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Application and data integration

This track provides overview and deep dive sessions that cover the products, features, and technologies for datacenter modernization and consolidation. Example topics include: storage migration, performance optimization, management of data in distributed applications, and middleware integration. Attendees will learn how to enable lines of business to rapidly respond to business events in an automated manner, automate rules-driven business processes, and integrate applications, data, and embedded devices across all cloud environments.

Union Bank builds next-generation solution with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Frank Venditti — Chief infrastructure architect, Union Bank

In a quest to improve the delivery of innovative e-commerce applications to its customers, Union Bank set out to restructure its infrastructure to increase agility and improve the delivery of mission-critical applications. Using Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, Union Bank and Red Hat worked together to architect, build, and implement a next-generation solution for the bank.

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Business challenge and use cases
  • Solution and approach
  • Results

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration products roadmap

Ken Johnson — Director, Product Management, Red Hat

What do back office applications, apps deployed in the cloud, apps deployed in remote branches or embedded devices, and data spread across multiple sources all have in common? Sooner or later, they all have to talk to each other. That’s where integration middleware comes in.

In this session, we’ll look into the roadmaps for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration solutions, including Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, and Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

The what, why, & how of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works

Alan Santos — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Kevin Conner — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat’s service development platform, combines technologies from Apache and JBoss Community projects. Building on the JBoss Fuse ESB, JBoss Fuse Service Works adds SwitchYard, a service development framework, BPEL and BPMN2 support for service orchestration and straight-through processing, JBoss Overlord DTGov and SOA Repository Artifact Model & Protocol (S-RAMP), and JBoss Overlord RTGov to support business transaction monitoring.

In this session, we’ll discuss typical use cases with demonstrations and samples to help you understand the current and future capabilities of JBoss Fuse Service Works. You’ll also learn what supported technologies will most effectively address customer use cases.

Bring your own use case to discuss and share with peers.

Topics: Development tools, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

UNIX-to-Linux modernization strategies: Eliminate major migration roadblocks

Stuart Kirk — Practice Executive, Linux/x86 Migration, Dell

Legacy UNIX platforms are expensive. From hardware maintenance and software licensing to system administration and scalability, these proprietary platforms place an unnecessary burden on your IT budget. The UNIX variants that remain in your enterprise are likely entrenched for a reason and a commodity x86-based infrastructure using open source software doesn’t completely solve the problem.

In this session, you’ll learn how Dell and Red Hat can help eliminate your remaining migration roadblocks by providing the methodology and services to execute a migration of any size. You’ll leave this session with an end-to-end solutions approach that focuses on both application migration delivery and infrastructure modernization.

Topics: Interoperability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Replication between datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

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

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

In this session, you’ll:

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

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

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

Governance capabilities in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6

Kurt Stam — Senior software engineer and core developer, Red Hat
Eric Wittmann — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll demonstrate Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 governance capabilities, specifically:

  • Design-time governance capabilities, using the emerging OASIS S-RAMP Service Repository Model And Protocol standard to manage the deployment life cycle of a SwitchYard application.
  • Customizable workflows to validate the application, obtain deployment authorization, and finally deploy it into a production environment.
  • Runtime governance capabilities to monitor the execution of business transactions and apply rules. (These rules can either be used to enforce service-level agreements (SLAs) or business policies (e.g. a customer cannot purchase further goods if they are above their credit limit).)

By attending this session, you will understand the power and flexibility that your organization can obtain through design and runtime governance capabilities.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

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

The Red Hat Cloud guide to all things xPaaS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integration in the real world with Red Hat JBoss Fuse

Scott Cranton — Senior manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Integrate your BPMS processes with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works

Babak Mozaffari — Middleware architect, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta allows developers to simplify complex requirements by modeling them as modular rules and business-centric process models. While the beta can communicate with third-party systems through standard Java and web service interfaces, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works supports bidirectional integration, providing access to a central service bus that can help implement service-oriented architecture (SOA) and act as a central integration hub.

In this session, Babak Mozaffari will:

  • Share simple examples of BPMS applications interacting with JBoss Fuse Service Works.
  • Detail the integration between Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta and JBoss Fuse Service Works.
  • Highlight the features and capabilities of each product.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware connectivity options for SAP

Ted Jones — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
William Collins — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Kenneth Peeples — Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat

Looking to access your SAP data with Red Hat JBoss Middleware and not sure where to start? This session will cover all the bases and show you how to connect and consume data via Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Apache Camel, Fuse Fabric, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.

See live demos using JBoss Data Virtualization, SAP NetWeaver Gateway, and OData as well as Red Hat JBoss Fuse with a new JCo-based Camel component that uses inbound and outbound synchronous RFC communication with SAP.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Big data insights with Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Kenneth Peeples — Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat
Kim Palko — Principal product manager, Middleware, Red Hat
Syed Rasheed — Senior principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat

You’re hearing a lot about big data these days. And big data and the technologies that store and process it, like Hadoop, aren’t just new data silos. You might be looking to integrate big data with existing enterprise information systems to gain better understanding of your business. You want to take informed action.

During this session, we’ll demonstrate how Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization can integrate with Hadoop through Hive and provide users easy access to data. You’ll learn how Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization:

  • Can help you integrate your existing and growing data infrastructure.
  • Integrates big data with your existing enterprise data infrastructure.
  • Lets non-technical users access big data result sets.

We’ll also provide typical uses cases and examples and a demonstration of the integration of Hadoop sentiment analysis with sales data.

Topics: Big data, JBoss Community, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Application and platform infrastructure

This track features the developers who write the code, the solution architects who work in the field, and the product managers who contribute to product direction. Example topics include: deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management, and sessions will include technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.

Open, software-defined storage: The new priority for modern datacenters

Scott Clinton — Senior director, Product Management & Marketing, Red Hat

Datacenter modernization is a priority for everyone working with virtualization, cloud, hybrid, and fabric architectures and technologies. Yet, traditional approaches to traditional data management are like anchoring your modern speedboat with cement. Enter open software-defined storage, a new approach to storage that brings applications closer to data while adding agility and intelligence.

In this new world of big data and open cloud environments like OpenStack, open, software-defined storage enables you to deploy storage how you need to, when you need to, and where you need to: in the cloud, in virtual or physical environments.

In this session, you’ll learn how customers are changing their relationships with traditional storage vendors and capitalizing on today’s economics with Red Hat Storage Server. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of software-defined storage and if you’re ready to capitalize on it.

Topics: Big data, OpenStack, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart

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

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

In this session, you’ll learn:

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

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

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

Red Hat Storage Server: Roadmap & integration with OpenStack

Sayandeb Saha — Senior manager, Product Management, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat
Vijay Bellur — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage Server is an open, software-defined storage product for private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, based on the open source GlusterFS project, a distributed scale-out file system technology.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Hear about the near- and medium-term Red Hat Storage Server roadmap.
  • Get deep insight into its integration roadmap with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and its feature roadmap for running big data analytics workloads.
  • Have an opportunity to share your perspectives with senior business and technical leaders from the Red Hat Storage team to help shape the future of Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: Big data, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Software collections: Keeping pace without sacrificing platform stability

Adam Miller — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

A software collection is a suite of multiple software stacks, or collections, that include newer versions of the software that developers know and love. This lets operations teams deliver these on top of the trusted Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform without sacrificing infrastructure stability by relying on unsupported solutions.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To use Red Hat Software Collections in a number of real-world use cases.
  • OpenShift by Red Hat uses software collections to deliver up-to-date development and deployment environments.
  • To package software built against Red Hat Software Collections for distribution within a user’s environment via custom repositories (or channels) using Red Hat Satellite.

Topics: Development tools, Fedora, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenShift Origin, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization disaster recovery

John Herr — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Aaron Weitekamp — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Businesses today are placing more of their infrastructure systems in virtualized environments to increase security. But the results of catastrophic events can still prove devastating in virtualized environments if you can’t quickly quickly bring up a second environment to reduce the negative impact to your daily operations.

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of site-level disaster recovery of a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment. We’ll also discuss new features in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, including the REST API, that make a site-level disaster recovery possible and easy to perform. The discussion will include:

  • An overview of the failover process.
  • The methods available to create a failover.
  • The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 REST API.
  • Automating the failover process.

After this session, attendees will have a better understanding of the new disaster recovery capabilities included with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cost savings, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

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

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

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

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

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

HP Moonshot with Red Hat Enterprise Linux saves space & energy for HP.com

Volker Otto — Director, Application Hosting, IT Compute Services, HP

The HP Moonshot System, the world’s first software-defined server platform, delivers maximum density with unparalleled power efficiency. HP Moonshot, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is currently handling the traffic on HP.com, and providing tremendous space and energy savings. In this session, we’ll explain the technical detail of how our web platform works and discuss future plans for more workloads.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Overview & roadmap

Scott Herold — Principal product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

In this session, members of the product management team will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization features, including integration with OpenStack services that allowing end users to configure a consistent set of services across their private clouds and datacenter virtualization infrastructures.
  • Discuss the key features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Provide a live demo of the latest product features and capabilities.
  • Answer your questions and take your feedback as we shape the future direction of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager

Christopher Duryee — senior software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Jerrido — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Red Hat subscription provides value to your IT departments. Depending on how your company purchases, your IT department might have many different subscriptions with different end dates and SLAs. Your department might not know what machines are covered by which SLA or how many subscriptions are still available.

To solve these issues, we include the Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool with your Red Hat subscription. You can use it to track your system inventory and your subscription usage across bare-metal machines and cloud deployments. The new enhanced reporting feature gives you historical views of your data. It integrates with Red Hat Satellite 5.6 to provide a report of historical subscription consumption across both SAM and Red Hat Satellite 5.6.

This session will combine concept overview—including an overview of differences between Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and SAM—and a live demo of SAM and its integration with Red Hat Satellite 5.6. We’ll focus on new features, like enhanced reporting, and how you can apply them to solve real datacenter issues. You’ll also learn about the SAM roadmap to understand what future releases will look like.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Manage your HP ProLiant & Bladesystem environment with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Jay Hendrickson — Product manager, HP

Physical and virtual datacenter management is complex and time consuming. Countless management tools offer only a partial view of available data; and shifting from 1 tool to another to integrate and process crucial information takes precious time and money.

HP Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (IC4RHEV) is a user interface plug-in that allows you to seamlessly manage your physical and virtual infrastructures within a single tool, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. This plug-in, which simplifies datacenter management, is ideal for HP customers that have standardized on the Red Hat ecosystem.

In this session, you’ll learn how IC4RHEV works, and how to save time and money with the benefits of multi-tool integration.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application development

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

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

Host:

Mark Little — Vice president of Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat JBoss Middleware acceleration products roadmap

Rich Sharples — Director of product management, Red Hat

Building and managing high-performance applications and services in support of the business is a critical part of every enterprise IT organization.

In this session, we’ll look at the roadmaps for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware products that enable customers to develop better web and mobile applications faster, deploy across any environment, and scale with fewer data bottlenecks. You’ll gain a better understanding of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.

