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Sessions by topic: Performance

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

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

Red Hat Storage Server replication: Past, present, & future

Jeff Darcy — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Venky Shankar — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll detail Red Hat Storage Server data replication strategies for both near replication (LAN) and far replication (over WAN), and explain how replication has evolved over the last few years. You’ll learn about:

  • Past mechanisms.
  • Near replication (client-side replication).
  • Far replication using timestamps (xtime).
  • Present mechanisms.
  • Near replication (server side) built using qourum and journaling.
  • Faster far replication using journaling.
  • Unified replication.
  • Replication using snapshots.
  • Stripe replication using erasure coding.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies

Bruno Meseguer — Development architect, Vodafone
Markus Van Laak — Operations manager, Vodafone
Nabeel Saad — Saad, Nabeel, Red Hat

While satisfying a management directive pushing for “cloud abilities” and dealing with some key challenges in its existing technology stack, Vodafone’s IT team decided to embark on a journey to update the company’s technology.

Following an early management decision, the usually silo-ed business and IT teams worked together to select the technologies that would carry the company’s integration framework into the future.

As there’s often some magic involved in migrating to a new product, Vodafone representatives will discuss their experiences with the wizardry of “buying a product” and the road they traveled to a successful solution, discussing the:

  • Main driver behind the migration process.
  • Key challenges, including performance and operations, that influenced the team’s decisions.
  • Technology comparison and selection process, which was largely successful because of active commitment, communication, and collaboration across teams and companies.
  • Good, Wicked, and Oz-some stories from the journey.

You’ll leave this session with your own yellow brick road guide for selecting the right technologies for your organization. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for successfully engaging with your providers, partners, and with teams across your organization.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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

Maximizing performance with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Filippo Crea — IT Manager, SIA
Andrea Sormanni — Solutions architect, SIA
Edoardo Schepis — Solution architects manager, Red Hat

SIA is European leader in the design, creation, and management of technology infrastructures and services for financial and central institutions, corporations, and public administration bodies.

After evaluating various options to reduce the latency of relational database access, SIA selected a solution based on JBoss Data Grid that maximized the performance and the scalability of the entire financial market application.

In this session, you’ll learn how a performance issue can become an opportunity. Learn how SIA’s implementation solved its performance concerns and has evolved its data storage architecture without significant impact on application core functionalities and codebase.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

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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 analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I

Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 5.0 / 5.0

Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II

Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

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

Get the most out of Red Hat JBoss EAP & the JVM

Ståle Pedersen — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Andrig Miller — Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Getting the best performance out of your enterprise applications can be a challenging and complicated task. After attending this session, you’ll be able to give your applications better response times, better scalability, and lower CPU and memory usage. You’ll learn about the performance improvements we’ve made in the last 3 versions of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and about what’s coming in JBoss EAP 6.3. You’ll also learn what to look for when profiling your application.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 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

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.

PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand

Sandeep Puri — Engineering architect, Cisco
Mike White — Cisco
Mike Barrett — Product manager, Red Hat

Recently, Cisco IT added OpenShift by Red Hat to its technology mix to rapidly expose development staff to a rich set of web-scale application frameworks and runtimes.

Deploying Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures, like OpenShift, bring with it:

  • A focus on the developer experience.
  • Container technology.
  • A need to understand network security and user isolation and how to accelerate the DevOps model without negatively affecting operations or development.

In this session, Cisco and Red Hat will take you through:

  • The problems Cisco set out to solve with PaaS.
  • How OpenShift aligned with their needs.
  • Key lessons learned during the process.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 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.

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

Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS

John Byrne — Senior systems administrator, Scholastic
Craig Carl — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services
John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Michael Pagan — Solution architect, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll hear about how Scholastic and Red Hat worked to tune Red Hat Storage Server for Apache running in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) public cloud. You’ll learn about:

  • The Scholastic cloud storage architecture.
  • The process followed to measure performance in AWS, identify bottlenecks, and tune Red Hat Storage Server and Apache to eliminate those bottlenecks, which resulted in performance that exceeded the original requirements.
  • Future plans for Scholastic’s cloud storage environment.

