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PaaS: Just a Dream for Tomorrow or a Reality for Today?

Massimo Pezzini — Analyst, Gartner

Many users perceive cloud and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) as futuristic opportunities for a distant future due to the technical and organizational challenges associated with developing enterprise applications to be deployed in the public cloud. Although technology, business models and best practices for successful PaaS are still maturing, in this presentation Gartner will discuss how enterprises can reap some of the relevant benefits already today by adopting “on premises” or hybrid deployment models for PaaS.

Time Technical Difficulty
01:00 pm (UTC+1) 0.0 / 5.0

Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together

Dr. Malcolm Herbert — Director, Strategy & Solutions, Red Hat

Lee Denison — Senior Architect, Red Hat

In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will discuss key Red Hat technologies, methodologies, and ideas for implementing an open standards, open source IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) environment.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC+1) 3.0 / 5.0

Building an Agile Banking IT Infrastructure Based on Red Hat Solutions

Christian Krug — Head of Department Engineering, Cortal Consors

With more than one million customers, Cortal Consors, subsidary of BNP Paritas, is one of the leading direct banks and online-brokers in Europe. In this session, Christian Krug will explain why Cortal Consors decided to move away from a propriety software stack, which included UNIX and WebLogic, to an open source stack based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and JBoss Enterprise Middleware to run its mission-critical infrastructure.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC+1) 0.0 / 5.0

Zarafa and Red Hat Enrich Email Environment of Leading Spanish Bakery Manufacturer

Steve Hardy — Founder and CTO, Zarafa

Spanish bakery manufacturer Dulcesol migrated to the open and compatible Zarafa Collaboration Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. In this session, Steve Hardy will discuss the manufacturer’s initial challenges, the solution, the migration, and the benefits that resulted from the migration. He will also describe the newly created high-availability setup as it provides Dulcesol with a stable mail environment that is mission critical for its manufacturing process.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC+1) 3.0 / 5.0

Best Practice - Creation of Portals Use Experience & Results

Dr. Christian Caro — Area Manager, Logica Germany

Portals are an important part of today's infrastructure and often are no longer indispensable. Today, organizations have many different applications, but also greater complexity. In this session, Dr. Christian Caro details possible pitfalls and also different approaches for portal development and identifies appropriate solutions.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC+1) 0.0 / 5.0

Pioneering a path to the future with JBoss Business Process Management

Michel de Blok — Senior Software Engineer, SNS Bank

As one of the top four Dutch financial institutions, SNS Bank in the Netherlands made a strategic decision to use technology to empower its customers online by fully automating its service and selling channels. In order to effectively move towards a full-scale Straight Through Processing (STP) experience, SNS Bank chose to achieve its goals by making use of Open Source Software, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and BPM.

This session will take us through the history of the SNS Bank, laying the groundwork as to their vision and strategy. This will explain the move from a traditional bank to a modern Internet bank providing innovative selling channels. We will walk through the existing architecture, detailing the impact this move has had on existing IT systems and the migration efforts to position open source solutions.

It goes without saying that these moves have had an effect on both the business departments and customers from the SNS Bank. The major change from branch offices to Internet selling channels required a new focus for the business departments to be able to provide effective services to her customers.

Finally, a close look at the lessons learned along the way will provide you with insight into a working open source STP BPM solution that is cost effective, reliable, flexible, and tailored to evolve with SNS Bank into the future.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC+1) 2.0 / 5.0

Cloud with Red Hat: What, Where, & How

Michael Ferris — Director of Product Strategy, Cloud Computing, Red Hat

This session will take the term "cloud computing" from an abstract buzzword for a magical do-it-all promise to a practical overview of how to consider implementing various cloud strategies with open source offerings.

In this session, Mike Ferris will:

  • Cover what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) capabilities offer for both external and private, internal clouds
  • Describe how enterprises are implementing IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities today with open source
  • Highlight the benefits and challenges of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities
  • Present Red Hat's offerings, architecture, and roadmap for building and using an internal cloud
  • Describe how to achieve and take advantage of capabilities, including elasticity, spillover, accounting, planning, quality of service, security, etc., within your organization
  • Discuss various architectures and strategies for building internal clouds with Red Hat

Time Technical Difficulty
09:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Overview

Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, Tim Burke will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, setting the context for listeners to be prepared for the more detailed follow-on sessions. Tim will provide a description of the key themes of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including datacenter operational efficiency, performance, scalability, virtualization, and green IT. He will also provide highlights of the key feature advancements in a wide variety of subsystems. Tim will close the session with a description of the product packaging approach.