Topics: OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

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

Hybrid mobile development with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Gorkem Ercan — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product management director, Developer Products, Red Hat

Apache Cordova (AKA Phonegap) is the de-facto standard runtime environment for developing hybrid mobile applications. Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio has recently added new features to ease the development of cross-platform mobile applications using Apache Cordova.

In this session, Gorkem Ercan will discuss the principles of building hybrid mobile applications and demonstrate how JBoss Developer Studio can ease the task. Demos will include:

  • A complete development cycle for a hybrid mobile application.
  • Creating a project, editing it, then running it on platform emulators without leaving the integrated development environment (IDE).
  • The Cordova plug-in discovery and management features of the tools.
  • The convenience of using the new Cordova Simulator, which incorporates Ripple and live reload to test and debug mobile hybrid applications.
  • How to create the final package for a mobile application and submit it to an application store.

Topics: Development tools, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deeper understanding of software collections

Ryan Hennessy — Solution architect, Red Hat

The software collections utility provides a flexible framework for installing, configuring, and administering multiple versions of a software package on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. Users of the system then have the option to invoke these alternative software packages to run workloads on the server.

Solution architects at Red Hat see many use cases for software collections, including:

  • Running applications with newer versions of the python or perl interpreter.
  • Compiling code with a newer version of the C complier.
  • Running a more recent version of a MySQL database.

This session will provide an overview of how software collections are invoked by users, how they are installed and maintained, and how an RPM can be developed for use within software collections.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of when to use the software collections utility, how software collections operate, and how they are developed.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

Managing access control with Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.2

John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Brian Stansberry — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 continues to improve manageability and user experience. The 6.2 release introduced fine-grained administrative access control, which provides administrators with enhanced flexibility to meet the diverse development and production requirements of today’s evolving environments, while also providing enhanced security and audit capabilities.

Attendees will learn about this flexibility and will see how 6.2’s new features can be used in both traditional systems administration environments and newer DevOps environments.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Security

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

Scale or fail: How OpenShift scales your application

Steve Citron-Pousty — Developer evangelist, Red Hat

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

In this session, you’ll:

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

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss EAP at Barclays: An enterprise-scale adoption

Simon Cashmore — Senior middleware Integration engineer, Barclays
Gonzalo Silva Cruz — Senior middleware application hosting engineer, Barclays
Matt Depue — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

For large enterprises, adopting a new platform at scale presents many challenges—both technical and organizational. In this session, you’ll learn about the importance of strong partnerships in the context of the changing datacenter. Barclays representatives will discuss how they were able to:

  • Deliver Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) as a core offering for Java/JEE workloads.
  • Increase adoption of open source platforms.
  • Influence product roadmaps.
  • Provide support for large-scale infrastructure and application migration efforts.
  • Lead initiatives that fostered adoption by Development and Operations teams across geographical and organizational boundaries.

Topics: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Eliminate dependencies on proprietary software: A proven approach

Marc Linster — Senior vice president, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB
Brian Rose — Senior VP, Infor
George Drapeau — Director, Partner Solutions & Strategy, Red Hat
Ian Pilcher — Senior partner solution architect, Red Hat

Recently, Infor, EnterpriseDB, and Red Hat partnered to migrate the third largest ERP application in the market to an open source-based solution. In this session, we’ll walk you through the key technical challenges they ran into during porting, performance testing, and certification before achieving successful performance benchmark results. We’ll also share the resulting TCO study that illustrates the significant benefits these customers realized after their migrations.

You’ll leave this session understanding the key technical issues to pay attention to when eliminating your dependencies on proprietary software infrastructure, and the business benefits that result.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Migrating traditional Java EE applications to mobile

Serge Pagop — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product management director, Developer Products, Red Hat

More than 5 billion people spend an average of 2 hours a day using their mobile phones to bank, shop, reserve hotel rooms, socialize, and more. This challenges companies to migrate their traditional Java EE applications in order to address the demands of mobile and tablet users.

In this session, you’ll learn about some of the approaches to migrate a traditional Java EE application to mobile using specifications like RESTful, Context and Dependency Injection (CDI), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB3), and messaging from the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 for server-side services. You’ll also hear about various choices of client-side technologies, which depend on key differentiators between mobile native, mobile web, and mobile hybrid applications.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Community, Mobile, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Java application migration with Arquillian & Windup

Martin Liebrich — CTO and senior architect, Cambridge Technology Partners
Bartosz Majsak — Technology specialist, Cambridge Technology Partners

As developers become more excited about features and programming models provided by Java EE, migration projects are on the rise.

In this session, we’ll explore a migration of a Spring application running on bare Apache Tomcat to the Java EE 6 programming model running on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. We will focus on our approach to application migration, as well as 2 important projects—Arquillian and Windup.

You’ll learn how Arquillian’s testing platform instills confidence in the components and services, and how Windup lets you analyze the code base in an automated manner, allowing you to concentrate on the difficult parts requiring manual intervention.

Topics: Cost savings, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Maximizing performance with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

Filippo Crea — IT Manager, SIA
Andrea Sormanni — Solutions architect, SIA
Edoardo Schepis — Solution architects manager, Red Hat

SIA is European leader in the design, creation, and management of technology infrastructures and services for financial and central institutions, corporations, and public administration bodies.

After evaluating various options to reduce the latency of relational database access, SIA selected a solution based on JBoss Data Grid that maximized the performance and the scalability of the entire financial market application.

In this session, you’ll learn how a performance issue can become an opportunity. Learn how SIA’s implementation solved its performance concerns and has evolved its data storage architecture without significant impact on application core functionalities and codebase.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Best of

Join some of Red Hat Summit’s top-rated presenters as they lead sessions featuring our most popular topics. Most of these sessions are standing-room-only, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Cloud technical roadmap

Tim Burke — Vice president, Linux and Cloud Engineering, Red Hat

Get the big picture of how our technologies weave together to form the foundation of open hybrid cloud computing. This is a great way to start your Summit week, providing context and referrals to other deep-dive sessions.

Red Hat’s engineering development managers will highlight this year’s cloud roadmap. They’ll start with an overview of the key integration and deployment scenario themes and will follow that with a series of 15-minute segments, which will offer a product-by-product overview of major features and themes. Topics include:

  • Provisioning virtual images in Red Hat Satellite and how the images feed into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack.
  • Advancements in software-defined storage and networking, major new datacenter management capabilities, and application deployment capabilities with OpenStack.
  • High availability, performance optimizations, and OpenStack integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Heterogeneous policy capabilities aimed at controlling and flexibly adapting to changing runtime needs with Red Hat CloudForms.
  • The integration work our security and identity teams implemented across cloud offerings, with the goal of consistent and strong policy enforcement.

This inaugural session is the cloud analog to the highly acclaimed “Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap” session.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

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

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

 

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

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application-centric packaging with Docker & Linux containers

Daniel Riek — Senior director, Systems Engineering & Design, Red Hat
Lars Herrmann — Senior director, Product and Business Strategy, Red Hat

A new, application-centric IT architecture can prove challenging for the traditional packaging and deployment of a single, unified runtime enterprise operating system environment. Virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and other cloud technologies demand a more modular approach to Linux deployment based on optimized images and runtime environments controlled by the application. Virtualization has resulted in virtual machine sprawl, with an explosion of independent operating system instances and fragmented solutions.

The emergence of Docker and Linux containers in Red Hat solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift, provides a new, higher-level approach to software packaging and deployment using modern IT architecture.

In this session, we’ll:

  • Explain the role of application-centric packaging with Docker and Linux containers across the Red Hat product portfolio.
  • Show how Docker complements the existing packaging and deployment models and how container technology enriches the classic runtime paradigm.
  • Cover how IT departments, developers, and ISVs can benefit directly from the application-centric approach to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, and OpenShift.
  • Discuss the technology roadmap for Docker and containers across the Red Hat product portfolio.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

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

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

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

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

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

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

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

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

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

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

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

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

Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

SELinux for mere mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a powerful tool for securing Linux servers, but its reputation for being difficult to configure leads many system administrators to simply turn it off. The good news is that an incredible amount of work in recent years by the SELinux community has made it much more user-friendly.

In this session, you’ll learn the basics of SELinux, including configuring, analyzing, and correcting SELinux errors, as well as writing basic policies to allow non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems. Real-world examples will be used to demonstrate how to use SELinux.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices

Roger Lopez — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

Successfully deploying and optimizing an Oracle Database environment can be a daunting task. In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The key ingredients for a successful Oracle Database 12c installation.
  • A methodology to diagnose and remove performance bottlenecks by taking a closer look at the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel parameters that can affect the overall performance of an Oracle Database.
  • The steps required for a successful Oracle Database 12c deployment.
  • Different tools within Red Hat Enterprise Linux to troubleshoot and solve kernel parameter tuning-related issues.

If you’re a system, storage, or database administrator deploying and/or managing Oracle Datbase 12c environments, this session is for you.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Business and IT strategy alignment

This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments can provide competitive advantage.

Accelerate, integrate, & automate your business

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

A growing number of business events and and the data associated with them are generated by modern IT applications and devices on new architectures. Open hybrid cloud architectures, big data, business processes, and mobile applications are high-growth platforms at the center of this shift. These applications must be integrated, flexible, and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions.

Red Hat offers a better way to business leadership by helping businesses build an enlightened enterprise. Using the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio of application, integration, and business process management platforms, IT can build solutions that anticipate and respond to business events in real time.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The value of accelerating application development beyond traditional Java EE applications.
  • Integrating distributed, cloud, and mobile applications and data into automated business processes.
  • Scenarios based on real customer experiences with Red Hat JBoss Middleware products and services.

While we’ll focus on business issues and value, we’ll also address technical aspects of cloud, on-premise, mobile, and big data scenarios.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Interoperability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

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

Michael Coté — Research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, & cloud adoption

David S. Linthicum — SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat

Today, using a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to automate development workflows within private and public clouds is the clear industry direction. But the full benefits of enterprise PaaS come about through considering PaaS along with community-driven and standards-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), like OpenStack, and cloud management platforms and application life-cycle management.

Join David Linthicum, internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, as he takes the mystery out of defining a cloud strategy. He’ll provide examples of existing best practices, emerging technologies, and the integration of these technologies to best support the business. This includes considering all aspects of building and operating your infrastructure and application environments. You’ll also gain a sound understanding of the intersection of IaaS, PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to help you define your own cloud strategy and give your organization the best chance of success.

In his session and interactive discussion with Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff, David will answer your specific questions along with:

  • Which emerging technologies and standards are most important to watch?
  • Which businesses and industries can serve as models for your cloud adoption?
  • What are common pitfalls in building and deploying clouds, and how can enterprises avoid them?
  • What does the cloud model mean for application architectures?
  • What are the advantages of bringing open cloud infrastructure like OpenStack into a PaaS strategy?

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Quantifying the financial benefits of PaaS: Build your business case

Hicham Tout — Senior technical leader, Engineering, Cisco
Dan Juengst — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

As a cloud application platform that makes it easier and faster to build and launch applications, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has intrinsic benefits that are clear to many IT departments. The challenge comes in quantifying the true financial benefit and the ROI of an investment in a PaaS solution.

