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Information technology in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest innovations in virtualization, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, cloud computing, and more.

Simplified VDI with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

Jeff Jameson — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
David Simmons — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 310) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops is the first enterprise-ready, fully open source virtual desktop platform with a quantifiable cost savings of up to 75% less than the competition. It represents a true strategic virtual desktop market alternative and delivers a simplified, high-performing virtual desktop platform, with an unprecedented user experience for both Linux and Windows desktops.

Join Red Hat product marketing manager Jeff Jameson and principal architect David Simmons for a detailed look into the SPICE remote-rendering protocol and the latest features and capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3.0.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Advancing the Limits of Linux-based Infrastructure – Density, Energy Efficiency, Serviceability, & Reliability

Ken Blue — VP Mission Critical x 86 Software, HP

(Room 310) HP is fundamentally redefining the expectations and economics of the datacenter by creating the world’s most intelligent and energy-efficient servers, by advances in mission-critical x86 and with high-density servers. You are challenged to meet the relentless demand for new services, applications, and data all while having to increase reliability and efficiency. Come learn how HP is working with Red Hat to help you solve these challenges by relieving the growing burdens of a complex IT infrastructure and turning IT innovation into business acceleration.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Distributed File System Choices: Red Hat Storage, GFS2, & pNFS

Ric Wheeler — Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 310) With Red Hat Storage, Red Hat released its first branded software storage appliance. And with the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, Red Hat offered the first platform to provide the parallel NFS (pNFS), which added support for very high-performance enterprise NAS arrays.

In this session, Ric Wheeler will give a high-level overview of Red Hat Storage, GFS2, and pNFS to help enterprise users select the right technology for their particular needs. Ric will also share a roadmap overview for each offering.

Topics: Clustering, Fedora, GlusterFS, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage Private & Hybrid IaaS Clouds

Andy Smith — Product Manager, Red Hat
Hugh Brock — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 310) Building and deploying a cloud in today’s complex and security-conscious IT environment can be a daunting task for any organization. With Red Hat CloudForms, you can define, build, and deploy a hybrid cloud that manages resources across your private, physical, and virtual infrastructure as well as public cloud providers. Red Hat CloudForms delivers the next transition in “The Continuum of Systems Management” by providing systems management capabilities that transcend the class of resource and types of workload brought to the cloud.

This session is designed to help you learn the value of clouds as well as give you a technical jump start to managing your own hybrid cloud environment. During the session, you will see how CloudForms can benefit your organization. Red Hat’s Andy Smith and Hugh Brock will provide business and architectural overviews, as well as a brief demonstration.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Network Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat Subscriptions Locally with Subscription Asset Manager

Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 310) The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 introduced a new tool that can be used to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions in your environment — Subscription Asset Manager (SAM). SAM allows enterprises to manage their subscriptions locally instead of using Red Hat Network Hosted. It provides visibility and reporting of deployed machines , and how the subscriptions are being used. And SAM is included with your subscription, so there is no additional cost to enable this new functionality.

In this session, Bryan Kearney will provide an overview of SAM as it relates to other system management offerings, and he will share its main features in a demo.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends

Host:

Al Gillen — Program Vice President, System Software, IDC

Panelists:

Sean Michael Kerner — Senior Editor, Internetnews.com
Scott Merrill — Contributor, TechCrunch
Thor Olavsrud — Senior Writer, IDG Enterprise / CIO.com
Rick Whiting — Senior Editor, CRN

(Room 310) Technology reporters and bloggers are at the center of the industry’s hottest topics and discussions. In this panel discussion, hosted by IDC’s Al Gillen, four journalists tracking the tech industry will discuss popular topics and emerging issues facing today’s IT leaders, covering Linux, cloud computing, virtualization, middleware, storage, and beyond. The group will address questions proposed by the moderator and then the session will be opened up for Q&A from audience attendees.

The panel will feature:

  • Sean Michael Kerner, Senior Editor at Internetnews.com
  • Scott Merrill, Contributor at TechCrunch
  • Thor Olavsrud, Senior Writer at IDG Enterprise / CIO.com
  • Rick Whiting, Senior Editor at CRN

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap

Tushar Katarki — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Jake Kodak — Product Manager, Red Hat
Kimberly Palko — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 310) Red Hat Enterprise MRG is a next-generation IT infrastructure incorporating Messaging, Realtime, and Grid for increased performance, reliability, interoperability, and faster computing for enterprise customers. At last year’s Red Hat Summit, we presented the new features of Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0. In this year’s presentation, Kim Palko (product manager for Messaging), Jake Kodak (product manager for Realtime), and Tushar Katarki (product manager for Grid) will present Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 success stories, achievements, and feedback from the field. They will also provide a product update and a product roadmap summary.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective

Jason Beck — IT Architect in UNIX Infrastructure, Qualcomm
John Herr — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Kelsey Hudson — Professional Services Consultant, Trace3
Zak Berrie — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 310) After two years running production workloads, Qualcomm, the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, made the strategic decision to migrate workloads from other virtualization platforms onto Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

In this session, presenters will discuss the plan, the process, and the lessons learned. They will also discuss capacity planning, hardware considerations, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager infrastructure, storage planning, as well as Qualcomm’s extensive use of both the virt-v2v tool and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s REST API to successfully migrate a large set of virtual machines to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

They will also show detailed examples of the steps and individual commands used to perform the migration of a virtual machine and how they are combined into an automated solution.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Big Iron Migration

Thomas Berti — Chief, Computer Services Division, Bureau of the Census
Calvin Smith — Senior Consultant, Red Hat
Walter Kydd — US Census Bureau, Chief, LEHD Production and Development Group

(Room 310) The Bureau of the Census is one of the largest processors of data in the Government. And like many large organizations, the Census has been moving from disparate legacy systems to standardized utility computing solutions associated with cloud services. This newer environment uses centralized compute resources and has standardized on two main operating systems, one of which is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

One of the many success stories experienced by the Census has been the migration of employee and employment data processing by the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program from a proprietary Sun/Solaris solution to the Census Enterprise Architecture standardized platform. This new processing environment, which uses GFS2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 on IBM hardware, has resulted in significant performance improvements and productivity savings.

In this session, the Census’ Thomas Berti and Walter Kydd and Red Hat’s Calvin Smith will present real-world lessons learned in a transition of this size and provide actual performance comparison information between Sun/Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux/IBM.

Topics: Clustering, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying & Scaling Python Applications on Red Hat OpenShift

Grant Shipley — Red Hat OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

(Room 310) Cloud computing, specifically Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), is so important to a company’s strategy these days that downtime and late nights at the datacenter are no longer acceptable.

In this session, Red Hat’s Grant Shipley will discuss Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift, and how to deploy and manage a high-traffic python (WSGI) application on it. He will:

  • Provide an introduction to OpenShift
  • Compare OpenShift to Heroku, Rackspace, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Explain how to deploy your application using OpenShift
  • Detail how to monitor using OpenShift

Grant will primarily be discussing OpenShift with a Python stack (Fabric, Pyramid, and Postgres) but the concepts will be applicable to any one interested in the platform.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat OpenShift

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

opensource.com Ignite Talks

John Camilleri — Executive Vice President Product Development, Green Energy Corp
Máirí­n Duffy — Senior Interaction Designer, Red Hat
Sebastian Dziallas — Student (Fedora Project Contributor for 4 years), Franklin W. Olin College
Leslie Hawthorn — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jason Hibbets — opensource.com Project Manager, Red Hat
Guy Martin — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat
Dave Neary — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Greg Pryzby — Principal Consultant, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle — Community Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 310) In this session, we’ll provide a variety of topics delivered via Ignite talks (fast-paced, lightning talks) on how open source is changing the world. Bring extra coffee, you’ll need it to keep up with our speakers. Each talk will be five minutes and 20 slides or less.

Top 10 Signs Your Company Doesn’t ‘Get’ Open Source
by Guy Martin, Red Hat

Have you ever listened to hallway conversations or email chatter in your company and thought ‘wow, we just don’t seem to understand open source?’ See if they made our Top 10 list (apologies to David Letterman) and get insight into how to better clue your co-workers in to the value of what open source can do for you and your business.

A Mircogrid Platform for the Future
by John Camilleri, Green Energy Crop

GreenBus, the next generation automation platform, is the seed for creating a growing ecosystem of technology solutions to manage distributed energy resources deployed as a Microgrid. Whether leveraging this solution in a commercial campus to optimize economics or supporting integration of renewable energy sources in developing nations, open source plays an vital role as an business enabler to expand the innovation market place and drive interoperability.

A Tour of Open Source Creative Tools
by Mairi­n Duffy, Red Hat

You’ve probably heard of the Gimp, and maybe Inkscape. There is a much wider breadth of great open source creative tools you may not have heard of, from non-linear video editing, to collaboratively managing creative assets, to management and non-destructive editing of RAW format photos. Take a whirlwind tour through some of the best open source creative tools, peppered with development status updates from this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting.

How to Bring Open Source to your City
by Jason Hibbets, Red Hat

You’ve heard a lot about open source being a great development model for software, but how can open source be applied to government and the culture of a city? Get a game plan that you can take back to your city to start making open source a way of life instead of just a software project.

Community Built Users’ Group: Lessons Learned
by Greg Pryzby, Red Hat

In-person communities are an important part the open source ecosystem yet are often overlooked. Running a users’ group is a thankless and difficult job. Greg will talk about his experiences in running a users’ group that he started in 1992 and will share tips on how to keep users’ groups going and growing.

Creating Experiences for Students that Engage Them in Solving Real World Problems
by Sebastian Dziallas, Fedora community

We’re in the middle of a paradigm shift that is about to affect the way we teach and learn: cognitive apprenticeship models in authentic communities of practice allow students to make a meaningful impact on the world. Learn from first-hand stories how attitudes and behaviors can enable major contributions.

The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source
by Ruth Suehle

The first step in encouraging people to apply open source principles is helping them understand them, but it can be hard to tell the open source story when you’re deeply a part of it. Where do you begin? One option–begin with the broad language of pop culture. From J. K. Rowling to Iron Man to even fashion design, you’ll get examples that help you explain the importance of collaboration, rapid prototyping, and sharing.

Humanitarian Free & Open Source Software: Coding for Good
by Leslie Hawthorn

We’ve often heard that open source programming is all about scratching your own itch, but many do their work in open source primarily motivated by a desire to help others and society. In this presentation, Leslie Hawthorn will explore the world of Humanitarian FOSS, including notable HFOSS projects, HFOSS development within academia, and how the practice of coding for social good has been used as a tool to increase diversity amongst contributors to open source projects.

The Ecclesiastes Principle
by Dave Neary

It’s easy to think that because computing and open source are young, we’re inventing everything as we go along. But the Ecclesiastes Principle holds true, even for us: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Dave Neary presents two examples, from architecture and city planning, where communities of practice can learn from other fields.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: opensource.com

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in Hybrid Enterprise Clouds

Joseph Fitzgerald — ManageIQ, CEO
Xavier Lecauchois — Director of Product Management, ManageIQ

(Room 310) Organizations seeking to lower the cost of virtualization are adopting cost-effective solutions like Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in dual-source strategies and are therefore facing the complexities of managing multiple virtualization platforms. As enterprises evolve from single-vendor virtualized infrastructures to heterogeneous private and hybrid clouds, they will require tightly integrated cross-platform management capabilities to ensure highly reliable, secure, and elastic cloud services.

In this session ManageIQ’s Joseph Fitzgerald and Xavier Lecauchois will demonstrate how how to:

  • Expand management capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments with discovery, performance monitoring, configuration management, policy-based standards enforcement, role based-delegation, infrastructure automation, and self-service provisioning
  • Federate management of large and distributed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization infrastructures from a single pane of glass enabling enterprises to rapidly scale out their Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments
  • Achieve seamless hybrid cloud management and automation for enterprises running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization together with other platforms, including those from Microsoft and VMware

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

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Participating in the Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) Model in Red Hat's Communities

Robyn Bergeron — Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Director of Communities, Red Hat

(Room 306) Red Hat’s commitment to open source software is undeniable. Through its leadership and participation in free and open source software (FOSS) projects worldwide, it continues to deliver value to customers. It not only produces more robust software, but FOSS also encourages and welcomes customers to participate in defining the roadmaps of those projects.

Gluster.org and the Fedora Project are two thriving Red Hat sponsored communities in which customers can transparently observe work in progress, as well as directly influence the future direction through participation and contribution.

In this session, Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron and Gluster.org community manager John Mark Walker will explain the model of open source software development, demonstrate how Red Hat’s involvement in communities leads to a better software experience, and give attendees the practical knowledge to directly participate in and to influence two of Red Hat’s most vibrant FOSScommunities.

The session will include:

  • A practical explanation of the open source model
  • Insight into why this model produces higher-quality, more capable software than traditional, proprietary software development models
  • An examination of how the notions of “release early, release often” and “participate early, participate often” provide direct opportunities for involvement, empowering contributors and customers to not only see work in progress, but also influence future direction
  • An overview of Red Hat’s participation in a variety of communities that directly benefit customers
  • A discussion about how these communities work together

In addition, Robyn and John Mark will provide highlights from the Fedora Project and the Gluster.org communities, discussing key project initiatives, project governance, and how to get involved. They will also discuss how open source values, including openness, transparency, and collaboration, are practiced in these communities

Session attendees will leave the session with an understanding on how Red Hat’s commitment to being a catalyst in communities directly benefits customers, and how they, as potential contributors, can influence and affect change in these open source software communities.

Topics: Fedora, GlusterFS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale Cloud Computing with ARM Processors

Jon Masters — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 306) Future, low-energy hyperscale computing systems will combine many hundreds or thousands of processor cores at an extremely high density beyond what is achievable today. Many of these systems will be built using ARM-powered processors, leveraging the kind of system-on-chip integration seen in the mobile computing space, to combine system-level features such as networking, storage, and I/O controllers onto the main processor chip. Red Hat is actively involved in research and development of next-generation hyperscale computing platforms and in communities such as the Fedora ARM Project.

