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Sessions by topic: Openstack

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.

Open, software-defined storage: The new priority for modern datacenters

Scott Clinton — Senior director, Product Management & Marketing, Red Hat

Datacenter modernization is a priority for everyone working with virtualization, cloud, hybrid, and fabric architectures and technologies. Yet, traditional approaches to traditional data management are like anchoring your modern speedboat with cement. Enter open software-defined storage, a new approach to storage that brings applications closer to data while adding agility and intelligence.

In this new world of big data and open cloud environments like OpenStack, open, software-defined storage enables you to deploy storage how you need to, when you need to, and where you need to: in the cloud, in virtual or physical environments.

In this session, you’ll learn how customers are changing their relationships with traditional storage vendors and capitalizing on today’s economics with Red Hat Storage Server. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of software-defined storage and if you’re ready to capitalize on it.

Topics: Big data, OpenStack, Red Hat Storage Server

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

Red Hat Storage Server: Roadmap & integration with OpenStack

Sayandeb Saha — Senior manager, Product Management, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat
Vijay Bellur — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage Server is an open, software-defined storage product for private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, based on the open source GlusterFS project, a distributed scale-out file system technology.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Hear about the near- and medium-term Red Hat Storage Server roadmap.
  • Get deep insight into its integration roadmap with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and its feature roadmap for running big data analytics workloads.
  • Have an opportunity to share your perspectives with senior business and technical leaders from the Red Hat Storage team to help shape the future of Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: Big data, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Will Foster — Senior systems engineer, Red Hat
Kambiz Aghaiepour — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dan Radez — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

This session provides an architecture deep dive of Red Hat’s OpenStack Scale Lab, a multi-purpose, 220-node deployment recently designed and built for internal and external OpenStack, Hadoop, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization development, continuous integration, and scale testing.

You’ll learn about the design, deployment, and automation aspects using Red Hat Linux Enterprise OpenStack Platform, Foreman, Red Hat Storage Server, Puppet, and other open source tools and APIs to deliver a full-featured, flexible cloud environment that services multiple use cases backed by re-usable, elastic resources. You’ll also hear experiences and lessons learned from conception, design, deployment, and current usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Best of

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

Cloud technical roadmap

Tim Burke — Vice president, Linux and Cloud Engineering, Red Hat

Get the big picture of how our technologies weave together to form the foundation of open hybrid cloud computing. This is a great way to start your Summit week, providing context and referrals to other deep-dive sessions.

Red Hat’s engineering development managers will highlight this year’s cloud roadmap. They’ll start with an overview of the key integration and deployment scenario themes and will follow that with a series of 15-minute segments, which will offer a product-by-product overview of major features and themes. Topics include:

  • Provisioning virtual images in Red Hat Satellite and how the images feed into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack.
  • Advancements in software-defined storage and networking, major new datacenter management capabilities, and application deployment capabilities with OpenStack.
  • High availability, performance optimizations, and OpenStack integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Heterogeneous policy capabilities aimed at controlling and flexibly adapting to changing runtime needs with Red Hat CloudForms.
  • The integration work our security and identity teams implemented across cloud offerings, with the goal of consistent and strong policy enforcement.

This inaugural session is the cloud analog to the highly acclaimed “Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap” session.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

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

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

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

Business and IT strategy alignment

This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments can provide competitive advantage.

Best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, & cloud adoption

David S. Linthicum — SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat

Today, using a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to automate development workflows within private and public clouds is the clear industry direction. But the full benefits of enterprise PaaS come about through considering PaaS along with community-driven and standards-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), like OpenStack, and cloud management platforms and application life-cycle management.

Join David Linthicum, internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, as he takes the mystery out of defining a cloud strategy. He’ll provide examples of existing best practices, emerging technologies, and the integration of these technologies to best support the business. This includes considering all aspects of building and operating your infrastructure and application environments. You’ll also gain a sound understanding of the intersection of IaaS, PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to help you define your own cloud strategy and give your organization the best chance of success.

In his session and interactive discussion with Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff, David will answer your specific questions along with:

  • Which emerging technologies and standards are most important to watch?
  • Which businesses and industries can serve as models for your cloud adoption?
  • What are common pitfalls in building and deploying clouds, and how can enterprises avoid them?
  • What does the cloud model mean for application architectures?
  • What are the advantages of bringing open cloud infrastructure like OpenStack into a PaaS strategy?

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Intelligent business management in the cloud

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief solution architect, Financial Services, Red Hat
James Labocki — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

While cloud solutions claim to empower line-of-business (LOB) users to make successful IT decisions, most enterprises are simply optimizing IT infrastructures on new infrastructure platforms without giving any control to LOB users.

