Watson Developers Cloud: Build a new generation of apps

For the first time, IBM is making its IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud. Watson Developers Cloud will enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence. This will spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software application providers–ranging from start-up companies to established enterprises.

Together with IBM, these business partners share a vision for creating a new class of cognitive applications that transform how businesses and consumers make decisions. In this session, you’ll learn more about this game-changing initiative and you’ll see a live demonstration of the Watson API in action.

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

In this session, we’ll provide an update on the current state of the GlusterFS community and discuss future directions of the project. Attendees will learn:

  • Details on new features in the recent GlusterFS 3.5 and 3.6 releases.
  • What lies ahead in GlusterFS 4.
  • How GlusterFS is being integrated with other projects in the open source ecosystem, including OpenStack, oVirt, and Apache Hadoop.
  • Use cases.

Open, software-defined storage: The new priority for modern datacenters

Datacenter modernization is a priority for everyone working with virtualization, cloud, hybrid, and fabric architectures and technologies. Yet, traditional approaches to traditional data management are like anchoring your modern speedboat with cement. Enter open software-defined storage, a new approach to storage that brings applications closer to data while adding agility and intelligence.

In this new world of big data and open cloud environments like OpenStack, open, software-defined storage enables you to deploy storage how you need to, when you need to, and where you need to: in the cloud, in virtual or physical environments.

In this session, you’ll learn how customers are changing their relationships with traditional storage vendors and capitalizing on today’s economics with Red Hat Storage Server. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of software-defined storage and if you’re ready to capitalize on it.

Red Hat Storage Server on IBM: A proven platform

IBM is leading the industry in disk-dense, big data servers. Red Hat is leading the industry with emerging software-defined solutions. Red Hat Storage Server on the IBM System x3650 M4 BD platform delivers a solution designed for big data, high performance, a small footprint, and horizontal scalability.

In this session, we’ll discuss how Red Hat Storage Server powers this x86 system configurable with up to 56 terabytes of low-cost storage, transforming it from a box of disk drives into an affordable, powerful, scalable, and open, software-defined storage environment. We’ll also detail a case study from a customer running virtualized servers and virtualized storage on IBM x86 servers, all powered by Red Hat software.

Exploring big data & analytics for innovative business results

Data is emerging as the world’s newest resource for competitive advantage. As the value of insight from data continues to grow, companies are struggling with their current systems to keep pace as their present IT infrastructures and IT budgets can’t keep up with the increased demand for insights and the volume of data.

In this session, we’ll explore how top-performing organizations confront this reality by taking a different approach. You’ll learn how companies are gaining competitive advantage with new innovation and design that puts data to work faster with their Linux solutions. These systems are easy to consume and manage with open source technologies, simplified virtualization management, and flexible capabilities.

Using Red Hat Storage Server with HP ultrascale solutions for big data

Struggling to cost-effectively manage growing amounts of data while extracting more value from them? Join us to learn how running Red Hat Storage Server on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers offers massive scalability, high performance, and volume economics for storage of all kinds of unstructured data. In particular, you’ll learn about the 2-node ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server series, which offers scalable and cost-effective solutions for creating a large file and object store, deploying an enterprise drop box or cloud storage for service providers, and establishing a nearline archive.

Big data today & tomorrow

Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss how big data is quickly becoming enterprise ready. Panelists from leading big data companies will discuss different use cases as well as the challenges of big data adoption in the enterprise today. Take part in this interactive discussion to better understand what changes big data is driving in the enterprise, and how it’s evolving in open hybrid cloud architectures. Come prepared to share your opinions and questions.

Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare

In this panel, you’ll interact with a panel of customers as they discuss Red Hat technologies in U.S. healthcare—from hospital to insurance to government agencies. Learn why they rely on open source technology as a foundation of their infrastructures. They’ll share information about the technology decisions they’ve made and tips and best practices for successful technology implementations.