In this session, Red Hat and Cisco reps will detail the financial benefits that PaaS can bring to enterprises and organizations. They’ll walk you through the details of a real-world business case that illustrate the impact that a PaaS like OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat can have on an organization.

You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of the financial benefits of PaaS and a business case approach that you can apply in your organization.

Topics: Cost savings, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Intelligent business management in the cloud

Vamsi Chemitiganti — Chief solution architect, Financial Services, Red Hat
James Labocki — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

While cloud solutions claim to empower line-of-business (LOB) users to make successful IT decisions, most enterprises are simply optimizing IT infrastructures on new infrastructure platforms without giving any control to LOB users.

In this session, you’ll learn how a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) can be integrated with a cloud management platform to deliver new value to LOB users and their organizations. You’ll learn about several use cases that illustrate the value of combining business rules management with cloud management. Specifically, you’ll learn how to:

  • Respond to complex cloud infrastructure events according to defined business rules (that can be based on market conditions and/or regulatory policies).
  • Give cloud users and administrators the ability to define complex business workflows based on those cloud infrastructure events.
  • Allow cloud users to place cloud workloads based on granular, user-defined policies that span the infrastructure, hypervisor, storage, and application tiers.

The session will include a demonstration of an integrated BRMS and cloud management solution (Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat CloudForms) that delivers new control to LOB users as they embrace cloud infrastructure platforms like OpenStack.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Cloud security: Frameworks & enforcement

Kurt Seifried — software engineer, Red Hat

All organizations consider security while developing or deploying systems and applications. But security concerns span the entire life cycle of a system or app—from development, deployment, and maintenance to infrastructure migration.
Hybrid cloud management tools allow an unprecedented level of insight and control over system and app security. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use existing capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenShift by Red Hat, and Red Hat CloudForms to manage security through the full life cycle of systems and apps in open hybrid cloud environments.
  • How you can use security standards like OVAL and FedRAMP.
  • About the potential future of cloud security.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

The next wave in BPM from Red Hat

Phil Simpson — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Product management director, BPM and BRMS, Red Hat

Over the last few years, business process management (BPM) solutions have seen rapid adoption across the enterprise. Innovative organizations are recognizing the value of BPM for improving the efficiency and agility of business operations, and thereby boosting competitiveness and the bottom line.

Late last year, Red Hat launched a new BPM platform, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta. The offering resulted from an extensive engineering effort to merge our popular business rules management system (BRMS) with BPM technology acquired from Polymita. The result is a comprehensive platform for business automation, incorporating 3 key technologies–business rules, business processes, and complex event processing.

Join us for this session where you’ll learn about the capabilities, vision, and roadmap for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite. Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  •  The new, business friendly tools for process modeling, user interface creation, etc.
  •  Process analysis and simulation
  •  Task management and process monitoring
  •  Business activity monitoring

After the session, you’ll have a solid understanding of the capabilities and direction of the product, and will be ready to use the free developer subscription to evaluate it for your needs.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Building enterprise clouds: Resetting expectations to get them right

Alessandro Perilli — General manager, Open Hybrid Cloud, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll describe the top challenges enterprise, end-user organizations encounter in building private clouds, the shortcomings of the cloud management market offering, and the recommended steps to mitigate those challenges. You’ll learn about:

  • The mistakes organizations make in planning their private clouds.
  • How organizations should rethink their approaches to private cloud computing.
  • How Red Hat can help make a private cloud a viable project.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Support best practices: Optimizing your support experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat & Intel solutions for intelligent systems in transportation

Mark Pallone — enterprise software strategist, Intel
Zach Smith — BNSF
James Kirkland — Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Join our discussion of real-world use cases in the transportation industry. We’ll show you how combining Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Intel Atom processors can create integrated systems of thousands of devices. Learn how to:

  • Increase safety with positive asset control and electronic dispatching.
  • Optimize routing and fuel management with a combination of resource location tracking and business rules.
  • Optimize telecommunications utilization and availability through multi-path link management.
  • Move decision-making into the field to decrease reaction time and mis-routing of assets.
  • Use data analysis to predict equipment failures.

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Keita Yamaguchi — Systems engineer and project leader, Softbank Mobile
Vishal Ghariwala — Middleware product manager, APAC, Red Hat
Masahiko Umeno — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Softbank Mobile, the largest mobile communications company in Japan, began migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS in 2012. In this session, Softbank Mobile reps will share their story, discussing:

  • Why they selected a BRMS solution and how it was adapted to their system.
  • The business value of BRMS.
  • Migration pros and cons, in addition to recommended strategies and tips.
  • The differences between JRules and Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

They will also provide a demonstration of Mithril, an integrated, rapid development environment for Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Cloud deep dive

This track shows you how to implement and operate your private, public, or hybrid cloud. Example topics include: provisioning and flexing workloads, using Red Hat products in public clouds, and running an on-premise IaaS and PaaS. Attendees will learn best practices for making the most effective use of public clouds, architecting and managing on-premise and hybrid clouds, monitoring hybrid cloud environments, and provisioning applications across their infrastructures of choice.

Cisco Prime Service Catalog & OpenShift

Grant Emeny-Smith — Product manager, Cisco

IT departments are under greater pressure than ever to reduce costs and increase access to larger amounts of information. In this session, we’ll cover the combination of Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Red Hat OpenShift. You’ll learn how to create domains and applications then automatically bind them to specific projects.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 0.0 / 5.0

Empowering enterprise IT

Jonathan Donaldson — General manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, DCG, Intel

Datacenter operators face increasingly difficult challenges related to the massive growth in web-scale applications, Platform-as-a-Service, network traffic, storage, and the diversity of workloads. Enterprises need to deliver services across compute, network, and storage with greater agility and improved TCO.

Virtualization was the first phase for datacenter operators who are now asking, “What’s next? How do I deliver the next wave of datacenter efficiency? How do I offer the agility that public cloud providers like Amazon deliver?”

In this session, you’ll learn about Intel’s vision for the future of IT infrastructures and how Red Hat is uniquely positioned to help customers in the changing landscape of IT.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, & OpenStack

Vivek Dasgupta — Principal software maintenance engineer, Red Hat

Software-defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • About the integration between SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack.
  • How SDN is essential for cloud networking and how OpenStack utilizes it.
  • Various components of SDN and how they interact with each other.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat CloudForms: Automation with external systems

David Simmons — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Kevin Morey — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Red Hat’s latest release of CloudForms brings to market an enterprise cloud management solution capable of bridging and managing open hybrid cloud architectures. In this deep-dive session, you’ll learn about the architectural landscape and extensive and wide-ranging automation capabilities of CloudForms. You’ll also gain access to real-world examples of customers integrating CloudForms into external IPAM solutions and other workflow engines.

In this session, you’ll learn how to initiate a REST API call to Inflobox to retrieve an IP address based upon the network name provided. We’ll also demonstrate the ability to collate performance metrics to automatically scale up your virtual infrastructure based on aggregate CPU usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure architecture design

Dan Radez — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

This session will explore concepts to help design a large cloud infrastructure using Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how to horizontally scale OpenStack components and how to deploy a control tier that is both highly available and load balanced.

The session will provide general architecture design and concepts, but won’t get too deep into the technical details of the implementation. If you’ve considered building an OpenStack cluster, this session will provide many key concepts to help you make the decisions necessary for deployment.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure

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

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

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

In this session, you’ll learn about:

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

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform high availability

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite

Jonathan Gershater — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Wes Day — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Need to build a private cloud to take advantage of flexible networking and storage and offer users self-service? If you’re already virtualized using VMware, you might think it’s a no-brainer to add VMware vCloud Suite to build a private cloud. But there’s more to this equation to consider.

In this session, we’ll provide a Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure demo and a comprehensive comparison of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and VMware vCloud Suite, including:

  • Technical differentiation.
  • Cost comparisons.
  • Cloud management platform capabilities.
  • Open source private cloud differentiators.

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of private cloud concepts.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deep dive

Scott Herold — Principal product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an enterprise-ready, open virtualization platform that provides leading performance and scalability at an affordable cost. In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn about the latest features introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Get valuable, technical insight into the product.
  • Learn how Red Hat is simplifying the transition to private and hybrid clouds.
  • Gain insight into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization roadmap and the Product Management team’s vision for the product’s future.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deep dive: OpenStack Compute

Stephen Gordon — Product manager, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive

Nir Yechiel — Technical product manager, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Cloud readiness

This track covers the changing concepts and implications of moving workloads to the cloud. Example topics include: data migration, consumption models, operational approaches, and management frameworks. Attendees will gain insight into cloud readiness for their IT infrastructures and businesses, and learn how to maintain control, security, and compliance when moving to hybrid cloud operational models.

Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat

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

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

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

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

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

In this session, Scholastic reps will:

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

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

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

Red Hat Storage Server for AWS

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

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

Topics: Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

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

PaaS anywhere: Deploy OpenShift Enterprise in your environment of choice

Isaac Christoffersen — Architect, Vizuri

Choice matters. And OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat is the only Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product that runs in the hosting environment of your choice.

While true PaaS products provide a level of infrastructure abstraction so developers can be more productive, choosing the right environment to host your PaaS product is critical. You must take many factors into consideration, like cost, availability, scalability, and manageability. Having a PaaS product that’s truly environment-agnostic can maximize your options and help you make the choice that best fits your needs.

Come see a demo of deploying OpenShift Enterprise to multiple public cloud providers and within local virtual machines. By using common provisioning tools and the various cloud vendor APIs, you’ll see the realization of open, hybrid PaaS. You’ll also learn about considerations when running OpenShift Enterprise in these different environments, and monitoring strategies for proactively maintaining the health of an OpenShift Enterprise environment.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Rhys Oxenham — Field product manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, from the ground up. We’ll start from the traditional datacenter virtualization perspective and move through to the platform that enables scale-out, fault-tolerant workloads.

You’ll also learn about the major components in the OpenStack Havana release cycle, how they fit together, and how they can be used to create an IaaS cloud platform. You’ll see a basic demonstration of the key workflows that an end user would experience and learn how they can administer OpenStack environments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

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

How to use Red Hat solutions in a public cloud

Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat
Jane Circle — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Red Hat provides a variety of options to deploy your solutions and applications across on-premise clouds, public clouds, and hybrid IT environments. These options include programs like Red Hat Cloud Access, which let you bring your enterprise subscriptions to public clouds, and public cloud on-demand consumption models.

In this session, Red Hat’s Jane Circle and Gordon Haff will discuss best practices for moving your workloads and Red Hat products to a public cloud and operating them there. Specific topics will include:

  • Determining which workloads are suitable for running in a public cloud.
  • Choosing the right consumption and pricing model.
  • Which Red Hat products are available for public clouds.
  • How to bring your own image into a public cloud.
  • Your options for keeping your images updated.
  • Ways to maintain portability of data and applications as you move to a public cloud.
  • How and why to use a virtual private cloud (VPC).
  • The benefits you gain by choosing a Red Hat Certified Cloud.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Open hybrid cloud, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server on IBM: A proven platform

Bill Bauman — Technical product marketing manager, IBM

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

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

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

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

Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management: Key features & roadmap

Damon Tepe — Senior product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Explore the major challenges experienced by organizations that have already deployed private clouds. Our goal is to help you understand where your private cloud challenges will be and how your choice in a cloud management platform can affect the short- and long-term operations of your cloud infrastructure. We’ll:

  • Use market survey data to identify these challenges.
  • Show you how Red Hat CloudForms addresses these challenges.
  • Explore other key features needed to manage your private or hybrid cloud.
  • Review roadmap features to give you a sense of where we plan to take Red Hat CloudForms in the future.

