As datacenters continue to get more and more complex, IT leaders are juggling a broader array of connections and integrations, and thinking about application portability, resource orchestration, storage, and more in new ways. To gain the agility to compete in today’s business environment and optimize and future proof their IT investments, many businesses are strategically moving from legacy IT systems to a hybrid cloud solution. If your organization is considering a move, join us Wednesday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. ET for a hybrid cloud virtual event featuring presentations from Red Hat and Microsoft.

Red Hat and Microsoft have jointly engineered hybrid cloud solutions to create efficiency and consistency across your environments. During the event, we’ll explore how we are working together to help organizations progress from on-premise environments to a hybrid cloud and transform IT.

The event will kick-off with a keynote from Red Hat’s senior vice president of engineering, Matt Hicks, and Microsoft’s lead architect for Azure, John Gossman. The keynote will cover Red Hat’s hybrid cloud strategy, and how we jointly help enterprise customers increase their agility and drive digital transformation using hybrid cloud.     

Following the keynote, attendees can join sessions across three tracks:

  • Track 1: Building and securing your infrastructure for today and tomorrow
  • Track 2: DevOps: Gaining choice and flexibility with Red Hat and Microsoft
  • Track 3: Implementing a complete management framework across environments


Sessions will cover topics such as open hybrid cloud, infrastructure security, container-native storage, containers on cloud, network automation at scale, management and compliance, and DevOps.

Keep reading for a full agenda, and register today! We look forward to having you join us on May 23, 2018.

Keynote: How open source and hybrid cloud brought Microsoft and Red Hat together
Presented by Matt Hicks, senior vice president, engineering, Red Hat, and John Gossman, lead architect, Azure, Microsoft

Two different companies, one common goal: help enterprise customers increase their agility and drive digital transformation using our joint hybrid cloud solution. Join Red Hat’s Matt Hicks, senior vice president of engineering, and Microsoft’s John Gossman, lead architect for Microsoft Azure, to hear how our solutions can help you focus on the value of your solution, rather than the underlying infrastructure, Red Hat’s hybrid cloud strategy, and how these paths converged along the way.

Track 1: Building and securing your infrastructure for today and tomorrow

Automating security and compliance for hybrid environments
Presented by Lucy Kerner, global security technical strategist, evangelist, Red Hat

You can ease security challenges in a hybrid infrastructure consisting of physical, virtual, and cloud by automating security features and compliance using a combination of Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Insights, Red Hat Ansible Automation, and OpenSCAP. In this session, learn how to easily provision a host to make it more security-compliant, how to quickly detect and remediate compliance and security issues, how to provide governance and control, how to do proactive automated risk and security management, how to perform audit scans and remediations on your systems, and how to automate security features to institute compliance against regulatory or custom profiles.

Build a hybrid cloud with Red Hat containers on Microsoft clouds
Presented by Ismail Dhaoui, solution architect, banking, oil, and gas industries, Red Hat and Khaled Elbedri, technical sales lead, Azure, Microsoft

Red Hat and Microsoft have partnered to offer you a mature enterprise platform-as-a-service on an intelligent public and on-premise cloud native infrastructure: Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure. Learn how to deploy Red Hat solutions on Azure and explore various hybrid architecture scenarios that use both technologies.

Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and containers
Presented by Nicholas Gerasimatos, emerging technologies evangelist, Red Hat and Bob Ward, principal architect, SQL engineering, Microsoft

Learn the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as we discuss deployment, performance, high availability, and security. We’ll demo how SQL Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can meet the needs of developers and critical applications. Plus, learn why SQL Server matters to Red Hat OpenShift.

Track 2: DevOps: Gaining choice and flexibility with Red Hat and Microsoft

Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure
Presented by Nicholas Gerasimatos, emerging technologies evangelist, Red Hat and Jim Zimmerman, principal software development engineer, Microsoft

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform helps you develop, deploy, and manage container-based applications seamlessly across physical, virtual, hybrid, and public cloud infrastructures including Microsoft Azure. In this session, learn how Red Hat OpenShift on Azure helps bring application development and IT operations teams together to modernize applications, accelerate development processes, and deliver new services faster.

Container-native storage
Presented by Steve Bohac, product marketing director, Red Hat

The need for scalable, persistent, container-based storage is becoming more important as developers look to provide easily portable applications that can be consistently managed in hybrid cloud environments. Container-native storage highly integrated with Kubernetes-based Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform―for both physical server and virtualized server environments―provides compelling value to IT organizations looking to work with an open source solutions stack.

Automate and manage Microsoft Azure resources with Red Hat Ansible Automation
Presented by Ken Thompson, senior product marketing manager, Azure, Microsoft

Discover how Red Hat Ansible Automation manages and automates a variety of Microsoft Azure cloud services including virtual machines, virtual networks, resource groups, and security groups. Learn how to use the Ansible extension for Visual Studio Code―Microsoft’s open source code editor that works across Linux, Mac, and Windows―to accelerate playbook development using code snippets, syntax highlighting, and integrated debugging. See how to use Ansible’s dynamic inventory capability to pull inventory from Azure resources.

Track 3: Implementing a complete management framework across environments

Using Ansible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows alike
Presented by Jordan Borean, software developer, Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat

Ansible is the only automation language that can be used across entire IT teams―from systems and network administrators to developers and managers―for both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Learn how Red Hat Ansible Automation can help your team.

Monitoring the performance of your container environments
Presented by Keiko Harada, senior program manager, Azure, Microsoft


Monitoring your Red Hat OpenShift® cluster is important to ensure that your applications are up and running as expected. Learn how Microsoft Azure Container monitoring provides you with information about the health, performance, and logs, of the nodes and containers that affect your application services.

 

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