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Sessions:

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: 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.

Make the NICs Move: Adventures in Network Performance Tuning

Martin Porter — Vice President, Software Development, Solarflare
Jeremy Eder — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 provides advanced networking features and industry-leading performance, the capabilities of the network subsystem can be intimidating. Fortunately, Red Hat Enterprise Linux also provides excellent tools and the resources necessary to identify optimal tuning values and troubleshoot performance issues.

In this session, Solarflare’s Martin Porter and Red Hat’s Jeremy Eder will demonstrate tuning three unique workload scenarios using Solarflare NICs. These include:

  1. Low-latency scenario based on STAC benchmarks
  2. Web scenario based on scale testing from OpenShift by Red Hat
  3. Virtual scenario based on SR-IOV and the Linux bridge

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Quickly understand their applications’ performance profiles
  • Use tools (e.g., sar, sysstat, ethtool, perf, systemtap, gnuplot, etc.) that proactively advise and reactively identify performance issues
  • Gain a greater understanding of their infrastructures through performance measurement

 

Location: Room 304

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Friday, June 14 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 should drive competitive advantage.

Red Hat Storage & Big Data

Scott McClellan — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Doug Williams — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat understands the big challenge of big data. In this session, join Scott McClellan and Doug Williams as they review Red Hat’s ideas, plans, and activities in the world of big data as it pertains to Red Hat Storage Server and other Red Hat products. Be sure not to miss this one! There’s no doubt you’ll be glued to your seats and will depart the session well educated and excited.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 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.

Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure

JR Aquino — Senior Information Security Specialist, Citrix
Joseph Bezouska — Lead UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer, OfficeMax
Addam Krucek — Senior Staff Engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola
Jennie F. Lansang — Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Enterprise businesses rely on Red Hat solutions to address critical business demands facing IT organizations. Hear how they use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices directly from Red Hat customers and see how these products help ensure secure, reliable infrastructures.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions

John Fulton — Lafayette College
Rodrique Heron — Cigna
Steven Leapline — Ansaldo
Ron Schaffer — Ansaldo
Greg Scott — Infrasupport Corporation
Robert Starr — Cigna

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Network Satellite

Mike Dittmeier — IT Integration Specialist, Allegiant Airlines
Bernard Lee — Group Head of IT and VP Process and Innovation, YTL Power
Eric Nothen — Senior IT Analyst, Cargill
Aaron Schaeffer — Systems Engineer, Paychex

Join Red Hat customers to learn more about how they use Red Hat Network Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, for growing their Linux infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how our panelists are managing tens, hundreds – even thousand – of servers as easily as one.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0