Speakers from Scholastic, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Red Hat will also demo Scholastic’s live customer-facing infrastructure.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 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

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

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

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.

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on HP ConvergedSystem 700x

Kent Lipschultz — Technical manager, Alliance Partner Solutions, HP

HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x provides an entire system infrastructure for fast and flexible deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, which is designed to scale with your growing workload needs. It’s also designed to deliver performance and manageability with a highly engineered ecosystem of compute, storage, networking, and management.

In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for Red Hat EnterpriseLinux OpenStack Platform 4 and HP CS700x system deployments. We’ll also discuss how this high-performance, low-latency architecture is ideal for rapid deployment and non-disruptive scaling of capacity and performance.

Topics: Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 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.

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

Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP

Gunnar Morling — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Sanne Grinovero — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

With new NoSQL stores arriving to the market frequently, choosing the right datastore can be a tough challenge. Each store provides its own low-level APIs, and migrating from one store to another is anything but simple.

Hibernate Object/Grid Mapper (OGM) provides easy access to NoSQL stores via the well-known Java Persistence API (JPA). Java developers who know how to use JPA also know how to access their favorite NoSQL stores.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How Hibernate OGM maps common JPA constructs to key-value, document, and graph datastores.
  • How to work with JPA on top of datastores such as Infinispan, MongoDB. and Neo4j and switch between them as a matter of configuration.
  • How to query for data using JP-QL and native queries.
  • How to use Hibernate OGM to access MongoDB on Red Hat’s PaaS, OpenShift by Red Hat.

This session is code-focused, with at least half the time spent coding and running tests in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio. You’ll leave the session with a solid understanding of when to use (or not use) Hibernate OGM to handle everyday NoSQL challenges.

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Community, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

IT efficiency

This track features how-to (step-by-step) sessions that describe aligning the activities relating to people, processes, and technologies with long-term business objectives. Example topics include: management, optimization, and reporting. Attendees will learn about practical, proven solutions that will help them meet tomorrow's business demands.

Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches

Andrew Block — Senior consultant, Middleware, Red Hat
Tim Bielawa — Senior release engineer, Red Hat

How do some of the largest IT organizations around the world migrate, configure, and manage their Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations? What are the steps they take to factor in security, performance, and tuning to ensure they get the most out of their application server tiers?

In this session, we’ll describe how Red Hat’s own IT department migrated its existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4 and 5 infrastructures to version 6. We’ll reveal how the team followed industry-wide best practices–under a tight deadline–and used open source tools to configure and manage the company’s new installations.

Looking to make the jump to the cloud? We’ll also illustrate how these same tools and concepts can be used to prepare, configure, and manage Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations within a cloud architecture. And with concrete examples and use cases you can use in your environment, you’ll learn best practices for:

  • Managing middleware configurations in large-scale production environments.
  • Effectively controlling and managing access to server resources.
  • Using existing open source tools to automate the configuration and deployment process.
  • Promoting deployments through environments with an emphasis on logging, security, messaging, and application support.
  • Migrating existing applications and server configurations from older versions of Red Hat JBoss Middleware.
  • Implementing existing configurations to provision within a cloud environment.

Unlock the secrets to master your middleware.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server performance

Ben England — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn how to obtain the best possible performance with Red Hat Storage Server—with information relevant to all phases of deployment. Specifically, we’ll cover the following Red Hat Storage Server topics:

  • Best practices for deployment and software configuration, including virtualized deployments.
  • Integration strategies with hardware technologies such as SSD.
  • Configuration and tuning techniques for the best possible performance.
  • Behavior analysis under relevant, real-world workloads.
  • Upcoming enhancements currently in upstream development.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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.

Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Linux containers is a feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta that provides application deployment flexibility for customers, and allows users to run applications securely in an isolated container. Linux containers facilitate multi-tenancy, density, and deployment speed.

The Linux container technology in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta combines resource management, process isolation, file system separation, security, and management tooling with Docker to provide robust features to run applications in an isolated container. Docker uses the Linux container capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta to provide standardization, ease of use, and portability.