In this talk, Jon Masters will introduce the Fedora ARM Project and demonstrate examples of next-generation low-energy computing systems.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Transforming Applications for Open Cloud with KVM Virtual Appliances

Steve Perry — IBM
A.J. Johnson — Development Manager, ISV Systems Software and Cloud, IBM

(Room 306) Reduce deployment times up to 90%, accelerate customer time-to-value, and gain access to new markets with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtual appliances and IBM PureSystems Centre. Virtual appliances are a basic foundation in the journey to open virtualization and cloud. Leveraging virtual appliances can accelerate deployments from weeks/days to hours/minutes and free up critical staff to focus on strategic initiatives, lowering overall operating costs. IBM is working with business partners to create KVM virtual appliances and build an ecosystem of partner solutions that are easily deployable into open cloud environments.

The IBM Virtual Appliance Factory is designed to help ISVs create virtual appliances with Web 2.0 tools, processes, and an activation engine to automate the “build once, deploy-to-many” model. Hear several case studies about IBM Business Partners who have significantly reduced deployment times and joined a new ecosystem of solutions optimized for IBM’s new family of expert-integrated systems. Join us to learn how to transform your application by leveraging virtual appliances and KVM, and learn how to join the IBM PureSystems ecosystem of solutions.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Getting the Best Out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Your Cloud Environment

Phil Hopkins — Rackspace Red Hat Enterprise Linux Instructor (RHCA, CMNBA), Rackspace

(Room 306) Cloud computing is set to change the way IT is conducted and leading analysts estimate billions of dollars will be spent in cloud computing in the coming years. But how do you incorporate best practices for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your cloud environment? Come hear from RHCA-certified instructor Phil Hopkins on all you need to know to get the best out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your cloud environment, including using third-party applications in your stack, optimizing virtualized environments, and more.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Scripting & Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: An Introduction to the API & CLI

Simon Grinberg — Product Manager, Red Hat
Miki Kenneth — Director of Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 306) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 introduced a power RESTful API for automating and integrating with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Version 3.1 included the addition of a Python-based software development kit (SDK) and a command line tool that allow users to script and automate all aspects of administration and setup.

In this session, Simon Grinberg and Miki Kenneth will provide an introduction to the application programming interface (API) and command line interface (CLI). He will cover the architecture and underlying concepts of the API and give real-world examples of using the CLI to automate common administration tasks.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Java development, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds

Perry Myers — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 306) In this session, Perry Myers will introduce the OpenStack project (http://openstack.org), which provides an open source, community-developed solution for deploying Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Perry will discuss the evolution of the OpenStack project and how it has grown from a joint venture by Rackspace and NASA to a vibrant, community-oriented foundation.

Perry will also cover the architecture of OpenStack at a 10,000-foot level and will outline how OpenStack fits into Red Hat’s cloud product portfolio. Finally, Perry will outline the OpenStack roadmap and discuss how people can get involved with the exciting work being done in this area.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

OpenJDK and Red Hat: Driving Innovation into the JVM

Deepak Bhole — Engineering Manager, OpenJDK, Red Hat
Siddharth Nagar — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) OpenJDK is an open source implementation of the Java specification to which Red Hat is a significant contributor. Join this session to see how Red Hat’s expertise on the entire OpenJDK stack, starting from the Linux kernel and up, makes OpenJDK the most integrated offering of Java on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You will learn about Red Hat’s involvement in the OpenJDK community and some of the exciting features coming to Java, including innovations that the company plans to introduce in the next 1-2 years. You will also learn more about Red Hat’s involvement in add-on projects that simplify Java development.

Topics: Development tools, Fedora, Interoperability, Java development, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Scaling & the Cloud: Operational Best Practices

Mike McGrath — Principal Cloud Architect and Operations Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) As cloud computing continues to grow, so does the sophistication of applications being hosted on it. Enterprises want to know if the cloud can handle their applications and needs.

In this session, Michael McGrath will provide an overview of how scaling in the cloud works and will explain how to utilize different geographical locations to provide better response times to their users. Using Red Hat OpenShift for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), examples will be given around scale, balancing load, and mitigating high response times. Specifically, Michael will discuss:

  • Generating performance metrics
  • Integrated performance testing
  • Vertical scaling
  • Horizontal scaling
  • Outage and failure scenario auto recovery
  • Dealing with high-latency computing
  • Rapid and automated resource allocation

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

The Path Forward for Red Hat Network Satellite with CloudForms

Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat
Cliff Perry — Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Katie Kelley — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) Red Hat Network Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters since 2002. In that time, Red Hat Network Satellite has proven successful in managing groups of systems that scale from small local deployments to vast global infrastructures.

Red Hat’s next-generation Red Hat Network Satellite feature set will be provided by Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms will provide even greater tools and capabilities for customers to manage the machines both deployed within their datacenters and federated out to private and public clouds.

In this session, members of the Red Hat CloudForms product leadership team will discuss and demonstrate the new direction that the product is taking. A sampling of what is covered includes:

  • Application and system lifecycle management architecture and workflow
  • Powerful content mirroring and deployment
  • Recipe-driven configuration management
  • Vastly improved and re-architected subscription tracking and inventory management
  • New, fine-grained user roles
  • Where we are now, and where we will be in the future

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Network Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Roadmap & Features

Doug Williams — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Sayan Saha — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 306) Late last year, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Storage. Built upon GlusterFS 3.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, Red Hat Storage Software Appliance was Red Hat’s first integrated product that provided scale-out storage for unstructured data.

In this session, Doug Williams, Sayan Saha, and key architects from the Red Hat Storage engineering team will share Red Hat’s near-term Red Hat Storage roadmap and provide a look into the solution’s future technology direction. This session will also give you an opportunity to share your perspectives with Red Hat Storage senior business and technical leaders, and help shape the future of Red Hat Storage.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Gerry Riveros — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Chris Wells — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) Cloud computing offers enticing agility and efficiency. Taking that next step toward cloud, however, can be challenging. Where do you start? How do you deal with existing infrastructure? How do you change your business processes? How do you provide your developers the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that they want?

Red Hat has a number of solutions that simplify this process. Integrating across Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, they provide comprehensive capabilities, strong value, and easy adoption. Come learn about how Red Hat’s cloud solutions can help you adopt and implement cloud.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.5 / 5.0

Extreme Virtualization & Cloud Enablement with Linux & IBM Mainframes

Carlos Ordonez — STG Power & z Systems, zNTC Linux Tech Support, Software Designer System z, IBM

(Room 306) IT spending on system management, hardware sprawl, power and cooling, and software licensing has been growing out of control for a lot of companies. In this session, you’ll hear the latest technology news from IBM combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to save money and enable a cloud. Learn about how the features of IBM’s System z hardware and legacy for virtualization add unique and critical value to enterprise workloads running on Linux. Linux on System z has abilities unseen on any platform while maintaining the value Linux portability and open source development provide. If you already use Linux on the mainframe, come hear about what’s new. If you don’t, come to find out why you should be considering System z for your virtualization, consolidation, cloud, and new workload deployments.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In-depth: Summit

In this highly-technical track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

A Deep Dive into Red Hat Storage

Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tom Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this technical session, Jeff Darcy and Thomas Trainer we dive into Red Hat Storage’s core architecture, functionality, features, and the functions that deliver high availability and data replication. Learn about various capabilities such as Red Hat’s unique approach to Global Namespace and how it assists you in reducing the total cost of storage by deploying open source software-only storage appliances for the private cloud/enterprise datacenter and public cloud environments.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Turbocharge your Mainframe with Linux: Let Us Show You How

Ben Schwering — Open Systems Engineering Manager, Nationwide Insurance
Jon Miller — Linux and Unix Architect, Nationwide Insurance

(Room 311) Have you seen the commercial where the IT guy moves an entire datacenter into a single mainframe running Linux? It’s not as crazy as you might think. At Nationwide Insurance, we use zVM virtualization technology to run roughly a third of our Linux environment on the mainframe. Nationwide was able to leverage zLinux to optimize mission-critical workloads and lower overall infrastructure costs. In this session, Nationwide’s Ben Schwering and Jon Miller will tell you how the company did it, address the common misconceptions of zLinux, and give you a real-world perspective to help decide whether zLinux is right for you.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Deep Dive

Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat
Bhavna Sarathy — Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization engineering director Itamar Heim, product manager Andrew Cathrow, and KVM product manager Bhavna Sarathy will detail specific features introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.1.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager provides enterprise-scale virtualization management capabilities. The upcoming 3.1 version provides enhanced functionality in the areas of web admin, quotas, task management, permissions, storage, network, reports, SDK, CLI, and more.

This session will build on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization overview and architecture sessions and will present a “deep dive” into the coming new features and architecture.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture

Livnat Peer — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager provides enterprise-scale virtualization management capabilities. In this session, Livnat Peer and Itamar Heim will review the architecture and components comprising Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. They will build on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization overview session and will focus on the roles and interactions of the following components:

  • Engine
  • Web admin
  • User portal
  • VDSM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor node
  • Packaging, installer, and upgrade
  • API, SDK, and CLI
  • Tools (event notifier, log collector, config, iso uploader, domain manager)
  • Guest agent
  • Guest drivers and tools
  • History data warehouse
  • Reports engine

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Fedora, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Application High Availability in Virtual Environments

Brian Likosar — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat
Brandon Perkins — Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) While virtualization has provided higher availability for applications, this only mitigates hardware failure. Applications do crash and services do fail. With recent releases, virtualized guests are supported for use with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability and Resilient Storage Add-Ons.

In this session, Brian Likosar and Brandon Perkins will guide administrators and application developers through the process of creating their critical environments using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability Add-On and clustering on virtual machines. They will cover the specific challenges performing high availability in a virtual environment, including network concerns, virtual machine pinning, and virtual machine fencing.

The lessons discussed in this session apply to both Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere/vCenter Server environments. Brian and Brandon will provide examples to enable attendees to return to their systems and set up their own highly available applications to meet the requirements of their mission-critical internal customers.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Enterprises

Dan Juengst — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 311) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is popular with many developers because it provides an easy and efficient way to write and deploy new applications. Many companies building Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and other next-generation web or mobile applications are already leveraging PaaS platforms like Red Hat OpenShift.

Because traditional enterprises typically have existing applications, development platforms, management processes, and their own datacenters, taking advantage of PaaS benefits can be challenging and disruptive.

In this session, Joe Fernandes and Dan Juengst will discuss best practices for enterprises to take advantage of PaaS. They will also discuss what kinds of applications work well, considerations for how to manage PaaS applications, and how to implement a private instance of a PaaS using Red Hat solutions.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Multi-tenancy Virtualization Challenges & Solutions

Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Daniel Walsh will explain why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the best platform for running applications used by multi-tenants, whether in a cloud platform (Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)) or for virtualization like KVM or using Linux Containers. Daniel will explain how multi-tenancy in an apartment compares multi-tenancy on a computer system and he will cover:

  • The foundation of the system
  • The maintenance of the system
  • The security of the system
  • The sharing of utility services in the system

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The Evolution of the NFS Protocol: NFSv4, NFSv4.1, pNFS, Secure NFS

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Steve Dickson will provide an overview of all the minor revisions of NFS version 4 protocol (v4.0, v4.1, v4.2), including Parallel NFS (pNFS). He will also discuss securing NFS with identity and policy management (IPA) and provide examples on how an IPA can be used to automatically retrieve Kerberos tickets. Finally, an open forum will provide the opportunity to discuss current and ongoing issues.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Using an Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guy

Norman Mark St. Laurent — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 allows for the capability to monitor real-time occurrences of, or accumulation of, auditable events that may indicate an imminent violation of the security policy. In this session, Norman Mark St. Laurent will cover the critical areas of protection in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via the auditing sub-system, which include:

  • Operational use of the Red Hat
  • Enterprise Linux 6 Audit Log Management infrastructure
  • Establishing policies and procedures for log management
  • Log storage and rotation
  • Remote host storage
  • Log management
  • Audit encryption over the wire
  • Log generation settings
  • Forensics and incident response log analysis

Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 audit capabilities. They will also understand the importance of including procedures and hands-on tracking of security-relevant events and configuration to allow for secure, reliable, fine-grained, and configurable requirements. The attendee will gain a fundamental understanding of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for post-mortem analysis, intrusion detection, and live system monitoring.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp

Jon Benedict — Senior Solutions Architect/TME, NetApp
Karthik Nagalingam — Reference Architect, NetApp

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 ups the ante in enterprise-class virtualization and NetApp provides a flexible and high-performance storage platform. Combining these best-of-breed technologies makes for a compelling platform for tier-one applications.

One of the most prevalent tier-one applications is Oracle 11g. In this session, Jon Benedict and Karthik Nagalingam from NetApp will describe how to virtualize an Oracle database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 and NetApp. They will demonstrate how to:

  • Effortlessly move a virtual instance to a physical server and back again to ease Oracle support requirements
  • Deploy Oracle in a manner that does not incur unnecessary license fees
  • Backup and restore a virtualized Oracle database
  • Clone a virtualized database for development and test environments as well as disaster recovery

The session will also include recorded demonstrations.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating Oracle Databases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Brian Likosar — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Brian Likosar will:

  • Discuss the differences between proprietary UNIX systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and what to consider when migrating
  • Compare and contrast using Oracle RAC versus the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability Add-On
  • Discuss keeping the setup as simple as possible for ease of supportability and troubleshooting
  • Provide a comparison between other proprietary clustering solutions and what is built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the
  • High-Availability and Resilient Storage Add-Ons

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying IPv6 from a Platform Systems Perspective

Mick Wahren — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) As we see the twilight of IPv4 addresses on the Internet, there has been a renewed focus and energy around the design and implementation of IPv6 in the commercial environment.

While the majority of work in this deployment tends to be covered by network management personnel, there is still a lot to be done by the hard-working people who manage the platforms that run on these networks. There is also confusion and bad assumptions in the industry about IPv6 feature capabilities.