Join us to explore how you can build and operate your private or hybrid cloud for success.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flex workloads across private, public, & hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms

John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
Ronak Mallik — Senior consultant, Red Hat

You can use Red Hat CloudForms with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, VMware vSphere, or Amazon Web Services to flex workloads in real time based on performance or regulatory or business rules. You can also automate forecasting changes in your marketplace, datacenter, or governance using CloudForms so that workloads can be moved into the right cloud for the workload type.

Fancy using Google Trends to scale and flex your service. CloudForms can take advantage of external data to be reactive in your environment, scaling your service proactively as the service forecasts service trends. In this session, we’ll demonstrate use cases that can dynamically flex your public, private, or hybrid cloud workloads.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

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

KVM update & the road ahead

Michael Day — IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief virtualization architect, Open Systems, IBM

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

Pedal to the metal: Red Hat CloudForms for workload & infrastructure management

Alex Barreto — Principal domain architect, Red Hat
Bill Helgeson — Principal domain architect, Red Hat

Enterprise IT professionals have unique cloud resource challenges. To deploy and manage an enterprise application today, you need a solution that ensures compliance with corporate IT governance requirements and has predictable and repeatable performance and costs. Plus, business users want solutions that can be deployed quickly.

In this session, you’ll learn how to overcome these enterprise-class cloud deployment challenges. See how Red Hat CloudForms can automate OpenStack reference architecture design creation, deployment, and management for workloads and infrastructures.

Learn how to visually inventory deployed OpenStack reference architectures and monitor OpenStack usage, including how to budget for platform usage by project, department, or program, and track and allocate costs in a similar way.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms

Jason Dillaman — Principal architect, Red Hat
Nick Lane — Platform consultant, Red Hat

Most of today’s enterprise processes for provisioning infrastructures like hypervisors and virtual machines (VMs) are manual, requiring several human interactions that can delay processes and introduce inconsistencies. By automating this provisioning process, an enterprise can eliminate these blockers and get their infrastructures up and running quickly.

In this session, we’ll walk you through real-world use cases that demonstrate:

  • The coupling of Red Hat CloudForms to Cisco UCS for hypervisor server management.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for VM management.
  • Red Hat Satellite for software management.
  • Infoblox for IP address management.

With this solution, you can speed up and automate your hypervisor and VM provisioning, and reduce deployment times from weeks to hours by eliminating all intermediate provisioning touch points.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

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

Community and partner ecosystem

This track showcases community leaders and their innovative upstream work, as well as the certified commercial solutions that the Red Hat partner ecosystem brings to market. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the value of a Red Hat subscription and learn how to extract the maximum value from their investments.

The new community dynamic for open source: CentOS & Red Hat

Carl Trieloff — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Karanbir Singh — Member of Technical Staff, Red Hat

CentOS and Red Hat are embarking on a new journey together in the future of community development platforms. “CentOS and Red Hat joining forces” wasn’t a headline many Linux users expected to hear at the beginning of 2014. Now that the news is out, it’s time to write the next chapter of the CentOS story; and in this session, you’ll get a first-row seat to hear what’s coming next.

The “new CentOS” is expanding in scope to become more focused on additional community developments and domains. It will have an open governance that allows interested developers to build and maintain variants of CentOS, which can include new software and changes to any core component for that variant. Since the announcement of this special interest group (SIG)-driven process, many people have stepped forward to form SIGs around cloud (including OpenStack and OpenShift Origin), web hosting, desktops, and so forth.

In this session, you’ll get a chance to meet, hear from, and ask questions of several CentOS Board members. These include long-time CentOS contributors and members of the newly convened Governing Board, who are instrumental in engaging with Red Hat and helping to shape the new CentOS.

Topics: GlusterFS, OpenShift Origin, oVirt, Projects, RDO

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available

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

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

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

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

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

Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners

Addam Krucek — Senior staff engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Terry Bowling — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat
Ryan Hennessy — Solution architect, Red Hat

ISV and embedded partners are steadily increasing their use of Red Hat’s product portfolio to deliver unique products and solutions to customers. From hospital and medical systems, to emergency and government communications systems, to your cellular phone calls, text, and data or background network infrastructure, several items you interact with daily use Red Hat software as a key component.

In this session, youll hear best practices for working with Red Hat to achieve successful results through all phases of your product life cycle (planning and designing, development, testing and tuning, support and patching).

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the Red Hat product life cycles, how and when different types of changes are accepted into our products, and how to join with your own product releases.
  • Understanding the role of the Technical Account Manager (TAM) and engaging with Global Support Services (GSS).
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and speed bumps that could block or delay your product.
  • Providing updates and supporting customers with innovative examples from partners.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

The Red Hat ecosystem of certified solutions: Applications, OpenStack, & beyond

Mike Werner — Senior director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

Learn how Red Hat collaborates with its technology partners to deliver the world’s largest ecosystem based on open standards. By relying on a product stack that has been certified, customers can accelerate their time-to-market and greatly reduce their deployment risks. Join us as we discuss Red Hat Connect, a new program that brings together hardware, software, and service vendors to deliver secure, innovative solutions.

Topics: Interoperability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute, & storage

Srinivas Kotamraju — Senior product manager, Cisco
Duane DeCapite — Product manager, Cisco

One of Cisco’s key contributions within OpenStack has been the evolution and development of Neutron, the OpenStack Networking Service. Using Neutron’s plug-in model, Cisco has integrated both its Network Function Virtualization, Unified Fabric, and Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) products to simplify the deployment of highly scalable, manageable, and secure networks.

This session will show how the addition of Cisco networking solutions can help orchestrate Red Hat’s entire OpenStack deployment, including networking, compute, and storage.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To increase the networking scalability of OpenStack with both hardware and software products including Nexus 3k/5k/6k/7k/9k, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, and Cisco N1Kv, CSR1Kv, AVS on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology.
  • How UCS Manager makes it easy to configure a bare-metal node for OpenStack pilot and production deployments with both blade and rack mount servers.
  • How Cisco’s ACI architecture can be deployed and integrated with OpenStack.

Topics: OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Using Red Hat Storage Server with HP ultrascale solutions for big data

Michael St. Jean — Partner business manager, HP
Veda Shankar — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Struggling to cost-effectively manage growing amounts of data while extracting more value from them? Join us to learn how running Red Hat Storage Server on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers offers massive scalability, high performance, and volume economics for storage of all kinds of unstructured data. In particular, you’ll learn about the 2-node ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server series, which offers scalable and cost-effective solutions for creating a large file and object store, deploying an enterprise drop box or cloud storage for service providers, and establishing a nearline archive.

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Got downtime? Building QoS into the cloud

Kershaw Mehta — Chief cloud architect, IBM

By 2017, half of all companies will likely have hybrid cloud deployments. As companies move to deploy mission-critical applications to the cloud, ensuring 24×7 quality of service, security, and compliance are built into the cloud is mandatory.

In this session, IBM’s Kershaw Metha will join Steve Dickens to provide an overview and host a discussion about how new integrated IBM hardware and OpenStack software innovations are enabling differentiated capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based hybrid cloud deployments.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Configuring a disaster-resilient Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment

Shubh Ram — Senior software quality assurance engineer, Symantec
Shrikant Ghare — Principal software engineer, Symantec

There are important configuration changes needed to make the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment disaster resilient, and this session describes those steps using Symantec Availability solutions.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Provisioning a secondary Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager at the disaster recovery site.
  • Starting virtural machines in the disaster recovery site with new network personality.
  • Orchestrating the failover of the datacenter and how to automate the process.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kent Lipschultz — Technical manager, Alliance Partner Solutions, HP

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

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

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

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

Simplified IT & real-time business management with SAP

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

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

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

Topics: Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Abhijit Dey — Director of engineering, Symantec

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter—all managed through a dashboard that gives control to administrators while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. OpenStack’s block storage component (Cinder) allows block devices to be exposed and connected to running virtual machines on the compute nodes for providing expanded storage, better performance, and integration with enterprise storage platforms.

In this session, you’ll be introduced to the integration of Symantec Storage Solutions with OpenStack’s Cinder component, which can be achieved with Cinder Drivers provided by Symantec both over NFS and iSCSI backbone. You’ll also get deep dives regarding architectures, configurations, and analysis to help you configure Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack environments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Emerging technologies

This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, software-defined storage, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.

MEAP, schMEAP. Who’s got you covered in mobile?

Jay Balunas — Mobile platform architect, Red Hat
Steve O'Keefe — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product management director, Developer Products, Red Hat

As mobile continues to revolutionize client development, application platforms need to include mobile-specific technologies like push notifications, offline support, and data synchronization. But the idea that you need completely new technologies such as a mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) is misguided. Developers need to update existing platforms to include capabilities, tools, and techniques to meet the mobile challenge.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore some of the latest trends in mobile development for the enterprise.
  • Learn about the capabilities Red Hat has developed to help you go mobile quickly and sensibly.
  • Hear the latest about our cloud-based push server, data encryption, and tooling that make it easier for you to choose from mobile, web, native, and hybrid development.

We’ll discuss the Red Hat projects and technologies that make this possible, including AeroGear, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, and OpenShift by Red Hat. And you’ll hear how our plans for mobile in 2014 will help you mobilize your modern middleware.

Topics: Development tools, JBoss Community, Mobile, OpenShift by Red Hat, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Mobile push in the enterprise

Matthias Wessendorf — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Interaction is important to a successful mobile application. Push notifications, a key feature of every mobile operating system, allow you to quickly reach your mobile users. In this session, we’ll discuss why implementing push notifications for several mobile platforms—each with its own proprietary API—can be easier than you might think possible.

The AeroGear UnifiedPush Server is an open source solution that provides a unified API for mobile operating systems, like iOS, Android, and Firefox OS. Join us to learn how to integrate it into your business applications, hosted in the cloud or inside your own datacenter, to send personalized or generic push notifications to your users.

Topics: Mobile, Red Hat Cloud

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

Customer applications of Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Erin Boyd — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Diane Feddema — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

If analyzing data were easy, wouldn’t everybody do it? The fact is, several steps are necessary to effectively use Hadoop out of the box to process data for the information you need. From preprocessing relevant data to preparing it for consumption to copying large data sets to another location for analysis—the time it takes to get value from your data might be so long that the data is no longer relevant.

