Red Hat Summit 2012

Summit. JBoss World. Presented by Red Hat.

IBM is the Premier Sponsor of Red Hat Summit

IBM is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of Red Hat Summit 2012.

The Red Hat Summit co-located with JBoss World bring together engineers, business decision makers, developers, and community enthusiasts to learn about the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, and systems management technologies. By attending, you’ll gain the best knowledge in the industry through: technical and business sessions, hands-on labs and demos, customer case studies, networking opportunities, partner displays, visionary keynotes, and direct collaboration with Red Hat and JBoss engineers.

For more information about this event and to register, go here  (link resides outside of .

Build a smater planet with IBMAs the Premier Sponsor of Red Hat Summit, IBM has a keynote presentation, break-out sessions and a booth with technology showcases.

IBM Keynote Presentation

Robert LeBlancOpen Technologies for the Next Era of Computing
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
6:00 pm ET
Main Hall
Robert LeBlanc
Senior Vice President, IBM Corporation


Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM

Robert LeBlanc has global responsibilities for strategy and management of IBM software platforms, including Cloud and Workload Optimized Systems, Big Data, Mobile Enterprise, and Security Intelligence. Mr. LeBlanc also chairs IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive team responsible for setting IBM’s technology agenda.

Mr. LeBlanc has long advocated IBM's participation in the open source community. When serving as Vice President of IBM Software Strategy, he was responsible for crafting the Linux strategy for the IBM company. Since joining IBM in 1981, he has held a number of technical, strategy, and sales leadership positions throughout the company’s Software, Services, and Systems groups.


Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of the IBM Software Group, discusses how and why the hardware provider partners with Red Hat to power tomorrow’s IT.

IBM Panel Discussion

KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Room: #309

Open virtualization with KVM is rapidly gaining traction in the market as a cost-effective, enterprise-class virtualization alternative. IBM System x has been tuned especially for KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to deliver optimal performance, scalability and security. Join Jean Staten Healy - Director Worldwide Linux and Open Virtualization, IBM - as she moderates a panel discussion with members of the open virtualization ecosystem on why KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization work so well on IBM System x, and what business value your organization can get out of these solutions.

Jean Staten Healy, Director, WW Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization

Wes Ganeko, IBM STG North American System x Sales Executive
Dmitri Joukovski, Vice President of Product Management, Acronis
Carl Trieloff, Director Open Source and Standards, Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Gilad Zlotkin, Vice President Virtualization and Management, Radware

IBM Presentations

Transforming applications for open cloud with KVM virtual appliances

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Room: #306

AJ Johnson, Development Manager, ISV Systems Software and Cloud
Steven Perry, Director, ISV Marketing – IBM Systems & Technology Group

Reduce deployment times up to 90%, accelerate client’s time to value and gain access to new markets with KVM-based virtual appliances and IBM PureSystems Centre. Virtual appliances are a basic foundation in the journey to open virtualization and cloud. Leveraging virtual appliances can accelerate deployments from weeks/days to hours/minutes and free up critical staff to focus on strategic initiatives, lowering overall operating costs. IBM is working with business partners to create KVM-based virtual appliances and building an ecosystem of partner solutions that are easily deployable into open cloud environments. The IBM Virtual Appliance Factory is designed to help ISVs create virtual appliances with Web 2.0 tools, processes and an activation engine to automate the “build once, deploy-to-many” model. Hear several case studies of IBM Business Partners who have significantly reduced deployment times and joined a new ecosystem of solutions optimized for IBM’s new family of expert-integrated systems. Join us to learn how to transform your application by leveraging virtual appliances, KVM and joining the IBM PureSystems ecosystem of solutions.

Bringing Cloud to life with IBM SmartCloud Services

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Room: #304

Fausto Bernardini, Director, Distinguished Engineer, Global Technology Services, IBM
Patrick Kerpan, CEO and CTO, Cohesive FT
Businesses are under pressure to accelerate time to market for new products and services and reduce costs. Success requires rapid access to IT infrastructure, storage & virtual server environments. Resource provisioning should be dynamic and available on-demand. Platforms should enable organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, manage & integrate applications - supporting migration of traditional and higher availability applications to meet demand and control costs. Learn about the next generation of advanced IaaS and PaaS cloud platforms. Built on the IBM SmartCloud architecture, these security rich, agile, pay-as-you-go environments give organizations the technology and choices to drive faster time to value, and market differentiation. This session will include exciting product demonstrations by IBM and CohesiveFT.

Developing for PowerLinux

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Room: #309

Jeff Scheel, IBM PowerLinux Chief Architect
If you're trying to realize the Linux promise of single source, multiple platform solutions, you'll want to leverage common tools as much as possible. IBM's new SDK for PowerLinux combines the traditional Eclipse development framework of source code and project management tooling with Power-specific analytical tools for porting and optimizing your application. Join us at this session to learn how IBM and Red Hat enable you to deliver top-tier applications on a platform that provides better performance, resilience, and acquisition costs than commodity hardware.

Value of IBM Databases on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Friday, June 29, 2012
Room: #309

Conor O'Mahony — Program Director, Database Software, IBM
With DB2 9.7, IBM has significantly reduced the risk and cost associated with database migration. Applications built to run on comparable Oracle databases require few or no code changes to run on DB2 and moving to DB2 could be a matter of days or weeks. Analysts and customers agree that moving to DB2 is easier, faster, and less expensive than what many expect. The results have been astounding as clients have reported up to a 50% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) over a three-year period.

Extreme Virtualization and Cloud Enablement with Linux and IBM Mainframes

Friday, June 29, 2012
Room: #306

Carlos Ordonez, STG Power & z Systems, zNTC Linux Tech Support, Software Designer System z
IT spending on system management, hardware sprawl, power and cooling and software licensing has been growing out of control for a lot of companies Hear the latest technology news from IBM combined with Red Hat Linux to save money and enable a cloud. Learn about how the features of IBM's System z hardware and legacy for virtualization add unique and critical value to enterprise workloads running on Linux. Linux on System z has abilities unseen on any platform while maintaining the value Linux portability and open source development. If you already use Linux on the mainframe, come hear about what's new. If you don't, come to find out why you should be considering System z for your virtualization, consolidation, cloud and new workload deployments.

IBM Booth

Visit IBM at Red Hat Summit in booth #2506 where we are showcasing our latest and greatest platform technologies, including:

IBM PowerLinux
Deliver services faster, with higher quality and superior economics.
Industry standard Linux. Solutions tuned to the task.

IBM SmartCloud™ Services
Enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS cloud services

IBM System z™
Efficiency of one. Flexibility of many. Best fit for all.
Freedom through design.

IBM System X®
Maximize memory, minimize cost and simplify deployment.
Achieve a better future, faster.

IBM PureSystems™
Optimized for performance, virtualized for efficiency, designed for cloud.
A new family of expert integrated systems.

KVM Hot Spot
Open Enterprise Virtualization
Cost effective, advanced security, a smarter choice

Open Virtualization Alliance Booth

Visit the Open Virtualization Alliance at Red Hat Summit in booth #2432.

Open Virtualization AllianceThe Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) is an industry consortium focused on fostering awareness and market adoption of open virtualization and KVM, the open-source hypervisor, as an enterprise-class choice. Over 250 companies have already joined the OVA. Learn more here (link resides outside of IBM) .

IBM, along with HP, Intel and Red Hat, is a founding and governing member of the Open Virtualization Alliance.
IBM is proud to support the Open Virtualization Alliance at Red Hat Summit.

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