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Sessions by topic: Scalability

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.

Replication between datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Tristan Tarrant — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Divya Mehra — Principal product manager, Red Hat

The datacenters of today’s global businesses are often located in various sites around the world. To help ensure their safety, the data is frequently replicated both within and between sites. This cross-site replication can be challenging, as links between sites are often bandwidth-constrained and have high latency.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn how to store data redundantly across multiple sites with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid’s cross-site replication.
  • Gain an understanding of the architecture and main use cases of cross-site replication architecture.
  • Learn about the latest features and future roadmap for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid and weigh in on our plans.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The Red Hat Cloud guide to all things xPaaS

Eric D. Schabell — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Whether your business applications are based on Java EE 6, PHP, or Ruby, cloud environments are turning out to be perfect for business development. There are plenty of cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options to choose from, but where do you start?

In this session, Eric Schabell will provide examples, demos, and practical tips for ratcheting up your knowledge of open source, middleware-based xPaaS functionality. Not only will you be able to set up diverse PaaS solutions, you’ll also learn how to use your existing application with the product of your choice. Using OpenShift by Red Hat, our PaaS, we’ll show examples with Red Hat ‘s BPM and mobile solutions, SwitchYard, Opta Planner, and Red Hat JBoss Portal, in just minutes.

Join us to learn more about the practicality of Red Hat’s xPaaS vision and the role Red Hat JBoss Middleware can play.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Integration in the real world with Red Hat JBoss Fuse

Scott Cranton — Senior manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

In this session, Scott Cranton will discuss several reference architectures and architecture patterns common with JBoss Fuse deployments to solve large, complex integration challenges in a manageable way. You’ll learn about deployment patterns such as service gateways for integration, service style deployments, and remote office and store integration.

Scott will also discuss and demonstrate Fuse Fabric, which can help you create and manage large numbers of Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ instances.

Topics: Portability, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Migrating a Tier-1 order management process to Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Jaroslav Blazek — Senior technology architect, Accenture
Radan Base — Senior system analyst, Accenture

New Order Engine (NOE) is a composite application based on Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works with process management, rules engine, messaging, and integration capabilities. NOE is a configurable, product-driven order decomposition and fulfillment engine that streamlines transformations from commercial orders into a common data model based on the shared information data (SID) model standard. The application provides dynamic decomposition into fulfillment tasks and real-time provisioning of service orders into multiple backend systems.

In this session, we’ll explore the application’s architecture details and discuss its implementation to a Tier-1 European telecommunications provider, replacing its commercial orchestration platform with an open source alternative.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 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: deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management, and sessions will include technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.

Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart

Anand Subramanian — Senior principal engineer, Red Hat
Rajesh Joseph — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

The snapshots feature in Red Hat Storage Server provides an integrated solution for point-in-time recovery of GlusterFS volumes. Join us to check it out. And while you’ll be exposed to architectural details of how snapshots are implemented,this session won’t be a deep dive into snapshot internals.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to configure and use snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • How to do point-in-time recovery using snapshots.
  • The architectural overview of snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • The key features and offerings in Red Hat Storage Server snapshots.
  • Best practice recommendations for configuring Red Hat Storage Server volumes for optimal use with snapshots.
  • The limitations in the snapshots feature release.
  • Some important issues to consider when migrating from older Red Hat Storage Server releases to a snapshot-supported one.
  • The product roadmap and extensions to snapshots.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Will Foster — Senior systems engineer, Red Hat
Kambiz Aghaiepour — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dan Radez — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

This session provides an architecture deep dive of Red Hat’s OpenStack Scale Lab, a multi-purpose, 220-node deployment recently designed and built for internal and external OpenStack, Hadoop, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization development, continuous integration, and scale testing.

You’ll learn about the design, deployment, and automation aspects using Red Hat Linux Enterprise OpenStack Platform, Foreman, Red Hat Storage Server, Puppet, and other open source tools and APIs to deliver a full-featured, flexible cloud environment that services multiple use cases backed by re-usable, elastic resources. You’ll also hear experiences and lessons learned from conception, design, deployment, and current usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server replication: Past, present, & future

Jeff Darcy — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Venky Shankar — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll detail Red Hat Storage Server data replication strategies for both near replication (LAN) and far replication (over WAN), and explain how replication has evolved over the last few years. You’ll learn about:

  • Past mechanisms.
  • Near replication (client-side replication).
  • Far replication using timestamps (xtime).
  • Present mechanisms.
  • Near replication (server side) built using qourum and journaling.
  • Faster far replication using journaling.
  • Unified replication.
  • Replication using snapshots.
  • Stripe replication using erasure coding.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies

Bruno Meseguer — Development architect, Vodafone
Markus Van Laak — Operations manager, Vodafone
Nabeel Saad — Saad, Nabeel, Red Hat

While satisfying a management directive pushing for “cloud abilities” and dealing with some key challenges in its existing technology stack, Vodafone’s IT team decided to embark on a journey to update the company’s technology.