In this session, Mick Wahren will clear up these misconceptions and arm system administrators with the knowledge to confidently deploy IPv6 throughout their organizations. He will cover:

  • An IPv6 protocol overview
  • Deployment techniques
  • Tunnelling technologies, including 6to4
  • Translation technologies, including NAT64/DNS64
  • Security features
  • Deploying applications in IPv6 and some of the common pitfalls
  • Migration strategies along with their pros and cons

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Fedora, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Optimize: Summit

Interested in optimizing your IT investment? Learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

Selecting the Right Tools for Performance Analysis

William Cohen — Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Linux has a broad palette of performance tools available to analyze system performance. The various tools have been designed for specific purposes. Thus, each tool has particular strengths and weaknesses. For example, a tool such as valgrind provides detailed insight into the operation of a single user-space application in user-space, but with significant overhead and no information about related events in kernel-space or other processes. Alternatively, perf can provide counts of hardware and software events across the entire machine, but has little understanding of the operation of user-space interpreters and runtime systems for language such as Python, Ruby, or Java.

In this session, William Cohen will discuss appropriate applications of the various performance collection tools available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including: blktrace, ftrace, papi, perf, /proc filesystem, SystemTap, OProfile, valgrind, and wireshark. He will also examine GUI performance analysis tools such as Eclipse and Performance Co-Pilot (PCP). The goal of the presentation is to allow attendees to determine which tool or tools will best address the performance issues they encounter.

Topics: Development tools, Fedora, Java development, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Mere Mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) While Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an incredibly powerful tool for securing Linux servers, it has a reputation for being difficult to configure. As a result, many system administrators would simply turn it off. Fortunately, the incredible amount of work completed by the SELinux community in recent years has made SELinux much more system administrator-friendly.

In this session, attendees will learn the basics of SELinux, which include configuring, analyzing, and correcting SELinux errors, as well as writing basic policies to enable non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems. Real-world examples will be used to better demonstrate how to use SELinux.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Fedora, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Achieving Top Network Performance

Mark Wagner — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Do your applications need high throughput or low latency? Both are achievable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In this session, Mark Wagner will review enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and show attendees how to take advantage of them in their environments. Mark will use test results from Red Hat’s performance lab to highlight the various differences, advantages, and tradeoffs for many technologies, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, 10Gbit Ethernet, Infiniband, FCoE, Packet Flow Control, and RDMA.

Mark will also present guidelines and tools for planning and tuning network configurations for low latency and high throughput. He will cover the differences between tuning for baremetal, a KVM guest, a Red Hat Storage file system, and NFS. He will also touch upon some tricks developers can use when writing network-based applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Bringing Cloud to Life with IBM SmartCloud Service

Fausto Bernardini — IBM

(Room 304) Businesses are under pressure to accelerate time to market for new products and services while simultaneously reducing costs. Success requires rapid access to IT infrastructure, storage, and virtual server environments. Resource provisioning should be dynamic and available on-demand. Platforms should enable organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, manage, and integrate applications, supporting migration of traditional and higher availability applications to meet demand and control costs. Learn about the next generation of advanced Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud platforms. Built on the IBM SmartCloud architecture, these security rich, agile, pay-as-you-go environments give organizations the technology and choices to drive faster time to value and market differentiation. This session will include exciting product demonstrations by IBM and CohesiveFT.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Leveraging Red Hat’s Technology for High Performance

David Stump — Manager, SAP Architects Global System Intergrators, SAP
Tomas Nyström — Senior Executive and Master Technology Architect, Accenture

(Room 304) Organizations looking to boost the performance of their SAP systems while setting themselves up to leverage breakthrough technologies, like analytics and mobility, are adopting Accenture’s private cloud solution for SAP. Attend this session to learn how a transparent migration of SAP environments to a managed, virtualized private cloud infrastructure on an open source operating system can help achieve lower costs and higher performing systems.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 1.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 1: System Deployment

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of their servers.

This session, given by Thomas Cameron of Red Hat, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for deploying new systems.

Topics will include:

  • Configuration management and configuration macros
  • System groups
  • Custom and cloned channels
  • Activation keys
  • Kickstart
  • Locked channels
  • Deploying third-party or internally developed software

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 2: Packaging Software

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of their servers.

This session, given by Thomas Cameron of Red Hat, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for packaging internally developed and/or third-party applications for deployment by Red Hat Network Satellite – even if you don’t have the source code!

Topics covered will include:

  • Tips and tricks for building RPMs from source
  • Tips and tricks for building RPMs from commercial applications (no source)

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing Identity & Access in On-premise and Cloud Environments

Ellen Newlands — Identity Management Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 304) Today’s IT environment is constantly expanding in scope, size, and cost; and the number of users, systems, services, applications, and virtual machines is no exception. Manually managing user accounts, passwords, and access permissions on a machine-per-machine basis without compromising security is increasingly difficult and time consuming as IT shifts to take advantage of the cost savings presented by virtualization and cloud technologies.

Learn what is available in identity management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to simplify the administration of authentication and access management for Linux/UNIX users on-premise and in the cloud. These newly integrated features:

  • Provide a centralized and efficient way to manage identities for users, machines, and services within Linux and UNIX environments
  • Include an option to interoperate with Microsoft Active Directory in heterogeneous environments
  • Enable administrators to define system and Linux service access control policies to govern those identities

In this session, Red Hat’s identity management product manager will focus on the components and capabilities of the identity management features recently included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to enhance its manageability and security. She will also outline the significant features on the identity management roadmap for future development.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

OpenStack Architecture & Developer Introduction

Mark McLoughlin — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) In this session, Mark McLoughlin will expand upon the 10,000-foot view provided in the Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds session, to dive into lower-level architectural concepts. Mark will detail each of the core OpenStack projects, including Nova, Glance, Swift, Horizon, Keystone, and Quantum. He will also describe how all of these modular components fit together to enable the deployment of clouds.

This session will conclude with the roadmap for the Folsom (and beyond) releases and Mark will discuss how developers can get started working on OpenStack quickly via the devstack project running on Fedora.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning Red Hat Systems for Databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Database servers are complex environments and tuning the operating system to work with the database engine can greatly improve performance. In this session, Sanjay Rao will cover the various aspects of system tuning. And along with the tuning recommendations, Sanjay will describe the steps for implementing the settings. Data and charts showing the impact of the tuning recommendations will also be part of the presentation.

While Sanjay will mainly cover tuning recommendations for baremetal, there will also be a few tips for tuning virtual machines running databases on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Performance

Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) In this session, Ben England will discuss the Red Hat Storage architecture, examine its features, and discuss how different applications perform when deployed on it. He will also share numbers from various performance runs with client file access (native/NFS/CIFS), NOSQL databases, Hadoop, and virtual machines and discuss sizing, optimization, and the network configuration needed to get the most out of the solution. At the close of the session, attendees will understand how and where to effectively deploy Red Hat Storage in their datacenters.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, GlusterFS, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Adam Miller — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Roger Lopez (co-author) — Systems Engineer, Dell

(Room 304) Without Oracle ASMLib support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, metalnk [ID 1089399.1], setup and deployment methods for a majority of Red Hat Enterprise Linux users will likely change. In this session, Adam Miller, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will discuss alternative methods and considerations for their use, and demonstrate a deployment of Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 using next-generation Dell Server Hardware along with a Dell Compellent Storage Area Network.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Perspectives: Summit

When handling information is your business, IT is your strategy. Learn about the many ways that open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge directly from our customers, product experts, and partners.

KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem!

Jean Staten Healy — IBM
Wes Ganeko — IBM
Dmitri Joukovski — Acronis
Carl Trieloff — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Travis Volk — RadWare

(Room 309) Open virtualization with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology is rapidly gaining traction in the market as a cost-effective, enterprise-class virtualization alternative. IBM System x has been tuned especially for KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to deliver optimal performance, scalability, and security.

Join Jean Staten Healy, director, worldwide Linux and Open Virtualization at IBM, as she moderates a panel discussion with enterprise customers and industry experts on why KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization work so well on IBM System x, and what business value your organization can get out of these solutions.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Hybrid Clouds & ISVs: Bridging Architecture with Business

Michael Ferris — Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat
Gabriele Viebach — CEO, eZ Systems
Christof Zahneissen — Chief Product Officer, eZ Systems

(Room 309) Using Red Hat solutions, eZ Systems develops both on-premise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud content management services and applications for large global customers like BMW, Wall Street Journal Asia, Dow Jones, and Elle Magazine. Red Hat and eZ Systems have partnered to innovate a new business model that allows eZ Systems customers to benefit from eZ Systems’ services instantly in public cloud environments while benefiting from the consistency and quality that has historically been delivered on-premise via Red Hat solutions.

In this session, Mike Ferris, Director of Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat, will discuss the implementation and business considerations when utilizing both IT resources and public clouds, and how Red Hat is enabling ISVs to incorporate both on- and off-premise strategies into their customer solutions and services.

eZ Systems experts will describe how they are using Red Hat technologies on a public cloud to create new product features, resulting in new services and offerings deployable in the cloud with just one click. They will share information about their architecture and the importance of open standards in their application environment.

Whether you’re an ISV looking to move to the cloud, or an enterprise IT professional managing your company’s applications or consuming third-party applications in the cloud, you’ll benefit from this “real world” session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Pathways: Strategies for Enabling Open Source in Your Enterprise

Guy Martin — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

(Room 309) “Open source: why should I use it and where do I start?” With the success of Linux and other successful open source projects, this is a question increasingly asked by senior leaders in enterprises around the globe.

In this session, Guy Martin will provide participants with guidelines and recommendations for addressing open source adoption in four key areas:

  1. Strategy
  2. Governance
  3. Internal open source usage (inner-sourcing)
  4. Open source community participation

Session participants will hear examples of how customers have taken advantage of this methodology to help jump start open source adoption in their enterprises. These highlighted customer success stories will give insight into how enterprises leveraged the expertise brought to bear by the Red Hat Consulting team to increase their organizations’ effective use of open source technology while providing a competitive advantage to their organizations.

Topics: Red Hat Consulting

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Busting the Myths of Cloud Computing

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

(Room 309) Not all the headlines you read or soundbites you hear about cloud computing are worth heeding. Some are sweeping generalizations. Others perpetuate suboptimal approaches. While others are flat-out wrong.

In this session, Gordon Haff examines a wide gamut of cloud computing claims on topics such as cloud security, public cloud economics, cloudbursting, interoperability, and more. Many such claims are influencing business and technical decisions at many organizations even though they are often, at best, just partially true.

Participate in this discussion to find out which ripped-from-the-headlines claims get confirmed. And which get busted.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Hadoop for the Common Man

Matt Eszenyi — Intel

(Room 309) In this session, Intel’s Matt Eszenyi will discuss key networking technology shifts that substantially lower the barriers to entry for deploying Hadoop clusters. Specific topics include: advances in 10GBASE-T server connectivity, scalable switching, and I/O optimization within the newest generations of Intel® Xeon® processors using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Additionally, Matt will discuss how to get started with a real world, performance-proven cluster example.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Developing for PowerLinux

Jeff Scheel — IBM

(Room 309) If you’re trying to realize the Linux promise of single source, multiple platform solutions, you’ll want to leverage common tools as much as possible. IBM’s new SDK for PowerLinux combines the traditional Eclipse development framework of source code and project management tooling with power-specific analytical tools for porting and optimizing your application. Join us in this session to learn how IBM and Red Hat enable you to deliver top-tier applications on a platform that provides better performance, resilience, and acquisition costs than commodity hardware.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Host:

Greg Pryzby — Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jay Crampton — IT Lead Engineer, CenturyLink
Scott Croft — Senior Linux Engineer/Architect, DTCC
Vincent Passaro — Senior Security Architect, Fotis

(Room 309) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they are leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform

Host:

David Egts — Principal Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Marco Brizi — Software Engineer, Cineca
Mike Danjczek — Sr. Systems Engineer, Global Technical Systems
Clark Palmer — Chief Technology Officer/Chief of Engineering, MeteorComm
Mark Nolan — Finance Architect, Royal Bank of Scotland

(Room 309) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat solutions to address the critical business demands facing their IT organizations. Join this panel of Red Hat customers to get a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing, as well as the variety of solutions being deployed to solve global business and technology challenges. Learn about how these customers are driving improved business value through cloud, middleware, and Linux technology.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage

Host:

Terri McClure — Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Panelists:

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Steve Ginsberg — Vice President of Technical Operations, Pandora
Aaron Porter — Director of System Administration, Pandora
Alon Kadury — VP R&D, Intelitek Inc.
Andy Kipp — Senior Systems Engineer, Brightcove

(Room 309) Join us for this panel discussion to hear directly from Red Hat Storage customers who are using our innovative open source storage software appliances in creative deployment scenarios. Learn about how using Red Hat Storage and its core architecture, GlusterFS, have enabled these customers to rapidly store, protect, model, and deliver data that is critical to the nature of their respective enterprises and businesses. We will be sure to leave plenty of time for questions so you can interact with this prestigious panel and its moderator, Terri McClure from Enterprise Strategy Group.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization

Host:

John Rinehart — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Kyle Bassett — President, Archestration
Jean Crescenzi — Chief Technical Officer, Colosseum Online Inc.
Tim Scully — Partner - Systems Engineer, Jackpine Technologies
Matthew J. Smith — Linux and Virtualization Services Lead, University of Connecticut
Ken Williams — Senior System Engineer, Clear Capital

(Room 309) Engage with Red Hat customers who are virtualizing their IT infrastructures with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to reduce costs, scale with business growth, and maintain high-performing systems.

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Business Value of IBM Databases on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Conor O'Mahony — Program Director, Database Software, IBM

(Room 309) Join IBM’s Conor O’Mahony as he discusses how to leverage and protect your investment in Red Hat Enterprise Linux while taking full advantage of the benefits of IBM database software.

With DB2 9.7, IBM has significantly reduced the risk and cost associated with database migration. Applications built to run on comparable Oracle databases require few or no code changes to run on DB2 and moving to DB2 could be a matter of days or weeks. Analysts and customers agree that moving to DB2 is easier, faster, and less expensive than what many expect. The results have been astounding as clients have reported up to a 50% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) over a three-year period.