In this session, you’ll learn how a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) can be integrated with a cloud management platform to deliver new value to LOB users and their organizations. You’ll learn about several use cases that illustrate the value of combining business rules management with cloud management. Specifically, you’ll learn how to:

  • Respond to complex cloud infrastructure events according to defined business rules (that can be based on market conditions and/or regulatory policies).
  • Give cloud users and administrators the ability to define complex business workflows based on those cloud infrastructure events.
  • Allow cloud users to place cloud workloads based on granular, user-defined policies that span the infrastructure, hypervisor, storage, and application tiers.

The session will include a demonstration of an integrated BRMS and cloud management solution (Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat CloudForms) that delivers new control to LOB users as they embrace cloud infrastructure platforms like OpenStack.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 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.

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform high availability

Arthur Berezin — Senior technical product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

OpenStack provides a platform for fault-tolerant, scale-out workloads—those that scale-out rather than scale-up. Due to the nature of these workloads, the application carries the burden of application availability rather than the underlying platform, and the SLA is upheld by multiple instances and has fault-tolerance built in. While this works for the applications themselves, the availability of underlying OpenStack services is still a concern for both end users and systems administrators. How do we guarantee OpenStack service availability, load-balance requests over multiple machines, and manage our single points of failure?

In this session, you’ll learn about the options available to maximize OpenStack uptime and mitigate the risks using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack and its associated tools.

Topics: OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite

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

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

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

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

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of private cloud concepts.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deep dive: OpenStack Compute

Stephen Gordon — Product manager, Red Hat

This session will begin with a high-level overview of where OpenStack Compute (Nova) fits into the overall OpenStack architecture, as demonstrated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how OpenStack Compute interacts with other OpenStack components and complementary solutions such as Red Hat Storage Server.

The session will also provide a grounding in some common Compute terminology and a deep-dive look into key areas of OpenStack Compute, including the:

  • Compute APIs.
  • Compute Scheduler.
  • Compute Conductor.
  • Compute Service.
  • Compute Instance lifecycle.

Intertwined with the architectural information will be details on horizontally scaling and dividing compute resources as well as customization of the Compute scheduler. You’ll also learn valuable insights into key OpenStack Compute features present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Attendees will leave this session with an intermediate to high-level understanding of the OpenStack Compute architecture and an understanding of some of the key issues facing typical Compute deployments.

Topics: Flexibility, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive

Nir Yechiel — Technical product manager, Red Hat

Network virtualization is becoming increasingly significant as other forms of virtualization constantly evolve. It allows network aggregation and provisioning, combining different physical networks into a single virtual network, or breaking a physical network into multiple virtual networks that are isolated from each other.

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat’s network virtualization offering with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The session will cover:

  • Traditional VLAN-based solutions and the move toward network overlays.
  • Linux Bridge and Open vSwitch.
  • Neutron, the OpenStack project focused on delivering networking as a service.
  • How to scale out networking in the cloud.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

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

Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Rhys Oxenham — Field product manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, from the ground up. We’ll start from the traditional datacenter virtualization perspective and move through to the platform that enables scale-out, fault-tolerant workloads.

You’ll also learn about the major components in the OpenStack Havana release cycle, how they fit together, and how they can be used to create an IaaS cloud platform. You’ll see a basic demonstration of the key workflows that an end user would experience and learn how they can administer OpenStack environments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 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

Pedal to the metal: Red Hat CloudForms for workload & infrastructure management

Alex Barreto — Principal domain architect, Red Hat
Bill Helgeson — Principal domain architect, Red Hat

Enterprise IT professionals have unique cloud resource challenges. To deploy and manage an enterprise application today, you need a solution that ensures compliance with corporate IT governance requirements and has predictable and repeatable performance and costs. Plus, business users want solutions that can be deployed quickly.

In this session, you’ll learn how to overcome these enterprise-class cloud deployment challenges. See how Red Hat CloudForms can automate OpenStack reference architecture design creation, deployment, and management for workloads and infrastructures.

Learn how to visually inventory deployed OpenStack reference architectures and monitor OpenStack usage, including how to budget for platform usage by project, department, or program, and track and allocate costs in a similar way.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

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

OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available

Joseph George — Director, Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
William Mason — Director, Partner Strategy and Programs, Red Hat

Dell and Red Hat have partnered for more than 14 years to bring customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise offerings. Now, Dell and Red Hat are co-engineering OpenStack cloud solutions for enterprise customers and service providers. These solutions are designed to remove complexity, stabilize OpenStack and its operating environment, and provide a risk-free way to effectively deploy private cloud computing–in any organization.

Join this session to learn how Dell and Red Hat are strengthening their long-standing collaboration and commitment to help you confidently embrace open cloud computing technologies. You’ll also learn how you can not only benefit from the co-engineered solutions, but also from the companies’ combined cloud expertise, enterprise innovation, and dedicated support and portfolio of services.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute, & storage

Srinivas Kotamraju — Senior product manager, Cisco
Duane DeCapite — Product manager, Cisco

One of Cisco’s key contributions within OpenStack has been the evolution and development of Neutron, the OpenStack Networking Service. Using Neutron’s plug-in model, Cisco has integrated both its Network Function Virtualization, Unified Fabric, and Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) products to simplify the deployment of highly scalable, manageable, and secure networks.

