Looking for DevNation 2017 CFP

You may have seen (or maybe missed) that in 2017, DevNation will be folded into Red Hat Summit 2017.

The CFP deadline has been pushed back to December 16, so I look forward to seeing your submissions for application development!

Speakers:  submit your Application Development proposals today!
  1. Submit your proposal on the Summit CFP site [1] and tag it with the primary theme of Application Development.
  2. We’re interested in advanced technical topics of all developer-related topics, but especially looking for sessions on: Microservices, MicroProfile, Containers, .NET, modern coding practices, CI/CD, DevOps, cloud/OpenShift, Mobile, Eclipse / Che, IoT, Node.js / Javascript, Software Collections, C++, performance tools, etc.
  3. Got a developer topic that’s not listed in item 2?  Submit it.

[1] Submit your proposals at redhat.com/summit and check out the guide at http://redhat.slides.com/events/2017-red-hat-summit-submission-guide#/

 


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More about DevNation:  DevNation 2014 was our inaugural open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. View some of the DevNation 2015 session recordings here.  DevNation 2016 will be in San Francisco, USA, the week of June 26.  Be sure to follow its status and register at www.devnation.org.

Red Hat Summit, DevNation, and an Application Development call for papers

Red Hat Summit has always catered to multiple user roles and this year will be no different.  What will be different in 2017 is an expanded focus on professional application developers much like DevNation has done in recent years.  As such, we will not be hosting a separate DevNation event alongside Summit 2017. Instead, Summit will include more advanced Application Development sessions, CodeStarters, labs, birds of a feathers, a new “Developer Zone” in the expo area, and much more.
What does this mean for you?
  • Attendees:  Every attendee can now access everything that’s developer-related and at no extra cost.
  • Speakers:  You now have a larger audience to share your application development story, plus you and co-presenters get access to the entire Summit event.
Speakers:  submit your Application Development proposals today!

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More about DevNation:  DevNation 2014 was our inaugural open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. View some of the DevNation 2015 session recordings here.  DevNation 2016 will be in San Francisco, USA, the week of June 26.  Be sure to follow its status and register at www.devnation.org.

Red Hat Keynote Mobile App

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This year’s middleware keynote address at Red Hat Summit talked about microservices, the power of the pipeline, and how developers and devops can work together to release code to production at a much higher rate.

The keynote also demonstrated how releases can be shipped so you can switch from the existing deployment to a new deployment (blue/green deployments), and demonstrated how to roll out a canary deployment to a subset of users to test out new features. (If the canary “dies”, roll the deployment back. If it lives, gradually ramp up the release of the deployment until all users receive the new code. )

To show all of this off, we needed to create something visual, where users could see the deployments change right in front of their eyes. That’s where the Red Hat Keynote Mobile Application came in.

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Summit Live Blog: Middleware security: Authentication, authorization, and auditing services

As you would expect, security is a key focus for Red Hat.  Secure by default is more than a goal, it is a guiding principle across all product lines.  Middleware is no exception and there are some amazing things going on in this space. Divya Mehra and Vikas Kumar of Red Hat walked us through some of the recent innovations, including the recently released Red Hat SSO, product built upon KeyCloak. Derek Walker of SWIFT also spoke about how the leading financial system message broker relies upon JBoss Fuse for secure messaging.

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Security is one of the most important topics in computing today, it can be separated into three key pillars and further mapped into middleware features:

  • Confidentiality
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
  • Integrity
    • Audit logging
    • non-repudiation
  • Availability
    • Clustering
    • Guaranteed Delivery

In short, Red Hat JBoss Middleware is secure and open source throughout the entire product line, giving customers increased assurances, such as:

  • Known, fully open source components
    • built securely from source
  • Proactive security notifications and fixes
  • Standards-based
    • OpenJDK
    • SAML 2.0, Kerberos, OpenID Connect
    • TLS, WS-security

Red Hat SSO is the newest member of this product line, providing a brand new server for complete identity management federation:

  • SAML 2.0
  • OpenID Connect
  • OAuth 2.0

It also comes with client adapters, allowing customers to easily integrate their applications with Red Hat SSO or other standard-compliant identity provider.

Red Hat SSO server is a complete, stand-alone product and is Red Hat’s solution for web-based federation.  It can interface with Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) for integration with internal corporate identity management.  It can also work with Active Directory and plain LDAP.  There is native OpenStack and OpenShift integration with Red Hat SSO coming down the line as well.

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More about DevNation:  DevNation 2014 was our inaugural open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. View some of the DevNation 2015 session recordings here.  DevNation 2016 will be in San Francisco, USA, the week of June 26.  Be sure to follow its status and register at www.devnation.org.


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Summit Live Blog: Building Exascale Active Archives with Red Hat Ceph Storage

Software defined storage is a leading technology in our industry with more and more platforms and enterprises are using software defined storage (SDS) to store unstructured data. Today, object storage is a primary workload on SDS as organizations are looking to implement active archives for enhanced access and long term storage. Red Hat’s Steve Bohac and Neil Levine covered the bright future for SDS: object storage, active archives, and how Red Hat Ceph provides a solid foundation for all of your storage needs.

First, some vocabulary:

An object is a certain piece of data and associated metadata. This is not a file!

Object storage does not include hierarchical naming system like file systems. Instead, objects are stored in a flat structure and grouped into pools. Access is provided only by a specific object ID.

An active archive is an archive that is:

  • always online
  • write once, read infrequently, never modified
  • heterogeneous media types
  • unstructured data

Active Archives, Object Storage, and Red Hat Ceph

Active archives are driven by two trends: data capacity needs are continually growing and the price per byte of storage is declining. This pushes enterprises to be aggressive in data storage. Active archives help organizations get the most utility.

OK cool, how do I use active archives to enable my business? Mobile and web apps that perform at scale use active archives to power dynamic content to millions of users, digital libraries can use active archives to store and retrieve multimedia content, and historical big data projects need someplace to store all that data. Object storage is a great mechanism for storing active archives as the functionality provided (flat system, metadata aware, distributed scale) are all requirements of an active archive system.

So you know you want active archives and object storage is the way to go, how do we get there? Red Hat Ceph is well suited for storing large data sets because of its underlying RADOS layer, which scales the object store peer-to-peer. It also has an efficient access mechanism (RGW) and can work on a variety of hardware. All of this is on top of an open source framework, which makes it a reliable storage solution that can scale to meet the needs of the most extreme workloads.

Best practices

The biggest hardware issue is the ratio of storage to CPU power in single machines for varying workloads. Some might be IOPS optimized and others Capacity optimized. Neil covered several metrics the Ceph team has worked on developing that can help you estimate your hardware needs from your requirements. Check it out below.

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Also, make sure to use a load balancer (like an HA Proxy) to help distribute calls to the underlying RADOS layer. You can even distribute calls via client metadata, for example, routing all of your priority callers to SSD storage and everyone else to tape backed storage.

Roadmap

Look to the Ceph project to provide:

  • data tiering (move or maintain data in disparate sources like AWS, Tape, RADOS, etc).
  • metadata searching capabilities.
  • enhanced security (soon to include cloud and server-side encryption on an object-by-object basis).

This was a great presentation and looking forward to hearing more from the Red Hat Ceph team.

 


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