Burr Sutter & company blow your mind at Red Hat Summit

The best demos are live demos. They’re intense, fast-paced, and full of excitement–for the audience, of course. The presenters never want excitement. They want everything to work as expected. And the keynote demo this morning delivered all of that and more.

“Think of this as our flying trapeze act.”

Burr Sutter, Red Hat’s director of developer experience, gave a demo that spoke to the core of Red Hat Summit: The developers. The operations teams. Those that do. This demo built on the concepts that Paul Cormier addressed earlier in the morning. Developers feel many pains in their day-to-day lives and need resources to make apps work, then into production. Even getting their environment set up properly can be a chore. File tickets. Wait. Hope. Get resources. Code. Rise and repeat.

On the other side, operations teams are constantly getting barraged with requests from developers. Ticket after ticket comes in requesting resources. But developers don’t understand all that ops have to deal with. Dependencies, requests, patches, updates, more tickets, more requests, more updates. It’s impossible to keep up with.

DevOps to the rescue

The power of DevOps is that these teams can be linked together in culture, processes, and tools. What if you had a way to automate all of this? A single place for everyone to work together and cast aside the madness. A way to get to production faster, using containers, and continuously integrating and delivering. And what if you could see it live at the Red Hat Summit? Yeah, that’d be cool…

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Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

“It takes a village to launch an app.”

Cathal McGloin, vice president and general manager of Red Hat Mobile Platforms, was referring to the collaboration and rapid mobile app deployment capabilities of Red Hat’s new Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platform. McGloin joined Javier Perez, director of consulting at Red Hat, to outline some of the history, capabilities, and features of this new Red Hat offering, which was formerly known as FeedHenry.

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

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

Red Hat Certification update, changes, & roadmap

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.

Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists

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.

NFV through Intel’s Open Network Platform for servers

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.

Innovation in the enterprise with OpenStack

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.