So why bring your data to the analytics engine when you can bring the analytics engine to your data? In this session, you’ll learn how Red Hat customers use Red Hat Storage Server to more quickly start mining their data by allowing the application that generates the data they need to write directly to where the analytics will run. And in the process of doing so, they can skip making an extra copy of the data.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Projects, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Watson Developers Cloud: Build a new generation of apps

Swaminathan Chandrasekaran — Executive architect, CTO Office, Watson Solutions, IBM
Filipe Miranda — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

For the first time, IBM is making its IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud. Watson Developers Cloud will enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence. This will spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software application providers–ranging from start-up companies to established enterprises.

Together with IBM, these business partners share a vision for creating a new class of cognitive applications that transform how businesses and consumers make decisions. In this session, you’ll learn more about this game-changing initiative and you’ll see a live demonstration of the Watson API in action.

Topics: Big data, Development tools, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists

Host:

David Egts — Chief technologist, US Public Sector, Red Hat

Panelists:

Emilio Patricio — Director, SEDESOL-Oportunidades
Greg Scott — CTO, Infrasupport Corporation
Professor Soh Yeng Chai — Founding director, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

Join the 2014 Red Hat Innovation Award finalists to learn how they use Red Hat solutions to stay ahead of the evolving IT curve. With 5 industries represented, you’ll hear about about various technology challenges and solutions. Learn how each of the winning organizations teamed with Red Hat to modernize and scale their infrastructures while saving costs.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat CloudForms, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation in the enterprise with OpenStack

Nicolas Keller — Emerging Technologies & User Experience, Dell

Do you see OpenStack as a strategic part of your private cloud strategy, but face the usual hurdles of using open source software in an enterprise environment? Learn how the Dell IT Emerging Technologies team partnered with Red Hat to face these challenges using OpenStack to create a private cloud-based lab for rapid technology incubation and experimentation.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends

Host:

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Leendert Van Doorn — Corporate Fellow and vice president, AMD
Bradley McCredie — VIce president and IBM Fellow, IBM
Craig McLuckie — Product architect and strategist, Google
Jeff Underhill — Director of Enterprise Server Programs, ARM

Hyperscale computing promises to revolutionize the way the cloud is physically realized over the coming years. It combines enhancements at the software and hardware levels, like on-chip management and fabric infrastructure, and brings established industry titans together with upstart newcomers.

In this panel, thought leaders from the emerging hyperscale industry will share their thoughts and answer questions as they seek to address the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends in hyperscale computing.

Topics: Big data, Fedora, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, RDO, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Architecting for the next generation of big data with Hadoop 2.0

Rohit Bakhshi — Product manager, Hortonworks
Yan Fisher — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Big data solutions are quickly becoming critical assets in modern enterprises that require a modern Linux operating platform and a robust, high-performance Java environment.

In this session, you’ll learn the best practices of deploying Hadoop 2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with OpenJDK 7. Using Hortonworks Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) 2 as a basis, we’ll:

  • Cover best practices around installation, deployment, and basic performance tuning.
  • Highlight OpenJDK optimizations that will help you achieve the best possible performance in your cluster.
  • Provide guidance on deploying HDP in virtualized environments and highlight benefits of this deployment model.

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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

Using SOA platforms to modernize legacy applications for the cloud

Marc Chance — Solution architect, Accenture

In this session, we’ll explore modernizing legacy architecture and applications to provide a flexible foundation for future needs, including highly integrated cloud-based applications, services, and data. You’ll learn about:

  • Cost-effective IT architecture and application renewal and reduced implementation risk.
  • Solutions, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, that break down IT productivity barriers.
  • Rapid SOA deployment on Red Hat JBoss Middleware (8 weeks vs. 12 months).
  • Enhanced interoperability and flexibility in heterogeneous environments.

Specifically targeted to the the health and public service sectors, this session will include proven examples of cloud migrations from those industries.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP

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

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

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

In this session, you’ll learn:

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

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

IT efficiency

This track features how-to (step-by-step) sessions that describe aligning the activities relating to people, processes, and technologies with long-term business objectives. Example topics include: management, optimization, and reporting. Attendees will learn about practical, proven solutions that will help them meet tomorrow's business demands.

Red Hat subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime

Keith Robertson — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Through your Red Hat subscription, you have access to a range of tools and services that can help you resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

In this session, we’ll:

  • Provide an overview of the Red Hat tools available for automatic problem determination and problem resolution.
  • Deliver a roadmap on how subscriber services are being seamlessly integrated into the Red Hat portfolio to make it easier for you to resolve problems and interact with Red Hat subscription services.
  • Demonstrate Red Hat’s new in-product intelligence and diagnostics engine that enables you to find relevant Red Hat knowledge and solutions from within your product, based on data gathered around your specific issue
  • Discuss how you can achieve continuous uptime using dynamic kernel updates with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the Red Hat Support Tool and the various new Red Hat Access plug-ins that provide Red Hat knowledge, diagnostic services, and support case creation from within your Red Hat products using your relevant system information.
  • Share recommended practices and Red Hat’s roadmap for delivering more integrated subscriber services, which create a seamless experience between using and managing your Red Hat systems.

Bottom line: You’ll leave this session knowing how to use the portfolio of available support tools and will have a better understanding of how subscriber services are being integrated into Red Hat’s portfolio to deliver maximum value.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Exploring big data & analytics for innovative business results

Linton Ward — Distinguished engineer, chief engineer Big Data and Analytics, Power Systems, IBM

Data is emerging as the world’s newest resource for competitive advantage. As the value of insight from data continues to grow, companies are struggling with their current systems to keep pace as their present IT infrastructures and IT budgets can’t keep up with the increased demand for insights and the volume of data.

In this session, we’ll explore how top-performing organizations confront this reality by taking a different approach. You’ll learn how companies are gaining competitive advantage with new innovation and design that puts data to work faster with their Linux solutions. These systems are easy to consume and manage with open source technologies, simplified virtualization management, and flexible capabilities.

Topics: Big data

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

Red Hat Satellite roadmap & demo

David Caplan — Principal product manager, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

What’s new with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Heiko Rupp — Engineering lead and principal developer, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Thomas Segismont — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, a solution to monitor and manage your application servers, follows a hub and spoke architecture with a central server and agents on machines with resources to manage them. Customers can interact with the system using a comprehensive user interface on the server or a command-line interface and a REST API.

In this session, you’ll see the latest Red Hat JBoss Operations Network version and learn about its various changes and enhancements since previous versions, including:

  • A new storage backend.
  • Enhancements in bundles.
  • REST API.

You’ll also learn about some of the changes we’re working on for the next Red Hat JBoss Operations Network version.

Topics: Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

NFV through Intel's Open Network Platform for servers

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

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

Topics: Flexibility, Scalability

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

Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise

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

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

In this session, you’ll:

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

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

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

Applied SCAP: Automating security compliance & remediation

Jeffrey Blank — Technical director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA
Shawn Wells — Project developer, SCAP Security Guide, Red Hat

In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn how Red Hat collaboratively works with the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other stakeholders to develop government and industry policy to secure Red Hat products using open source principles. In addition, you’ll hear how a similar methodology can be applied to other government and industry regulations like PCI, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Using the SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) Security Guide as a case study, you’ll also learn how human-interpreted policy can be embodied in machine-interpreted SCAP. See how that same SCAP content can be used to help securely lock down systems when provisioned and aided with continuous monitoring using Red Hat Satellite. The DISA STIG (security technical information guide) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux will also be used as a case study in this session.

This session is an update to the 2013 presentation, extended to demonstrate:

  • Patch and vulnerability scanning through SCAP.
  • Centralized security compliance scans through Red Hat Satellite.
  • Automated remediation capabilities via bash.
  • Content tailoring via SCAP Workbench.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

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

Maximizing RAS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Karl Abbott — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

In today’s global economy, end users and customers are demanding 24×7 access to their applications. Organizations around the world are looking for ways to provide resources and services with minimal downtime—scheduled or unscheduled. Dynamic kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta is a new way to achieve such highly available services by providing kernel patching while the system is running.

In this session, you’ll learn about new capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and best practices around system configuration to enhance reliability, availability, and serviceability. Topics will include:

  • Dynamic kernel updates and system monitoring, including logs, smartd, and mcelog.
  • abrt, including new integration with Red Hat Satellite.
  • kexec/kdump.
  • Multipathing and nic bonding.
  • Optimizing your interaction with Red Hat GSS.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of how to maximize uptime, avoid common outages, and drive root cause analysis in an efficient manner.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches

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

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

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

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

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

Unlock the secrets to master your middleware.

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

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

Red Hat Storage Server administration deep dive

Dustin Black — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

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

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

Automating Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments with Cisco ACI & OpenStack

Srinivas Kotamraju — Senior product manager, Cisco

The drive to simplify IT tasks has led to Cisco developing an open application-centric policy model as the foundation for datacenter automation.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To incorporate an application-centric SDN policy model for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OVS deployments.
  • The ACI model can easily be incorporated into an OpenStack management framework.
  • Cisco is opening up the ACI framework and working with various open source communities.

Topics: Interoperability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server performance

Ben England — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

Road to RHEL 7

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

Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next-generation high availability Linux clustering

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

The new world of NFS

Steve Dickson — Consulting software engineer, Red Hat

The footprint of the Linux network file system implementation has changed over the years. NFSv4, pNFS, Label NFS, FedFS, and Secure NFS are constantly evolving.

In this session, you’ll learn about these technologies, including where they are in their current evolution process and stability, on both the server and client. Take part in an open discussion about the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS offerings, with the goal of understanding how Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS can be improved.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

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

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

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

Integration overview

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: The foundation

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta: Extending the foundation

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

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

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

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

Security in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Daniel Walsh — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session you’ll learn about security improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, including:

  • Security improvements in systemd, journald, gssproxy, and Linux containers.
  • Security improvements in IPA, OpenScap, sssd, Kerberos, sshd.
  • New encryption algorithms.
  • Enhanced SELinux features.
  • GCC hardening applied.
  • kvm/sVirt improvements.
  • Kernel changes.
  • New boot features.
  • Usability changes that take advantage of security features.
  • Integration with Active Directory improvements.
  • Using systemd to make your services more secure.
  • New confined domains.
  • Labeled NFS and GlusterFS.
  • Preventing apps from using ptrace on each other.
  • Tightened SELinux policy to allow creation of only specific files.
  • SELinux usability improvements, including:
    • Correct labeling by default improvement.
    • Better troubleshooting through integration between setroubleshoot and journald.
    • New application-centric SELinux GUI.
    • Introduction of new dbus interface for management.
    • Improved SELinux man pages, policy generation tools.
    • File labeling database speed improvement.

Topics: Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

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

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

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

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

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

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

New networking features & tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Eric Dube — Principal product manager, Platform, Red Hat
Rashid Khan — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In today’s world of information overload, networking has become an essential component. Immediate access to information lets organizations make informed business decisions that are critical for success.