Topics: Clustering, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Designing a Trusted Cloud with OpenStack

Vin Sharma — Open Source Data Center Strategist, Intel

(Room 309) Whether your cloud is safely tucked away on premise, in your secure datacenter, or federated across geographically dispersed facilities, there is a dark side to the ease with which virtual machines can be spun up and moved around. The hard problem is compliance with security standards, and the right solution is policy-based workload placement. This is just one of many challenges Intel has focused on and intends to solve in collaboration with the OpenStack community.

Join this session to learn how you can take advantage of Intel datacenter technologies, open source contributions to the OpenStack project, and integration with security solutions from partners to deploy audit-compliant, trusted compute pools with OpenStack.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of Training: Summit

Get a Red Hat Training and Certification sneak peek. Our award-winning team will be on-site to provide a series of hands-on training courses across popular Red Hat solutions.

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Network 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 tap the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

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

Topics: Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Immortals

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) was introduced to the open source world at the end of 2000 and was included in the 2.6.0-test3 kernel and Fedora Core 2. There have been many enhancements to SELinux since that time, and this session will investigate one of the new SELinux technologies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: sandboxing.

Attendees will view demonstrations and discuss SELinux sandboxing, explore use cases, and manage applications in an SELinux sandbox.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Performance Tuning with 'Tuned'

Wander Boessenkool — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) This session will give attendees a taste of Red Hat Training from the RH442: Performance Monitoring and Tuning course. It will introduce participants to the automatic tuning daemon, tuned. This automatic tuning daemon allows administrators to set a tuning-profile for their systems so that important tuning parameters can be set and adjusted on-the-fly.

In this session, attendees will how to:

  • Install the automatic tuning daemon
  • Configure the automatic tuning daemon
  • Create and modify tuning profiles

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions

Rudolf Kastl — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) When controlling access to files on standard Linux file systems, there are scenarios in which the basic file permission mechanisms do not work well to meet real life requirements. For example, files or directories might need to be accessible by certain users or groups in ways that are hard to express using the basic permission mechanisms. And at times, files created in particular directories should be accessible by particular users or groups by default.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use access control lists (ACLs), usable with the ext4 and XFS file systems most commonly used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to set complex sets of permissions on files and directories, and to see whether ACLs are in use and to understand their effects on file access permissions. Attendees will also learn about the effects of special permissions (setuid, setgid, and the sticky).

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS Overview

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Storage Software Appliance uses the file system GlusterFS to provide virtualized, scalable, and centrally managed storage. While production deployments benefit from redundant, high-performance hardware, much can be learned by deploying GlusterFS on more modest resources.

This session is designed for system administrators and architects interested in obtaining a hands-on overview to managing GlusterFS servers and clients. Topics will include distributed, replicated, and striped volumes, volume expansion, and geo-replication.

Topics: GlusterFS, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Building Your Own RPMs

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) RPMs are a crucial part of maintaining software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based machines. From being able to add your own software into a yum repo, custom channel on your Red Hat Network Satellite Server, or provide software in a format expected for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, building RPMs is a skill that can benefit developers, systems engineers, and systems administrators alike.

In this session, attendees will learn about the RPM build environment, filling in a .spec file contents, and using rpmbuild to compile software into an RPM.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS Overview (Replay)

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Storage Software Appliance uses the file system GlusterFS to provide virtualized, scalable, and centrally managed storage. While production deployments benefit from redundant, high-performance hardware, much can be learned by deploying GlusterFS on more modest resources.

This session is designed for system administrators and architects interested in obtaining a hands-on overview to managing GlusterFS servers and clients. Topics will include distributed, replicated, and striped volumes, volume expansion, and geo-replication.

Topics: GlusterFS, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Performance Tuning with 'Tuned' (Replay)

Wander Boessenkool — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) This session will give attendees a taste of Red Hat Training from the RH442: Performance Monitoring and Tuning course. It will introduce participants to the automatic tuning daemon, tuned. This automatic tuning daemon allows administrators to set a tuning-profile for their systems so that important tuning parameters can be set and adjusted on-the-fly.

In this session, attendees will how to:

  • Install the automatic tuning daemon
  • Configure the automatic tuning daemon
  • Create and modify tuning profiles

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server (Replay)

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Network 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 tap the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

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

Topics: Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions (Replay)

Rudolf Kastl — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) When controlling access to files on standard Linux file systems, there are scenarios in which the basic file permission mechanisms do not work well to meet real life requirements. For example, files or directories might need to be accessible by certain users or groups in ways that are hard to express using the basic permission mechanisms. And at times, files created in particular directories should be accessible by particular users or groups by default.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use access control lists (ACLs), usable with the ext4 and XFS file systems most commonly used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to set complex sets of permissions on files and directories, and to see whether ACLs are in use and to understand their effects on file access permissions. Attendees will also learn about the effects of special permissions (setuid, setgid, and the sticky).

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Immortals (Replay)

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) was introduced to the open source world at the end of 2000 and was included in the 2.6.0-test3 kernel and Fedora Core 2. There have been many enhancements to SELinux since that time, and this session will investigate one of the new SELinux technologies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: sandboxing.

Attendees will view demonstrations and discuss SELinux sandboxing, explore use cases, and manage applications in an SELinux sandbox.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Building Your Own RPMs (Replay)

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) RPMs are a crucial part of maintaining software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based machines. From being able to add your own software into a yum repo, custom channel on your Red Hat Network Satellite Server, or provide software in a format expected for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, building RPMs is a skill that can benefit developers, systems engineers, and systems administrators alike.

In this session, attendees will learn about the RPM build environment, filling in a .spec file contents, and using rpmbuild to compile software into an RPM.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Birds of a Feather: JBoss World

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

Kimberly Palko — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Jason Andersen — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Operations Network

Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid / Infinispan

Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat
Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.5 / 5.0

What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile

Host:

Juan Noceda — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jorge Aliss — Freelance Software Engineer
Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Sebastián Scarano — Technical Lead, Labour Ministry of Argentina
Shekhar Gulati — Senior Consultant, Xebia

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Love your Java framework? Hate your Java framework? Join us for a collaborative and fun panel where we’ll discuss what’s new and exciting in Java frameworks for web, mobile, and cloud application development. Experts in play! Spring, Java EE 6, Seam, CDI, and Forge defenders will be on hand to make the case why your next application should be developed with their frameworks of choice.

Topics: Java development, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Rich Sharples — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.5 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise BRMS

Prakash Aradhya — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

How Mobile & HTML5 are Shifting Java EE & Rich Client Platforms

Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 305) Birds of a feather session.

Mobile computing and therefore development is ubiquitous… HTML5 is the future of development… How tired are you of hearing these statements? While they are true, these statements do nothing to help you understand the present and future of mobile and HTML5 development. This is especially important for Java EE developers, as one of the fastest growing segments of mobile development is in the enterprise.

In this Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) presentation, industry experts from JBoss, W3C, and the community will shed some light on the present and future of mobile and HTML5. They will discuss higher-level concerns like trends in client technology frameworks and core enterprise concerns such as security, off-line support, and data synchronization.

This is not a sit-and-listen kind of session! We want to hear from you so come with your questions and comments about directions, best practices, what you have struggled with, etc. We’ll also be polling the audience and should have some special treats for those attending.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Current: JBoss World

Information technology in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest innovations in middleware and cloud computing technologies. And learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Overview & Roadmap

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

( Room 210) JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business process automation infrastructure that enables superior business execution, responsiveness, and flexibility in a cost-effective, open platform. In this session, Ken Johnson will discuss the future roadmap for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as changes in our industry that are impacting application integration and SOA infrastructure as we move toward cloud computing.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Exceeding User Expectation with JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Jason Andersen — Director, Product Management, Red Hat
Thomas Heute — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

( Room 210) Who are users? Employees, customers on smartphones, business partners, those calling your service desk? All of the above? Way back when, it was OK to have your internal users using a portal, your external users using a content management system (CMS), and your customer service reps using a web app. However today, siloing your user experience is inefficient and overly complex.

Join Red Hat’s middleware team in charge of delivering next-generation user experience products to learn how current and future Red Hat technologies can help your users’ experience. And learn about how other Red Hat customers are changing their end user experiences.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Big Data, Volume, Speed & Benefits with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat
Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

( Room 210) In an increasing number of disciplines and industries, data volume and complexity has become both a challenge and an opportunity. Application developers are tasked with bridging the gap between challenge and opportunity and one tool in a developer’s belt to help build that bridge is a data grid.

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid is a manageable, scalable, highly available, distributed, in-memory data store that lets you scale based on memory and distribution rather than relational database management system (RDBMS) licenses or database expertise.

In this session, Alan Santos and Manik Surtani will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, discussing its benefits, common use-cases, and specific features meant to address today’s data challenges and opportunities. They will also provide a product roadmap.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise BRMS: Combining the Power of Business Rules & Business Processes

Mark Proctor — Group Lead - Drools and jBPM, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

( Room 210) JBoss Enterprise BRMS is business user-focused platform that enables the development of business rules, applying complex event processing (CEP) and building business processes. It brings the power of various artifacts from the JBoss Drools project and the JBoss jBPM project together.

Over the years, JBoss Enterprise BRMS has evolved much more than just rules management. The platform offers the same paradigm for using business rules, complex events, and business processes, enabling developers to use one set of APIs and tools to build their solutions.

In this session, Mark Proctor and Prakash Aradhya will discuss the evolution of the Drools JBoss Community project and the JBoss Enterprise BRMS enterprise product. They will cover the major functionalities and use cases supported by the product and the practical examples of using rules and processes together. They will also have the future roadmaps of the project and product.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Hibernate, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, jBPM, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Delivers SOA-ready Data

Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat
Bill Kemp — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Mike Daleiden — Director, Telematics Engineering, AAA, Inc.

( Room 210) This session is a deep dive into how AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, used JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform to unify its data across JDBC, web services, and UNIX sockets.

AAA and JBoss engineers will discuss and demonstrate a working solution that addresses everything from creating canonical data models with the Teiid Designer to exposing pipe-delimited data with a custom JCA adapter. They will also cover:

  • Accessing JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform with Hibernate
  • Query optimization
  • Performance tuning
  • Advanced debugging techniques

Source code will be available on GitHub.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Integration, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, Other: Integration, Portability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.5 / 5.0

JBoss in the Trenches

Ronak Mallik — Senior Consultant, Red Hat

( Room 210) How do some of the biggest IT departments around the world configure and manage their JBoss Enterprise Middleware installations? How do they deal with security and performance tuning of their application server tiers?

In this session, Ronak Mallik will introduce the industry-wide best practices that emerge time-after-time from the most effective enterprise environments. Ronak will review these best practices for the process of slimming, optimizing, and tuning your company’s application server profile.

Ronak will also discuss real-world procedures for versioning and deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware to large-scale enterprise environments with multiple regions. The importance of these processes will become more evident as we discuss the techniques for running effective load and endurance testing.

Additionally, we will address proven methodologies for modifying configurations in live production environments.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Industry-wide best practices for managing JBoss configurations in large-scale production environments
  • How to slim, cluster, and optimize your JBoss Application Server configurations
  • JBoss Application Server infrastructure security best practices
  • Best practices for performance tuning and guidelines for running effective load tests
  • Approaches for enabling high availability, redundancy, monitoring, and management
  • Best practices for moving deployments through environments with logging, security, and messaging
  • Standards for virtualization and dynamic provisioning in the cloud

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Consulting, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Migrating Spring to Java EE

Paul Bakker — Senior Developer, Luminis

( Room 210) The Spring Framework has no doubt played a major role in evolving how we write enterprise applications on the Java platform today, but it is still a proprietary framework owned by a single company. The age of having to rely on such proprietary frameworks in order to develop decent enterprise applications is now over, and using Java EE 6 has become an even easier way to develop enterprise applications based on standards, which makes it the best choice for any enterprise application.

In this session, you will experience how to migrate a typical, full-stack Spring application to a standards-based, completely portable Java EE 6 application, including integration tests. This talk has been given at several conferences around the world, including JavaOne, and now includes a sample application that has been migrated from Spring to Java EE.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Manageability, Other: Java EE 6

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

BPM using jBPM & Beyond

Kris Verlaenen — JBoss jBPM Project Lead, Red Hat

(Room 210) A Business Process Management (BPM) suite offers you the capabilities and tools to better manage and streamline your business processes. JBoss jBPM continues its vision in this area by offering a lightweight process engine for executing business processes in pure Java, combined with the necessary services and tooling to support business processes in their entire lifecycles. This allows not only developers, but also business users to manage your business processes more efficiently (using a combination of web-based and Eclipse-based tooling).

A lot has happened in the BPM area over the last few years with the introduction of the BPMN 2.0 standard, the increasing interest in more dynamic and adaptive processes, integration with business rules, event processing, etc. In this session, Kris Verlaenen, the jBPM project lead, will give a high-level overview of how jBPM tackles challenges like flexible, domain-specific processes, human interaction, integration with external services, mobile BPM, and BPM in the cloud (e.g., Red Hat OpenShift).

