address technical aspects of cloud, on-premise, mobile, and big data scenarios.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Interoperability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

What cloud trends mean for you: An analyst's view

Michael Coté — Research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research

You hear and read about cloud computing daily. But between a lot of the hype and the rapid rate of innovation, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which aspects of cloud are most relevant to your company and which trends are most important to monitor.

In this session, Michael Cote, who heads up the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, will cover what cloud means today and why it’s being rapidly embraced by so many organizations. He’ll share a variety of recent research into how companies are adopting clouds. Finally, he’ll discuss key trends that are happening today such as the:

  • Blurring of categories across different types of clouds.
  • Evolution of application packaging.
  • Ongoing hybridization of IT.

He’ll also discuss how to take advantage of those key trends to make IT more flexible and efficient.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat & Intel solutions for intelligent systems in transportation

Mark Pallone — enterprise software strategist, Intel
Zach Smith — BNSF
James Kirkland — Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Join our discussion of real-world use cases in the transportation industry. We’ll show you how combining Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Intel Atom processors can create integrated systems of thousands of devices. Learn how to:

  • Increase safety with positive asset control and electronic dispatching.
  • Optimize routing and fuel management with a combination of resource location tracking and business rules.
  • Optimize telecommunications utilization and availability through multi-path link management.
  • Move decision-making into the field to decrease reaction time and mis-routing of assets.
  • Use data analysis to predict equipment failures.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 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

Empowering enterprise IT

Jonathan Donaldson — General manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, DCG, Intel

Datacenter operators face increasingly difficult challenges related to the massive growth in web-scale applications, Platform-as-a-Service, network traffic, storage, and the diversity of workloads. Enterprises need to deliver services across compute, network, and storage with greater agility and improved TCO.

Virtualization was the first phase for datacenter operators who are now asking, “What’s next? How do I deliver the next wave of datacenter efficiency? How do I offer the agility that public cloud providers like Amazon deliver?”

In this session, you’ll learn about Intel’s vision for the future of IT infrastructures and how Red Hat is uniquely positioned to help customers in the changing landscape of IT.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

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

Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure

Keith Basil — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Sean Cohen — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Tushar Katarki — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Capacity planning for elastic cloud infrastructure platforms like OpenStack is critical for successful deployments. The proper sizing of compute resources within OpenStack allows for easier scheduling, optimal efficiency in hardware utilization, and consistency of resource allocation.

Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services offer deterministic compute resources designed to meet both cloud provider business requirements and cloud consumer service-level requirements. In this session, we’ll explore these public provider approaches, extend them to OpenStack, and provide sizing data and tools to help with your deployment.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Approaches for providing consistent compute service levels in OpenStack.
  • Building instance families for your workloads.
  • Sizing compute node for OpenStack.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 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.

Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat

Santosh Satyan — Manager, Application Development, Scholastic
Daryn McCool — Manager, Digital and e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic
Jerome Boutaud — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Scholastic is working with Red Hat to transform publishing industry IT, allowing the faster, cheaper, more consistent, and more reliable delivery of IT services.

The problem: Datacenters with proprietary hardware and software required capital investments for each new business initiative. Therefore, an excessive amount of time was required to order and build all the systems by hand, which increased the time to market and reduced business agility. Governance was a collection of documents that had to be followed manually, audited manually, and maintained manually.

The solution: Using Red Hat solutions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and automation tools, Scholastic was able to provide solutions to the businesses in a completely different, innovative way. (The solutions included: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cloud Access, Red Hat Satellite, Directory Server, Red Hat JBoss EAP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and OpsCode Chef.) These solutions are enabling Scholastic to into a public cloud while removing the datacenter management obligation entirely.

The result: Scholastic provisioned a server and deployed a new Red Hat JBoss Middleware application in development within 1 hour, and will have more than 90% of its applications in the cloud this year.

In this session, Scholastic reps will:

  • Detail the steps they took on their journey to the cloud.
  • Discuss how Red Hat helped in that journey.
  • Share guidelines for running effective migration strategies and load tests.
  • Share best practices for exposing legacy systems through web services to build service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications for high availability, redundancy, monitoring, and management with zero down time in a cloud environment.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

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

How to use Red Hat solutions in a public cloud

Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat
Jane Circle — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Red Hat provides a variety of options to deploy your solutions and applications across on-premise clouds, public clouds, and hybrid IT environments. These options include programs like Red Hat Cloud Access, which let you bring your enterprise subscriptions to public clouds, and public cloud on-demand consumption models.