In this session, you’ll learn about new networking features and tools found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, as well as areas of future development. We’ll highlight new technologies and protocols, management tools, performance improvements, and more, including updates on:

  •  Network management.
  •  Latency improvement and optimization.
  •  Virtual networking and overlay technology.
  •  Precise-time synchronization.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Demystifying systemd: A practical guide

Ben Breard — Solution architect, Red Hat
Lennart Poettering — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides several new capabilities and features, along which comes change. One of the most talked-about changes is the replacement of Upstart with systemd. Fortunately, systemd enables admins and users a host of exciting tools and functionality that simply was not possible in the past. Get ahead of the curve and learn how to get the most out of systemd and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. In this session, you’ll learn about basic resource allocation (cgroups) at a service level and how to:

  • Translate init commands and processes to systemd.
  • Convert legacy init scripts.
  • Customize service unit files.
  • Use the journal.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migrating existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations to new major versions

David Cantrell — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Paul Frields — Engineering manager, Red Hat

Many Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 customers will soon consider migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat now offers tools for engineers to evaluate migration options and plan their upgrades accordingly. In this session, you’ll see those tools in action during a live demo of an upgrade.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

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

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

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

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

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

The next-generation firewall for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Thomas Graf — Principal software engineer, technical leader, Red Hat

The Linux packet filtering technology, iptables, has its roots in times when networking was relatively simple and network bandwidth was measured in mere megabits. Emerging technologies, such as distributed NAT, overlay networks and containers require enhanced functionality and additional flexibility. In parallel, the next generation of network cards with speeds of 40Gb and 100Gb will put additional pressure on performance.

In the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, a new dynamic firewall service, FirewallD, is planned to provide greater flexibility over iptables by eliminating service disruptions during rule updates, abstraction, and support for different network trust zones. Additionally, a new virtual machine-based packet filtering technology, nftables, addresses the functionality and flexibility requirements of modern network workloads.

In this session you’ll:

  • Deep dive into the newly introduced packet filtering capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Learn best practices.
  • See the new set of configuration utilities that allow new optimization possibilities.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Taste of DevNation

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

Cloudbursting with OpenShift Enterprise 2

Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

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

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

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

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

OpenShift roadmap & the evolution of PaaS

Matt Hicks — director, OpenShift Engineering, Red Hat
Ashesh Badani — Vice president and general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Senior manager, Product Management, OpenShift PaaS, Red Hat

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is changing how IT thinks about application development and deployment. OpenShift is in the middle of this transformation, offering an open source, online, and on-premise PaaS.

In this session, you’ll hear a brief history of OpenShift, what we’re focusing on today, and where we’re going. You’ll learn about integration with OpenStack and the newer OpenShift Online commercial additions to help you decide where PaaS best fits in your company.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Get productive using the JBoss Way

Ray Ploski — Director, Red Hat

The JBoss Way is a better way to build applications, using modern technologies, with a recommended approach that makes you more productive. We’ve assembled and integrated some of the best projects available so developers can focus on building their applications easily.

The JBoss Way provides some exceptional tooling, including Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Forge, and Arquillian to increase productivity. There are a variety of choices and innovations available that all build upon the foundations of Java EE 6 and CDI. Whether you deploy your applications locally or to the cloud, you’ll be using one of the best application servers available. Building applications was never this fun. Follow along the JBoss Way.

Topics: Development tools, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Building & deploying with Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6

Mark Proctor — Software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 introduces a large number of new features and changes, with a strong focus on methodologies around building and deploying. In this session, Mark Proctor will explain:

  • Convention- and configuration-based approaches to authoring rule projects.
  • Building and deployment that is now aligned with Maven best practices.
  • A powerful, new, flexible, and extensible workbench that delivers an integrated web-based system for authoring and management.

You’ll learn everything that’s new in Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 and how it can make delivering your projects easier than ever.

Topics: Development tools, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

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

Tools worth sharing: Take back your IDE with Forge

Lincoln Baxter III — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

How easily can you add your own custom tooling to your favorite integrated development environment (IDE)? JBoss Forge, a JBoss Community project, allows developers to add their own useful extensions to the tools they love and share them with others. JBoss Forge is not only a rapid application development tool, but a platform for creating reusable tools that can make you and your entire group more effective.

In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • The Forge add-on ecosystem, featuring many contributions from the JBoss and Java communities and beyond.
  • How to build an application with the Forge Core add-ons.
  • How to build an Forge add-on in 5 minutes, test it, run it in Eclipse, see it working in the command line without any changes, and embed it for re-use in a custom Java application.

After attending this session, you should feel familiar with Forge and the value it offers for rapid application development and operational efficiency improvement. You’ll also be able to use Forge to promote your own products, processes, and performance.

Topics: Development tools, JBoss Community, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Introduction to OpenShift for application developers

Steve Citron-Pousty — Developer evangelist, Red Hat
Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Tired of waiting weeks to get a server spinning up and configuring your virtual servers? Come see how Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can make you a happier and more productive coder. This will be a hands-on session. The goal is to leave you comfortable deploying your own apps. After starting with a Python + MongoDB application on OpenShift by Red Hat, we’ll deploy some Java code.

You’ll learn:

  • The meaning behind some acronyms you see thrown around: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
  • Why PaaS is a developer’s dream come true.
  • How easy it is to get started with a Python (or Node or Java) web application in the cloud using Red Hat’s open source PaaS, OpenShift.
  • How you can complete all development life cycle tasks (from application creation to coding and deploying) from the command line.

Come in skeptical but with your laptop, and leave with a smile and working code.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep dive into jBPM6

Kris Verlaenen — jBPM project lead, Red Hat

Businesses must clearly define their business processes, and quickly respond to new challenges. To do so, business analysts, developers, and end users need the tools to create, understand, analyze, and execute business processes.

In this session, Kris Verlaenen will demonstrate the capabilities of jBPM 6 and dive deeper into some of its core capabilities. You’ll learn how to:

  • Model business processes interacting with remote services.
  • Combine business processes with data, forms, and business rules.
  • Build and deploy business processes using Git and Maven.
  • Interact remotely with the jBPM execution server using REST or Java.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Community, Manageability, Projects

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

Red Hat JBoss Middleware: Foundation for agility & innovation

Host:

Gary Lamperillo — Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Bruno Meseguer — Development architect, Vodafone
Gurvinder Singh — Executive director, IT Service Delivery, Sony
Cherian Thomas — Manager, System Engineering, Verizon

Today more than ever, enterprise IT must be agile to respond to changing business demands. Join us for a conversation with Red Hat customers to learn how to expand your middleware portfolio to accelerate application development, deployment, and performance, integrate data and applications efficiently, and automate business processes across physical, virtual, mobile, and cloud environments.

Topics: Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Developer toolset: Build, run, & analyze apps on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions

Matt Newsome — Senior manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

As a C, C++, or Fortran developer, you want to be able to easily access and use supported versions of the latest and greatest tools, and you want to write and test your application once for deployment to multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In this session, we’ll look at features of the latest Red Hat Developer Toolset release that provide an additional, improvided set of tools than those offered in the base Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. These tools help developers build, run, and analyze the performance of their applications for multiple major and minor versions.

You’ll learn:

  • How Red Hat Developer Toolset can be used to develop applications with the same GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version, optionally using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.
  • How resulting applications can be run and their performance analyzed on multiple releases without modification, carrying special libraries or changing the operating system runtime.
  • How customers can obtain Red Hat Developer Toolset for their own application developments.
  • About some of the newer tools features available in recent releases.
  • About, at a high level, some of the technical hurdles Red Hat has overcome to create this product and their implications for developers.

This solution-focused session will appeal to all C, C++, and Fortran software developers and managers, and will include a hands-on video demonstration of Red Hat Developer Toolset in action.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

High-availablity CEP with Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Duncan Doyle — Senior architect, Middleware, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss BRMS provides a powerful complex event processing (CEP) module that can be used to detect complex patterns in streams of events. The high availability of these CEP systems is critical when used in applications like fraud detection and health monitoring systems.

In this season, Duncan Doyle will:

  • Present the requirements of a highly available CEP system.
  • Discuss the common challenges and pitfalls when trying to implement such systems.
  • Propose an architecture that implements a highly available CEP with Red Hat JBoss BRMS.
  • Demonstrate a small application based on the proposed architecture.

Topics: Big data, Clustering, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Services, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works: Integration recipes, best practices, & cheat codes

Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll introduce Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works features using a collection of common requirements, architectural considerations, and critical decision points. You’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • Service implementation options such as Java, Camel, BPMN, and BPEL.
  • Strategies and considerations for canonical data models.
  • Increasing visibility and control of your applications with governance.
  • Isolating cross-cutting concerns such as transformation, data validation, and policy.
  • Encapsulation and granularity of application services.
  • Clustering for availability and performance.
  • Considerations for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
  • Maximizing test coverage for applications.

This will be a hands-on session with real problems, real solutions, and several live demos.

Topics: Clustering, Development tools, Flexibility, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Taste of training I

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

Working with PAM

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

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

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

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

Begin programming your Red Hat Satellite Server

George Hacker — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite is a powerful, flexible systems management platform for deploying and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Its underlying database stores software profile, hardware profile, event history, and other systems configuration information about the registered systems it manages. Red Hat provides a powerful application programming interface (API) that allows a system administrator or programmer to easily access the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Satellite Server.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

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

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

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

Apply tuning profiles with tuned

Bowe Strickland — Principal systems design engineer, Red Hat

Tuned is a system daemon for applying tuning profiles. In this hands-on session, we’ll cover both how to select a pre-built profile and create your own tuning profiles.

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

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

Deploying applications on OpenShift Enterprise

Wander Boessenkool — Content developer, Red Hat

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

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

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

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Using Cinder block storage

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Working with PAM (replay)

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

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

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

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

Working with FirewallD

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

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

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

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

Administration in the world of systemd

Steve Bonneville — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

With the inclusion of systemd in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, administrators will need to add new tools to their kits. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the basics of using systemctl, journalctl, and systemd unit types, and learn how to use these tools to troubleshoot boot issues.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Working with FirewallD (replay)

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

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

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Using Cinder block storage (replay)

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service (replay)

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of training II

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

Hello, world! with SwitchYard

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

It’s common practice to separate business logic into discrete services. Service-oriented applications pass data on a bus through the various services needed to achieve the end result. SwitchYard, a component of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, makes quick work of integrating services.

In this hands-on session, you’ll create a Hello, World! application and test it using JUnit and the embedded SwitchYard runtime.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training

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

Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord

Ricardo Jun — Content developer, Red Hat

Developing service-oriented applications is hard and managing them is cumbersome. Overlord is a tool found in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works that monitors and evaluates the overall performance and SLA adherence.

In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how to set up the monitoring tools in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and enable them in a service-oriented application, simplifying development and management.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training, Reliability

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

Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Easwara Periyathamby — Solution architect, Red Hat

Isolating the business rules of IT software to their own repository and execution engine is a smart choice in today’s fast-paced, competitive environments. Business owners and analysts can make quick changes to key business factors without having to re-launch an application each time.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the “Authoring Rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (JB461)” course as you create a new repository, import a data model, and write a business rule using Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Training

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

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss EAP offers 2 primary methods for creating multi-server environments for application deployment: domain mode or standalone mode and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network.