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, jBPM, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Accelerate Your JBoss Enterprise Middleware: Part 1

Andrig Miller — Global Platform Director, Red Hat

( Room 210) In this session (part 1 of 2), Andrig Miller, Red Hat’s global platform director, will discuss how to optimize JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for the best possible throughput and scalability. He will show results of various tuning parameters on the throughput of a real Java EE 5 application, and discuss Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific tuning for the JVM. Examples of some of the areas he will cover include:

  • Thread pools
  • Database connection pools
  • Object/Component pools
  • Logging
  • Java Garbage collection
  • 32-bit vs. 64-bit JVM performance and tuning options
  • Large-page memory

Interested in getting the most from JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 in terms of performance and scalability? This is the session for you.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Performance

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Accelerate Your JBoss Enterprise Middleware: Part 2

Andrig Miller — Global Platform Director, Red Hat

( Room 210) In this session (part 2 of 2), Andrig Miller, Red Hat’s global platform director, will discuss how to optimize JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for the best possible throughput and scalability. He will show results of various tuning parameters on the throughput of a real Java EE 5 application, and discuss Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific tuning for the JVM. Examples of some of the areas he will cover include:

  • Thread pools
  • Database connection pools
  • Object/Component pools
  • Logging
  • Java Garbage collection
  • 32-bit vs. 64-bit JVM performance and tuning options
  • Large-page memory

Interested in getting the most from JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 in terms of performance and scalability? This is the session for you.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

IT Process Automation: Challenges & Best Practices

Patrick Black — Senior Technology Engineer, Travelers Insurance

( Room 210) Moving to a more automated IT world can be daunting for a corporate IT department. In this session, Patrick Black will review the successes and challenges Travelers Insurance has had over the previous years in implementing “full automation” of several key IT infrastructures. He’ll cover the different types of automation efforts and how they can be used together for automating everything from individual IT tasks to full, customer-facing “push button” IT solutions. The need for audit, reporting, and monitoring as part of any automation solution will be covered, as well as the most common mistakes or missed opportunities teams encounter while creating automated systems.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Understanding the Application Memory Wall

Gil Tene — CTO, Azul Systems

( Room 210) The original “memory wall,” first predicted in the mid 1990s, was supposed to have emerged by now, with applications stretching server capabilities to their limits. However, today’s typical application instance only utilizes 5-10% of a modern server’s capacity, and the percentage is dropping.

In this session, Gil Tene, CTO, Azul Systems, will discuss the application memory wall and the likely causes of an observed, decade-long stagnation in application instance memory growth and consumption.

Gil will analyze the key technical challenges that have led to the emergence of the Application Memory Wall, reviewing the relevant state of the art in garbage collection within managed run times in general, and in commercial Java Virtual Machines in particular. He will also outline the main technical problem areas that need industry attention, and show how solving these problems can lead to a post-Wall era, an era in which applications will once again be free to productively and naturally consume the abundant compute resources available in modern servers.

Topics: Java development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Performance, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: JBoss World Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Emerging: JBoss World

Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and its partners and get a glimpse into future technology innovations.

Impact of Cloud & PaaS in Open Source Adoption in Enterprise IT

Amod Bavare — Accenture

(Room 206) Today, open source is more crucial than ever for mission-critical enterprise computing in the world of cloud computing and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). By delivering technological flexibility at an attractive cost, open source has become a driving force behind enterprise agility, operational effectiveness, and business innovation. Technology decision makers are now migrating to open source implementations in their cloud and PaaS solutions so that their enterprises can take advantage of better software quality, reliability, security, and feature sets.

In this session, Amod Bavare from Accenture will lead you through steps on how to accelerate the adoption of open source in the enterprise using the cloud and PaaS solutions. Attend this session to learn:

  • The importance of organizational readiness to adopt open source for the cloud
  • How to lay out a vision and strategy that will help with open source adoption
  • Why open source adoption is more important and critical today as compared to five years ago
  • How to set up a governance model for open source adoption and how organizations like Red Hat can help

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.5 / 5.0

Achieving Genuine Java Multitenancy – the Waratek Cloud VM for Java

John Matthew Holt — Founder and CTO, Waratek

(Room 206) With nine million professional software developers worldwide, Java has been the world’s leading computer language for enterprise applications and e-commerce for more than a decade. Developed in the 1990s as a “write once, run anywhere” language, it is used by 80% of the top corporations worldwide, accounting for more than one third of all installed enterprise applications and representing more than $2 trillion of sunk investment – equivalent to the annual GDP of the State of California, or the entire Russian economy!

Cloud computing is a tsunami that could swamp virtually all pre-existing computing paradigms. Java was not designed for the cloud and this has created some potentially serious incompatibilities, putting your part of the $2 trillion invested at risk. While it is possible to run Java applications on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), it does not naturally lend itself to the most advanced features of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Nor is it easy to transform an existing Java business application into a scalable and cost efficient Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model.

Some of today’s most advanced cloud platforms are written in proprietary languages, or define ‘White Lists’ of which Java language features are supported – by implication leaving a black list of standard Java features that are not allowed. In short, existing enterprise-grade Java applications cannot run on today’s cloud platforms to their full potential, and therefore require re-engineering or replacement to make them truly cloud-compatible.

In this presentation, John Matthew Holt, founder and CTO of Waratek, will explain how the Waratek Cloud VM for Java enables your existing Java investment to immediately acquire key cloud characteristics, such as genuine multitenancy, granular elasticity, instant scalability, and realtime metering and prioritization of resource use, by application. All of which preserves your current Java investment, reduces your operating costs, and prevents the need for massive re-investment to maintain your competitive position.

By extending the JVM, instead of changing the software application, Waratek has created a breakthrough innovation, empowering your existing Java applications with cloud characteristics at runtime – AND also enabling all Java developers to write the most advanced new solutions for cloud platforms.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

AeroGear: The Gear You Need to Go Mobile with Red Hat

Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 206) You’ve heard all the terms – mobile web, HTML5, JBoss Application Server 7, restful services, jQuery Mobile, hybrid applications, etc. Maybe you’ve even played around with them a bit. But how do they all fit together? What are the best ways to get started or convert an existing application? And how can Red Hat help you go mobile? AeroGear is the answer to all of this and more. The project provides developers with a one-stop shop for all things mobile at Red Hat.

Join Jay Balunas, AeroGear’s project lead, as he gives you all the tools and information you need to launch into mobile development, and answers several of your burning questions, including:

  • What are the critical considerations and pitfall to look out for?
  • What will a hybrid application do for me?
  • How do I setup my environment?
  • Should I convert an existing app, or develop new?
  • Where does the cloud come into play?

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, jBPM, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Improving Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) Communications with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

Rich Lucente — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 206) With the transformation to a data-centric fighting force, reliable mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) communications are critical to support today’s warfighter. MANETs, commonplace in tactical communication environments, present challenges in providing timely delivery of critical information. TCP/IP in a network with multiple unreliable links can perform poorly when there are random packet drops.

Intelligent message forwarding and routing can overcome these challenges. Rather than attempting end-to-end communications that traverse multiple unreliable links, Red Hat’s recommended approach is to utilize many intermediate message brokers, enabling data to reliably migrate hop-by-hop toward the intended destination.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging, born out of the performance-critical needs of the financial services industry, is finding application in the mobile space. Leveraging the wire-level standard Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), intelligent routing solutions based on Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging are penetrating many mobile communication use cases.

In this session, you’ll learn how multiple Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging brokers can overcome challenging network environments. Join Rich Lucente as he discusses how intelligent message forwarding and routing with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging can overcome the challenges of a MANET network. Rich will also provide a short demonstration, leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 network simulation capabilities, to highlight the performance advantage of brokered data communication.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 - Ease into the Cloud

Rich Sharples — Director, Product Management, Red Hat
Jason Greene — JBoss Application Server Lead / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Architect, Red Hat

(Room 206) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 delivers some major new capabilities and features that require you to re-think Java EE. How you develop and deploy Java EE applications will not be the same.

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is the one Java container to rule them all – supporting lightweight, nimble, and agile development but supporting all the sophisticated operational capabilites you require to run and manage your most critical applications and services.

In this session, the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform product manager and platform architect will discuss some of the new features in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 as well as some thoughts about the future.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Going Mobile with your RichFaces Applications

Brian Leathem — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 206) The mobile web is a hot topic as many developers are curious about how they can tap into this market while leveraging their existing skill-sets and technology investments. The good news is that as a JavaServer Faces (JSF) developer, you can make your application mobile by taking advantage of the mobile-compatible components and other framework improvements introduced in RichFaces 4.1.

In this session, Brian Leathem, RichFaces project lead, will use the RichFaces Mobile Showcase as a case study to demonstrate best practices in making RichFaces applications mobile compatible. This Showcase is one of Red Hat’s most widely viewed public demos with ~50,000 hits per month and is deployed on Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift.

Brian will also explain how to overcome obstacles of existing desktop-based frameworks (like JSF) by using capabilities available with HTML5. He will discuss the mobile web’s “single page” programming model and how attendees can convert any existing web app to work on mobile devices. And throughout the session, Brian will answer some of the many questions that must be addressed when taking any web application mobile, including:

  • How do I support my application across browser and across device?
  • How can I leverage HTML5 features with my existing application?
  • Which JavaScript framework should I use?
  • How does HTML5 tie back into my enterprise infrastructure?

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, jBPM, Red Hat OpenShift, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

What Data Grids Mean to Cloud, PaaS, & Enterprise Java

Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 206) In this session, Manik Surtani will discuss why scaling out is something we have all come to expect from cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments, and how this expectation puts a lot of undue pressure on data storage.

Data grids are often seen as a solution to such scalability issues, but standardization is very important and to date, the enterprise Java ecosystem has been lacking any concerted effort in standardizing data grids. Until now.

Manik, the technical architect of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid and the spec lead of JSR 347, data grids for the Java platform, will also discuss what you can expect from JSR 347 and how it is set to turbocharge enterprise Java.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Java development, JBoss Community projects, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Polyglot: Java & Beyond

Dr. Mark Little — Senior Director, Middleware Engineering, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 206) For over a decade, Red Hat has been investing in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), building frameworks and servers to solve large-scale problems using Java. In the past decade, many promising non-Java languages have targeted the JVM as an ideal runtime. From Ruby, to Lisp, to Javascript, Red Hat has found that the facilities they have created to support enterprise Java programmers can also benefit a new generation of engineers using alternative languages. Redesigning the wheel from scratch for each language makes no sense, so through its Polyglot efforts, Red Hat multiplies the power available to each language with ease.

In this talk, Mark Little and Bob McWhirter will demonstrate how existing JBoss technologies are made available to a variety of languages, demonstrating aspects of TorqueBox for Ruby, Immutant for Lisp/Clojure, and AS.js for Javascript. They will also outline plans to go beyond the application-server, where other languages may touch upon individual frameworks and projects.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Polyglot: Java & Beyond, jBPM, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Middleware & Big Data

Justin Hayes — Senior Architect, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat

(Room 206) JBoss Enterprise Middleware and big data are changing the technical landscape of some of the largest producers and consumers of information and data across commercial and government domains. Most of us are aware of the quality and usability of big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Cassandra, and others. They have largely commoditized the space, making it very easy to bring a big data capability to any organization. One area that is very underdeveloped, however, is the intersection of big data with enterprise middleware and open source solutions and offerings.

Red Hat fills this gap, allowing you to easily integrate these technologies into an enterprise-class, comprehensive middleware solution. With JBoss Enterprise Middleware, you can add big data capability to your middleware infrastructure and extend the big data tools with sophisticated middleware functionality.

Red Hat Consulting has developed a series of integrations to address real-world big data extension challenges faced by its clients. The solution architecture defined in this project includes the following:

  • An extensible data storage pipeline using JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
  • A custom indexing and search layer using JBoss Enterprise BRMS and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid
  • A distributed, in-memory data grid for real-time big data using Red Hat JBoss Data Grid
  • Data virtualization for integrated views of big data and conventional (e.g., relational, file, etc.) sources using JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

In this technical presentation, Justin Hayes will provide a detailed look into how the components of this project work together to fill the big data and middleware gap. Attendees will see tools that they can use on their own projects, as well as concrete examples of how to integrate JBoss Enterprise Middleware with Hadoop and Cassandra.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Java development, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Grid, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Operability, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 5.0 / 5.0

SOA at Scale with SwitchYard

Keith Babo — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 206) Scalability is recognized as a critical requirement for service-oriented applications in the enterprise, yet the definition of this requirement is often limited to runtime performance alone. As developers spend time in the trenches creating enterprise services, the definition of scalability quickly expands to include other dimensions.

Is the solution easy to use right from the start and how quickly does ease-of-use degrade when applications become more complex? How does the solution scale to multiple development teams? Can the application runtime scale to accommodate deployment requirements both on-premise and in the cloud?

In this session, Keith Babo will introduce SwitchYard, the next-generation Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) from JBoss, and explore how it can be used to address a spectrum of scalability concerns related to service-oriented architecture (SOA). The session will include use cases, concrete examples, and a demo of how to get work done with SwitchYard, as well as other topics, including:

  • Integrating disparate service models seamlessly (e.g., Java EE, BPM, etc.)
  • Common patterns related to service-oriented integration
  • Incorporating runtime and design-time governance into your services
  • Using policy to define and enforce consistent runtime behavior
  • Deployment considerations when moving your application to the cloud

Join us and see a core component of the upcoming JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 6 in action.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Flexibility, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Real-time Intelligent Messaging for the Enterprise with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

Derrick Kittler — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Vamsi Chemitiganti — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 206) As enterprise application infrastructures age, the tenancy for entropy within their environments increases. In time, applications have a natural propensity for siloing and becoming walled-off from other applications and infrastructure limiting their overall value and business applicability. While messaging-oriented middleware and service-oriented architecture (SOA) work to solve some of these issues, often times more lightweight and and real-time infrastructure-level solutions are required.

Complex event processing (CEP) fits inside an application infrastructure as a single point of truth when reasoning across streams of events, fostering real-time awareness and integration of applications. Business Process Management (BPM) augments the application infrastructure providing a framework for managing long-running tasks and modeling finite inter-application business processes and workflows. Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an emerging messaging standard and wire-level protocol that promises inter-operable messaging within heterogeneous application environments.

In this session, Derrick Kittler and Vamsi Chemitiganti will explore the challenges enterprises face when looking to refactor existing application assets in new ways to achieve business agility. They will present a real-time intelligent messaging approach that unifies CEP with BPM leveraging AMQP as the messaging fabric. Through example code and demonstration, Derrick and Vamsi will illustrate how event reasoning, rules, and BPM can be leveraged using a messaging agnostic protocol to show how applications achieve higher levels of business value.

After attending this session, attendees will better understand:

  • CEP, BPM (JBPM5), and AMQP
  • How AMQP-based messaging, CEP, and BPM can be applied to design and develop application infrastructures that integrate application silos
  • How JBoss Enterprise Middleware can help achieve that goal through JBoss Enterprise BRMS, JBoss jBPM and Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging messaging

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise BRMS, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Infinispan == Profit: A Start-up’s Success with JBoss Community Software

Erik Salter — Technical Leader, Cisco Systems

(Room 206) In this customer success session, Erik Salter from Cisco, formerly of BNI Video, will discuss how its product line evolved by leveraging Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. Erik will also:

  • Add insight about working with JBoss technologies as a member of a team in a start-up company as well as a major enterprise like Cisco
  • Detail the problem domain and overall architecture
  • Detail the technical requirements for a data grid solution within the context of the business expectations and goals
  • Discuss the evolution of the feature sets of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid and Infinispan as BNI Video’s applications moved from prototype to deployable customer deliverables, focusing on non-traditional uses of a data grids
  • Highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the various architectural approaches to designing a data grid solution

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In-depth: JBoss World

In this highly-technical track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

JBoss Enterprise BRMS: Best Practices

Edson Tirelli — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 207) The adoption of a BRMS product by a company might be driven by several distinct goals, but contrary to the beliefs of many people, the achievement of such goals is usually not solely dependent on the product itself (or its methodology). Several factors determine the outcome of such endeavors and user education plays a large role in the successful use of the technology.

In this session, Edson Tirelli, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will discuss a few mistakes frequently found in implementations in the field and how to properly leverage the technology to achieve a successful implementation. Edson will also provide:

  • An under-the-hood glimpse into BRMS systems
  • General goals of BRMS implementation
  • Best practices for JBoss Enterprise BRMS implementations
  • Common mistakes on rules authoring and how to fix them

Most topics will be discussed using examples from JBoss Enterprise BRMS, but the general principles apply to any Rete-based rules engine.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the JBoss Galaxy

Burr Sutter — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 207) JBoss by Red Hat contributes to numerous open source software (OSS) projects and the overall open source ecosystem is constantly producing new tools, frameworks, engines, and techniques. If you are “building your stack” for your next project, trying to navigate the vast OSS world can be a bewildering and complex undertaking.

In this session, Burr Sutter will highlight some key technologies that have a tremendous impact on the typical enterprise application. Most importantly, he will provide guidance into how JBoss is making your custom application development more productive. He will also provide a trailmap so you can follow how each JBoss Community project fits into JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat’s enterprise middleware portfolio.

Live demonstrations will include glimpses into several technologies, including:

  • Eclipse and JBoss Tools = JBoss Developer Studio
  • Maven – .org & enterprise
  • AeroGear – HTML5 / mobile
  • Errai – Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
  • RichFaces – JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • JBoss jBPM

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, jBPM, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Strategies to Modernize Your Infrastructure to Prepare for Cloud

Frank Sancho — Technology Services Migration Consultant, HP

(Room 207) Are you struggling with how to take advantage of the economics provided by Red Hat technologies and cloud computing for your business-critical applications? In this session, join HP as we discuss how we’ve helped many clients migrate from UNIX platforms to Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the first step in getting ready for the cloud.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Building Modern Applications the JBoss Way

Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Marius Bogoevici — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 207) Good applications are a mix of powerful technologies and a productive approach to development. In this session, Marius Bogoevici and Pete Muir will discuss how both aspects blend together in the context of a working application.

Pete will introduce the JBoss preferred approach to developing applications, with its underlying motivations and design goals. Marius will walk you through a pre-built Java EE 6 application, and show you how JBoss’ RAD tool, JBoss Forge, allows you to easily add capabilities. He’ll deploy both locally, and to Red Hat’s free cloud, Red Hat OpenShift Express. The application will offer a mobile-friendly HTML5 front end, allowing you to use the app during the session.

Pete and Marius will discuss the requirements for the application, why the technologies were chosen, and how the application is architected.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Hibernate, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, jBPM, Seam, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

The Power of Data Virtualization

Ramesh Reddy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Chuck Mosher — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

(Room 207) Data virtualization, or the ability to abstract disparate data sources (e.g., databases, applications, file repositories, websites, data services vendors, etc.) through a single rationalized, virtual data access layer, provides a powerful tool for addressing some historically challenging integration scenarios. Data virtualization provides a more agile, lower cost data integration approach that overcomes data complexity and disparate silos to provide the complete, high quality, and actionable information that agile businesses require.

In this session, Red Hat’s Ramesh Reddy and Chuck Mosher will present JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform, a powerful set of tools and runtime components that add data virtualization capabilities to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, enabling your applications and business processes to easily integrate and use data from many data sources.

There are a number of data integration use cases where the advantages of data virtualization are particularly compelling. This session will detail four of them:

  1. Legacy/reporting systems integration (reports, BI, dashboards, etc.)
  2. Enterprise canonical view abstraction (also frequently referred to as an enterprise data layer)
  3. Dynamic view generation (rapid and agile integration without replication)
  4. Materialization views (approaches to speed up even overloaded environments)

Ramesh and Chuck will cover each of these use cases in detail and will explain how a data virtualization approach provides significant advantages over traditional approaches (e.g., ETL, datamarts, hard coding, etc). They will demonstrate examples of these use cases in the JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform (Teiid) Designer, the powerful visual data modeling component of the product, and show how easy and intuitive it is to build solutions to these integration challenges. Attendees will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the data virtualization platform and its capabilities, and will be able to make informed decisions about their own enterprise needs.

Come and see how to address your data integration challenges with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Configuration & Management with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Domains

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 207) Two of the primary features of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 are a simplified configuration model and the ability to manage complex multi-server environments.

In this session, Brian Stansberry will:

  • Cover the core concepts behind the new configuration model — profiles, servers, server groups, hosts, and domains
  • Demonstrate how easy it is to set up and manage a domain of multiple JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instances
  • Demonstrate how to manage your domain both through the management console that ships with the application server, and via the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform command-line interface (CLI)

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices

Munjeet Singh — Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Parag Doshi — Hewlett Packard, Office of the CTO
Steve Marney — Hewlett Packard, Office of the CTO
Thomas McGonagle — Booz Allen Hamilton
Prakash Aradhya — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Jeff Bride — Principal Consultant, Red Hat
Jeff Delong — Global Partner Strategy and Enablement, Red Hat

(Room 207) BPM and Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) solve business problems in many ways, including streamlining business operations, automating business processes, building agile systems to quickly react to business and system changes, real-time decision management, and achieving operational excellence. Each business requirement is unique and requires sophisticated tools and techniques to achieve. JBoss Enterprise BRMS, which augments some of the popular open source projects such as Drools, Fusion, and jBPM, provides the right kind of tools and environments to solve real business problems.

In this session, speakers will share some use cases, like the ones listed above, that are implemented using BRMS and BPM. The use cases and solutions discussed will include various verticals (e.g., finance, healthcare, government, etc.) and various kinds of deployment architectures (e.g., on-premise cloud, stand-alone, etc.). Hear directly from the architects who built these solutions.

Booz Allen Hamilton, a prestigious systems integrator, has teamed up with the U.S. Army to deploy an elastic private cloud based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Ensuring system monitoring, maintaining standard and secure baseline configurations, and integrating multiple enterprise components to build and manage a cloud is challenging. In order to lay a strong foundation to meet these challenges, they used open source tools such as Nagios, Puppet, and JBoss Enterprise BRMS/jBPM to control and automate a virtual infrastructure.

In this session, you’ll hear the best practices and lessons learned regarding a range of topics, including:

  • Lessons learned in harnessing JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API to automate the provisioning, monitoring, scaling, and configuring of virtual machines
  • Lessons learned integrating an open source monitoring system with a business process workflow management
  • Best practices orchestrating the environment leveraging Puppet’s built-in Nagios Types, mcollective, and Faces
  • Best practices in integrating business rules and processes into a virtualized cloud computing infrastructure

Topics: JBoss Enterprise BRMS, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Effectively Manage & Monitor Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Nodes

Galder Zamarreño — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Heiko Rupp — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 207) Data grids are clusters of nodes communicating with each other and their memories are seen as a single data store. By their nature, they require tens, hundreds, or even thousands of machines to be coordinated.

In this session, Galder Zamarreño and Heiko Rupp will demonstrate how to use JBoss Operations Network to effectively manage and monitor a group of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid nodes. They will cover the best practices for deploying Red Hat JBoss Data Grid farms, tips for managing a large infrastructure with JBoss Operations Network, and how to use the monitoring information to tune Red Hat JBoss Data Grid farms. They will also run a demo along the presentation to showcase the management and monitoring recommendations.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Clustering, Interoperability, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

NoSQL & Big Data at Red Hat

Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Emmanuel Bernard — Data Platform Architect, Red Hat

(Room 207) In this session, Emmanuel Bernard and Manik Surtani will outline the various components of NoSQL and big data at Red Hat, including Hibernate and CDI (the API layer), Infinispan and JBoss transactions (OLTP geared key/value store), Teiid (federation), and GlusterFS (storage behind Infinispan). They will also explain how these components come together to form a coherent NoSQL solution. Emmanuel and Manik will also discuss how adding other popular open source components such as Cassandra and Hadoop (OLAP geared data stores), and Jaspersoft and Pentaho (business intelligence and analytics) further strengthens what can be achieved.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Clustering, GlusterFS, Java development, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 CLI - Ninja Management

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 207) In this session, attendees will learn how to manage their JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 infrastructures using its powerful new command-line interface (CLI) tool. Learn how to configure a single standalone application server and manage groups of servers in a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 managed domain.

Brian Stansberry will provide a deep dive into the features and capabilities of the CLI tool and how it can best be utilized to get the maximum benefit out of your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 installation. He will provide a hands-on demonstration of:

  • Adding a Java Messaging Service (JMS) queue to a server configuration
  • Deploying an application to a single server
  • Adding new servers to a managed domain
  • Rolling a deployment out to two groups of servers in a managed domain
  • Gathering metrics from servers in a managed domain
  • Using scripts to control the CLI

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Clustering, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Trusted Security with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Anil Saldhana — Lead Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat
Robert C. Broeckelmann Jr. — Partner, Nova Ordis, LLC

(Room 207) This session will introduce the security concepts of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform via an exploration of relevant use cases. Red Hat’s Anil Saldhana and Nova Ordis’ Robert C. Broeckelmann Jr. will discuss best practices and strategies for authentication, authorization, and identity management and provide demos of those concepts. Emphasis will be given to the inner details of security in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and PicketLink.

Join Anil and Robert to learn more about advanced trust capabilities such as SAML, WS-Trust, Identity Propagation, message-level security, WS-Security, and WS-Security Policy. Discover how the use of a policy definition in a single human-readable and machine-readable format can reduce the configuration and/or coding requirements for a secure system.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Perspectives: JBoss World

When handling information is your business, IT is your strategy. Learn about the many ways that open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge directly from our customers, product experts, and partners.

The JBoss Way

Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat
Jason Porter — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 208) Red Hat has streamlined the path to developing modern applications in a more simple, productive manner – the JBoss Way.

In this session, Ray Ploski and Jason Porter will highlight how the JBoss Way and its technologies provide you with the toolkit to build your applications more quickly, productively, and easily. They will walk you through:

  • Java EE 6, the JBoss Developer Framework, Seam 3′s future – Apache DeltaSpike
  • Various layers supported in the JBoss Way, including HTML5, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), RichFaces, and REST.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to use JBoss Forge to create projects in a matter of minutes
  • How to use JBoss Developer Studio to craft your changes
  • How the JBoss Way accommodates mobile with AeroGear and deployment to cloud within seconds

Learn how the JBoss Way provides an excellent platform for building modern, mobile-ready, cloud-friendly applications and get a glimpse into what is coming around the bend as well.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Sprint: Migrating to JBoss Enterprise Middleware in a Big Way

Jamie Wiliams — IT Director, Sprint

(Room 208) In April of 2011, Sprint approved and funded a major program to replace legacy Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. As of June 2012, Sprint expects to have migrated over 160 applications utilizing 1,000 CPUs of WebLogic and 100,000 PVUs of WebSphere. Within the scope of this program, Sprint also modernized its infrastructure, migrated stand-alone servers into virtual machines, replaced legacy web servers with Apache, and implemented an architecture that significantly increased IT application scalability, flexibility, and supportability at Sprint.

Come learn about this journey – the successes, failures, and lessons learned – from Sprint’s IT director Jamie Williams. Attendees will:

  • Learn why the cost savings justification for the program was a “no-brainer”
  • Hear the secrets to winning battles of standardization and architecting for success
  • Understand what it took to operate a migration factory and run a program of this magnitude
  • Learn about the wide range of applications, from mission-critical to complex, that were migrated
  • Understand how the opportunity was leveraged to increase the skill level of Sprint’s developers and system administrators
  • Join Sprint to learn the results of a significant open source win over the competition.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Other: Running a large scale migration program, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Training, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

What’s the Big Deal about AMQP for Business Messaging?

Kimberly Palko — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
James Kirkland — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 208) Middleware messaging and integration plays a key part in the successful deployment of mission-critical systems and business processes. In this session, Kim Palko and James Kirkland will highlight the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), an open standard passing business messages between applications and organizations.

Kim and James will discuss:

  • How AMQP came to be
  • Problems that AMQP solves that legacy messaging systems and standards do not address
  • Business drivers for AMQP and how using it in your organization can save time and money
  • Key capabilities of AMQP

They will also present the additional features that Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging, Red Hat’s standalone messaging system that implements AMQP, offer over and above the AMQP specification. Some real-world use cases will also be given.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Improving the Gamer Experience with Open Source & JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Jeff Bradburn — Senior Director of Technology, EA World Wide Customer Experience
Shri Ballal — Director of Architecture and Development, EA World Wide Customer Experience
William Bendrot — Senior Business Systems Architect, EA World Wide Customer Experience

(Room 208) Electronic Arts (EA) is one of biggest and most storied entertainment companies in the world. As one of the first software companies dedicated to computer gaming, EA has gone on to create and publish some of the most famous, critically acclaimed, and widely played games in the world such as Madden NFL, FIFA, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Need for Speed, and many others.