Time Technical Difficulty
09:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview & Roadmap

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Andy Cathrow will give an overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and cover the roadmap for the coming 18 months.

Time Technical Difficulty
09:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 0.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Middleware 101: Portfolio Overview

Jon Atkins — Director, Middleware Program Marketing, Red Hat

The JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio is more comprehensive than ever. Adopted by Global 5000 and government organizations worldwide for its flexibility, choice, and value, JBoss Enterprise Middleware delivers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class platforms for on-premises and cloud environments. The portfolio now includes a range of platforms for application deployment, ESB-based integration, data services, content aggregation, presentation and personalization, business rules management, and enterprise messaging.

In this session, Jon Atkins will provide a high-level update on the breadth of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio. He will discuss what's changed over the past year, and where the portfolio is headed in 2011.

Time Technical Difficulty
09:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 1.0 / 5.0

Making Active Decisions with JBoss Enterprise BRMS

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise BRMS provides an open source business rules management system that enables easy business policy and rules development, access, and change management. These capabilities enable the enterprise to make active business decisions as business events occur driving higher business productivity and more accurate responses to problems and opportunities.

In this session, attendees will explore the ongoing evolution of business rules management systems and how they are helping enterprises make active decisions to drive higher business productivity and effectiveness.

Time Technical Difficulty
10:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: Performance & Features

D. John Shakshober — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will explore the new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 performance. John Shakshober (Shak) will share the scalability optimizations for larger SMP systems, > 1TB of memory, new transparent hugepage support, multi-q network performance of 10Gbit and Infiniband, and KVM enhancements that went into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Shak will also share benchmark data from industry standard workloads using common applications such as database servers, Java engines, and various financial applications on the latest Intel and AMD x86_64 hardware.

Time Technical Difficulty
10:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 5.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Clouds Today

Gordon Haff — Senior Cloud Product Manager, Red Hat

You can build a private cloud today in an evolutionary way that makes use of and integrates with technologies that you already own. Proceed at your own pace and maintain strategic flexibility for the future using infrastructure products that provide a robust, enterprise-class environment that is consistent across bare metal, virtualized servers, private clouds, and public clouds. The steps are all thoroughly documented in a reference architecture, and can be augmented with additional Red Hat products and services as needed. In this session, Gordon Haff will take you through the steps.

Time Technical Difficulty
10:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Increasing Business Agility with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Chuck Dubuque — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Server and desktop virtualization technologies, which bring cost and agility advantages to enterprise IT, have become mainstream in most datacenters. However, after nearly 10 years, virtualized servers still only represent about 30 percent of x86 production workloads due to technology limitations and the expense of proprietary virtualization platforms. In this session, Chuck Dubuque will cover:

  • The benefits of datacenter virtualization
  • Technologies in the open source community that will enable pervasive virtualization
  • The move to the cloud
  • The particular advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Red Hat subscription model

Time Technical Difficulty
10:00 am (UTC-5 / EST) 1.0 / 5.0

Apache Deltacloud

David Lutterkort — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Existing clouds are supported through an ever-growing number of drivers that talk to cloud implementations like Amazon EC2, Rackspace, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. And with many clouds to chose from, writing simple scripts or entire cloud management applications is fraught with the twin perils of vendor lock-in and API incompatibilities.

The Deltacloud API is a cloud-agnostic, public REST API geared toward long-term stability and backwards compatibility. Deltacloud, which was started by Red Hat, has recently moved into the Apache Incubator, where it is known as Apache Deltacloud. In this session, David Lutterkort will explain the usage of the Deltacloud API, how the API deals with differences in cloud capabilities, and the plans for evolution of the API.

Time Technical Difficulty
01:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 1.5 / 5.0

At Your Service: How JBoss ESB and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Enable your SOA Integration Fabric

Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Integration challenges take many forms and demand flexible solutions. Whether implementing point-to-point application integration or service-enablement of existing assets, or deploying an event-driven architecture, you need a platform technology that provides options and choice. Regardless of the integration approach, your enterprise data will play a central role. Using information assets efficiently and effectively gives you insight into your business and is key to the success of any integration initiative.

