Red Hat Summit 5K: Run or walk your way through Boston

Whether you’re racing to win, getting in your daily exercise, or hoping to see Boston with a different perspective — the Red Hat Summit 5K(s) are for you. Join fellow Red Hat Summit and DevNation attendees for our annual 5K Run/Walk on Wednesday, June 24 at 6 a.m.

3 unique routes take you on a 3.1 mile trip through the city of Boston. Check out the maps below!

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5 reasons why Boston is worth exploring

BOSTON. Known for its rich history, thick accents, and multiple sports teams, this city has so much to offer!

You know Red Hat Summit is THE event to learn about the best open source solutions for your organization. But, do you know the best places to explore while you’re onsite in Boston, MA? Thanks to the Travel Channel, we can help. Check out this list of cool things to see and do, including places to eat and drink nearby — compiled through extensive research guided by our stomachs.

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Training and certification opportunities at Red Hat Summit 2015

We’re offering a lot of opportunities for you to connect with curriculum instructors, examiners, and developers at the 11th annual Red Hat Summit in Boston. Hands-on, solution-focused training and testing will help you get the most out of your Red Hat® environment and conference experience.

Some of these offers have limited capacity, so get signed up early to save your spot.

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Party tonight! Sponsored by IBM


It’s been a great week at our 10th annual Red Hat Summit, but we’re not done yet! After the 2nd full day of keynotes and breakout sessions, we’re excited to partner with IBM host all attendees at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.
> Learn more about the Exploratorium before you get to the party.

True to the open source way, we’re looking to YOU, Summit attendees, for feedback and participation. Four artists from Berklee School of Music are battling for your vote tonight in Summit’s first ever Battle of the Bands. Performers will include:

  • Emily Elbert
  • Salt Cathedral
  • Sierra Hull
  • Shea Rose

After the party, we’ll kick off the annual pub crawl. 6 bars are included in the walk back to Moscone South (map below!), so visit one or visit them all.


Monitoring OpenShift performance metrics with Datadog

Visibility into the health of your OpenShift gears just got easier. Datadog is pleased to announce the release of the Datadog cartridge for OpenShift, which collects metrics from OpenShift gears to allow for monitoring, graphing and alerting within Datadog. Importantly, this cartridge supports both scalable and non-scalable OpenShift deployments and in the case of scalable applications running on OpenShift, the Datadog Agent will be automatically installed and configured on every new gear that is auto-deployed.

Visualize OpenShift metrics and events
Immediately after the Datadog agent is installed on an OpenShift gear, CPU, I/O Wait, server status and system load metrics will begin to flow into Datadog and be available for graphing. Additionally, the metric agents will inherit “tags” from Chef, Puppet, or any other configuration management systems, and any additional custom attributes as defined by the user. These tags are then available to deep dive into certain areas of an environment.

Once the Datadog agent is deployed, these metrics will be available for graphing and events will flow into Datadog’s event stream so that users can follow the life of their OpenShift gears chronologically.

OpenShift metrics alerting
OpenShift users will be able to set up alerting on their OpenShift metrics as soon as the Datadog agent is installed on OpenShift gears. Of particular note, users will be able to alert on specific gears, or, on aggregated metrics from multiple gears working in unison to provide a service.

In addition to generating events in your stream, alerts can be set to go through email, HipChat, PagerDuty, or a number of other messaging services.

See all OpenShift gears and other servers on one page
Datadog collects data from OpenShift gears and any other servers running on-premise or on other cloud environments. These can all be seen on the same page and then filtered through based on metrics or tags related to these servers.

Correlating events from other systems with OpenShift Metrics
Datadog will not only collect data from OpenShift, but also, the metrics and events from all of the systems in your environment or custom applications via API ().

Users can then overlay the events from other systems over the collected OpenShift metrics to determine whether another system or piece of infrastructure may have impacted OpenShift gears.


Learn more about Datadog & OpenShift in the Datadog booth at Red Hat Summit today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A decade of collaboration: Red Hat Summit 2014


In 2005, the leading minds in open source technology came together in New Orleans, LA for the first ever Red Hat Summit. Since then, the Red Hat Summit has traveled to cities including Chicago, Boston, San Diego, and more, and has grown from a few hundred to a few thousand attendees.

We’ve integrated JBoss World and a few developer-focused events to create a comprehensive event agenda spanning community projects to enterprise-ready technology, satisfying interests of open source contributors and business leaders alike.

Miss any of the past nine events? Check out the highlights pages:





We’re excited for our 10th year of collaboration and innovation at Red Hat Summit, taking place in San Francisco for the first time. This year’s event is sure to be our biggest and best yet with more content than ever before. We’re sharing the main stage with some of our most strategic partners and spotlighting customer success stories in 50+ breakout sessions. We’re thrilled to have IBM as our Premier event sponsor for the 10th consecutive year, along with nearly 100 more Red Hat partners showcased in this year’s Partner Pavilion including Platinum sponsors Cisco, Dell, HP, and Intel.

If you’re joining us on-site, we’re glad you’re here. Be sure to check out the 10th anniversary area in the South upper lobby to see our decade of history in photos, videos, and more. If you couldn’t make it to San Francisco, don’t worry — you can stay tuned in with live streaming keynotes, breaking news, and tons of content on the event site. Here’s to another great Red Hat Summit!

RUN WITH RED HAT: Summit 5K registration open!


We’re excited to host our second-annual Red Hat Summit 5K in San Francisco! Join fellow attendees and Red Hat executives and staff for a 5K run through the city on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 a.m.

The run is free and open to all attendees who register for the race and wish to participate. Limited edition running shirts will be given to those who make a financial contribution of $20 or more. Please note: You must be present at the race to pick up your shirt. 

> View more details and register here.

All proceeds will go directly to TechSoup Global, an organization founded on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since 1987, TechSoup has connected a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction. We’re proud to support this organization’s efforts with the proceeds collected through the 2014 Red Hat Summit 5K.

Route details and map are listed below. We’re looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco soon!

> Register for the 5K and reserve a t-shirt today.




  • START at Moscone Convention Center (747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
  • Run towards 4th Street (~.09 mile)
  • Turn right on 4th Street and run to Mission Street (~.10 mile)
  • Turn right on Mission Street and run to The Embarcadero (~1 mile)
  • Turn right on The Embarcadero and run to 4th Street (~1.2 miles)
  • Turn right on 4th Street and run to the intersection of Howard and 4th Street (~.71 mile)
  • FINISH at the intersection of Howard and 4th Street

2 weeks left to register for Summit!

The 2014 Red Hat Summit is fast approaching! We’re kicking off our 10th annual event in less than 20 days.

It’s time to register or miss out on what is shaping up to be the best Red Hat customer event in our long history.

Here are a few key highlights to consider:

Contact your Red Hat sales representative today to unlock your lowest available rate, or call us directly at 888-REDHAT-1 to access savings of up to $700 off the published rate of $1695.

Don’t miss your chance to join us for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco!