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!
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:
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
|Best of||Tuesday, April 15||10:40 am - 11:40 am||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 can provide competitive advantage.
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:
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
|Business and IT strategy alignment||Tuesday, April 15||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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:
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.
|Business and IT strategy alignment||Tuesday, April 15||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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:
|Business and IT strategy alignment||Wednesday, April 16||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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’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.
|Cloud deep dive||Tuesday, April 15||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||4.0 / 5.0|
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
|Cloud deep dive||Tuesday, April 15||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||3.0 / 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 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:
|Cloud readiness||Tuesday, April 15||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||2.0 / 5.0|
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:
Join us to explore how you can build and operate your private or hybrid cloud for success.
|Cloud readiness||Wednesday, April 16||1:20 pm - 2:20 pm||1.0 / 5.0|
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.
|Cloud readiness||Wednesday, April 16||3:40 pm - 4:40 pm||3.0 / 5.0|
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:
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.
|Cloud readiness||Thursday, April 17||11:00 am - 12:00 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, 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.
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.
|Emerging technologies||Tuesday, April 15||4:50 pm - 5:50 pm||2.0 / 5.0|