Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit


Federal government spends roughly 80 percent of its $80 billion annual IT budget on maintaining legacy systems.  Well, it’s about time that these systems are modernized.  However, when migrating legacy environments to microservices and the cloud, it is not just the systems and applications that need to go through modernization.  Shake up your integration strategy to enable digital transformation, says VP & Gartner Fellow Massimo Pezzini.  This includes the approach and techniques used for enterprise integration.  What may have worked in the past will no longer be applicable going forward.  “Integration is dead. Long live integration!” screams the title of this session on the Integration track at the Red Hat Summit — hinting at the continuing need for enterprise integration with modernized approaches. This comes across loud and clear when I take a look at the sessions on this track.  Join me as I explain why Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit.

Summit sneak peek: Open Source Stories

Open source hits the big screen

Open source was popularized long ago with Linux, but it’s everywhere now. And it’s doing more than helping companies innovate.

From cancer support groups and maker movements to food production and citizen-run government apps, open development has grown into the default innovation model for the 21st century, affecting every facet of life.

What are Open Source Stories?

With Open Source Stories, Red Hat documents and celebrates the impact of open source on everyday lives. It could be an open healthcare initiative that calls for a universal medical data hub.Or a high school program that empowers students to operate a laptop help desk. Or a foundation that turns open source 3D printing into prosthetic hands for children. From global movements to individual accomplishments, we shine a light on the people who are bringing open source thinking from tech and business out into the world.

Continuous IT optimization evolves purposeful business modernization at Red Hat Summit

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“Your company has to change and adapt or it will go out of business”. So reads the abstract for the session by Christian Posta on SOA to microservices—continuous modernization with microservices and containers .  Fact is there are many “good-old” logos that have been impacted by change.  Remember Blockbuster? Kodak? Borders? As Charlie Feld asserted during his keynote about the enterprises of today at the Evanta CIO Summit in Chicago last year, “If you don’t like change, you will hate extinction!”.  Posta’s session at the Red Hat summit is particularly interesting because it highlights the continuous evolution of legacy architectures while purposefully modernizing the business to leverage state-of-the-art technological and architectural paradigms. “Just uber-jar everything” is a gross misnomer when evolving from SOA to the reality of microservices.  No matter where you are on your enterprise transformation journey, please join me in this tour of the sessions on the Modernization and IT optimization track.

Summit sneak peek: Ansible, Atomic Host, and containers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing Ansible to install containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a useful Linux distribution because its small footprint makes it ideal for hosting container deployments. Ansible is an automation tool with an elegant simplicity that allows you to orchestrate containers and everything around them.

In this Summit session, Greg and Matt will show you (in gory detail) how to use Ansible and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host together to build, manage, and scale your container infrastructure.

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Ansible community guy who thinks about a lot of container stuff. He has more than a decade of open source project and community leadership experience, including time as the Fedora Project Leader and head of the Fedora Project Board during his first stint at Red Hat.

Matt Micene is a solutions architect for DLT who does a lot of container stuff, and sometimes writes about it.  He’s earned both his RHCE and RHCA accreditations and was a 2010 RHCE of the Year.

10:15 a.m., Room 3007
Thursday, June 30
Technical difficulty: 4 (out of 5)
See the session catalog >

Cool Stuff Store at Red Hat Summit

Can’t wait to get your hands on some Red Hat branded gear? The Red Hat Cool Stuff Store will be open from 7am-3:30pm TuesdayThursday (June 28-30) during Red Hat Summit. We’ll have polos, jackets, pens, travel cups, and many more items from our company store. While you’re there, be sure to grab this year’s official Red Hat Summit tee.

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Come say hello to us in Moscone North (just past the registration desk). Can’t make it during the event? Most items are for sale at our online shop:

Self-paced labs at Red Hat Summit

Red Hat Summit 2016: Self-paced labs

Choose from 50+ labs featuring a range of Red Hat products and solutions to complete at your own pace, on your own time. Self-paced labs are available each day from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hands-on labs are available for topics such as:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat JBoss Middleware
  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • OpenShift
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Atomic and Containers

Don’t forget, these labs fill up fast! Add them to your Red Hat Summit agenda today.

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Get Creative at Summit: Collaborative Coloring Project

Leave Your Mark on Red Hat Summit 2016

In addition to world-class speakers, hands-on training and excellent networking, attendees at Red Hat Summit will have a new way to “make their marks” on this year’s event – by participating in a one of a kind collaborative coloring project.

Participating couldn’t be easier – attendees just have to visit The Creative Loft area on the third floor of Moscone North, find the booth and pick up their favorite color Sharpie. From there, it’s all up to the imagination.

Remember to post pictures of your contribution on Twitter or Instagram using #RHSummit.

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Discover What Happens When Participation Meets Social Media

Red Hat will bring the power of participation to life with the #RHSummit Mosaic – an interactive piece of art, composed of photos shared on social media.

Over the course of this year’s Summit (June 27th – June 30th), the mosaic will be hand assembled on site, with 3,200 individual photographs combining to reveal a special message.

Participation is easy and we’re hoping that those interested around the world get in on the action. All you have to do is share a photo on Twitter or Instagram (your account must be set to public) and tag it with #RHSummit. With a little bit of luck, your photo will be printed out on-site in San Francisco and added to the mosaic.  And don’t think you have to wait until Summit starts! We want to include photos of the entire Summit experience, including the journey to San Francisco!

Those of you who will be attending Summit can also have your favorite conference pictures printed instantly by using #RedHatPrint. Stop by Moscone North on the first floor to pick up your 1.5” keepsake.

Track the progress of the mosaic as the design unfolds on-site at Summit or on social media by following

Twitter: @RedHatway           Snapchat: RedHatSnaps

This unique mosaic will be a reflection of everyone who participated in this year’s Summit, from in-person to social media. We can’t wait for you all to share your experiences.

Example of a completed mosaic
Example of a completed mosaic