Following an early management decision, the usually silo-ed business and IT teams worked together to select the technologies that would carry the company’s integration framework into the future.

As there’s often some magic involved in migrating to a new product, Vodafone representatives will discuss their experiences with the wizardry of “buying a product” and the road they traveled to a successful solution, discussing the:

  • Main driver behind the migration process.
  • Key challenges, including performance and operations, that influenced the team’s decisions.
  • Technology comparison and selection process, which was largely successful because of active commitment, communication, and collaboration across teams and companies.
  • Good, Wicked, and Oz-some stories from the journey.

You’ll leave this session with your own yellow brick road guide for selecting the right technologies for your organization. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for successfully engaging with your providers, partners, and with teams across your organization.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Application development

This track covers application development tools and technologies. Example topics include: best practices, methodologies, and techniques for building applications in C, C++, Java, PHP/LAMP, Ruby, Node.js, and many other commonly used developer tools and languages, and new development approaches such as Platform-as-a-Service. Attendees will also learn how the tools that build, run, and scale applications are evolving.

The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse

Host:

Mark Little — Vice president of Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Davies — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Tim Fox — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Pete Muir — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat has mature middleware stacks in the enterprise engineering, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process management (BPM), and data spaces. Some of these are standards related, while some standards don’t yet exist.

What does the future hold for these stacks as mobile, cloud, and the Internet of things continue to gather momentum? What will happen as new languages are added to the JVM (almost) daily, and the lines between technologies continue to blur?

In this interactive session, our panel of experts will discuss their personal visions for the future of Red Hat JBoss Middleware. We would also like to hear from you, so come prepared to talk about your concerns, requirements, and interests for the future.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS

Niel Eyde — Technology manager, Accenture
Rodrigo Flores — Managing director, Product Management, Accenture

Many organizations are implementing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) side by side. But can these hybrid IT environments be managed as one? Accenture will show that they can with the Accenture Cloud Platform, a cloud management platform for orchestration, development, and deployment of cloud services.

In this session, Accenture cloud executives representing PaaS and Accenture Cloud Platform groups will demonstrate how OpenShift Enterprise can be provisioned on a choice of IaaS providers in pre-established blueprints. They’ll also talk about building the tool and the value generated through managing automated, self-service, standardized cloud capabilities, with myriad services and providers, on a central platform.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud (general), Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Scale or fail: How OpenShift scales your application

Steve Citron-Pousty — Developer evangelist, Red Hat

Whether you have 1 or 1 million visitors accessing your web app, they all demand a great user experience—regardless of what it takes for you to deliver it. This means quick page loads and fast response times every single time.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn different ways to scale your application with new cloud technology.
  • Take a spatial web/mapping service then watch OpenShift by Red Hat add new servers to handle the load.
  • Learn how to load-test your application and see the results.

No proprietary solutions needed—it’s all open source with a hosted version and a private version.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 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!

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

 

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

 

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Moving from Red Hat Satellite 5 to 6: A practical guide

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite 5 has a massive install base, with tried and true workflows and processes developed over the last decade. With the approaching release of Red Hat Satellite 6, system admins want to know what changes to expect. Because while some tasks have a near 1:1 mapping, many concepts have changed.

In this session, you’ll learn about tasks that remain similar between Red Hat Satellite 5 and 6, and what has changed. Specifically, you’ll learn about content management, system management, activation keys, system registration, groups, system provisioning, and various other tasks and how they work under Red Hat Satellite 6.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I

Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 5.0 / 5.0

Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II

Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn various aspects of tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize database performance, including tuning the operating system on bare metal and on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. You’ll also learn about:

  • Tuning settings.
  • The impact of tuning through the use of data and charts.
  • Tips on using some of the Linux tools to identify performance issues with examples.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Get the most out of Red Hat JBoss EAP & the JVM

Ståle Pedersen — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Andrig Miller — Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Getting the best performance out of your enterprise applications can be a challenging and complicated task. After attending this session, you’ll be able to give your applications better response times, better scalability, and lower CPU and memory usage. You’ll learn about the performance improvements we’ve made in the last 3 versions of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and about what’s coming in JBoss EAP 6.3. You’ll also learn what to look for when profiling your application.

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap and hypervisor features supported in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor and Red Hat Storage Server to provide direct storage access to GlusterFS volumes.
  • Future features of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor that will help shape the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform roadmaps.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 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.

What cloud trends mean for you: An analyst's view

Michael Coté — Research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research

You hear and read about cloud computing daily. But between a lot of the hype and the rapid rate of innovation, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which aspects of cloud are most relevant to your company and which trends are most important to monitor.