Around 2010, EA began a radical transformation toward being a digital platform company, with an eye for the quickly evolving gaming industry. Console-based games, while still a significant part of the industry, are now only one area. The fastest growing segments are mobile and casual gaming, which have brought millions of new customers that had rarely, or never, played video games before. And the addition of these new platforms also allows for an integrated and pervasive gaming experience. EA recognized that in order to properly engage both the new and the evolving gamers, it would have to transform the traditional old-school customer support into a World Wide Customer Experience (WWCE) organization.

This organization is not only responsible for post-game launch support but it also elevates its own game by supporting customers anytime, anywhere on whatever platform they are using. All while taking a more active role, from game conceptualization through game launch and through the longer life times that today’s games experience thanks to expansions and downloadable content.

In this session, EA’s Jeff Bradburn, Shri Ballal, and William Bendrot will talk about the important place open source and JBoss Enterprise Middleware, specifically JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, have played in replacing a rigid and inflexible legacy architecture with a modern, modular, adaptable and blazingly fast infrastructure that allows EA to service hundreds of millions of gamers and deliver the world’s best customer experience for the world’s best games.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.5 / 5.0

Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware at OSDE Binario

Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat
Zacarías Monzón — Head of Enterprise Architect, OSDE
Diego Naya — CTO & Technology Manager, OSDE

(Room 208) OSDE Binario, the largest, most highly rated health care plan provider in Argentina, provides over 1.7 million Argentines with access to over 60,000 health care providers.

In this session, OSDE’s Zacarias Monzon and Diego Naya will discuss the company’s adoption of JBoss Enterprise BRMS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. They will explain why the OSDE selected these solutions, as well as the challenges and benefits of migrating from proprietary solutions to supported, open source software. Zacarias and Diego will also discuss their involvement in JBoss Community projects and the advantages of that participation.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat OpenShift: What's New & What's Next in Red Hat's PaaS

Juan Noceda — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Matt Hicks — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

(Room 208) Do you want to know where the PaaS market is heading? Do you want to get there in the leading pack? Join this super-charged “strategy and roadmap” session as Juan Noceda, OpenShift product manager, and Matt Hicks, OpenShift managing principal architect:

  • Reveal the mechanics that placed OpenShift in a leading position in the PaaS market by driving innovation at high speed
  • Explain why OpenShift’s vision is qualified by market analysts and technical specialists as the the strongest PaaS strategy today
  • Provide a look under OpenShift’s hood to see how it accelerated from 0 to 4 in 3 (from zero to be identified in the top four PaaS solutions in only three calendar quarters)
  • Give you the keys to leverage OpenShift’s potential in your organization today to achieve cost savings and a dramatic acceleration in your projects
  • Provide an exclusive as they disclose the next turns in the OpenShift roadmap, enabling you to get ahead of the curve in your own technology strategy

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Discount Tire: Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to JBoss

Aaron Gresko — Infrastructure Engineer, Discount Tire
Gary Lamperillo — Senior Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat
Tom Socha — Senior Web Administrator, Discount Tire

(Room 208) After more than a decade, Discount Tire made the easy decision to migrate its public website, as well as many internal applications used for pricing and credit card approvals, to from Oracle WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

The business challenge bestowed upon Discount Tire’s technical team was simple: build it better, faster, and more stable. The technical challenge was not as simple as many IT and programming employees were chained to keeping the current, unstable site running, which required constant around-the-clock support. Those same people who supported the website on a daily basis were tasked to stand up a duplicate of every production, staging, QA, and development environment, rewrite code, and create a stable architecture – all without a single outage.

In this session, Aaron Gresko and Tom Socha from Discount Tire will discuss the technical approach, the benefits, and the lessons learned from migrating from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Topics: Cost savings, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Performance, Red Hat Consulting

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Host:

Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

Panelists:

Ajay Madhavan — Associate Director, CME Group
Ajay Sapre — AVP, IT Development, CareCentrix
Thomas Tik — Head of ABS Open Platform at AMOS AT, Allianz
David Webster — Lead Architect, Systems Engineering, Union Pacific

(Room 208) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on JBoss Enterprise Middleware to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they are leveraging Red Hat’s middleware solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate

Host:

Pierre Fricke — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Panelists:

Sudarshan Deuskar — Senior Manager, IT, Cbeyond
William Folger — Director, Services Architect, Equator Financial
James Vinci — CTO, Equator Financial
Narayanan Raghavan — Manager, Software Applications, Red Hat

(Room 208) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on JBoss Enterprise Middleware to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they are leveraging Red Hat’s middleware solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Open Source Strategy @ Allianz

Thomas Tik — Head of ABS Open Platform at AMOS AT, Allianz

(Room 208) In this session, Thomas Tik from Allianz, the world’s largest insurance company, will lead you through the creation process of an open source software strategy. Thomas will discuss the current state and future direction of Allianz’s open source strategy, sharing many real-world examples of the architecture definitions that resemble that strategy.

Thomas will also discuss the company’s use of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. And he will end the session with a discussion of the success factors for large-scale, open source adoption.

The technical scope of this session ranges from app- and portal-servers, WEB, rich client, and SOA frameworks to operations and rehosting.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Java development, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Easing into JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Migrations

Emily Brand — Consultant, Red Hat

(Room 208) Many IT organizations would like to migrate basic Java web applications from other application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, but do not know where to start.

In this session, Emily Brand will demonstrate an extension of JBoss Tattletale that not only scans the application for specific classes that need to be modified, but also lists the instructions for a developer to do so along with background explaining why they are necessary.

Attendees will learn how to easily scan a web application for library dependencies and the code changes necessary for a seamless code migration. There are specific reports users can run to see IBM and Oracle specific code as well as non-standard Java EE code. Emily will also explain what this tool does not cover and how to detect what migration efforts are needed beyond the basics. This presentation will also have a technical section showing how developers can expand on this tool for their own organization’s needs.

This tool will help most migrations that include:

  • IBM WebSphere-specific code
  • Oracle WebLogic-specific code
  • Axis 1 & 2
  • JAXB 1.0
  • Not using the JCA adapter
  • Out-dated Xerces parsers

This will be a live demonstration of extensions to JBoss Tattletale and will cater to both business users and developers.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Consulting, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Large Scale/Big Data Federation & Virtualization: A Case Study

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat
Derrick Kittler — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Bill Kemp — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 208) It is well understood that a significant portion of an information system’s overall value lies with the data the systems persist. In time, however, data volumes can grow to exceed the capabilities of the traditional rational database management systems (RDBMS) and their associated data warehouses. Additionally, the complexity between databases requires data denormalization into data marts, which forces data replication and increased cost.

To further exacerbate the problem, legacy systems (e.g., applications, files, mainframes, etc.) need their data integrated with standard relational stores to achieve business value. To illustrate this problem domain in detail, as well as describe an approach to a solution, a major cash securities trading system proof-of-concept from the financial services industry will be presented in this session.

Red Hat’s Vamsi Chemitiganti, Bill Kemp, and Derrick Kittler will present an overall problem description, articulate a conceptual big data architecture, and describe an implementation-level solution. They will highlight JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform as a data virtualization solution capable of federating and virtualizing data in SQL, NoSQL, and big data environments. Further, NoSQL, MapReduce and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform will be presented as complementary technologies when working to create an enterprise-wide and flexible big data solution. Vamsi, Bill, and Derrick will also present major findings, including real-world hurdles and lessons learned, from this in-depth
proof-of-concept.

Topics: GlusterFS, Java development, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Taste of Training: JBoss World

Get a Red Hat Training and Certification sneak peek. Our award-winning team will be on-site to provide a series of hands-on training courses across popular Red Hat solutions.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Flow

Bruce Wolfe — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging is a highly scalable, high throughput enterprise messaging platform that leverages the AMQP protocol at its core.

In this session, attendees will learn about the high-level architecture of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging and how it relates to messages flowing through the broker. We will discuss the key elements of the message transport, including the broker, exchanges, bindings, queues, and the clients that connect for producing or consuming messages.

Attendees will create an exchange/binding/queue and will examine the basic structure of a client in a hands-on lab environment.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Operations Network Provisioning

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Operations Network 3 includes powerful tools for the deployment of applications and servers. This can greatly simplify the process of adding servers to a cluster, deploying applications across a cluster, or rolling out a new version of an application in a measured, controlled manner.

In this session, attendees will learn how to provision servers and Java applications using the JBoss Operations Network bundling capabilities.

Topics: JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

CDI with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Will Dinyes — Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a full Java EE 6 middleware server. Part of the Java EE 6 specification is the new Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for the Java EE platform (JSR-299). This new specification is implemented with JBoss Weld.

In this session, attendees will be given a hands-on project developing and deploying a simple Weld-based application using JBoss Developer Studio 5 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying Applications with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Jim Rigsbee — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces new methodologies for deploying applications. In this session, attendees will explore these concepts and discuss such topics as: domain versus standalone deployments, deployment tools, and marker files in standalone deployments. Attendees will have the opportunity to deploy applications using these new tools.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Clustering JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Bruce Wolfe — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 allows you to provision and configure a collection of servers using the new domain mode. Through a series of hands-on lab exercises, session attendees will learn how to:

  • Define a server group for a domain
  • Deploy a distributable Java EE application onto a server group
  • Verify that the cluster of server instances is working properly

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

CDI with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay)

Will Dinyes — Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a full Java EE 6 middleware server. Part of the Java EE 6 specification is the new Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for the Java EE platform (JSR-299). This new specification is implemented with JBoss Weld.

In this session, attendees will be given a hands-on project developing and deploying a simple Weld-based application using JBoss Developer Studio 5 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying Applications with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay)

Jim Rigsbee — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces new methodologies for deploying applications. In this session, attendees will explore these concepts and discuss such topics as: domain versus standalone deployments, deployment tools, and marker files in standalone deployments. Attendees will have the opportunity to deploy applications using these new tools.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Clustering JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay)

Bruce Wolfe — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 allows you to provision and configure a collection of servers using the new domain mode. Through a series of hands-on lab exercises, session attendees will learn how to:

  • Define a server group for a domain
  • Deploy a distributable Java EE application onto a server group
  • Verify that the cluster of server instances is working properly

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss Operations Network Provisioning (Replay)

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Operations Network 3 includes powerful tools for the deployment of applications and servers. This can greatly simplify the process of adding servers to a cluster, deploying applications across a cluster, or rolling out a new version of an application in a measured, controlled manner.

In this session, attendees will learn how to provision servers and Java applications using the JBoss Operations Network bundling capabilities.

Topics: JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Flow (Replay)

Bruce Wolfe — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 209) Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging is a highly scalable, high throughput enterprise messaging platform that leverages the AMQP protocol at its core.

In this session, attendees will learn about the high-level architecture of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging and how it relates to messages flowing through the broker. We will discuss the key elements of the message transport, including the broker, exchanges, bindings, queues, and the clients that connect for producing or consuming messages.

Attendees will create an exchange/binding/queue and will examine the basic structure of a client in a hands-on lab environment.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating Services to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces a major shift in the configuration of services and applications from JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5. In this dual session, attendees will be given hands-on instruction in how to manage this change effectively.

This session will cover the migration of services, including datasources, JMS queues, logging, and security. The second part of the session (Migrating Applications to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 at 11 a.m.) will cover migrating an existing JBoss Seam 2-based application developed for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 to a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 deployment environment.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Migrating Applications to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 209) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces a major shift in the configuration of services and applications from JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5. In this dual session, attendees will be given hands-on instruction in how to manage this change effectively.

This session is an extension of “Migrating Services to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6″ at 9:45 and will cover migrating an existing JBoss Seam 2-based application developed for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 to a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 deployment environment.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: JBoss World Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Best Of

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Red Hat Cloud: Present, Future, & Benefits

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

(Room 302) Red Hat Cloud, a comprehensive set of offerings that span and integrate the entire Red Hat portfolio, gives you a wide range of cloud entry points and choices. In this session, Bryan Che will lay out your on-premise and public cloud options and provide guidance that will help you make the best decisions as you chart your organization’s path to the cloud. Bryan will discuss:

  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach
  • Building open hybrid Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) clouds with Red Hat CloudForms
  • Developing applications in the language and framework of your choice and deploying them using Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift
  • Using the Red Hat portfolio in public clouds
  • Future direction for Red Hat Cloud

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview & Roadmap

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat
Chuck Dubuque — Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this session, Andrew Cathrow and Chuck Dubuque will provide a high-level overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. They will then cover the new features delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 along with highlights of the features coming in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 and beyond. Attendees will learn how they can cut costs while improving the security, performance, and scalabilty of their virtualized datacenters.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Nuts to Bolts in 60 minutes

Jason Greene — JBoss Application Server Lead / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Architect, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this session, Jason Greene will provide an overview of the key technology behind JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. In this overview, he will:

  • Cover the key features and goals of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
  • Discuss the underlying components that make up JBoss Application Server 7.1 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (including MSC (the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform service container), JBoss modules, and the management layer
  • Cover directory layout, configuration, and management of a running system
  • Provide a demonstration illustrating all of the various ways an application can be deployed to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Flexibility, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 302) This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 302) This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Introduction to Red Hat Storage

Sayan Saha — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Vijay Bellur — Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) Join Sayan Saha and Vijay Bellur from the Red Hat Storage team as they provide a comprehensive introduction to the Red Hat Storage product portfolio. In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat Storage in detail including what is it, its value proposition, high-level architecture, technology highlights, productization details, unique feature set, common use cases, and current and future areas of focus.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

KVM Virtualization Technology Update & Roadmap

Dor Laor — Senior Engineering Manager, Virtualization, Red Hat
Bhavna Sarathy — Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 302) The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 allows it to run the largest x86 virtual machine. And beyond sheer performance, the entire distribution leverages virtualization value by support of scheduler resource groups, remote display with SPICE, USB over IP, power management savings, new time-keeping enhancements, and live block migration. KVM in this release is faster and more feature-rich than ever before.

