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.
This talk builds on the “Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance” session (Thurs. at 4:50 p.m. EST) to explore design tradeoffs and performance implications for advanced use cases. Use cases include geo-replication, OpenStack Swift compatible Object store, and live virtual image stores including KVM-based virtualization such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) and Red Hat Open Stack (RHOS).
Location: Room 210
|Application and data integration||Friday, June 14||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
This track features the developers who write the code, the solution architects who work in the field, and the product managers who contribute to product direction. Example topics include: technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives, deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.
This session will provide a technical jump start to managing your own open hybrid cloud environment. During the session, attendees will learn how Red Hat CloudForms can define, build, and deploy resources across public and private clouds, and across physical and virtual infrastructures. Xavier Lecauchois and John Hardy will provide business and architectural overviews, a roadmap for upcoming capabilities, and a brief demonstration.
Location: Room 304
|Application and platform infrastructure||Wednesday, June 12||10:40 am - 11:40 am||2.0 / 5.0|
In this session, senior product and engineering leaders from Red Hat’s cloud, storage, and vitualization teams will outline the integration roadmap for Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenStack. They will also:
Attendees will learn about an enterprise, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud storage platform taking shape inside Red Hat to support the next wave of virtualization and cloud deployments. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the session presenters, helping to shape the future of these integrated solutions from Red Hat.
Location: Room 302
|Application and platform infrastructure||Wednesday, June 12||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
In this session, Mark Wagner will review performance and scale testing of Red Hat OpenStack, including management platform performance and individual node performance. He will also discuss the tools, methodologies, and strategies used in the testing. And using test data from Red Hat’s Performance Lab, Mark will demonstrate tunings that improve performance and show where these tunings will be applied to improve out-of-the-box performance. He will also reveal tips and tricks for achieving higher density.
Location: Room 304
|Application and platform infrastructure||Wednesday, June 12||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments should drive competitive advantage.
In this session, Bryan Che will:
Bryan will also explain how to work with Red Hat’s comprehensive cloud portfolio to build an open hybrid cloud – from building cloud infrastructure to managing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Location: Room 309
|Business and IT strategy alignment||Wednesday, June 12||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||1.0 / 5.0|
Join this session to learn how the transformation to virtualized- and cloud-based services is shaping the defense industry. In this session, decision-makers and policy-makers from the U.S. Army and independent defense agencies will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat’s technologies and open hybrid cloud vision, and how they are shaping the next generation of data services. They will discuss:
Location: Room 309
Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security
|Business and IT strategy alignment||Thursday, June 13||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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.
Red Hat has contributed to OpenStack for more than a year, and is committed to releasing a commercial product based on the project. In this session, Chuck Dubuque and Gerry Riveros will provide an overview of Red Hat OpenStack and detail:
Location: Room 310
|Cloud readiness||Wednesday, June 12||10:40 am - 11:40 am||1.0 / 5.0|
This track showcases community leaders and their innovative upstream work, as well as the certified commercial solutions that the Red Hat partner ecosystem brings to market. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the value of a Red Hat subscription and learn how to extract the maximum value from their investments.
Red Hat products are built on open source software. Unlike proprietery software, open source software provides the freedom to use, modify, and redistribute the code, giving customers an opportunity to engage in the product development process and preview future Red Hat products.
In this session, Dave Neary will discuss community projects that Red Hat has sponsored and participated in, including oVirt, OpenStack, JBoss Application Server, LibreOffice, GNOME, and Fedora. Attendees will:
Location: Room 209
|Community and partner ecosystem||Wednesday, June 12||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||1.0 / 5.0|
This track covers the datacenter landscape. Example topics include: product comparisons, open source methodology, and product analysis that debunks common misconceptions. Attendees will learn how Red Hat cloud, middleware, operating system, storage, and virtualization products stack up against proprietary offerings and fit within the broader industry landscape.
There’s no single approach to building a cloud as IT teams aren’t trying to solve the exact same problem. That’s why Red Hat products are designed to work together to modernize your infrastructure and deliver the flexibility and agility promised by cloud computing.
In this session, Gordon Haff will provide examples of how Red Hat customers are using the company’s product portfolio to build clouds. These will include in-production examples that require cloud readiness and massive scalibility from Red Hat Storage Server and an example of using OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux together.
Attendees will learn about a combination of case studies and use cases that demonstrate practical cloud solutions that use one or more Red Hat products. Learn how Red Hat technology can make you cloud ready!
Location: Room 313
Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability, Security
|Market perceptions and competition||Wednesday, June 12||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
Red Hat Summit will have a Taste of training track focusing on a sampling from our robust training and consulting services that we offer on both an individual and team basis.
OpenStack complements Red Hat’s cloud products by enabling enterprises and service providers to build an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. In this session, Bowe Strickland will introduce OpenStack’s core components and capabilities. Additionally, attendees will gain hands on experience performing basic tasks in a live OpenStack environment.
Location: Room 206
|Taste of training||Thursday, June 13||1:20 pm - 2:20 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, enterprise storage for the datacenter and cloud environments, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.
Enterprise datacenter virtualization and cloud computing have put new pressures on the network. Traditionally, virtual compute workloads gained access to the network through simple hypervisor resident virtual switches bridging to physical VLANs. As these workloads scale in the cloud and move dynamically throughout the datacenter, the limits of a simple VLAN solution are stressed.
In this session, Chris Wright will look at new protocols and encapsulations like OpenFlow and VXLAN, new technologies such as Open vSwitch, and new concepts such as the software-defined network controller. He will examine how these innovations work together to reshape networking in the virtual datacenter.
Location: Room 311
|The road ahead||Friday, June 14||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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.
Engage with Red Hat customers who are virtualizing their IT infrastructures with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to reduce costs, scale with business growth, and maintain high-performing systems. Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how Red Hat solutions can give your business a competitive advantage.
Location: Room 306
Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability
|Town hall||Thursday, June 13||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
In this birds of a feather session, Grant Shipley will show off some of the magic behind OpenShift Enterprise. He will begin by giving an overview of the product and then he will demo the setup and configuration of OpenShift Enterprise on a local machine. Once we have things running locally, we will burst OpenShift from an on-premise cloud out to multiple datacenters.
Grant will also cover the internal architecture of OpenShift Enterprise, including the messaging tier and all components required for a successful deployment of OpenShift Enterprise.
Location: Room 303
|Birds of a Feather||Wednesday, June 12||8:00 pm - 8:50 pm||4.0 / 5.0|