In this session, Michael Cote, who heads up the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, will cover what cloud means today and why it’s being rapidly embraced by so many organizations. He’ll share a variety of recent research into how companies are adopting clouds. Finally, he’ll discuss key trends that are happening today such as the:

  • Blurring of categories across different types of clouds.
  • Evolution of application packaging.
  • Ongoing hybridization of IT.

He’ll also discuss how to take advantage of those key trends to make IT more flexible and efficient.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Support best practices: Optimizing your support experience

Guilherme Barros — Principal technical account manager, Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage Red Hat’s experience supporting customers to optimize your internal support organization’s interaction with external support vendors. Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Key topics in interacting with support and how to optimize that conversation to get answers quickly.
  • How to avoid outages and progress to best practices.
  • Where to focus your proactive support time for best results.
  • Best practices that can significantly shorten your resolution times.
  • How Red Hat works behind the scenes to optimize your engagement with us.
  • The 1 thing you can do to minimize your support-related outage time.
  • Best practices using our support tools, including the support portal, access.redhat.com.

Guilherme Barros will discuss lessons learned from the mountains of support data we have gathered and walk you through best practices that we have proven to create a better support experience.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Flexibility, Red Hat Services, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand

Sandeep Puri — Engineering architect, Cisco
Mike White — Cisco
Mike Barrett — Product manager, Red Hat

Recently, Cisco IT added OpenShift by Red Hat to its technology mix to rapidly expose development staff to a rich set of web-scale application frameworks and runtimes.

Deploying Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures, like OpenShift, bring with it:

  • A focus on the developer experience.
  • Container technology.
  • A need to understand network security and user isolation and how to accelerate the DevOps model without negatively affecting operations or development.

In this session, Cisco and Red Hat will take you through:

  • The problems Cisco set out to solve with PaaS.
  • How OpenShift aligned with their needs.
  • Key lessons learned during the process.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 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 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

Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS

John Byrne — Senior systems administrator, Scholastic
Craig Carl — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services
John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Michael Pagan — Solution architect, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll hear about how Scholastic and Red Hat worked to tune Red Hat Storage Server for Apache running in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) public cloud. You’ll learn about:

  • The Scholastic cloud storage architecture.
  • The process followed to measure performance in AWS, identify bottlenecks, and tune Red Hat Storage Server and Apache to eliminate those bottlenecks, which resulted in performance that exceeded the original requirements.
  • Future plans for Scholastic’s cloud storage environment.

Speakers from Scholastic, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Red Hat will also demo Scholastic’s live customer-facing infrastructure.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure

Keith Basil — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Sean Cohen — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Tushar Katarki — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Capacity planning for elastic cloud infrastructure platforms like OpenStack is critical for successful deployments. The proper sizing of compute resources within OpenStack allows for easier scheduling, optimal efficiency in hardware utilization, and consistency of resource allocation.

Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services offer deterministic compute resources designed to meet both cloud provider business requirements and cloud consumer service-level requirements. In this session, we’ll explore these public provider approaches, extend them to OpenStack, and provide sizing data and tools to help with your deployment.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Approaches for providing consistent compute service levels in OpenStack.
  • Building instance families for your workloads.
  • Sizing compute node for OpenStack.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform high availability

Arthur Berezin — Senior technical product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

OpenStack provides a platform for fault-tolerant, scale-out workloads—those that scale-out rather than scale-up. Due to the nature of these workloads, the application carries the burden of application availability rather than the underlying platform, and the SLA is upheld by multiple instances and has fault-tolerance built in. While this works for the applications themselves, the availability of underlying OpenStack services is still a concern for both end users and systems administrators. How do we guarantee OpenStack service availability, load-balance requests over multiple machines, and manage our single points of failure?

In this session, you’ll learn about the options available to maximize OpenStack uptime and mitigate the risks using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack and its associated tools.

Topics: OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deep dive: OpenStack Compute

Stephen Gordon — Product manager, Red Hat

This session will begin with a high-level overview of where OpenStack Compute (Nova) fits into the overall OpenStack architecture, as demonstrated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how OpenStack Compute interacts with other OpenStack components and complementary solutions such as Red Hat Storage Server.

The session will also provide a grounding in some common Compute terminology and a deep-dive look into key areas of OpenStack Compute, including the:

  • Compute APIs.
  • Compute Scheduler.
  • Compute Conductor.
  • Compute Service.
  • Compute Instance lifecycle.

Intertwined with the architectural information will be details on horizontally scaling and dividing compute resources as well as customization of the Compute scheduler. You’ll also learn valuable insights into key OpenStack Compute features present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Attendees will leave this session with an intermediate to high-level understanding of the OpenStack Compute architecture and an understanding of some of the key issues facing typical Compute deployments.