In this session, Red Hat’s Jane Circle and Gordon Haff will discuss best practices for moving your workloads and Red Hat products to a public cloud and operating them there. Specific topics will include:

  • Determining which workloads are suitable for running in a public cloud.
  • Choosing the right consumption and pricing model.
  • Which Red Hat products are available for public clouds.
  • How to bring your own image into a public cloud.
  • Your options for keeping your images updated.
  • Ways to maintain portability of data and applications as you move to a public cloud.
  • How and why to use a virtual private cloud (VPC).
  • The benefits you gain by choosing a Red Hat Certified Cloud.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

Red Hat Storage Server on IBM: A proven platform

Bill Bauman — Technical product marketing manager, IBM

IBM is leading the industry in disk-dense, big data servers. Red Hat is leading the industry with emerging software-defined solutions. Red Hat Storage Server on the IBM System x3650 M4 BD platform delivers a solution designed for big data, high performance, a small footprint, and horizontal scalability.

In this session, we’ll discuss how Red Hat Storage Server powers this x86 system configurable with up to 56 terabytes of low-cost storage, transforming it from a box of disk drives into an affordable, powerful, scalable, and open, software-defined storage environment. We’ll also detail a case study from a customer running virtualized servers and virtualized storage on IBM x86 servers, all powered by Red Hat software.

Topics: Big data, Interoperability, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise

Anderson Dang — systems administrator, PayPal
Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Dan Trainor — Consultant, Red Hat

Running a large private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can be challenging. But understanding how the systems work—and how to make them work for you—can help your operations team work more effectively when compared to traditional environments and architecture.

Using experience gained from traditional Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments, automation and scripting become a natural progression to controlling an OpenShift Enterprise environment. In this session, you’ll get details about how to monitor and run an OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat installation.

Mike will discuss lessons learned from his experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and running OpenShift Online, a large public PaaS. You’ll learn about:

  • Installation.
  • Monitoring.
  • Configuration management.
  • Auto-recovery.
  • Provisioning.
  • Cartridge troubleshooting.
  • Running OpenShift on OpenStack.

After this session, you should have a better understanding of how OpenShift architecture behaves in an on-premise environment. This includes:

  • Common failure scenarios.
  • What to do about troubleshooting.
  • How to integrate with other Red Hat cloud technologies like OpenStack.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 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

The Red Hat ecosystem of certified solutions: Applications, OpenStack, & beyond

Mike Werner — Senior director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

Learn how Red Hat collaborates with its technology partners to deliver the world’s largest ecosystem based on open standards. By relying on a product stack that has been certified, customers can accelerate their time-to-market and greatly reduce their deployment risks. Join us as we discuss Red Hat Connect, a new program that brings together hardware, software, and service vendors to deliver secure, innovative solutions.

Topics: Interoperability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Got downtime? Building QoS into the cloud

Kershaw Mehta — Chief cloud architect, IBM

By 2017, half of all companies will likely have hybrid cloud deployments. As companies move to deploy mission-critical applications to the cloud, ensuring 24×7 quality of service, security, and compliance are built into the cloud is mandatory.

In this session, IBM’s Kershaw Metha will join Steve Dickens to provide an overview and host a discussion about how new integrated IBM hardware and OpenStack software innovations are enabling differentiated capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based hybrid cloud deployments.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Simplified IT & real-time business management with SAP

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann — Head of SAP Databases GTM, SAP

Today’s hyper-connected and digitized world creates unprecedented new opportunities as well as challenges. Across every industry, the winners are those that can truly harness the power of data to identify opportunities, make quick decisions, and execute efficient business operations. This demands a radically new approach to managing information.

In this session, we’ll share SAP’s data management strategy and describe the enabling technologies–SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SAP IQ, SAP SQL Anywhere–that let you transact, integrate, analyze, and deliver any data to any application, user, or machine, located anywhere in real-time. And you can do this with low TCO. We’ll also discuss how we’re working with Red Hat to deliver this vision to our customers.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 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

Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends

Host:

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Leendert Van Doorn — Corporate Fellow and vice president, AMD
Bradley McCredie — VIce president and IBM Fellow, IBM
Craig McLuckie — Product architect and strategist, Google
Jeff Underhill — Director of Enterprise Server Programs, ARM

Hyperscale computing promises to revolutionize the way the cloud is physically realized over the coming years. It combines enhancements at the software and hardware levels, like on-chip management and fabric infrastructure, and brings established industry titans together with upstart newcomers.

In this panel, thought leaders from the emerging hyperscale industry will share their thoughts and answer questions as they seek to address the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends in hyperscale computing.