In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the major components of a domain and learn how to use them to create a multi-server environment using domain mode.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

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

Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (replay)

Easwara Periyathamby — Solution architect, Red Hat

Isolating the business rules of IT software to their own repository and execution engine is a smart choice in today’s fast-paced, competitive environments. Business owners and analysts can make quick changes to key business factors without having to re-launch an application each time.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the “Authoring Rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (JB461)” course as you create a new repository, import a data model, and write a business rule using Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Hello, world! with SwitchYard (replay)

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

It’s common practice to separate business logic into discrete services. Service-oriented applications pass data on a bus through the various services needed to achieve the end result. SwitchYard, a component of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, makes quick work of integrating services. In this hands-on session, you’ll create a Hello, World! application and test it using JUnit and the embedded SwitchYard runtime.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training

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

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain (replay)

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss EAP offers 2 primary methods for creating multi-server environments for application deployment: domain mode or standalone mode and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the major components of a domain and learn how to use them to create a multi-server environment using domain mode.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord (replay)

Ricardo Jun — Content developer, Red Hat

Developing service-oriented applications is hard and managing them is cumbersome. Overlord is a tool found in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works that monitors and evaluates the overall performance and SLA adherence. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how to set up the monitoring tools in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and enable them in a service-oriented application, simplifying development and management.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Certification update, changes, & roadmap

Randy Russell — Director of certification, Red Hat

Red Hat’s certification program will celebrate its 15th year of helping IT professionals prove their skills and knowledge through rigorous, hands-on testing. In this session, we’ll discuss changes and additions to this program in support of Red Hat’s growing emerging technology portfolio, including new architect-level certifications. We’ll also discuss planned changes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) are especially encouraged to attend but everyone with an interest in Red Hat’s certification program and its new directions is welcome.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Town hall

This track features moderated panels of Red Hat customers, partners, and solution experts. Example topics include: real-world deployments, best practices, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn competitive advantages for driving increased business value.

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

Host:

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

Panelists:

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

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

In this panel, industry experts will discuss:

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

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

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

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

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

Host:

Ted Brunell — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

  • How public sector customers are shaping the next generation of data services.
  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach.
  • Developing and deploying applications in a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with OpenShift by Red Hat.
  • What role virtualization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layers play as the government moves to the cloud.
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements.
  • Experiences building hybrid IaaS clouds with open source technology.
  • Strategies that are being used to manage large virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS environments.

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

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

Build a foundation for your private cloud

Host:

Raïssa Tona — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Venkatesh Jakka — Manager, Systems, CBOE
Bernard Lee — Group head of IT and VP of Process and Innovation, YTL Power
Nirmal Mehta — Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Melvin Soh — Manager, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

To meet increased demands for agility and performance, many IT organizations have virtualized their infrastructures. As a result, they’ve also increased hardware efficiency and flexibility, and gained significant cost savings and cloud-like self-service capabilities. To retain a competitive edge, many organizations are transitioning to the cloud while standardizing and sharing common infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

In this session, you’ll learn:
- How to build a foundation for your private cloud through self-service capabilities.
- How to offer high availability and increase scalability in your environment.
- Best practices for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
- How to save on infrastructure costs and gain the highest ROI for your virtualization investments.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives

Host:

Ron Pacheco — Senior manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Panelists:

Vadim Ratinov — Engineer senior analyst, AVP, Citi
Seth Shevach — Manager, Information Services and Technology, Red Hat
Jason Spears — Senior systems engineer, AutoTrader Group
Nathan Thaler — Team leader, Enterprise System Administration, MIT
Micheal Waltz — Senior IT engineer, Qualcomm

In the past year, Red Hat has worked directly with more than 60 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta users, from across the globe and across market segments, to ensure the technologies they’re interested in are available in the general availability release. In this panel, you’ll hear the perspectives of a few of the participants. They’ll discuss their:

  • Experience in this collaborative effort.
  • General thoughts about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Plans for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers

Host:

Dan Juengst — Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Panelists:

Lans Carstensen — Principal engineer, DreamWorks Animation
John Liptak — Senior lead architect, CenturyLink
Kevin Meredith — Enterprise innovation cell leader, The Boeing Company
John Wiebalk — Engineer, UPMC

Customers are flocking to OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, a private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables enterprise IT organizations to easily accelerate application delivery. In this panel, representatives from DreamWorks Animation, Boeing, and UPMC will discuss the value that OpenShift Enterprise is delivering for their companies. Come learn about the challenges they faced prior to PaaS, their solution approach, and the benefits they have realized since implementing OpenShift Enterprise.

Topics: OpenShift by Red Hat

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

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat

Host:

Jeff Jameson — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jakub Chrzeszczyk — Cloud architect, Australia National University
Fernando Oliveira — Architect, Verizon
Matt Walburn — Lead technical architect, Target
James Weatherell — HPC Linux Engineer III, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

OpenStack has quickly become the platform of choice for building an open, private cloud. In this panel discussion, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform customers will share the business and IT challenges they faced that led them to select Red Hat’s solution. You’ll learn why OpenStack became a necessity to meet their growing demands, and why they selected Red Hat as their trusted technology partner to support their private cloud deployments.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Big data today & tomorrow

Host:

Richard Brueckner — President, insideBIGDATA

Panelists:

Paul Cross — Vice president, Solutions Architecture, MongoDB
Andrea Fabrizi — Business line manager, Telco Big Data and Analytics, HP
Bob Page — Vice president, Partner Product Management, Hortonworks

Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss how big data is quickly becoming enterprise ready. Panelists from leading big data companies will discuss different use cases as well as the challenges of big data adoption in the enterprise today. Take part in this interactive discussion to better understand what changes big data is driving in the enterprise, and how it’s evolving in open hybrid cloud architectures. Come prepared to share your opinions and questions.

Topics: Big data

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server

Host:

Ashish Nadkarni — Research director, Storage Systems, IDC

Panelists:

Pankaj Gautam — Systems architect, Leading U.S. department store
James Hickerson — Managed Services, Business Solutions, Avnet
Zdenek Sedlak — Infrastructure architect, Ikano Bank AB
David Yaffe — RHCE, Technical analyst - Network and Enterprise Information Systems, Information Systems, SaskTel

Want to learn how Red Hat solutions can turn storage from a burden into an asset? In this panel, you’ll hear directly from Red Hat Storage Server customers who are benefiting from software-defined storage solutions. Learn how using Red Hat Storage Server and its core architecture have enabled them to rapidly store, protect, model, and deliver critical data. We’ll leave plenty of time for questions so you can interact with this panel of knowledgeable experts.

Topics: Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

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

Host:

Don Frederick — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage

Host:

Mike Werner — Senior director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

Panelists:

David L. Brown — Director, SSG DataCenter Software Planning, Intel
Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat
Chris Marino — Director, OpenStack solutions, Cisco
Michael Tso — CEO, Cloudian

Are you looking to modernize your IT infrastructure with a more flexible framework that can adapt to the changing global environment? Are you looking for not just the technology but the assurance that the solutions you select have been jointly tested, certified, and are fully supported by the vendors delivering the solutions?

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network brings together industry-leading partners to provide best-in-class solutions so our joint customers can realize the benefits of open hybrid cloud architectures, including flexibility, interoperability, and cost savings.

Join the discussion as our partners and customers address the advantages, technologies, and considerations behind deploying an OpenStack-based cloud for your business.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Host:

Brian Ashburn — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

Birds of a Feather

Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again

Bilgehan Ozpeynirci — Product manager, Red Hat
John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of product management, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Wildfly (the JBoss Community project previously known as “JBoss Application Server”) have redefined how people view Java EE and enterprise middleware. You don’t have to choose between lightweight and nimble or scalable and robust. These platforms deliver a lightweight core architecture with modular enterprises services; and they have allowed users to re-imagine what they can do with Java middleware.

As we move toward another major release of Red Hat JBoss EAP, we invite our community of users to the WildFly/EAP team to discuss the future of application platforms and help us shape the future.

Topics: Development tools, JBoss Community, Manageability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Mobile & Rich Client smack-down

Jay Balunas — Mobile platform architect, Red Hat

In this 3rd annual BoF, experts from Red Hat, W3C, and the community will demonstrate why their technologies are the present and future of mobile and rich client applications. You’ll learn about trends in client technology frameworks, security, off-line support, data synchronization, and why each technology may be the best choice for your project.

We’ll have HTML5 (+ various JS libraries), JSF/RichFaces, GWT/Errai, as well as mobile-specific options such as Cordova, iOS, Android, FirefoxOS, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about your own choices.

Topics: Development tools, Mobile, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Meet Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Heiko Rupp — Engineering lead and principal developer, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Thomas Segismont — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network helps you monitor and manage application server installations like Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works.

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network follows a hub and spoke architecture with a central server and agents on machines with resources to manage them. Customers can interact with the system using a comprehensive user interface on the server or a command-line interface and a REST API.

In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your use cases, set ups, and needs. Come prepared to discuss your success stories and challenges and to help us shape the future direction of Red Hat JBoss Operations Network.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Software Collections

Mike Guerette — Manager, Developer Programs, Red Hat

Red Hat Software Collections is the new way Red Hat is making the latest stable versions available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It includes a host of new components:

  • Python 2.7 and 3.3
  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • PHP 5.4
  • Perl 5.16
  • MySQL 5.5
  • MariaDB
  • PostgrSQL 9.2
  • Node.js 0.10 (tech preview)

Come to this BoF session and let’s talk use cases, discuss the problems you’re trying to solve, and answer any other questions you want to bring. This will be a great opportunity to ask follow-up questions from previous session on Red Hat Software Collections.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Next-generation Java

Pete Muir — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this BoF session, we’ll discuss what the next steps are for Java EE and whether it’s still relevant for application developers.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

WildFly 8 new features

Maxime Greau — Java EE architect
John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat

This session will present new features in WildFly 8 around 2 themes :

  • Java EE 7 : WebSocket / JSON / REST / Servlet NIO / Batch / JMS
  • Cloud : OpenShift and AppEngine with CapeDwarf

Topics: Projects, WildFly

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Best practices for system & application monitoring

Jordan Sissel — LogStash
Will Cohen — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Langdon White — Principal partner marketing manager, Red Hat

Monitoring and measuring various aspects of system performance required to provide baselines for expected performance and to identify when performances issues are occurring. In this BoF session, we’ll discuss available monitoring tools and their applications to provide insight in system performance.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Google App Engine, CapeDwarf, TCK

Brad Abrams — Product manager, Google
Terry Okamoto — Google
Ales Justin — Red Hat

Google App Engine (GAE) is a popular PaaS offering. While its scalable and reliable environment is hidden behind custom API, this makes GAE apps hard to port over to other non-GAE environments.

What if one could implement such similar environment? And you could simply move your GAE application’s .war file to this new environment and it would just work?

But the question we need to ask ourselves first, how do we know that such alternative environment works in the first place?

Java EE has had its Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) from day one. This time we’ll introduce you to GAE TCK and show you how to run it against an alternative JBoss CapeDwarf GAE API implementation.

The GAE TCK is built completely on open source software, and it is a collaboration between Red Hat and Google on making the GAE API and its implementations better.

The goal is not just to run the tests, but also engage users and developers with a bunch of exciting extensions that range from cool html reporting to bytecode manipulation of external tests.