In this session, Ken Johnson will highlight the latest updates to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform, showing attendees how these products can help them address integration challenges and create flexible SOA integration fabric.

Time Technical Difficulty
01:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: Security

Daniel Walsh — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Daniel Walsh will show attendees new SELinux features and explain how to use them in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. He will cover several SELinux topics, including:

  • Confining users
  • Securing your virtual environment
  • Securing the desktop
  • Controlling grid jobs
  • Sandboxing: putting the power into the hands of the administrator
  • Building and shipping your own SELinux policy

Time Technical Difficulty
01:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture

Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, Itamar Heim will cover the roles and interactions between the various components of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. He will also will cover the components in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, hosts, storage, networking, and guests tools. This session is not introductory, and assumes prior knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Time Technical Difficulty
01:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 4.0 / 5.0

Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

Jeff Jameson — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops can help your business reduce desktop-associated costs, improve data security, and simplify overall desktop infrastructure management. In this session, Jeff Jameson will explain the technology features and benefits of delivering centrally hosted Linux and Windows desktops to the client of your choosing, while providing a true PC-like experience to your end users. With incredibly rich, integrated features like bi-directional audio and video, and kernel-level security enforcement, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops provides a complete solution for your virtual desktop deployments.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

PaaS, Present, and Future: The Essentials for Building, Hosting, Integrating & Managing JBoss Applications in the Cloud

Noelle Jakusz — Middleware Product Management, Red Hat

The ability to develop applications, seamlessly integrate them with existing heterogeneous environments, and deploy them to a cloud infrastructure is what makes Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions so attractive. But, the benefits of rapid time-to-market, increased flexibility, and lower costs are not guaranteed. How you design and implement the solution is critical.

Many PaaS offerings introduce a new, proprietary application development environment. Others deliver a PaaS based only on simple developer frameworks, limiting choice and application portability. When evaluating offerings, it is important to consider portability and interoperability in both development and deployment, support for the programming models you choose to employ, the breadth of the middleware reference architecture, and the availability of tools to assist you throughout the entire application lifecycle – from development through management.

In this session, Noelle Jakusz will cover the essential requirements for PaaS, and discuss how you can leverage Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware today to build, host, integrate, and manage applications in public and private clouds.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Overview (replay)

Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

In this session, Tim Burke will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, setting the context for listeners to be prepared for the more detailed follow-on sessions. Tim will provide a description of the key themes of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including datacenter operational efficiency, performance, scalability, virtualization, and green IT. He will also provide highlights of the key feature advancements in a wide variety of subsystems. Tim will close the session with a description of the product packaging approach.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Performance Tuning Tips & Tricks for JBoss Applications

Andrig Miller — Global Platform Director, JBoss Engineering, Red Hat

Superior performance continues to be one of the major driving factors for JBoss Enterprise Middleware adoption. High performing applications provide a better user experience, increase customer retention, and allow IT teams to get more out of their IT infrastructure investments.

In this session, Andy Miller will provide a comparison between the recent releases of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, showing the current performance improvements, as well as the anticipated performance improvements coming in the near term future.

Time Technical Difficulty
02:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Building a Private Cloud: Practical Solutions

Alex Heublein — Director of Solutions and Strategy, Consulting, Red Hat

Cloud computing represents a fundamental and complex paradigm shift in IT infrastructure. In many ways, cloud computing is to IT infrastructure what SOA was to IT applications. As a result, your private cloud needs to be unique to your IT organization, but based upon open standards-based building blocks. Understanding your business drivers and requirements is critical to successfully building a private cloud.

In this session, Alex Heublein will cover the practical steps that enterprise and government organizations can take today to establish a solid foundation for their present and future cloud initiatives. These steps include: thoroughly understanding your environment, identifying candidates for migration, consolidation, and virtualization, understanding the gap between current and future needs, developing high level cloud architecture, and establishing a project plan that includes training and organizational recommendations.

Time Technical Difficulty
03:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat & the US Government

Gunnar Hellekson — Chief Technology Strategist, US Public Sector, Red Hat

The government was an early advocate of open source and Red Hat. Red Hat is now ubiquitous, in every state, every branch of the Department Of Defense, and in every cabinet-level agency. After ten years, we no longer hear about security or whether open source is ready for the enterprise. So what's next? How is Red Hat driving the next wave of innovation in government?

