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Sessions:

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.

War Stories from the Cloud: Lessons from US Defense Agencies

Ted Brunell — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Join this session to learn how the transformation to virtualized- and cloud-based services is shaping the defense industry. In this session, decision-makers and policy-makers from the U.S. Army and independent defense agencies will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat’s technologies and open hybrid cloud vision, and how they are shaping the next generation of data services. They will discuss:

  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach
  • Developing and deploying applications in a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with OpenShift by Red Hat
  • What role virtualization plays as the government moves to the cloud
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements
  • Building open hybrid Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) clouds

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 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.

Using Red Hat Network Satellite Today & Into the Future

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Alice Cockrum — Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters – from small, local deployments to vast, mission-critical infrastructures – since 2002. In this session, Thomas Cameron, Alice Cockrum, and Todd Warner will discuss the future direction of Red Hat Network Satellite. They will also explain how to build next-generation technology into Red Hat Network Satellite with a focus on hyper-scale computing beyond the datacenter.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: System Deployment

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase the time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of the user’s servers.

In this session, Thomas Cameron will explore the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks, which were developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for deploying new systems. He will discuss:

  • Configuration management and configuration macros
  • System groups
  • Custom and cloned channels
  • Activation keys
  • Kickstart
  • Locked channels
  • Deploying third-party or internally developed software

Location: Room 312

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing SELinux in the Enterprise

Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

How do you manage SELinux in a large environment? Set up alternative labelling? Turn on booleans? Monitor setroubleshoot logs? Install custom policy modules?

In this session, Daniel Walsh will explain how you can configure your local machine and export its content to multiple machines, using tools like Red Hat Network Satellite, RPM, Puppet, and Ansible. He will also explain how to:

  • Configure SELinux out of the box using Kickstart
  • Set up an MLS/LSPP system
  • Configure SELinux-confined users using IDM/FreeIPA and standard LDAP
  • Set up SELinux infrastructure within your environment
  • Set up reporting tools

Location: Room 312

Topics: Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Network Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment

Dirk Herrmann — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat
Milian Zázrivec — Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to increase their productivity through the use of standard operating environments (SOEs). Dirk Herrmann will present real-world use cases and success stories for SOE implementation. Examples will include: in-depth analysis of automated provisioning, release management, and compliance management. In addition, Todd Warner and Milan Zázrivec will provide insight on how customers can use Red Hat Network Satellite to standardize SOEs and lifecycles.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Network Satellite

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

Market perceptions and competition

This track covers the datacenter landscape. Example topics include: product comparisons, open source methodology, and product analysis that debunks common misconceptions. Attendees will learn how Red Hat cloud, middleware, operating system, storage, and virtualization products stack up against proprietary offerings and fit within the broader industry landscape.

Controlling Clouds Beyond Safety

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

As an industry, we’ve mostly moved on from naive notions about cloud computing being inherently “safe” or “risky.” However, more sophisticated discussions require both greater nuance and greater rigor.

In this session, Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff will:

  • Take attendees through some of the available frameworks for evaluating and mitigating potential issues in hybrid cloud environments
  • Discuss key risk factors to consider
  • Describe relevant provider certifications
  • Show some of the ways that Red Hat’s offerings can help you meet your IT security and governance goals

This is a broad and sometimes complex topic. However, it’s very manageable if individual risk factors are considered systematically and specifically. This session will give attendees the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cloud deployment, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Market perceptions and competition Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of training

Red Hat Summit will have a Taste of training track focusing on a sampling from our robust training and consulting services that we offer on both an individual and team basis.

Managing Updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

There are a variety of concerns (e.g., what version of software you’re required to run for vendor support or whether your organization wants all updates, bug fixes, or security-related updates only) that can affect your approach to applying updates to your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

In this session, attendees will review:

  • These concerns and strategies to mitigate them
  • Yum and RPM queries that can provide you with the detailed information you need
  • Several solutions provided by Red Hat for managing updates for machines
  • The yum security plugin and Red Hat Network Satellite API

Location: Room 206

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite is a powerful, flexible systems management platform for deploying and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Its underlying database stores software profile, hardware profile, event history, and other systems configuration information about the registered systems it manages.

Red Hat provides a powerful application programming interface (API) that allows a system administrator or programmer to easily access the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Write simple Red Hat Network Satellite API programs
  • Perform queries and write reports using Red Hat Network Satellite API methods
  • Use Red Hat Network Satellite API methods for system administration

Location: Room 206

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 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: 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