Hear from your peers at Red Hat Summit

Proven use cases and real world examples from Red Hat customers always make for some of the best Red Hat Summit sessions, and this year is no exception.

Some of the customer sessions already getting attention on the 2014 agenda include:

> Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat
Santosh Satyan: Manager, Application Development, Scholastic
Daryn McCool: Digital & e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic
Jerome Boutaud: Senior product manager, Red Hat

> Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise
Anderson Dang: Systems administrator, PayPal
Mike McGrath: Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Dan Trainor: Consultant, Red Hat

> Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare
Rob Barker: Director, Application development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi: Senior IT manager, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun: CEO, OSEHR
Host: Don Frederick: Senior solution architect, Red Hat

> Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat
Joseph Antony: Manager, Cloud, Online & Data-centric Services, Australian National University
Rimma Iontel: Distinguished member of technical staff, Verizon
Matt Walburn: Enterprise IT infrastructure architect, Target
James Weatherell: HPC Linux engineer III, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Register before Early Bird pricing ends on Friday, March 7 to secure a lowered rate, or contact your Red Hat sales representative today to unlock your discounted customer rate on a full conference pass.

Join Red Hat in San Francisco on April 14-17 for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit.


Roll up your sleeves for 18 hands-on labs

Why are hands-on labs at Red Hat Summit an attendee favorite year after year? It’s probably the direct access to the technology, instructor-led approach, and 2-hour dedicated time to make sure everyone’s expectations are met, but we’ll let you decide.

Here are a few hands-on lab highlights for this year:


Breakout sessions are open to all, but the 18 hands-on labs have limited capacity so advance sign up is required. Register now for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit and reserve your lab seat before they fill up!


Achieve more with your Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments at Summit

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.

Track Session title Speaker(s)
Best of SELinux for mere mortals Thomas Cameron
Best of Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmaps Denise Dumas & Paul Frields
Road to RHEL 7 Next generation high-availability Linux clustering Thomas Cameron & John Harrigan
Road to RHEL 7 Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Bhavna Sarathy, Bob Kozdemba, & Linda Wang
Road to RHEL 7 Migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations to new major versions David Cantrell & Paul Frields
Best of Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Larry Woodman & Douglas “Shak” Shakshober
Best of Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices Roger Lopez & Sanjay Rao
Hands-on labs Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Ben Breard, Rick Ring, & Mike Watkins
Hands-on labs Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Christoph Doerbeck, Johnray Fuller, & Daniel Walsh
Hands-on labs Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Christoph Doerbeck & Jonathan Brassow
Power Training Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hands-on preview  Red Hat Training


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.

Join us in San Francisco on April 14-17, 2014 for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit.


The BEST sessions are back!

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.

Join Red Hat for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco to advance your IT with the power of open source.


Full agenda now available for 2014 Red Hat Summit






The 2014 Red Hat Summit agenda has 15 tracks, more than 160 breakout sessions, and 18 two-hour hands-on labs with capacity for 80+ people each. Sessions this year focus on practical and proven Red Hat solutions for datacenter optimization, application development, and building your path to an open hybrid cloud.


  • The Road to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Application Development
  • Application and Platform Infrastructure
  • Business & IT Strategy Alignment
  • Cloud Readiness
  • IT Efficiency
  • Taste of Training
  • And many more!

Sessions have also been sorted based on the topics Red Hat customers are asking about every day, like big data, security, scalability, and much more. You can use selected keywords to search for the sessions featuring even more topics that interest you.

> Check out the full agenda now.

Join Red Hat for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on April 14-17, 2014. Early Bird pricing is available through March 7th, so register now!

Jim Whitehurst keynote kicks off Red Hat Summit 2013

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:

  1. Allows users to solve their own problems
  2. Gets vendors to work together
  3. 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.