The RDO Community Represents at RedHat Summit, May 8-10

Over the past few weeks we’ve been gearing up for Red Hat Summit and now it’s almost here! We hope to see you onsite — there are so many great talks, events, and networking opportunities to take advantage of. From panels to general sessions to hands-on labs, chances are you’re going to have a hard time choosing which sessions to attend!

We’re particularly excited about the below talks, but the full schedule of talks related to RDO, RHOSP, TripleO, and Ceph is over here.

Once you’re sessioned-out, come swing by the RDO booth, shared with ManageIQ and Ceph to see our newly updated hardware demo.

OpenStack use cases: How businesses succeed with OpenStack

Have you ever wondered just how the world’s largest companies are using Red Hat OpenStack Platform?

In this session, we’ll look at some of the most interesting use cases from Red Hat customers around the world, and give you some insight into how they achieved their technical and digital successes. You’ll learn how top organizations have used OpenStack to deliver unprecedented value.

Date:Tuesday, May 8
Time:3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Location:Moscone West – 2007

Red Hat OpenStack Platform: The road ahead

OpenStack has reached a maturity level confirmed by wide industry adoption and the amazing number of active production deployments, with Red Hat a lead contributor to the project. In this session, we’ll share where we are investing for upcoming releases.

Date:Tuesday, May 8
Time:4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Location:Moscone West – 2007

Production-ready NFV at Telecom Italia (TIM)

Telecom Italia (TIM) is the first large telco in Italy to deploy OpenStack into production. TIM chose to deploy a NFV solution based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform for its cloud datacenter and put critical VNFs—such as vIMS and vEPC—into production for its core business services. In this session, learn how TIM worked with Red Hat Consulting, as well as Ericsson as VNF vendor and Accenture as system integration, to set up an end-to-end NFV environment that matched its requirements with complex features like DPDK, completely automated.

Date:Wednesday, May 9
Time:11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:Moscone West – 2002

Scalable application platform on Ceph, OpenStack and Ansible

How do you take a Ceph environment providing Cinder block storage to Openstack from a handful of nodes in a PoC environment all the way up to an 800+ node production environment, while serving live applications? In this session we will have two customers talking about how they did this and lessons learned! At Fidelity, they learned a lot about scaling hardware, tuning Ceph parameters, and handling version upgrades (using Ansible automation!). Solera Holdings Inc committed to modernizing the way Applications are developed and deployed with the need for highly performant, redundant and cost effective Object-Storage grew tremendously. After an successful PoC with Ceph Storage, Red Hat was chosen as a solution partner due to their excellence in customer experience and support as well as expertise in Ansible, as Solera iwill automate networking equipment (Fabric, Firewalls, Load-balancers) .

In addition to committing to reducing expensive enterprise SAN storage Solera also decided to commit to a new Virtualization strategy and building up a new IaaS to tackle challenges such as DBaaS and leveraging its newly built SDS backend for OpenStack while using the new SDS capabilities via iscsi to meet existing storage demands on VMware.

Solera will share why they chose RedHat as partner, how it has impacted and benefited Developers and DevOps Engineers alike and where the road will be taking us. Come to this session to hear about how both Fidelity and Solera Holdings Inc did it and what benefits were learned along the way!

Date:Thursday, May 10
Time:1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Location:Moscone West – 2007

Building and maintaining open source communities

Being successful in creating an open source community requires planning, measurements, and clear goals. However, it’s an investment that can pay off tenfold when people come together around a shared vision. Who are we targeting, how can we achieve these goals, and why does it matter to the bigger business strategy?

In this panel you’ll hear from Amye Scarvada (Gluster), Jason Hibbets (, Greg DeKoenigsberg (Ansible), and Leslie Hawthorn (Open source and standards, Red Hat) as they share first-hand experiences about how open source communities have directly attributed to the success of a product, as well as best practices to build and maintain these communities. It will be moderated by Mary Thengvall (Persea Consulting), who after many years of building community programs is now working with companies who are building out a developer relations strategy.

Date:Thursday, May 10
Time:2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Location:Moscone West – 2007

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Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, both personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster communities, and has been working with various developer communities for over 10 years. After several years of building community programs at O’Reilly Media, Chef Software, and SparkPost, she’s now consulting and contracting with companies looking to build out a Developer Relations strategy.