In this session, Dor Laor, who has managed the KVM project from day one, and Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM product manager, will describe the future roadmap for KVM and will outline the reasons that make KVM a better choice in terms of architecture, technology, and value for its users. They will also provide insights and details about the latest virtulalization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. They will also:

  • Highlight the latest new features and capabilities delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Detail KVM usage, explaining how it integrates into other portions of the virtualization stack
  • Discuss the architecture, best practices, and features in the works
  • Provide a glance into future release features, including zero copy networking, memory management, increased paravirtualization, security, and live migration

Topics: Cloud deployment, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques
  3. Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques
  3. Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 5.0 / 5.0

New & More Effective Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Charles Crouch — Development Manager, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 302) Have unplanned configuration changes ever caused problems for your production servers? Would you like to automate a response to unexpected performance or availability changes? Do you want to simplify the lifecycle management of JBoss Enterprise Middleware applications and services deployed across large-scale datacenters?

Up to 75% of an application’s total cost of ownership (TCO) occurs post development, once in production. Independent studies have shown that JBoss Managed offerings (a JBoss product managed by JBoss Operations Network) significantly reduce the maintenance costs and support burden traditionally associated with middleware management.

This session, Red Hat’s Alan Santos and Charles Crouch will provide technical, in-depth coverage of new automation, deployment, and configuration features available for all JBoss Managed products that further reduce ongoing management costs.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Build a PaaS using Open Source Software

Krishna Raman — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel McPherson — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) Join Red Hat OpenShift developers Krishna Raman and Dan McPherson for an interactive whiteboard, slide, and demo session where they will dive into OpenShift’s architecture, internal components, APIs, and security model. If you are a systems architect interested in learning what it takes to build a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), this talk is for you. Curious about the code that powers OpenShift and what it takes to run a scalable and secure PaaS? This is the talk for you!

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning & Benchmarking JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Session Clustering

Bela Ban — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 302) In this interactive, hands-on session led by Red Hat’s Bela Ban, we will look at session clustering in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and demonstrate how to tune it to get maximum performance and scalability.

To compare the effects of the various tuning steps on performance, we will present a typical high-volume, web-based application that uses Apache and mod_cluster to connect to a cluster of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instances.

First, we will look at the Apache and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform configurations. We will discuss how to tune connection pools and other parameters, and then tune the HTTP session clustering configuration in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (e.g., replication versus distribution).

In the next step, we will take a look at how Infinispan, which handles session clustering, can be configured to increase performance and scalability. We will then step into the basement (JGroups) and show what tuning possibilities are lurking there.

Attendees will walk away with useful tips and tricks to make their JBoss Enterprise Application Platform clusters faster. (Cursory knowledge of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is beneficial but not required.)

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Transform

Get a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing, as well as the solutions to global business and technology challenges across platform, middleware, storage, virtualization, and cloud computing. Learn about how they are driving improved business value through technology.

Access Red Hat Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way

Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat

(Room 312) Your opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Red Hat solution experts does not end when the Red Hat Summit ends. In this session, you’ll learn how to continue to access that expertise wherever, whenever, and however you need it so that you can get the most out of your Red Hat products.

Throughout your enterprise software planning, deployment, and optimization lifecycle, your Red Hat subscription opens up access to the collective brainpower of Red Hat engineers. Our recommended practices and collaborative knowledge can help you meet your goals. Let us show you how our job is to make your job easier.

Join Marco Bill-Peter, vice president of Red Hat Global Support Services, in this session to learn about how you can make your Red Hat subscription do more for your business.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Building an Open Cloud with Red Hat

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

(Room 312) Cloud computing is one of the most strategic initiatives that enterprises will adopt over the next several years. In order to gain the most benefit and value from cloud, enterprises need to take an open approach that can bring cloud efficiencies across everything they run today and in the future.

In this session, Bryan Che will:

  • Provide an overview of Red Hat’s overall cloud portfolio, from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift
  • Discuss how you can work with Red Hat across its offerings to build an open cloud
  • Provide an introduction to strategies and approaches to adopting the cloud that have worked well with other customers and partners
  • Discuss Red Hat’s overall plans and roadmap for cloud computing

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio

Chris Wells — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Katie Kelley — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 312) Red Hat became far more than “just” the premier open source Linux solution provider long ago. It now provides a suite of products and solutions that offer robust and expansive capabilities to manage operating systems, hypervisors, middleware, and applications… on physical, virtual, and cloud resources.

The session will focus on Red Hat Network Proxy, Red Hat Network Satellite, JBoss Operations Network, and Red Hat CloudForms. The presenters will also touch on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, Red Hat OpenShift, and other topics as well. It is intended to help you navigate these offerings and guide further discussion about how we can help you address your IT challenges.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

How the Leading Online Address Book Deployed Flash-optimized SchoonerSQL & Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Consolidate Servers & Increase Availability

Ethan Erchinger — VP of Architecture & Operations, Plaxo
Darpan Dinker — VP of Engineering, Schooner Information Technology

(Room 312) In this session, Schooner’s Ethan Erchinger and Darpan Dinker will detail how Plaxo.com, the world’s largest online address book and a division of Comcast, increased performance and consolidated servers without sacrificing availability by deploying SchoonerSQL, a MySQL-derived database, with flash memory and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Ethan and Darpan will discuss the business impact of Plaxo.com’s decision to deploy a high-availability, OLTP database combined with flash and Linux, and how other Enterprise 2.0 organizations can achieve maximum MySQL performance with a similar configuration without defaulting to higher-priced enterprise database solutions.

Plaxo.com hosts more than 50 million address book accounts online and is part of the Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center. SchoonerSQL is a flash-optimized, enterprise-grade OLTP database ideal for demanding, mission-critical applications.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Building Your Next-Generation IT Infrastructure with Red Hat

Jan Mark Holzer — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) Over the past decade, Red Hat has grown far beyond Linux capabilities and today is offering a wide variety of solutions throughout the entire stack. In this session, Jan Mark Holzer will help customers understand how to best deploy, architect, and integrate this range of solutions into their IT environments, and how many of these building blocks can integrate with each other.

Jan Mark will also provide an overview on where the various capabilities fit in the next-generation IT architecture and how they can integrate with each other and into existing IT infrastructures. He will also provide examples of deployments and architectures that can both solve today’s IT challenges and can accommodate next-generation IT infrastructure needs.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Build an Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise with Red Hat & JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Pierre Fricke — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 312) Enterprises must deal with an exploding number of the business events and data associated with them. Too often, supporting IT infrastructure is not integrated, flexible, nor adaptable to constantly changing business conditions. This results in slow and poor-quality responses, products, and services to customers.

At Red Hat, we offer a better way by helping businesses build an intelligent, integrated enterprise that anticipates and responds to business events with high-quality answers, products, and services. Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware integration products, Red Hat Cloud offerings, and Red Hat Consulting and Training, enterprises can accelerate their journeys to leadership in their markets.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What an intelligent, integrated enterprise is
  • The value of being an intelligent, integrated enterprise
  • Intelligent, integrated scenarios and examples
  • How to build an intelligent, integrated enterprise

While this session will focus on business issues and value, it will also include some technical content in terms of product descriptions, cloud/on-premise scenarios, and use case examples.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds

Munjeet Singh — Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nirmal Mehta — Associate / IT, Booz Allen Hamilton
George Morgan — Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Marc Poole — Chief Operations, PEO Enterprise Information Systems, Product Management Office AcqBusiness

(Room 312) Booz Allen Hamilton, a prestigious systems integrator, has teamed up with the U.S. Army to deploy an elastic private cloud based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This US Army effort resulted in an 83% infrastructure footprint reduction, and a $4.5M cost avoidance over the lifecycle of the infrastructure. Following the consolidation effort, the team began the development of a fully automated and truly elastic private cloud. In this session, you will hear about the best practices and lessons learned regarding a range of topics, including:

  • Lessons learned in harnessing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API to automate the provisioning and resource consumption of enterprise virtual machines, and utilizing the Deltacloud API to interact with internal and external cloud-based resources
  • Discovering the methods utilized to ensure Certification & Accreditation (C&A) with Department of Defense authorities that can be leveraged for work both in the public sector and commercial industry

Topics: Cloud deployment, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat's Big Data Strategy Overview & Optimizing Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid

Matthew Farrellee — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tushar Katarki — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Scott McClellan — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 312) Organizations continue to amass data at an exponential clip and traditional data processing and analytics have failed to keep up. Hadoop is central to big data. Apache Hadoop is a popular implementation of the MapReduce framework for distributed computing on large data sets using computer clusters. However, there are several known limitations with Hadoop’s scheduler and its policies with regards to multi-tenancy, Hadoop’s resource partitioning (via slots), and Hadoop’s ability to work in heterogeneous environments. Furthermore, not all workloads are suitable for MapReduce, thus introducing inefficiencies in job performance and the inability to use alternate frameworks in the cluster. All this significantly impacts job throughput, job performance, resource utilization, and resource flexibility.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid, and Condor on which Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid is based, have had proven success with job and resource scalability and job throughput and performance in heterogeneous environments at some of the world’s largest grids.

In this session, we’ll start with an overview of Red Hat’s approach to big data. Then we make the case for using Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid in Apache Hadoop to address some of the limitations with Apache Hadoop . In addition, we will discuss an architectural framework to implement Red Hat MRG Grid in an Apache Hadoop implementation and present some examples.

We conclude with a summary of the benefits of using Red Hat MRG Grid with Apache Hadoop and explore some of the future possibilities in this area.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

How Red Hat OpenShift Achieves Multi-Tenancy in the Cloud

Brett Lentz — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) Come learn about what goes on behind the scenes with Red Hat OpenShift and the implications of having all of a project’s operations running entirely in the public cloud.

Brett Lentz, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will cover the tools, design patterns, and security considerations that are critical to make operating in the public cloud a success. He will also spend a significant part of the session discussing configuration management and automation techniques as they are key factors for success in the OpenShift environment.

Living in the public cloud has significant security implications that will be discussed in depth. Tools and concepts such as SELinux, update lifecycle management, and “SSL/TLS Everywhere” are not just good ideas, but crucial to succeeding in the public cloud. Brett will cover tools and techniques for easing the integration of these and other security tools.

Brett will also discuss how identifying powerful, reusable design patterns has allowed the OpenShift team to find efficiencies, enabling it to move at a rapid pace and not just put out fires, but to continually roll out new features and incremental functionality improvements.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 AD Integration/Samba Clusters Overview

Mark Heslin — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 312) In this two-part session, Mark Heslin will review the various concepts, components, and configuration options available for integrating the mission-critical readiness of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pros and cons of each approach, best practices, and guidelines for selecting the best configuration. Topics covered include:

  • Integration concepts and considerations
  • Core component review (Samba/Winbind, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  • Configurations – selecting the most appropriate
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

In the second part of the session, Mark will provide an overview of Samba Clusters, covering:

  • Architectural overview
  • Understanding core components (Samba, Winbind, GFS2, CLVM, CTDB, fencing)
  • Installation tasks, prerequisites, dependencies, and configuration guidelines
  • Common use cases

By the end of this session, attendees will have the details needed to select the best configuration possible for securely authenticating Windows Active Directory domain users and access file shares through a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server. Attendees will also have a solid introduction to deploying a Samba cluster that provides highly-available file shares on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

System Deployment & Security Auditing with Red Hat Network Satellite & Nessus

Jack Daniel — Technical Product Manager, Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Akash Chandrashekar — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Lee Kinser — Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 312) With the constant threat of cyber attacks on corporate and government IT systems, today’s system administrators must not only ensure that systems are deployed in accordance with industry-standard security practices. They must also ensure that the deployed security postures are maintained throughout the lifecycle of the systems within the infrastructure.

Red Hat Network Satellite Server combined with Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner provides the framework necessary to automate the deployment of these systems and ensure that required security patches and configurations are maintained throughout their lifecycle.

In this session, attendees will learn to use Red Hat Network Satellite to:

  • Template systems builds
  • Centrally manage system configurations
  • Perform scheduled package management tasks (system updates)

Attendees will also learn to use the Nessus security auditing tool to:

  • Perform online and offline system audits
  • Generate audit reports before and after system updates

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat
Lon Hohberger — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 312) In this session, Red Hat’s Thomas Cameron and Lon Hohberger will expand upon their 2011 Red Hat Summit presentation, “Clustering Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.” Thomas and Lon will discuss the theory and best practice of clustering applications with technologies available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In addition, they will demonstrate the installation and configuration of a high-availability cluster of applications using technologies included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Thomas and Lon will also give a live demonstration of Red Hat Global File System and Red Hat Cluster Suite functionality, as well as the web-based cluster management tool. The demonstrations will include:

  • Setting up an iSCSI target (server), iSCSI initiators (clients), and clustered logical volumes
  • Configuring cluster fencing
  • Managing a highly available application (Apache) on the cluster

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Transform Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Expert Panel: Summit

Red Hat Summit Expert Panel

Host:

David Egts — Principal Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat
Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat
Andrew Cathrow — Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat
Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat
Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 302) Join this unique Q&A session for the opportunity to speak directly with Red Hat experts about your questions, your products, your subscriptions, and your potential performance gains in the enterprise. Questions will come from the audience and can either be:

  • Asked live during the panel
  • Tweeted out in advance or during the panel by using the #RedHat and #rhpanel hashtags
  • Emailed in advance or during to panel to summitpanel@redhat.com.

Beer will be available to all who attend (even if you don’t have any questions!).

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, Hibernate, Interoperability, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Operations Network, jBPM, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Scalability, Seam, Security, Web Framework Kit

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Expert Panel: Summit Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Expert Panel: JBoss World

JBoss World Expert Panel

Host:

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jason Greene — JBoss Application Server Lead / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Architect, Red Hat
Matt Hicks — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat
Dr. Mark Little — Senior Director, Middleware Engineering, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 210) Join this Q&A panel, hosted by Ashesh Badani, and be a part of the conversation and the decisions driving the next-generation of JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. All questions will come from the audience and can either be asked live during the panel or tweeted out in advance by using the #RedHat and #jbpanel hashtags. You can also email your questions to jbossworldpanel@redhat.com before or during the panel. Beer will be available to all who attend (even if you don’t have any questions!).

Topics: JBoss Community projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Expert Panel: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0