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Sessions:

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.

Design Business Intelligence Appliances Using Red Hat Technologies

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Solution Architect, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to design an industrial-strength business intelligence appliance using Red Hat technology, as well as how to store the information they need to make informed business decisions. They will also learn how:

  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid’s in-memory data grid enables real-time data access
  • JBoss enterprise service bus (ESB) and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Portfolio support integration
  • Red Hat Storage bundles storage
  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS integrates rules, events, and workflow

 

Location: Room 210

Topics: Big data, Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Integration, Java development, OpenShift by Red Hat, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server: Best Practices & Advanced Configurations

Peter Portante — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

This talk builds on the “Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance”  session (Thurs. at 4:50 p.m. EST)  to explore design tradeoffs and performance implications for advanced use cases. Use cases include geo-replication, OpenStack Swift compatible Object store, and live virtual image stores including KVM-based virtualization such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) and Red Hat Open Stack (RHOS).

Location: Room 210

Topics: Clustering, GlusterFS, Integration, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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.

Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization

Sayan Saha — Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Perry Myers — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, senior product and engineering leaders from Red Hat’s cloud, storage, and vitualization teams will outline the integration roadmap for Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenStack. They will also:

  • Discuss Red Hat Storage’s use as the back-end storage technology for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack
  • Provide a detailed breakdown of the various integration phases
  • Detail the business value of each phase

Attendees will learn about an enterprise, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud storage platform taking shape inside Red Hat to support the next wave of virtualization and cloud deployments. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the session presenters, helping to shape the future of these integrated solutions from Red Hat.

Location: Room 302

Topics: Integration, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

KVM Hypervisor Roadmap & Technology Update

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Karen Noel — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor supports the largest x86 virtual machine, with industry-leading performance and an innovative architecture that benefits from the enhancements made to the Linux kernel. In addition to the numerous performance improvements, the KVM hypervisor is well suited to run mission-critical workloads in a virtualized environment, utilizing the resource management and security features built within it.

KVM supports both Linux and Windows guests and provides a Microsoft-certified environment for customers to deploy virtual machines and applications with confidence. It is the foundational technology that powers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack, and will soon provide tighter integration with Red Hat Storage.

In this session, Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM technology product manager, and Karen Noel, the KVM engineering manager, will present the KVM hypervisor roadmap and will outline the reasons that make KVM a better choice in terms of architecture, technology, and value for its users. They will also provide insights and details about the latest virtualization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In addition they will:

  • Detail the KVM architecture and virtualization stack
  • Detail the latest KVM hypervisor features delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and inherited by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
  • Provide insight into future features
  • Highlight collaboration and integration plans within Red Hat’s technology portfolio

Location: Room 304

Topics: Integration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Mere Mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

While Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an incredibly powerful tool for securing Linux servers, it has a reputation for being difficult to configure. As a result, many system administrators simply turn it off. Fortunately, the incredible amount of work completed by the SELinux community in recent years has made SELinux system administrator-friendly.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Learn the basics of SELinux
  • Review the SELinux architecture
  • Discover how to configure, analyze, and correct SELinux errors
  • See how to generate basic policy modules to enable non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems
  • See real-world examples of how to use this tool

Location: Room 302

Topics: Fedora, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance

Mark Wagner — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

In this session that covers the performance and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Mark Wagner will:

  • Demonstrate how to take advantage of the key performance areas of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Review data and tuning information that was discovered in Red Hat’s performance lab
  • Discuss Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Storage integration
  • Review techniques for migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Location: Room 304

Topics: GlusterFS, oVirt, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance

Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Ben England will discuss the tuning options available for Red hat Storage software components, as well as the product’s scalability strengths and limitations. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Clearly express performance requirements for their applications
  • Provide the right application storage, compute, and network resources to meet their performance requirements
  • Quickly identify and isolate performance bottlenecks

Location: Room 302

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 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

Defining the Future with Red Hat Storage Geo-replication

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Dustin Black — Senior Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage provides a high-performance and scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solution to meet demanding workload needs without requiring high costs or over purchasing. Often when the world is introduced to such a novel technology, the best of us get creative, finding use cases that others may never have envisioned. So what happens when your grand vision seems unsupportable?

Join the chief architect, Mohit Anchlia, from Intuit, the makers of TurboTax, and Red Hat’s Dustin Black, and as they explore the successful partnership that solved a challenging problem in record time. Attendees will get a first-hand account of:

  • The business challenges and how Red Hat Storage became an integral part of the solution architecture
  • Intuit’s unique scenario and how GlusterFS geo-replication was transformed to meet aggressive business requirements
  • How Intuit’s strategic decision to partner with Red Hat, including the engagement of a storage-focused Red Hat Technical Account Manager (TAM), led to an entirely new and supportable codebase that drastically increased the performance and capabilities of geo-replication

In a few short months of engagement with Red Hat Global Support Services, Intuit and Red Hat not only exceeded the business and technical requirements, but drastically altered the landscape of the upstream code for the benefit of the open source community and the future Red Hat Storage users. Come learn how.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

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

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.

Liberate your Files: A Solution from Vizuri using ownCloud, OpenShift, & Red Hat Storage Server

Isaac Christoffersen — Architect, Vizuri
Matt Richards — Product Strategist, ownCloud
Ted Brunell — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Many of today’s enterprises are working under the false assumption that there is a trade off between consumer-centric file sharing and corporate IT policy compliance. This assumption is common because market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for file syncing and sharing are not designed around enterprise IT needs. They represent growing risks with vendor lock-in, data security, compliance, and data ownership.

Fortunately, by leveraging innovative open source solutions from Red Hat and ownCloud, enterprises can provide a simple-to-use file syncing and sharing solution for employees. And this solution enables enterprises to have greater control over valuable intellectual property.

In this session, representatives from Vizuri, ownCloud, and Red Hat will:

  • Identify the risks involved with public cloud-based solutions
  • Share use cases for private cloud solutions
  • Discuss how hybrid and on-premise solutions are both achievable and secure.

Vizuri will demonstrate a hybrid cloud file-sync and share SaaS solution, designed using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, ownCloud, and Red Hat Storage Server, that delivers an integrated mobile, desktop, and web-based solution.

Location: Room 310

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Mobile, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1.0 / 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.

Building Backup & Archive Solutions with Red Hat Storage Partners

Scott Clinton — Senior Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Walter Tessman — Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Red Hat will team up with its partners who are building backup and archive solutions with Red Hat Storage at the core. Red Hat Storage can drastically cut costs for online, near-line, and deep archive. In addition, the product is being architected into backup, archive, and recovery solutions. In this session, Scott Clinton and Walter Tessmann will answer your Red Hat Storage questions, and demonstrate how our partners use it to deliver new and innovative solutions.

Location: Room 312

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 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: Solving Storage Challenges with Red Hat Storage Server

Mohit Anchila — Data Platform Architect, Intuit, Inc.
Wayde Nie — Lead Architect University Technology Services, McMasters University

Want to learn how Red Hat solutions can turn storage from a burden into an asset? Join us to hear directly from Red Hat Storage Server customers who are using our innovative open source software solutions in creative deployment scenarios. Learn how using Red Hat Storage Server and its core architecture have enabled these customers to rapidly store, protect, model, and deliver critical data. We will leave plenty of time for questions so you can interact with this panel of knowlegeable experts.

Location: Room 306

Topics: Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 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