Summit sneak peek: Container and object storage

Storage, containers, and objects

Isn’t it funny how storage, containers, and objects mean something quite different in the IT world than they do in everyday life? You can find all 3 at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Key announcements at this year’s event include object storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage, and container-native storage with Red Hat Gluster Storage. Learn more about new features, enhancements, and technology previews at the Red Hat Storage Blog.

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DevNation: Lessons from astronauts for developers

DevNation main hallway

Sam Atkinson proposes that most—maybe even all—developers love space. Even those who don’t probably love Chris Hadfield, the guitar-strumming astronaut who covered David Bowie’s Space Oddity from the International Space Station. These 2 topics are closely related, obviously, but not-so-obviously, they’re both highly relevant to developers who want better and safer development practices and processes. Here are a few highlights from Atkinson’s fast-paced, clever talk about applying lessons from the history of space exploration to modern development practices.

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Red Hat Mobile: A walkthrough of the platform

DevNation is off to a great start and if you missed Cian Clarke’s overview of Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, I feel bad for you, son. And if you like live demos and real-world examples from your presenters, I feel extra bad. Cian broke his talk down to 3 slides and 40+ minutes of demos. We’ll get to that later, but let’s get some general info out of the way first.

What’s a mobile application platform?

For those that haven’t spent much time with mobile app platforms, Cian made it easy to see the power of being able to iterate fast, push updates, and track the progress of your mobile apps. Red Hat Mobile Application Platform gives you all of that and more.

Why a do I need a platform?

A mobile app platform is important if you’re dealing with multiple apps, multiple mobile form factors (tablets, phones, watches, etc), multiple back-end systems, developers, versions, etc. Basically, if you’re an enterprise working in mobile at all, a platform can help you manage everything–across multiple teams–from a central tool.

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Go upstream at Summit Community Central



At Red Hat Summit 2016, you’ll see the power of participation at work. The Red Hat® technologies that help you keep your business moving start with community participation. That’s why we feature many of our key communities in the Community Central area. At Community Central, you’ll meet principal community leaders and participants who are making the future of open source even better than it is today.

Community Central is located alongside the Partner Pavilion, on level 1 of Moscone Center West. Visit any time the Pavilion’s open. Refer to the Red Hat Summit agenda, or the Summit mobile app, for details.

Here are some of the communities you’ll see at Community Central this year:

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Our largest Partner Pavilion to date

Each year, we join forces with some of the most innovative technology organizations, and this year is no exception.

We’re proud to have more than 100 sponsors joining us at Red Hat Summit 2016. In the Partner Pavilion, you can connect with thousands of technology experts in booths, mini-theater sessions, and more.

Check out the map, and start planning your stops.


Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit


Federal government spends roughly 80 percent of its $80 billion annual IT budget on maintaining legacy systems.  Well, it’s about time that these systems are modernized.  However, when migrating legacy environments to microservices and the cloud, it is not just the systems and applications that need to go through modernization.  Shake up your integration strategy to enable digital transformation, says VP & Gartner Fellow Massimo Pezzini.  This includes the approach and techniques used for enterprise integration.  What may have worked in the past will no longer be applicable going forward.  “Integration is dead. Long live integration!” screams the title of this session on the Integration track at the Red Hat Summit — hinting at the continuing need for enterprise integration with modernized approaches. This comes across loud and clear when I take a look at the sessions on this track.  Join me as I explain why Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit.

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