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Sessions by topic: Red Hat Cloudforms

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

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

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 security: Frameworks & enforcement

Kurt Seifried — software engineer, Red Hat

All organizations consider security while developing or deploying systems and applications. But security concerns span the entire life cycle of a system or app—from development, deployment, and maintenance to infrastructure migration.
Hybrid cloud management tools allow an unprecedented level of insight and control over system and app security. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use existing capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenShift by Red Hat, and Red Hat CloudForms to manage security through the full life cycle of systems and apps in open hybrid cloud environments.
  • How you can use security standards like OVAL and FedRAMP.
  • About the potential future of cloud security.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Cloud deep dive

This track shows you how to implement and operate your private, public, or hybrid cloud. Example topics include: provisioning and flexing workloads, using Red Hat products in public clouds, and running an on-premise IaaS and PaaS. Attendees will learn best practices for making the most effective use of public clouds, architecting and managing on-premise and hybrid clouds, monitoring hybrid cloud environments, and provisioning applications across their infrastructures of choice.

Red Hat CloudForms: Automation with external systems

David Simmons — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Kevin Morey — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Red Hat’s latest release of CloudForms brings to market an enterprise cloud management solution capable of bridging and managing open hybrid cloud architectures. In this deep-dive session, you’ll learn about the architectural landscape and extensive and wide-ranging automation capabilities of CloudForms. You’ll also gain access to real-world examples of customers integrating CloudForms into external IPAM solutions and other workflow engines.

In this session, you’ll learn how to initiate a REST API call to Inflobox to retrieve an IP address based upon the network name provided. We’ll also demonstrate the ability to collate performance metrics to automatically scale up your virtual infrastructure based on aggregate CPU usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 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

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.

How to use Red Hat solutions in a public cloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management: Key features & roadmap

Damon Tepe — Senior product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Explore the major challenges experienced by organizations that have already deployed private clouds. Our goal is to help you understand where your private cloud challenges will be and how your choice in a cloud management platform can affect the short- and long-term operations of your cloud infrastructure. We’ll:

  • Use market survey data to identify these challenges.
  • Show you how Red Hat CloudForms addresses these challenges.
  • Explore other key features needed to manage your private or hybrid cloud.
  • Review roadmap features to give you a sense of where we plan to take Red Hat CloudForms in the future.

Join us to explore how you can build and operate your private or hybrid cloud for success.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Flex workloads across private, public, & hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms

John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
Ronak Mallik — Senior consultant, Red Hat

You can use Red Hat CloudForms with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, VMware vSphere, or Amazon Web Services to flex workloads in real time based on performance or regulatory or business rules. You can also automate forecasting changes in your marketplace, datacenter, or governance using CloudForms so that workloads can be moved into the right cloud for the workload type.

Fancy using Google Trends to scale and flex your service. CloudForms can take advantage of external data to be reactive in your environment, scaling your service proactively as the service forecasts service trends. In this session, we’ll demonstrate use cases that can dynamically flex your public, private, or hybrid cloud workloads.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

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

Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms

Jason Dillaman — Principal architect, Red Hat
Nick Lane — Platform consultant, Red Hat

Most of today’s enterprise processes for provisioning infrastructures like hypervisors and virtual machines (VMs) are manual, requiring several human interactions that can delay processes and introduce inconsistencies. By automating this provisioning process, an enterprise can eliminate these blockers and get their infrastructures up and running quickly.

In this session, we’ll walk you through real-world use cases that demonstrate:

  • The coupling of Red Hat CloudForms to Cisco UCS for hypervisor server management.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for VM management.
  • Red Hat Satellite for software management.
  • Infoblox for IP address management.

With this solution, you can speed up and automate your hypervisor and VM provisioning, and reduce deployment times from weeks to hours by eliminating all intermediate provisioning touch points.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

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