Time Technical Difficulty
03:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 1.0 / 5.0

Manage System Resources Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Control Groups

Linda Wang — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

As interests and demands increase for larger and faster hardware to support ever-increasing customer workloads, so too does the complexity of managing servers and software components. Companies and organizations are looking for ways to provision their hardware resources and applications to ensure that these complex systems meet performance, availability, and SLA demands without compromising shared resources in "bare metal" and virtualized execution environments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6's Control Groups provide several "resource controllers" that manage different hardware resources such as CPU task scheduling, memory allocation, network bandwidth, and storage I/O bandwidth. In this session, Linda Wang will focus on the capabilities of these different types of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 controller groups in various execution environments.

Time Technical Difficulty
03:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 4.0 / 5.0

Assemble a Great Web Experience from the Ground Up

Jason Andersen — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

The need to deliver a timely, dynamic, and compelling web experience has never changed. What has changed is the range and types of technologies required to make it happen. Newer web development tools lack the business user interfaces and capabilities of portals. Unfortunately, portals of the past failed to deliver on the promise due to their complexities, costs, and closed view of the world.

However, newer portals such as JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform are designed to overcome the issues of previous generation portals to deliver a business-driven web experience more quickly and without headaches.

Time Technical Difficulty
03:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

JBoss in the Trenches

Ronak Mallik — Middleware Architect, Consulting, Red Hat

In this session, Ronak Mallik will introduce industry-wide best practices that have consistently emerged from the most effective enterprise environments. Ronak will review industry-wide best practices for the process of slimming, optimizing, and tuning your company's own application server profile. He will also discuss well-tested procedures for versioning and deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware to large-scale enterprise environments with multiple regions.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Industry-wide best practices for managing JBoss Enterprise Middleware configurations in large-scale production environments
  • Standard practices to optimize your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform configurations
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform infrastructure security best practices
  • Best bets for performance tuning and guidelines for running effective load tests

Time Technical Difficulty
05:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

KVM: Real World Perspectives

Micheal Waltz — IT Engineer, Qualcomm

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager has been in production for over a year and a half at Qualcomm. In this session, Micheal Waltz will discuss Qualcomm's experience managing and growing its virtualization environment using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Time Technical Difficulty
05:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Your Operating System for the Cloud

Douglas O'Flaherty — Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the proven leading enterprise open source operating system. Now, with cloud computing progressing into the enterprise and public clouds emerging as a viable alternative, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is well positioned to be leveraged as the cloud guest operating system of choice. In this session, Douglas O'Flaherty will cover the technical and business elements of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are relevant when used in cloud computing infrastructures, emphasizing the unique challenge of public cloud deployments. Session topics will include:

  • Cloud-relevant technologies included within Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Release models for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on public clouds
  • ISV certifications
  • Security
  • Deployment flexibility & planning

Time Technical Difficulty
05:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

RISC to RHEL Migrations

Alex Heublein — Director of Solutions and Strategy, Consulting, Red Hat

As economic factors continue to drive enterprises to migrate from expensive proprietary UNIX systems to inexpensive Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based systems, it is important to understand what separates successful enterprise migrations from ones that fail to meet expectations. Red Hat Consulting has found, after many years of migrations, that one common factor associated with migration success is strategic planning. Too many organizations embark on UNIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux migrations without a proper plan in place and the results are almost always suboptimal.

In this session, Alex Heublein will introduce the UNIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Strategic Migration Planning methodology, which is designed to help organizations create a comprehensive strategic migration plan for medium to large-scale migrations. This session will explore not only the technical challenges involved in a these migrations, but also the organizational, readiness, and risk factors that can derail an otherwise properly planned migration.

Time Technical Difficulty
05:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 1.5 / 5.0

An Introduction to KVM & Open Source Virtualization Technologies

Bill Bauman — Solution Architect, Cloud and Virtualization, Red Hat

In this session, Bill Bauman will provide an introduction to KVM, discussing what makes it unique and why Red Hat believes it is is the best approach for modern x86_64 virtualization. He will also provide overviews of some of the exciting open source technologies being developed for KVM, and will conclude with a brief overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and how it leverages and enhances KVM.

