Dell and Red Hat’s OpenStack journey to the enterprise 

What do 2 leading IT companies do with a partnership that goes back 15 years? For Red Hat and Dell, the answer is to cultivate an integrated OpenStack solution specifically for enterprise private cloud deployment.

Dell’s Arkady Kanevsky, director of software development, and Randy Perryman, network and solution architect, joined Red Hat senior principal software engineer Steven Reichard to describe how the solution has come together over the last 18 months.

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Red Hat Training and Certification update

Red Hat Global Learning Services leaders Ken Goetz, Pete Hnath, Randolph Russell took turns addressing the technology training market, highlighting new features, courses, and plans for Red Hat’s training and certification programs.

They also used this breakout session to announce a special standing discount for Red Hat Certified Architects.

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Enterprise Containers 101 with Red Hat platform architect, Langdon White

This was a full session with a line out the door just minutes before it was schedule to start. A majority of the attendees self-identified as System Administrators. A handful were developers. Almost none had experience with containers.

Red Hat platform architect, Langdon White, has experience as a back-end developer, and the session was intended to walk the crowd through exactly how he built a container–and why.

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Red Hat Storage for mere mortals

Red Hat Chief Architect (and top presenter) Thomas Cameron’s SELinux for mere mortals breakout sessions are legendary. This year, Thomas decided to do for Gluster what he’s done for SELinux. Thus, the Red Hat Storage for Mere Mortals talk was born. This session offered a high-level overview of an install (from scratch) of Red Hat Gluster Storage 3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. He began with a quick history and architecture of Gluster, the upstream community project.

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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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Exploring open hyperconverged infrastructure solutions

One of the many joys of Red Hat Summit is the occasional peek into upstream projects and the rationale driving research and development. In this Summit breakout session, Sean Murphy, product manager, and Paul Cuzner, technical marketing lead, (both from the Red Hat Storage team) described some of the design considerations and testing that go into creating an open hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. The proposed model combines the oVirt virtualization management web application with Red Hat Gluster Storage, taking advantage of features in the just-released GlusterFS 3.7.x.

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