In-person event

Red Hat at SAP TechEd 2018

October 2, 2018 - October 5, 2018 Las Vegas, NVVenetian | Palazzo Convention Center
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Since joining forces more than 19 years ago, the alliance of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, and SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, helps companies plan and execute every aspect of their digital transformation.  Our combined technologies enable customers to develop a compelling digital enterprise platform strategy, based on state-of-the-art IT and data infrastructure, unleashing the value of real-time business data access for better insights and decision making.  This built-in openness and flexibility enables customers to easily transform their business models to ensure their organization are ready to face the future.


Red Hat’s open source operating system, container management, virtualization technology, Java™ middleware platforms, and automation and management software give companies an industry-leading foundation on which to run SAP applications, enabling customers to develop and deploy additional strategic business applications.

Speaking Sessions

Running SAP on Public Clouds, What's New and What's the Challenge

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm-6pm

Location: SAP Partner Demo Theater 

Speaker:  Sherry Yu, Principal Solution Architect

Running SAP on Public Clouds is no longer a hype, and it has become the choice for the next generation data center, by customers in various industries, large or small. What offerings and solutions are available for running SAP on public clouds, what management tools are available to make a smooth transition? Join experts from Red Hat to have an overview from the operating system perspective.


Mini Theater Schedule

Mini Theater Schedule

Stop by the Red Hat booth to hear presentations from our partners as well as Red Hat subject matter experts. 

Optimize your SAP landscapes and Run Mission Critical SAP Software on Azure

Speaker: Juergen Thomas, Principal Program Manager Lead in Microsoft’s Azure Development Unit.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:45am

Learn about the capabilities to host SAP workloads on Microsoft Azure with Red Hat. Microsoft Azure is an established Infrastructure as a Service platform to host SAP your workloads on. With more SAP systems on SAP HANA and Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosted on Azure, we will go through architectures that the Azure platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer for customers who deploy SAP workload on Azure.

The enterprise cloud is complex, monitoring it shouldn’t be

Speaker: Colleen Marinelli, Solution Marketing Manager at Dynatrace 

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd at 11:30am

 You don’t adopt microservices to move your applications, you adopt microservices to build, deploy, and scale applications faster.  With these dynamic environments, how can you ensure you have visibility into cluster performance and how that impacts application health?  With Dynatrace monitoring Red Hat OpenShift, you get full stack, all-in-one approach with deep cloud integration.  Dynatrace is built for the enterprise cloud and offers features (automation, web-scale, multi-cloud capable) so developers and IT operations can run and build applications anywhere on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

SAP HANA, now on Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Speaker: Divyesh Vaidya, Enterprise Solution Consultant with Dell EMC’s Global SAP Center of Excellence

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd at 3:30pm

There is a tremendous growth in organizations leveraging Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) in their data centers. Organizations adopting HCI benefit from reduction in data center complexity and an increase in scalability. SAP HANA is now certified on HCI – in this session, we will show how Dell EMC and Red Hat have architected HCI solutions for SAP HANA and how it fits into the modern Software Defined data center.

Orchestrate data of any volume, velocity, and variety using SAP Data Hub on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Lenovo

Speaker: Nathan Saunders, North America Alliances & Business Development

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd at 5pm

A global manufacturer of sporting equipment, sells athletic accessories such as shirts, shoes and running watches. With the permission of their users, their watches collect all kinds of application and sensor data. The data volume is huge, as well as the velocity and variety. The fundamental challenge was how to use this data to enable new applications and embed it into their core business processes driven by SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW. See how SAP Data Hub, Red Hat Openshift, & Lenovo infrastructure combine to solve a big data problem where lack of visibility and lost sales are experienced while providing a rich and stable global reporting and analytics environment with SAP plus exploring a way of doing cross platform analytics for predicting sales and product needs.  

Shattering SAP HANA limits with IBM Power Systems

Speaker: John Wise, Global Markets Business Development Executive

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:45am

This session will highlight the latest best-practices from SAP HANA customers that have achieved unprecedented levels of performance using TDI 5.0 and IBM Power Systems. We will also cover latest IBM POWER9 and Red Hat technology that help clients deploy SAP HANA in a flexible, resilient and scalable infrastructure.


Choosing the right infrastructure for SAP HANA from HPE and Red Hat

Speaker: Hartmut Braun, Global SAP Alliance Program Manager, HPE

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3rd at 11.30am

When you start your journey with SAP HANA, there are a number of decisions to be made. With the rising of Public and Private Cloud offerings, as a customer you never ever had that many options about how to deploy your SAP HANA solution. And the more choices, the harder it is to make the right decision. We at HPE believe that the future of IT will be Hybrid, and many recent research and communication confirms that we are on the right track. In this session you will hear about the key criteria to consider when deciding for a SAP HANA deployment and the tremendous amount of options HPE can provide you in partnership with Red Hat and SAP.

Accelerate your Application Modernization Journey with Red Hat OpenShift and SAP

Speaker: Ted Jones, Red Hat Principal Software Engineer

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00pm

Want to use microservices for your enterprise applications while utilizing your SAP HANA investment? Whether SAP HANA is running on the SAP Cloud Platform, some other public provider or on-premise you can access and use your SAP HANA capabilities from applications running in Red Hat OpenShift, the leading container-based PaaS. Come see a real-world example using Red Hat Openshift, SpringBoot and Hibernate for SAP HANA.

Key lessons for migrating to SAP S/4HANA

Speaker:  Gabe Mensching, S/4HANA Practice Lead at NIMBL

Date & Time: Thursday, October 4th at 10:45am

 NIMBL’s Gabe Mensching will share key considerations for running lean S/4HANA migration projects and mitigating common risks.  This session is tailored for IT professionals responsible for transitioning their SAP landscape to S/4HANA.  Attendees will take away actionable insight for immediate use in your organization.

Optimize SAP HANA implementations with predictive risk analytics and automations solutions from Red Hat

Speaker:  Jim O’Donnell, Red Hat Solutions Architect

Date & Time: Thursday, October 4th at 3:30pm

Red Hat® Insights (included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) provides highly scalable, prescriptive analytics across complete, hybrid infrastructures using intelligent data to pinpoint technical risks and help IT resolve problems before business is impacted. Red Hat Ansible is a simple, agentless IT automation technology for improvement of IT processes, migration of applications for better optimization, reduced complexity and improved business continuity.  Learn how to leverage predictive IT Analytics and Automation using Red Hat solutions to better manage your entire SAP landscape, improve uptime and reduce TCO.

SAP Data Hub on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Speaker:  Ted Jones, Red Hat Principal Software Engineer

Date & Time: Thursday, October 4th at 5:00pm

The future of Big Data: SAP Datahub running in Kubernetes clusters on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform empowers the enterprise to orchestrate data of any volume, velocity, and variety. Learn how to leverage SAP Datahub to easily package analysis of disparate data types and sources with a common SQL interface, easy-to-use modeling tools, and Apache Spark to leverage SAP HANA® advanced analytic engines in order to gain real time insight based on relevant information from across your entire data landscape.