Topics: Flexibility, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive

Nir Yechiel — Technical product manager, Red Hat

Network virtualization is becoming increasingly significant as other forms of virtualization constantly evolve. It allows network aggregation and provisioning, combining different physical networks into a single virtual network, or breaking a physical network into multiple virtual networks that are isolated from each other.

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat’s network virtualization offering with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The session will cover:

  • Traditional VLAN-based solutions and the move toward network overlays.
  • Linux Bridge and Open vSwitch.
  • Neutron, the OpenStack project focused on delivering networking as a service.
  • How to scale out networking in the cloud.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 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.

Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat

Santosh Satyan — Manager, Application Development, Scholastic
Daryn McCool — Manager, Digital and e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic
Jerome Boutaud — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Scholastic is working with Red Hat to transform publishing industry IT, allowing the faster, cheaper, more consistent, and more reliable delivery of IT services.

The problem: Datacenters with proprietary hardware and software required capital investments for each new business initiative. Therefore, an excessive amount of time was required to order and build all the systems by hand, which increased the time to market and reduced business agility. Governance was a collection of documents that had to be followed manually, audited manually, and maintained manually.

The solution: Using Red Hat solutions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and automation tools, Scholastic was able to provide solutions to the businesses in a completely different, innovative way. (The solutions included: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cloud Access, Red Hat Satellite, Directory Server, Red Hat JBoss EAP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and OpsCode Chef.) These solutions are enabling Scholastic to into a public cloud while removing the datacenter management obligation entirely.

The result: Scholastic provisioned a server and deployed a new Red Hat JBoss Middleware application in development within 1 hour, and will have more than 90% of its applications in the cloud this year.

In this session, Scholastic reps will:

  • Detail the steps they took on their journey to the cloud.
  • Discuss how Red Hat helped in that journey.
  • Share guidelines for running effective migration strategies and load tests.
  • Share best practices for exposing legacy systems through web services to build service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications for high availability, redundancy, monitoring, and management with zero down time in a cloud environment.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server for AWS

Craig Carl — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services
Tushar Katarki — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Veda Shankar — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

The ability to create global namespace, high availability, and volume economics enables unique capabilities when Red Hat Storage Server is used on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this session, you’ll learn about the capabilities and the potential of using AWS ephemeral storage, availability zones, and regions to deliver a truly distributed cloud storage solution that is geographically diverse, cost effective, and highly available.

Topics: Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server on IBM: A proven platform

Bill Bauman — Technical product marketing manager, IBM

IBM is leading the industry in disk-dense, big data servers. Red Hat is leading the industry with emerging software-defined solutions. Red Hat Storage Server on the IBM System x3650 M4 BD platform delivers a solution designed for big data, high performance, a small footprint, and horizontal scalability.

In this session, we’ll discuss how Red Hat Storage Server powers this x86 system configurable with up to 56 terabytes of low-cost storage, transforming it from a box of disk drives into an affordable, powerful, scalable, and open, software-defined storage environment. We’ll also detail a case study from a customer running virtualized servers and virtualized storage on IBM x86 servers, all powered by Red Hat software.

Topics: Big data, Interoperability, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise

Anderson Dang — systems administrator, PayPal
Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Dan Trainor — Consultant, Red Hat

Running a large private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can be challenging. But understanding how the systems work—and how to make them work for you—can help your operations team work more effectively when compared to traditional environments and architecture.

Using experience gained from traditional Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments, automation and scripting become a natural progression to controlling an OpenShift Enterprise environment. In this session, you’ll get details about how to monitor and run an OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat installation.

Mike will discuss lessons learned from his experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and running OpenShift Online, a large public PaaS. You’ll learn about:

  • Installation.
  • Monitoring.
  • Configuration management.
  • Auto-recovery.
  • Provisioning.
  • Cartridge troubleshooting.
  • Running OpenShift on OpenStack.

After this session, you should have a better understanding of how OpenShift architecture behaves in an on-premise environment. This includes:

  • Common failure scenarios.
  • What to do about troubleshooting.
  • How to integrate with other Red Hat cloud technologies like OpenStack.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 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.

OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available

Joseph George — Director, Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
William Mason — Director, Partner Strategy and Programs, Red Hat

Dell and Red Hat have partnered for more than 14 years to bring customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise offerings. Now, Dell and Red Hat are co-engineering OpenStack cloud solutions for enterprise customers and service providers. These solutions are designed to remove complexity, stabilize OpenStack and its operating environment, and provide a risk-free way to effectively deploy private cloud computing–in any organization.

