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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 should drive competitive advantage.

Defining the Future with Red Hat Storage Geo-replication

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Dustin Black — Senior Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Storage provides a high-performance and scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solution to meet demanding workload needs without requiring high costs or over purchasing. Often when the world is introduced to such a novel technology, the best of us get creative, finding use cases that others may never have envisioned. So what happens when your grand vision seems unsupportable?

Join the chief architect, Mohit Anchlia, from Intuit, the makers of TurboTax, and Red Hat’s Dustin Black, and as they explore the successful partnership that solved a challenging problem in record time. Attendees will get a first-hand account of:

  • The business challenges and how Red Hat Storage became an integral part of the solution architecture
  • Intuit’s unique scenario and how GlusterFS geo-replication was transformed to meet aggressive business requirements
  • How Intuit’s strategic decision to partner with Red Hat, including the engagement of a storage-focused Red Hat Technical Account Manager (TAM), led to an entirely new and supportable codebase that drastically increased the performance and capabilities of geo-replication

In a few short months of engagement with Red Hat Global Support Services, Intuit and Red Hat not only exceeded the business and technical requirements, but drastically altered the landscape of the upstream code for the benefit of the open source community and the future Red Hat Storage users. Come learn how.

Location: Room 309

Topics: Cost savings, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 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.

Get the Most Value Out of Your Red Hat Subscription

Lance Phillips — Senior Director, Strategic Customer Engagement, Red Hat

Traditional technical support usually beings when a problem occurs. At Red Hat, our Global Support Services organization is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance through all phases of your technology lifecycle – not just when a problem occurs. Our mission is to help you meet business objectives by making it easier for you to plan, deploy, and maintain your Red Hat technology solutions.

In this session, Lance Phillips will demonstrate how Red Hat Global Support Services continues to earn subscriber loyalty with innovation that helps you take greater advantage of your Red Hat subscription relationship. He will cover recent improvements, including diagnostics and new tooling, that make it even easier to find solutions to many production and development problems.

Lance will also cover Red Hat’s Technical Account Manager (TAM) service. TAMs provide a designated technical resource and expert guidance that can help you incorporate best planning practices that lead to successful deployments and optimized production environments. A TAM also offers greater access to Red Hat engineering and product management teams.

You will leave this session with a better understanding of the benefits of your Red Hat subscription, our enhanced support capabilities, and the innovative tools and resources for applying these benefits to your demanding technology environment.

Location: Room 209

Topics: Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0