If you care about GAE, testing, Arquillian, ShrinkWrap, this is the session not to miss!

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tools for JBoss migrations

Robb Greathouse — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

ARM lab

Scott Stark — Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In this BOF session, we’ll go through the steps to connect hardware sensors to your Red Hat JBoss Middleware stack. We’ll do so via ARM processors using IoT protocols like CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) and DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security)/UDP via REST interfaces over HTTP for lookup and eventing services.

The Red Hat JBoss Middleware layer transforms the events and states received from the IoT layer using business logic EE7 components and business rules to integrate the sensor layer with enterprise logic.

The hardware sensors that will be available include:

  • 128×32 Graphics LCD
  • 5 way joystick
  • 2 x Potentiometers
  • 3.5mm Audio jack (Analog Out)
  • Speaker, PWM Conencted
  • 3 Axis +/1 1.5g Accelerometer
  • 3.5mm Audio jack (Analog In)
  • 2 x Servo motor headers
  • RGB LED, PWM connected
  • Temperature sensor
  • Socket for for Xbee (Zigbee) or RN-XV (Wifi)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tuesday

Installing & administering Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3

Colin Devine — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

This lab will cover the installation and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3. You’ll

  1.  Install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.3.
  2.  Install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor.
  3.  Deploy one or more virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  4.  Manage deployed virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  5.  Manage virtual networks using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  6.  Manage storage domains using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI and more.

 

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Automate your business with Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration & BPM

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

Both business process management (BPM) and business rules management (BRM) technologies have emerged as powerful approaches to building agile business solutions, fostering true collaboration between business and IT stakeholders. Red Hat is leading the way with a new generation of open source BRMS and BPM platforms.

In this lab, we’ll spend a couple hours hunkered down with Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat’s BPM solution. You’ll:

  • Learn to automate your business with flexible, rules-based, process-driven business applications.
  • Work on existing functional projects that you’ll be required to extend, using new components such as the model designer, form designer, process designer, and rules tooling.
  • Be able to recreate several complete demo projects by the end of the lab and you’ll have the material to extend them with various real life business aspects.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog

Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll start with the simple installation and configuration of Red Hat CloudForms. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you explore typical use cases for installing CloudForms into both new and existing environments. You’ll also set up a service catalog and work with provisioning workflow scenarios that vary from simple to advanced. Assistance will be provided throughout the lab by some of the most experienced Red Hat solution architects, consultants, and technical product managers who help our customers successfully create and manage their clouds.

This lab is also offered on Thursday from 9-11 a.m..

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Jonathan Brassow — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

The Linux logical volume manager (LVM) provides advanced features for the management of storage, data redundancy, data archival, and simplified recovery techniques.

This 2-hour lab will cover everything from the basics of storage device management to the advanced implementations of data protection and recovery. It will:

  • Include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to give you a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of LVM.
  • Briefly cover LVM basics.
  • Detail the new and emerging features including RAID, snapshots, thin provisioning, thin snapshots, snapshot merging, and LVM caching (i.e. SSDs over HDDs for performance).

Topics: Other: Storage, Red Hat Enteprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Development & governance with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works

Kenneth Peeples — Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat
Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works is Red Hat’s middleware solution for application integration, messaging, SOA, and service governance requirements. It combines multiple technologies from the middleware portfolio. Camel, CXF and ActiveMQ comprise the core ESB technology, SwitchYard provides the lightweight service development framework, and Overlord provides the design-time and run-time governance.

In this session, we’ll walk you through the Red Hat Fuse Service Works home-loan application. This application processes a home-loan application through the system to arrive at a decision. The application uses multiple technologies, including Camel, business processes, and rules.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage application life cycle through design-time governance
  • Capture service activity through run-time governance.
  • Build a SwitchYard application and use Camel, business processes, and rules in the application.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Craig Carl — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services
Thor Nolen — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services

In this 2-hour lab, you’ll:

  • Use an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to launch secure, private instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
  • Use the AWS Web Console to create a key pair, security groups, and launch instances with user data.
  • Review VPC connectivity options including hardware and software VPN, bastion hosts, and NAT.
  • Launch and configure a bastion host and use that host to securely connect to private Amazon EC2 instances.

You’ll leave this lab with an understanding of the Amazon VPC security model, including subnets and routes, security groups, user data, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2, and a $25 AWS credit.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Wednesday

Test-drive Red Hat Satellite 6

Todd Sanders — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite 6 is a fresh approach to managing Linux systems. It offers new capabilities that span subscription, content, provisioning, configuration, automation, integration, and life-cycle operations.

In this hands-on lab, you’ll get an early look at the product. Lab presenters will walk you through a series of exercises focused on definition, deployment, and ongoing management of a LAMP Stack standard operating environment (SOE). This will involve a demonstration of the following Red Hat Satellite concepts:

  • Subscription manifests.
  • Content definition and synchronization (both RPM and Puppet modules).
  • Content views.
  • Environments and content promotions.
  • Host groups (including Puppet class associations).
  • Provisioning.
  • Host registration.
  • Remote management.

While this session will be fast-paced and moderately technical, no prior knowledge of Red Hat Satellite (or associated technologies) is required to attend. We’ll provide a comprehensive lab workbook.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise

Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Miciah Masters — Software engineer, Red Hat
Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat enables administrators to quickly serve application developer customers by deploying a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure that streamlines the application service delivery process. OpenShift Enterprise does this in a highly efficient, fine-grained, multi-tenant cloud architecture that maximizes infrastructure utilization. This enables developers to quickly focus on what matters to them: writing code.

Join us for an in-depth, 2-hour lab focusing on the system administration of OpenShift Enterprise 2 and highlighting the deployment of a PaaS application. This detailed and interactive lab will be assisted by the very friendly developers, engineers, and consultants working on OpenShift.

After an overview of OpenShift Enterprise, you’ll deploy your own basic PaaS in a configuration that consists of 1 broker and 1 node. A more advanced configuration consisting of a distributed architecture will be demonstrated and discussed. And using you own configuration, you’ll verify the successful installation. (Various administrative actions will be demonstrated, prior to you exploring them on your own.) In addition, client tools will be installed and configured so that you can deploy an application either using a command-line interface or the web-based console.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Rhys Oxenham — Field product manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

In this lab, you’ll get hands-on experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4. We’ll guide you through the typical use cases and common interactions with the platform, including instance, network, and volume creation and administrative tasks.

The lab requires no previous experience with OpenStack and is intended to be an introductory session with direct access to a pre-configured environment.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Accelerate PaaS development with Red Hat JBoss EAP & OpenShift Enterprise

Jim Tyrrell — Principal solution architect, Red Hat

In this hands-on lab, explore how OpenShift by Red Hat can speed up your application management, development, and deployment. Join us as we get our hands dirty with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and create an application from scratch. You’ll learn how to improve your daily workflow with Maven, Git, and continuous integration (CI) testing, and how JBoss Forge can speed up application development. We’ll explore application scaling and more in this lab.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Protecting your data with Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Whether it’s the fear of data loss through system or datacenter failures or data theft by parties whose intentions are unknown, there is no shortage of things to keep you up at night. In this session, we’ll guide you through how Red Hat Storage Server can help you sleep better knowing your data is protected against multiple failure scenarios, including theft. You’ll learn how to use Red Hat Storage Server to encrypt and replicate your data locally as well as remotely, and how to access the data securely over SSL.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Johnray Fuller — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides a robust capability to manage system resources without the need for complete virtualization by way of Linux Containers and resource Control Groups (cgroups).

This 2-hour lab will include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities to demonstrate the rich new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta on a variety of application workloads. You will learn how to apply CGroup policies to various system resources (CPU, memory, network, storage), explore the impact of those policies, and further enhance resource management with the addition of containers and SELinux.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Thursday

Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates

Scott Collier — Senior principal systems engineer, Red Hat
Chris Alfonso — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Steve Reichard — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Vinny Valdez — Principal cloud architect, Red Hat
Aaron Weitekamp — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Integration is one of the key aspects of creating a successful cloud environment, which Red Hat provides by building and using products within its portfolio that complement each other. In this hands-on lab, we’ll demonstrate a tightly integrated cloud solution that combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

You’ll learn how to properly deploy OpenShift Enterprise onto a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform infrastructure using Heat templates. Through discussions and demonstrations, you’ll learn about:

  • Obtaining and deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.
  • Setting up a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4 Heat infrastructure.
  • Customizing Heat templates for OpenShift Enterprise.
  • Deploying OpenShift Enterprise using the customized Heat templates.
  • Deploying applications to the new OpenShift Enterprise infrastructure to confirm functionality.

This session is for anyone interested in application orchestration, especially those system administrators responsible for IaaS and/or PaaS. You’ll leave this session with the knowledge required to create your own cloud applications.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 4.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog (replay)

Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll start with the simple installation and configuration of Red Hat CloudForms. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you explore typical use cases for installing CloudForms into both new and existing environments. You’ll also set up a service catalog and work with provisioning workflow scenarios that vary from simple to advanced. Assistance will be provided throughout the lab by some of the most experienced Red Hat solution architects, consultants, and technical product managers who help our customers successfully create and manage their clouds.

This lab is also offered on Tuesday from 1:20-3:20 p.m..

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 3.0 / 5.0

Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Ben Breard — Solution architect, Red Hat
Rick Ring — Solution architect, Red Hat
Mike Watkins — Solution architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is coming! Through a guided presentation and lab, you’ll experience some of the new and enhanced features planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux beta release. The lab will cover:

  • Expected changes from Red hat Enterprise Linux version 6 to version 7.
  • Installation and upgrade options (Anaconda).
  • System start up and configuration (grub2, systemd).
  • Firewall management (firewall-cmd).
  • User interface (Gnome3).
  • Containers.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of new features and capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. A Red Hat solutions architect and a Global Support Services technical account manager, who speak with and help a variety of customers daily, will facilitate the lab.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 3.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Brandon Newell — Solution architect, Red Hat

Today’s storage landscape includes only a few solutions that address the explosive need for growth as well as the demands for new access methods and methodologies. Red Hat Storage Server was built from the ground up as a software-defined storage solution to address the needs of the modern datacenter. In this lab, you’ll gain hands-on experience with deployment, configuration, and accessing data using Red Hat Storage Server.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management

Diaa Radwan — Solution architect, Red Hat

As hands-on lab participants, you’ll learn how to set up an instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management. You’ll:

  • Install a basic operating system.
  • Configure host-based access control, centrally-manged users, groups, sudoers, automounts, and SELinux profiles using a web GUI.
  • Integrate with NFS, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.
  • Explore the high availability options for Red Hat Enterprise identity management.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Implementing storage with OpenStack

John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll investigate the configuration of Red Hat Storage Server, based on GlusterFS technology, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how to integrate Red Hat Storage Server with the Glance, Cinder, and Nova services to provide the image, volume, and ephemeral storage infrastructure common to every OpenStack implementation. As a bonus exercise, we’ll implement the object store built into Red Hat Storage Server via the Gluster-4-Swift components to provide Swift API cloud storage to our OpenStack environment.

Topics: Flexibility, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0