Join this session to learn how Dell and Red Hat are strengthening their long-standing collaboration and commitment to help you confidently embrace open cloud computing technologies. You’ll also learn how you can not only benefit from the co-engineered solutions, but also from the companies’ combined cloud expertise, enterprise innovation, and dedicated support and portfolio of services.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod

Jon Benedict — Technical marketing engineer, NetApp
Steven Carter — Solutions architect, Cisco
Colin Devine — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

While several enterprise customers are considering open source solutions such as OpenStack, many don’t want to give up the level of support or integration they’ve come to depend on. They also don’t want to deploy OpenStack on an infrastructure that is difficult to scale up or automate. So what’s the solution?

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on FlexPod provides a fully supported cloud platform that can scale, while also providing all of the APIs needed to automate the infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn how to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with the FlexPod datacenter solution, a pre-validated, scale-out infrastructure built with Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, and NetApp storage.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on HP ConvergedSystem 700x

Kent Lipschultz — Technical manager, Alliance Partner Solutions, HP

HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x provides an entire system infrastructure for fast and flexible deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, which is designed to scale with your growing workload needs. It’s also designed to deliver performance and manageability with a highly engineered ecosystem of compute, storage, networking, and management.

In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for Red Hat EnterpriseLinux OpenStack Platform 4 and HP CS700x system deployments. We’ll also discuss how this high-performance, low-latency architecture is ideal for rapid deployment and non-disruptive scaling of capacity and performance.

Topics: Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Simplified IT & real-time business management with SAP

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann — Head of SAP Databases GTM, SAP

Today’s hyper-connected and digitized world creates unprecedented new opportunities as well as challenges. Across every industry, the winners are those that can truly harness the power of data to identify opportunities, make quick decisions, and execute efficient business operations. This demands a radically new approach to managing information.

In this session, we’ll share SAP’s data management strategy and describe the enabling technologies–SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SAP IQ, SAP SQL Anywhere–that let you transact, integrate, analyze, and deliver any data to any application, user, or machine, located anywhere in real-time. And you can do this with low TCO. We’ll also discuss how we’re working with Red Hat to deliver this vision to our customers.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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

Hyperscale computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Hyperscale computing seeks to replace a whole conventional server system with a single-chip solution that includes on-chip network fabric connectivity. This emerging design will provide hundreds of gigabits of connectivity between individual nodes, and make million-node deployments commonplace.

Red Hat has been researching hyperscale computing, including both conventional x86 designs and emerging 64-bit ARM-powered systems, for several years. In this session, you’ll get an update on the state of hyperscale computing, including a live demo using Red Hat technologies.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Enteprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

Vijay Bellur — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll provide an update on the current state of the GlusterFS community and discuss future directions of the project. Attendees will learn:

  • Details on new features in the recent GlusterFS 3.5 and 3.6 releases.
  • What lies ahead in GlusterFS 4.
  • How GlusterFS is being integrated with other projects in the open source ecosystem, including OpenStack, oVirt, and Apache Hadoop.
  • Use cases.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, GlusterFS, Manageability, OpenStack, oVirt, RDO, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP

Gunnar Morling — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Sanne Grinovero — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

With new NoSQL stores arriving to the market frequently, choosing the right datastore can be a tough challenge. Each store provides its own low-level APIs, and migrating from one store to another is anything but simple.

Hibernate Object/Grid Mapper (OGM) provides easy access to NoSQL stores via the well-known Java Persistence API (JPA). Java developers who know how to use JPA also know how to access their favorite NoSQL stores.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How Hibernate OGM maps common JPA constructs to key-value, document, and graph datastores.
  • How to work with JPA on top of datastores such as Infinispan, MongoDB. and Neo4j and switch between them as a matter of configuration.
  • How to query for data using JP-QL and native queries.
  • How to use Hibernate OGM to access MongoDB on Red Hat’s PaaS, OpenShift by Red Hat.

This session is code-focused, with at least half the time spent coding and running tests in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio. You’ll leave the session with a solid understanding of when to use (or not use) Hibernate OGM to handle everyday NoSQL challenges.

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Community, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 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.

Red Hat Satellite roadmap & demo

David Caplan — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite was introduced in 2002 as a means to patch and provision systems and build standard operating environments. While these are still primary focuses of Red Hat Satellite today, the requirements for system management are evolving and growing increasingly complex. In this session, you’ll:

  • Get a detailed walk-through of the completely redesigned user interface, including technical insight into version 6 innovations in content management, content publishing, promotion across environments, mirroring across federated points of presence, provisioning, and configuration.
  • Learn about Red Hat Satellite 6 content views as critical constructs for enforcing strong governance in defining standard system builds, while organizing Puppet content for building layered application stacks.
  • See a demo of system management tasks to reinforce Red Hat Satellite 6 functions around automation, orchestration, observability, and reusability.
  • Hear an introduction to our  beta program.
  • Get a Red Hat Satellite 6 product roadmap.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

NFV through Intel's Open Network Platform for servers

Frank Schapfel — Senior strategic marketing manager, CSIG SDND, Intel

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are opening up new possibilities for service providers looking to reduce costs and deliver new revenue-generating services. In this session, you’ll learn more about the Intel Open Network Platform for servers, Intel’s reference design for NFV and SDN. This platform is based on commercially available, industry-standard Intel architecture-based servers and is geared to the evaluation, development, benchmarking, and deployment of NFV. It also supports Open vSwitch deployments used in the service chaining of multiple virtualized network functions and is the basis for validating and developing an SDN framework with OpenDaylight.

