Implementing storage with OpenStack

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.

Scholastic moves to the cloud with 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 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.

Development & governance with Red Hat Fuse Service Works

Red Hat 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.

Red Hat subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime

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.

Deep dive into jBPM6

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.

Support best practices: Optimizing your support experience

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.

Integrate your BPMS processes with Red Hat Fuse Service Works

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 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 Fuse Service Works.
  • Detail the integration between Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta and Fuse Service Works.
  • Highlight the features and capabilities of each product.

Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS

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.