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Red Hat Announces Agenda for Red Hat Summit, the Industry's Premier Open Source Technology Event

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced details around Red Hat Summit 2014, the industry’s premier open source technology event. Celebrating its tenth year, Red Hat Summit expects to welcome thousands of attendees to the South Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 14-17, 2014. The agenda and registration for Red Hat Summit 2014 are now live at www.redhat.com/summit.

As a foundation for the modern enterprise, Red Hat solutions are now an industry-standard with more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 relying on Red Hat technologies. The 2014 Red Hat Summit is powered by Red Hat customers and contributors and offers benefits for anyone looking to increase their understanding of open source technology or identify powerful enterprise solutions for their growing business needs.

From business and IT executives to enterprise architects, system administrators and developers, the 2014 Red Hat Summit has instructional sessions, customer panels, live demonstrations and hands-on labs designed to appeal to each level of interest and focus within IT. Additionally, a new invitation-only Executive Exchange event will be sponsored by Intel, and developers can now attend DevNation, a new community event that will feature four tracks, including one specific to DevOps.

Red Hat Summit 2014 will feature three days of content, with sessions, labs and panels showcasing the latest developments across infrastructure and systems management, cloud computing, operating system, virtualization, middleware and storage. Additionally, there will be a focus on emerging technologies like mobile and big data.

With 18 hands-on labs and nearly 200 sessions, including speaker participation from more than 30 customers, Red Hat Summit 2014 is the most content-rich Summit to date. Attendees can also attend visionary keynotes, participate in interactive sessions and collaborate with Red Hat engineers and community members, meet Red Hat’s broad ecosystem of partners and build strong peer connections through networking opportunities. IBM will serve as this year’s premier sponsor for the tenth consecutive year, with platinum sponsors Dell, HP, and Intel.

New tracks for Red Hat Summit 2014:

  • The Cloud deep dive track will show attendees how to implement and operate private, public, and hybrid clouds. Sample topics include: provisioning and flexing workloads, using Red Hat products in public clouds, and running an on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Attendees will learn best practices for making the most effective use of public clouds, architecting and managing on-premise and hybrid clouds, monitoring hybrid cloud environments and provisioning applications across their infrastructures of choice.
  • The Road to RHEL 7 track will highlight the features and capabilities that position Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as the platform for next-generation IT. Sessions will cover topics specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, ranging from Linux containers, the OpenLMI framework and cross-domain identity management to the powerful system and performance management tools. Attendees will learn of real-world use cases and the experiences of beta participants to plan their own implementations.
  • The Emerging technologies track will feature sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Sample topics include: big data, mobile, software-defined storage and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.
  • Additional Taste of Training sessions will feature a sampling from Red Hat's robust training and consulting services that are offered on both an individual and team basis.

Attendees who register before March 7, 2014, can take advantage of the Early Bird discount—$500 off on-site pricing. For more information, or to register for Red Hat Summit, visit www.redhat.com/summit.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products & Technologies, Red Hat
“Now, more than ever, open source and Red Hat are playing a driving role in the future of technology in the enterprise. If you look across the hottest areas of technology innovation – whether you’re talking cloud, big data, social or beyond – that innovation is happening first in open source, and it’s occurring at a faster rate than ever before.”

Jackie Yeaney, executive vice president, Strategy and Marketing, Red Hat
"We're excited to bring Red Hat Summit to the west coast as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this premier event. Red Hat Summit continues to be the ultimate platform for our customers, partners and community members to see the latest technologies from Red Hat and hear from the foremost open source experts. We’re excited to bring these communities together for what we expect to be our largest event ever.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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