Topics: Flexibility, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise

Tom Benninger — Principal software applications engineer, Red Hat
Anderson Silva — Manager, Platform Operations, Red Hat
Andrew Butcher — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

What is the viability of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) addressing the business drivers of increased agility, flexibility, and time to market for application development? How does OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat measure up?

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the business drivers from IT and other departments for deploying private PaaS.
  • Learn the approach taken for proof of concept and production deployments.
  • See real-world examples of applications running on OpenShift Enterprise.
  • Hear about lessons learned throughout the process.
  • Get an overview of the architecture and IT operating model examples and considerations for implementing OpenShift Enterprise as a new service.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches

Andrew Block — Senior consultant, Middleware, Red Hat
Tim Bielawa — Senior release engineer, Red Hat

How do some of the largest IT organizations around the world migrate, configure, and manage their Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations? What are the steps they take to factor in security, performance, and tuning to ensure they get the most out of their application server tiers?

In this session, we’ll describe how Red Hat’s own IT department migrated its existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4 and 5 infrastructures to version 6. We’ll reveal how the team followed industry-wide best practices–under a tight deadline–and used open source tools to configure and manage the company’s new installations.

Looking to make the jump to the cloud? We’ll also illustrate how these same tools and concepts can be used to prepare, configure, and manage Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations within a cloud architecture. And with concrete examples and use cases you can use in your environment, you’ll learn best practices for:

  • Managing middleware configurations in large-scale production environments.
  • Effectively controlling and managing access to server resources.
  • Using existing open source tools to automate the configuration and deployment process.
  • Promoting deployments through environments with an emphasis on logging, security, messaging, and application support.
  • Migrating existing applications and server configurations from older versions of Red Hat JBoss Middleware.
  • Implementing existing configurations to provision within a cloud environment.

Unlock the secrets to master your middleware.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Scalability

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

Red Hat Storage Server administration deep dive

Dustin Black — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

In this session for administrators of all skill levels, you’ll get a deep technical dive into Red Hat Storage Server and GlusterFS administration.

We’ll start with the basics of what scale-out storage is, and learn about the unique implementation of Red Hat Storage Server and its advantages over legacy and competing technologies. From the basic knowledge and design principles, we’ll move to a live start-to-finish demonstration. Your experience will include:

  • Building a cluster.
  • Allocating resources.
  • Creating and modifying volumes of different types.
  • Accessing data via multiple client protocols.
  • A resiliency demonstration.
  • Expanding and contracting volumes.
  • Implementing directory quotas.
  • Recovering from and preventing split-brain.
  • Asynchronous parallel geo-replication.
  • Behind-the-curtain views of configuration files and logs.
  • Extended attributes used by GlusterFS.
  • Performance tuning basics.
  • New and upcoming feature demonstrations.

Those new to the scale-out product will leave this session with the knowledge and confidence to set up their first Red Hat Storage Server environment. Experienced administrators will sharpen their skills and gain insights into the newest features. IT executives and managers will gain a valuable overview to help fuel the drive for next-generation infrastructures.

Topics: Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server performance

Ben England — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn how to obtain the best possible performance with Red Hat Storage Server—with information relevant to all phases of deployment. Specifically, we’ll cover the following Red Hat Storage Server topics:

  • Best practices for deployment and software configuration, including virtualized deployments.
  • Integration strategies with hardware technologies such as SSD.
  • Configuration and tuning techniques for the best possible performance.
  • Behavior analysis under relevant, real-world workloads.
  • Upcoming enhancements currently in upstream development.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

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

Road to RHEL 7

This track highlights the features and capabilities that position Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as the platform for next-generation IT. Sessions will cover topics specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, ranging from Linux containers, the OpenLMI framework, and cross-domain identity management to the powerful system and performance management tools. Attendees can use examples of real-world use cases and the experiences of beta participants to plan their own implementations.

Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI

Russell Doty — Technology product manager, Red Hat
Stephen Gallagher — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Linux systems often come with powerful capabilities—and steep learning curves—for system administrators. Despite progress toward automating and standardizing system management, there is still a need to customize some systems. SysAdmins need to configure complex local storage and networks with multiple NICs, manage users (both locally and using MS Active Directory or IPA), install software, manage system services, get hardware configuration, and perform a wide range of detailed tasks against a specific server.

