The countdown is on to the 2014 Red Hat Summit! This year’s agenda is designed to support and enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux administrators to achieve more with their deployments than ever before. We’re excited to offer 60+ RHEL-focused sessions, including a full track on what’s coming in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Check out some of the highlighted sessions, labs, and Power Training courses below, and view even more sessions here.
Though Red Hat offers a complete stack of solutions spanning the IT continuum, we are always committed to maintaining the value and choice that Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides.
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The Best Of track has some of the highest rated speakers and most popular topics according to Red Hat customers and Red Hat Summit alumni just like you. And this year’s lineup is no exception.
There are 15 tracks this year, and each track includes 12 breakout sessions across 3 days of the event. We also have 18 two-hour hands-on labs featuring Red Hat’s full portfolio of open source solutions. There’s a lot of great content, so dive into the full agenda now and find what’s right for you.
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Big data. Cloud computing. Commoditization of software. All are key aspects of modern technology—and they’re talked about a lot. But the real fundamental shift, according to Red Hat CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst, is how we innovate today. Whitehurst outlined his definition of innovation in his 2013 Red Hat Summit keynote on Tuesday evening. Previously, innovation involved an individual entrepreneur or in a small group. Today, open collaboration and innovation are what Whitehurst calls the new “social technology” that allows us to do things like move business functions to the cloud. Open innovation has three core characteristics:
- Allows users to solve their own problems
- Gets vendors to work together
- Focuses on continuous improvement
Why is this important today? Whitehurst says it’s because technology exists to support open innovation. In fact, he believes your technology choice is actually your innovation choice. And if you choose a proprietary, or closed, solution, you’re committing your business and resources to that solution for at least three years. Choosing an infrastructure solution isn’t like ordering from a Chinese menu, Whitehurst says. You’re actually choosing your businesses’ innovation model.
He made the case for open source technology and the cloud by stating that beyond Microsoft Azure, there isn’t a cloud computing model that’s not built on open source software.
In closing, Whitehurst reminded us all that we’re not attendees at Red Hat Summit—we’re participants.
“Innovation works when we collaborate, share ideas, and make connections,” Whitehurst said. “If it’s not here with these people, then when is it?”
When asked about his reaction to Whitehurst’s keynote, Red Hat Summit attendee Pankaj Gautam from Macys.com said, “I heard what I expected to hear from Red Hat regarding the power of open source technology.” He added that it’s difficult to get projects rolling with proprietary technology at Macys.com. He also thinks Red Hat solutions are the “direction we have to go” to innovate more quickly.