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Sessions by topic: RDO

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.

Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, & OpenStack

Vivek Dasgupta — Principal software maintenance engineer, Red Hat

Software-defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • About the integration between SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack.
  • How SDN is essential for cloud networking and how OpenStack utilizes it.
  • Various components of SDN and how they interact with each other.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 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.

The new community dynamic for open source: CentOS & Red Hat

Carl Trieloff — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Karanbir Singh — Member of Technical Staff, Red Hat

CentOS and Red Hat are embarking on a new journey together in the future of community development platforms. “CentOS and Red Hat joining forces” wasn’t a headline many Linux users expected to hear at the beginning of 2014. Now that the news is out, it’s time to write the next chapter of the CentOS story; and in this session, you’ll get a first-row seat to hear what’s coming next.

The “new CentOS” is expanding in scope to become more focused on additional community developments and domains. It will have an open governance that allows interested developers to build and maintain variants of CentOS, which can include new software and changes to any core component for that variant. Since the announcement of this special interest group (SIG)-driven process, many people have stepped forward to form SIGs around cloud (including OpenStack and OpenShift Origin), web hosting, desktops, and so forth.

In this session, you’ll get a chance to meet, hear from, and ask questions of several CentOS Board members. These include long-time CentOS contributors and members of the newly convened Governing Board, who are instrumental in engaging with Red Hat and helping to shape the new CentOS.

Topics: GlusterFS, OpenShift Origin, oVirt, Projects, RDO

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 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.

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

Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends


Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat


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