In this session, you’ll learn how OpenLMI,the Linux Management Infrastructure program, delivers remote administration of production servers, ranging from high-end enterprise servers with complex network and storage configurations to virtual guests. We’ll discuss how OpenLMI:

  • Supports physical servers and directly manipulates storage, network, and system hardware
  • Manages and monitors virtual machine guests.
  • Includes a framework that provides a standardized remote API for system management that is built on top of existing tools and utilities.
  • Provides fine-grained control of running systems, complementing the installation, entitlement, and patching capabilities of Red Hat Satellite Server.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Next-generation high availability Linux clustering

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat

High availability application clustering has changed significantly in Linux since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In this session, you’ll learn about new clustering technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. Topics covered will include:

  • Cluster definition, management, and fencing.
  • Pacemaker and Corosync, the technologies driving clustering.
  • Clustered file systems (GFS-2) migration to a separate project.
  • Integrating a clustered file system into a high availability cluster.
  • Setting up web farm quickly with pacemaker.
  • Load balancing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.

Topics: Clustering, Fedora, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Interoperability update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta & Microsoft Windows

Mark Heslin — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dmitri Pal — Senior engineering manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll get an update on the latest methods available for integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on how the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta features can streamline the integration process. Topics covered include:

Integration overview

  • Integration approaches (direct vs. indirect, third-party)
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: The foundation

  •  Components (Samba, Winbind, IdM, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  •  Configurations and use cases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta: Extending the foundation

  •  realmd (new feature)
  •  Cross-realm trusts
  •  Configurations and use cases
  •  Futures (SSSD, non-Samba file sharing)

Whether you are running an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment or deploying a new one, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta streamlines integration with Windows Active Directory domain environments.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Linux containers is a feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta that provides application deployment flexibility for customers, and allows users to run applications securely in an isolated container. Linux containers facilitate multi-tenancy, density, and deployment speed.

The Linux container technology in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta combines resource management, process isolation, file system separation, security, and management tooling with Docker to provide robust features to run applications in an isolated container. Docker uses the Linux container capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta to provide standardization, ease of use, and portability.

Join this session to learn more about Linux containers and Docker technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. The presentation will conclude with a live demonstration.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization

Vinod Chegu — Master technologist, HP
Rik van Riel — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat and its partners, such as HP, have demonstrated world-class virtualization performance with SPECvirt and other benchmarks running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology. In doing so, KVM has proven to be feature rich and highly scalable, and has leading performance, becoming the hypervisor of choice for OpenStack development and enterprise virtualization.

Combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta with KVM on the next generation of HP servers, Red Hat and HP engineers will demonstrate the latest results for out-of-the-box performance using automatic NUMA, balancing in the host kernel as well as within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta guests.

You’ll hear about the latest NUMA enhancements directly from the engineers who are leading the way in NUMA kernel development and testing. See their latest test results on bare metal and with KVM guests, learn how it works, and hear how the Linux kernel design compares to other algorithms.

Topics: Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta file systems: New scale, speed, & features

Ric Wheeler — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Steve Dickson — Consulting software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta brings many changes in the file and storage world. Most significant is the choice of XFS as our default file system for all support architectures. This will expand the size of a single file system up to 500TB in supported configurations. The file system stack will also take advantage of support for a wide variety of new storage devices and is tuned to run with better latency and higher speeds on very high speed SSD storage devices. In this session, Ric Wheeler will detail these NFS and GFS2 changes.

Topics: Big data, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of DevNation

Co-located with Red Hat Summit, DevNation offers an agenda tailored to application developers and maintainers who build with open source. Attendees from both events will be able to attend sessions in this track, which will offer sessions relevant to both audiences.

Cloudbursting with OpenShift Enterprise 2

Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll see some of the magic behind OpenShift Enterprise 2. First you’ll get an overview of the product, then you’ll see a demo of the setup and configuration of OpenShift Enterprise on a local machine. Once things are running locally, we’ll burst OpenShift from an on-premise cloud out to multiple datacenters.

You’ll also learn about the internal architecture of OpenShift Enterprise, including the messaging tier and the components required for a successful deployment of OpenShift Enterprise.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Portable, lightweight, & interoperable Docker containers across Red Hat solutions

Jérôme Petazzoni — Software engineer, Docker, Inc
Alexander Larsson — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Docker is an open source engine that enables any application and its dependencies to be encapsulated as a lightweight container that will run consistently and virtually anywhere. It’s emerged as one of the fastest-growing open source projects, and is already having significant impact in the worlds of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), DevOps, scale out, and cross-cloud computing.