Join this session to learn more about Linux containers and Docker technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. The presentation will conclude with a live demonstration.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 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

Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization

Vinod Chegu — Master technologist, HP
Rik van Riel — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat and its partners, such as HP, have demonstrated world-class virtualization performance with SPECvirt and other benchmarks running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology. In doing so, KVM has proven to be feature rich and highly scalable, and has leading performance, becoming the hypervisor of choice for OpenStack development and enterprise virtualization.

Combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta with KVM on the next generation of HP servers, Red Hat and HP engineers will demonstrate the latest results for out-of-the-box performance using automatic NUMA, balancing in the host kernel as well as within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta guests.

You’ll hear about the latest NUMA enhancements directly from the engineers who are leading the way in NUMA kernel development and testing. See their latest test results on bare metal and with KVM guests, learn how it works, and hear how the Linux kernel design compares to other algorithms.

Topics: Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta file systems: New scale, speed, & features

Ric Wheeler — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Steve Dickson — Consulting software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta brings many changes in the file and storage world. Most significant is the choice of XFS as our default file system for all support architectures. This will expand the size of a single file system up to 500TB in supported configurations. The file system stack will also take advantage of support for a wide variety of new storage devices and is tuned to run with better latency and higher speeds on very high speed SSD storage devices. In this session, Ric Wheeler will detail these NFS and GFS2 changes.

Topics: Big data, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

The next-generation firewall for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Thomas Graf — Principal software engineer, technical leader, Red Hat

The Linux packet filtering technology, iptables, has its roots in times when networking was relatively simple and network bandwidth was measured in mere megabits. Emerging technologies, such as distributed NAT, overlay networks and containers require enhanced functionality and additional flexibility. In parallel, the next generation of network cards with speeds of 40Gb and 100Gb will put additional pressure on performance.

In the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, a new dynamic firewall service, FirewallD, is planned to provide greater flexibility over iptables by eliminating service disruptions during rule updates, abstraction, and support for different network trust zones. Additionally, a new virtual machine-based packet filtering technology, nftables, addresses the functionality and flexibility requirements of modern network workloads.

In this session you’ll:

  • Deep dive into the newly introduced packet filtering capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Learn best practices.
  • See the new set of configuration utilities that allow new optimization possibilities.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 5.0 / 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 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.

Apply tuning profiles with tuned

Bowe Strickland — Principal systems design engineer, Red Hat

Tuned is a system daemon for applying tuning profiles. In this hands-on session, we’ll cover both how to select a pre-built profile and create your own tuning profiles.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 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

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Remmele J. Hinton — Senior systems administrator, Mantech International Corporation
Felipe Pereira — Support analyst, BNDES
Greg Procunier — UNIX administrator IV, Symcor
Joshua Toffler — Senior systems engineer, Defense Engineering Inc.

Join this panel to learn how some of our customers are using Red Hat Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, to manage their infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how they’re managing tens, hundreds – even thousands – of servers as easily as one.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare

Host:

Don Frederick — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Barker — Director, Application Development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi — Senior IT manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun — CEO, OSEHRA

In this panel, you’ll interact with a panel of customers as they discuss Red Hat technologies in U.S. healthcare—from hospital to insurance to government agencies. Learn why they rely on open source technology as a foundation of their infrastructures. They’ll share information about the technology decisions they’ve made and tips and best practices for successful technology implementations.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 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

Birds of a Feather

Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again

Bilgehan Ozpeynirci — Product manager, Red Hat
John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of product management, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Wildfly (the JBoss Community project previously known as “JBoss Application Server”) have redefined how people view Java EE and enterprise middleware. You don’t have to choose between lightweight and nimble or scalable and robust. These platforms deliver a lightweight core architecture with modular enterprises services; and they have allowed users to re-imagine what they can do with Java middleware.

As we move toward another major release of Red Hat JBoss EAP, we invite our community of users to the WildFly/EAP team to discuss the future of application platforms and help us shape the future.

Topics: Development tools, JBoss Community, Manageability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0