This session will show how the addition of Cisco networking solutions can help orchestrate Red Hat’s entire OpenStack deployment, including networking, compute, and storage.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To increase the networking scalability of OpenStack with both hardware and software products including Nexus 3k/5k/6k/7k/9k, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, and Cisco N1Kv, CSR1Kv, AVS on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology.
  • How UCS Manager makes it easy to configure a bare-metal node for OpenStack pilot and production deployments with both blade and rack mount servers.
  • How Cisco’s ACI architecture can be deployed and integrated with OpenStack.

Topics: OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 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

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod

Jon Benedict — Technical marketing engineer, NetApp
Steven Carter — Solutions architect, Cisco
Colin Devine — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

While several enterprise customers are considering open source solutions such as OpenStack, many don’t want to give up the level of support or integration they’ve come to depend on. They also don’t want to deploy OpenStack on an infrastructure that is difficult to scale up or automate. So what’s the solution?

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on FlexPod provides a fully supported cloud platform that can scale, while also providing all of the APIs needed to automate the infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn how to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with the FlexPod datacenter solution, a pre-validated, scale-out infrastructure built with Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, and NetApp storage.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Abhijit Dey — Director of engineering, Symantec

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter—all managed through a dashboard that gives control to administrators while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. OpenStack’s block storage component (Cinder) allows block devices to be exposed and connected to running virtual machines on the compute nodes for providing expanded storage, better performance, and integration with enterprise storage platforms.

In this session, you’ll be introduced to the integration of Symantec Storage Solutions with OpenStack’s Cinder component, which can be achieved with Cinder Drivers provided by Symantec both over NFS and iSCSI backbone. You’ll also get deep dives regarding architectures, configurations, and analysis to help you configure Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack environments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Emerging technologies

This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, software-defined storage, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.

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

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation in the enterprise with OpenStack

Nicolas Keller — Emerging Technologies & User Experience, Dell

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

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

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

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

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

Portable, lightweight, & interoperable Docker containers across Red Hat solutions

Jérôme Petazzoni — Software engineer, Docker, Inc
Alexander Larsson — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Docker is an open source engine that enables any application and its dependencies to be encapsulated as a lightweight container that will run consistently and virtually anywhere. It’s emerged as one of the fastest-growing open source projects, and is already having significant impact in the worlds of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), DevOps, scale out, and cross-cloud computing.

In this session, you’ll learn both the basics of Docker, as well as the significant ways Docker and Red Hat are collaborating to make interoperable and lightweight container technologies an integral part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.

Topics: Development tools, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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

Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

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

Taste of training I

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

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Using Cinder block storage

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Using Cinder block storage (replay)

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

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

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service (replay)

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

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

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

Host:

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

Panelists:

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

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

In this panel, industry experts will discuss:

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

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

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

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

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

Host:

Ted Brunell — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

  • How public sector customers are shaping the next generation of data services.
  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach.
  • Developing and deploying applications in a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with OpenShift by Red Hat.
  • What role virtualization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layers play as the government moves to the cloud.
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements.
  • Experiences building hybrid IaaS clouds with open source technology.
  • Strategies that are being used to manage large virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS environments.

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

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

Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat

Host:

Jeff Jameson — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jakub Chrzeszczyk — Cloud architect, Australia National University
Fernando Oliveira — Architect, Verizon
Matt Walburn — Lead technical architect, Target
James Weatherell — HPC Linux Engineer III, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

OpenStack has quickly become the platform of choice for building an open, private cloud. In this panel discussion, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform customers will share the business and IT challenges they faced that led them to select Red Hat’s solution. You’ll learn why OpenStack became a necessity to meet their growing demands, and why they selected Red Hat as their trusted technology partner to support their private cloud deployments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage

Host:

Mike Werner — Senior director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

Panelists:

David L. Brown — Director, SSG DataCenter Software Planning, Intel
Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat
Chris Marino — Director, OpenStack solutions, Cisco
Michael Tso — CEO, Cloudian

Are you looking to modernize your IT infrastructure with a more flexible framework that can adapt to the changing global environment? Are you looking for not just the technology but the assurance that the solutions you select have been jointly tested, certified, and are fully supported by the vendors delivering the solutions?

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network brings together industry-leading partners to provide best-in-class solutions so our joint customers can realize the benefits of open hybrid cloud architectures, including flexibility, interoperability, and cost savings.

Join the discussion as our partners and customers address the advantages, technologies, and considerations behind deploying an OpenStack-based cloud for your business.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0