Topics: Big data, Fedora, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, RDO, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Using SOA platforms to modernize legacy applications for the cloud

Marc Chance — Solution architect, Accenture

In this session, we’ll explore modernizing legacy architecture and applications to provide a flexible foundation for future needs, including highly integrated cloud-based applications, services, and data. You’ll learn about:

  • Cost-effective IT architecture and application renewal and reduced implementation risk.
  • Solutions, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, that break down IT productivity barriers.
  • Rapid SOA deployment on Red Hat JBoss Middleware (8 weeks vs. 12 months).
  • Enhanced interoperability and flexibility in heterogeneous environments.

Specifically targeted to the the health and public service sectors, this session will include proven examples of cloud migrations from those industries.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 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.

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 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

Automating Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments with Cisco ACI & OpenStack

Srinivas Kotamraju — Senior product manager, Cisco

The drive to simplify IT tasks has led to Cisco developing an open application-centric policy model as the foundation for datacenter automation.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To incorporate an application-centric SDN policy model for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OVS deployments.
  • The ACI model can easily be incorporated into an OpenStack management framework.
  • Cisco is opening up the ACI framework and working with various open source communities.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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.

Interoperability update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta & Microsoft Windows

Mark Heslin — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dmitri Pal — Senior engineering manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll get an update on the latest methods available for integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on how the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta features can streamline the integration process. Topics covered include:

Integration overview

  • Integration approaches (direct vs. indirect, third-party)
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: The foundation

  •  Components (Samba, Winbind, IdM, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  •  Configurations and use cases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta: Extending the foundation

  •  realmd (new feature)
  •  Cross-realm trusts
  •  Configurations and use cases
  •  Futures (SSSD, non-Samba file sharing)

Whether you are running an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment or deploying a new one, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta streamlines integration with Windows Active Directory domain environments.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

New networking features & tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Eric Dube — Principal product manager, Platform, Red Hat
Rashid Khan — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In today’s world of information overload, networking has become an essential component. Immediate access to information lets organizations make informed business decisions that are critical for success.

In this session, you’ll learn about new networking features and tools found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, as well as areas of future development. We’ll highlight new technologies and protocols, management tools, performance improvements, and more, including updates on:

  •  Network management.
  •  Latency improvement and optimization.
  •  Virtual networking and overlay technology.
  •  Precise-time synchronization.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Demystifying systemd: A practical guide

Ben Breard — Solution architect, Red Hat
Lennart Poettering — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides several new capabilities and features, along which comes change. One of the most talked-about changes is the replacement of Upstart with systemd. Fortunately, systemd enables admins and users a host of exciting tools and functionality that simply was not possible in the past. Get ahead of the curve and learn how to get the most out of systemd and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. In this session, you’ll learn about basic resource allocation (cgroups) at a service level and how to:

  • Translate init commands and processes to systemd.
  • Convert legacy init scripts.
  • Customize service unit files.
  • Use the journal.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 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.

Cloudbursting with OpenShift Enterprise 2

Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll see some of the magic behind OpenShift Enterprise 2. First you’ll get an overview of the product, then you’ll see a demo of the setup and configuration of OpenShift Enterprise on a local machine. Once things are running locally, we’ll burst OpenShift from an on-premise cloud out to multiple datacenters.

You’ll also learn about the internal architecture of OpenShift Enterprise, including the messaging tier and the components required for a successful deployment of OpenShift Enterprise.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Developer toolset: Build, run, & analyze apps on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions

Matt Newsome — Senior manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

As a C, C++, or Fortran developer, you want to be able to easily access and use supported versions of the latest and greatest tools, and you want to write and test your application once for deployment to multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In this session, we’ll look at features of the latest Red Hat Developer Toolset release that provide an additional, improvided set of tools than those offered in the base Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. These tools help developers build, run, and analyze the performance of their applications for multiple major and minor versions.

You’ll learn:

  • How Red Hat Developer Toolset can be used to develop applications with the same GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version, optionally using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.
  • How resulting applications can be run and their performance analyzed on multiple releases without modification, carrying special libraries or changing the operating system runtime.
  • How customers can obtain Red Hat Developer Toolset for their own application developments.
  • About some of the newer tools features available in recent releases.
  • About, at a high level, some of the technical hurdles Red Hat has overcome to create this product and their implications for developers.

This solution-focused session will appeal to all C, C++, and Fortran software developers and managers, and will include a hands-on video demonstration of Red Hat Developer Toolset in action.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 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

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.

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 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