Time Technical Difficulty
06:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Java EE 6 & CDI: Legacy Framework Wheels Off. Ready to Roll!

Dan Allen — Principal Software Engineer, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Java EE 6 standards and technologies, such as JSR 299 - Contexts & Dependency Injection (CDI), significantly reduce the complexity of earlier versions of J2EE. Now, using Java EE can be even simpler than using proprietary legacy frameworks such as Spring Framework, and take much less time.

Please join Dan Allen, principal software engineer for Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware as he dives into how CDI fits into Java EE today. Dan will provide a tour of the CDI programming model and CDI extensions. He'll introduce Weld, Red Hat's implementation of this programming model, and discuss how Red Hat is building on this foundation in Seam 3.

Time Technical Difficulty
06:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advantage

Dan Pacek — Strategic Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Choosing the right platform to host and deliver your enterprise applications is critical to your business. And understanding how that platform is developed, maintained, and will be supported over time is a key requirement in making the right choices.

In this session, attendees will learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux is created in close collaboration with customers, partners, and the open source community to deliver innovation for your IT infrastructures today and tomorrow. Attendees will also learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is delivered through a subscription model, provides unmatched value for your IT infrastructure and enables you to be more flexible, agile, and cost-effective.

Time Technical Difficulty
06:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 1.0 / 5.0

Using Red Hat Network Satellite to Dynamically Scale Applications in a Private Cloud

James Labocki — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Private cloud infrastructure has many clear advantages, including the ability to decouple an application from its physical resources. Once a private cloud is successfully implemented, one of the most significant advantages is the ability to dynamically scale a given application based on demand. By implementing Red Hat Network Satellite in a private cloud, organizations can create a dynamically-scalable application environment. In this session, James Labocki will discuss how this can be accomplished and will demonstrate a scenario of dynamically scaling a grid computing platform in a private cloud.

Time Technical Difficulty
06:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 4.0 / 5.0

Grid-to-Cloud: Leverage Grid Computing to Enable HPC Clouds with Red Hat MRG Grid

Sravish Sridhar — Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how Red Hat has enhanced its MRG Grid solution to seamlessly connect HPC environments to private and public cloud platforms. Sravish will show attendees how MRG Grid allows you to dynamically scale a highly distributed and heterogeneous set of physical and virtual HPC computing resources, applications, and data to the cloud through the Deltacloud API. All policies, SLAs, and reporting for cloud usage are managed through Red Hat MRG Grid, ensuring that your HPC platform can be enhanced to meet the cost and performance requirements of your end users and the enterprise.

Time Technical Difficulty
07:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0

KVM Performance Improvements & Optimizations

D. John Shakshober — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, John Shakshober (Shak) will discuss recent performance enhancements and demonstrate tips, techniques, and best practices for achieving peak performance using Red Hat’s KVM-based virtualization solutions. He will use published SPECVirt results to demonstrate the tunings and technology selections. In this session, Shak will cover multiple topics, including:

  • Network improvements due to vhost and SR-IOV
  • Improvements in the kernel, IO stack, and scheduler
  • Use of huge pages and NUMA

Time Technical Difficulty
07:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat File and Storage Systems: Are We Done Yet?

Ric Wheeler — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In the past several years, the Red Hat developer community has been working aggressively on both file and storage systems. We have produced many new file systems including ext4 and btrfs just to mention the most famous examples. On the storage front, we have support for new types of storage like FcoE and high speed SSD devices. In this session, Ric Wheeler will give an overview of theses new features and discuss what is left to be done to fully take advantage of upcoming storage and hardware types.

Time Technical Difficulty
07:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss Management: So Easy Anyone Can Do It

Noelle Jakusz — Middleware Product Management, Red Hat

Despite the FUD that you may be hearing out there from traditional proprietary providers, you do not need to be a stone-cold Java guru to manage JBoss Enterprise Middleware. In fact, any IT administrator or development operations staff member can manage the various enterprise platforms in the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio via embedded consoles, third-party management consoles, and, especially, with JBoss Operations Network.

In this session, Noelle Jakusz will demonstrate how to inventory resources from the operating system to applications, control and audit your application configurations, and manage, monitor, and tune your applications for improved visibility, performance, and availability from one central console.

Time Technical Difficulty
07:00 pm (UTC-5 / EST) 2.0 / 5.0