In this session, you’ll learn both the basics of Docker, as well as the significant ways Docker and Red Hat are collaborating to make interoperable and lightweight container technologies an integral part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.

Topics: Development tools, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of training I

This track features a sampling from Red Hat's robust training and consulting services that are offered on both an individual and team basis.

Working with PAM

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

  • Start with a tracethrough of how Pluggable Authentication Modules authenticate users to applications.
  • Make modifications to existing PAM configuration files.
  • Trace through PAM authentication of a user to an application.
  • Make changes to the password complexity requirements for users.
  • Configure the machine to track failed log in attempts as examples of editing a PAM configuration.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Begin programming your Red Hat Satellite Server

George Hacker — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat 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 Satellite Server.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

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

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying applications on OpenShift Enterprise

Wander Boessenkool — Content developer, Red Hat

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat allows developers to quickly and easily deploy and update applications using command-line tools. In this session, you’ll get hands-on experience with deploying, updating, and scaling applications using OpenShift Enterprise command-line tools.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Working with PAM (replay)

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

  • Start with a tracethrough of how Pluggable Authentication Modules authenticate users to applications.
  • Make modifications to existing PAM configuration files.
  • Trace through PAM authentication of a user to an application.
  • Make changes to the password complexity requirements for users.
  • Configure the machine to track failed log in attempts as examples of editing a PAM configuration.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Working with FirewallD

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduced a new firewall mechanism called FirewalID that controls the flow of network packets in, out, and through the local system. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how this new mechanism compares to the tools used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. We’ll also cover how to modify this new firewall’s rules from both the command line, with firewall-cmd, and from a graphical front end, using firewall-config.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Working with FirewallD (replay)

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduced a new firewall mechanism called FirewalID that controls the flow of network packets in, out, and through the local system. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how this new mechanism compares to the tools used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. We’ll also cover how to modify this new firewall’s rules from both the command line, with firewall-cmd, and from a graphical front end, using firewall-config.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 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.

Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM

Host:

Adam Jollans — Program director, Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

Panelists:

Michael Day — IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief virtualization architect, Open Systems, IBM
Jeff Jameson — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Cost, scalability, and security are key considerations when delivering cloud services. Cloud service providers building public and private clouds need to keep infrastructure cost down in order to price competitively, and must ensure stellar security and scalability in multi-tenant environments. Open technologies, such as OpenStack, Linux, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), help deliver on these requirements for open clouds. And, infrastructure matters. That’s why open clouds run on IBM systems.

In this panel, industry experts will discuss:

  • When and how to use open components to build competitive cloud services.
  • The usage of KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and OpenStack with IBM hardware and software in enterprise virtualization and cloud initiatives, covering who is using it and where and how it’s being used.
  • Business benefits being realized with KVM, OpenStack, Red Hat, and IBM technology.
  • The widespread adoption of KVM.

Come prepared to ask questions and interact in this lively, interactive discussion.

Topics: Cost savings, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people

Host:

Ted Brunell — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

John Keese — President, Autonomic Resources
Kent Rockwell — Architecture and system engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Munjeet Singh — Principal, Emerging Technologies, Dynamic Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton
Clay Wells — Senior systems programmer, University of Pennsylvania

Learn how the transformation to virtualized and cloud-based services is shaping the way the government does business. In this panel, thought leaders and innovators from across the public sector will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat technologies and Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud vision. The discussion will include information about:

  • How public sector customers are shaping the next generation of data services.
  • 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 and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layers play as the government moves to the cloud.
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements.
  • Experiences building hybrid IaaS clouds with open source technology.
  • Strategies that are being used to manage large virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS environments.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Remmele J. Hinton — Senior systems administrator, Mantech International Corporation
Felipe Pereira — Support analyst, BNDES
Greg Procunier — UNIX administrator IV, Symcor
Joshua Toffler — Senior systems engineer, Defense Engineering Inc.

Join this panel to learn how some of our customers are using Red Hat Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, to manage their infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how they’re managing tens, hundreds – even thousands – of servers as easily as one.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare

Host:

Don Frederick — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Barker — Director, Application Development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi — Senior IT manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun — CEO, OSEHRA

In this panel, you’ll interact with a panel of customers as they discuss Red Hat technologies in U.S. healthcare—from hospital to insurance to government agencies. Learn why they rely on open source technology as a foundation of their infrastructures. They’ll share information about the technology decisions they’ve made and tips and best practices for successful technology implementations.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Host:

Brian Ashburn — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Erik H. Berger — Team lead and senior consultant, Viada
Teresa Bobadilla — Product manager, Texas Guaranteed
John Galvin — IT operations manager, UPS
Markus Merder — Team lead, senior consultant, Viada

Enterprises across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions to address the many critical business demands that they face daily. In this panel, you’ll learn how our middleware customers use Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0