Red Hat Forum 2020: a virtual experience to keep us more connected

It all started with a red lacrosse hat , a gift that Marc Ewing received from his grandfather and that he wore, between classes, around the campus of CMU (Carnegie Mellon University). That computer scientist solved the problems that nobody else attended.

Today, the Red Hat Forum is the largest annual open source technology event on the planet . And this year starts on November 3 at 9:30 a.m. , in the most open edition in its history and in a year where everything we thought we took for granted has completely changed.

16 speakers from Red Hat, two invited speakers and testimonials from clients from various sectors: BBVA, Carreras, Cepsa, Consum, Iberdrola, Inversis, Santander, Seur or Telefónica. This is all we can see, hear and learn at the completely free, open and innovative EMEA Red Hat Forum 2020 .

The most open Red Hat

Red Hat Openshift Container Platform Logo

Indeed, that year is a virtual experience, although there will be   surprises and news that will be an incentive for the attendee. It is more open and accessible, a meeting in which anyone interested in technology and solutions for this future that is already present, who currently works with Kubernetes, automation, Hybrid Cloud or Virtualization have much to extract from a single event where the rules for be inspired by two words: open source .

Furthermore, from Red Hat Forum they wanted to take the opportunity to give the formula a spin: this year there will be many news and surprises. Let’s start with a bird’s eye view summary.

This year’s Red Hat Forum agenda will begin with an introduction from Martin Häring , Vice President of Marketing EMEA at Red Hat, and the immediate Keynote ‘Preparing for an innovative future with open hybrid cloud’ orchestrated by Werner Knoblich , Senior Vice President and Manager. EMEA Overview at Red Hat. It will be, as we said, next November 3 at 9:30 in the morning, Spanish time. Registration can be done from here .

The general sessions will continue with the keynote ‘Building a flexible future with Red Hat’, from 10:00 to 10:30 and the live demo coordinated by UKI Solutions Architect Graeme Colman . Then, starting at 11:00 am, the sessions for Spain and Portugal begin, with a brief introduction coordinated by Julia Bernal , Country Manager for Spain and Portugal at Red Haty, accompanied by Cristina Álvarez Álvarez , Global CTO of Banco Santander and Marian Illera , Director of Transformation and Technology at SEUR.

After this brief start, we will see first-hand several success stories. In the ‘Open Hybrid Cloud’ block, we will start with the case led by Eloy Valdera Carrasco , Telefónica’s OpenShift Engineer, where he will exemplify the AMQ Streams (Apache Kafka) applications for log management ; This will be followed by Antonio Valle on behalf of BBVA and the automation processes in its current Cloud Architecture .

Pilar Bravo and Áurea Muñoz , Principal Solution Architect and Senior Java Software Engineer at Red Hat respectively, will be responsible for closing this block by guiding the principals in the open source area .

On the side of the optimization and automation of IT environments, the presentation of Cepsa’s success story also starts at 11:30 , through the main managers in architecture and digital platform, who will explain their migration project of the entire SAP infrastructure . At 12:00, another example of digital transformation is presented through ‘ Consum: the path to the retail of the future ‘.

And, to close this round of speakers , from 12:30 to 13:00, Sergio Seabra , Senior Solution Architect of Red Hat, will present to the Portuguese public the keys to optimize and accelerate IT through Red Hat Insights technology .

At 1:30 p.m., lectures will continue with master firms such as Juan Luis Buenosvinos , providing data and examples of event-oriented architecture and microservices —with the focus on ‘e-commerce stock calculation’—. In the Open Hybrid Cloud section, Andrés Valero and Mario Vázquez , local Red Hat experts, will close with a talk on advanced management of various clusters through Kubernetes.

In the block of ‘IT Optimization And Automation’, from 13:30 to 14:00, Ramón Gordillo , Principal Solution Architect of Red Hat, and Miguel Pérez Colino , Product Manager of Red Hat, present ‘Evolving virtualization towards containers with OpenShift Virtualization ‘; and from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Moisés Rivera , Principal Solution Architect of Red Hat, will close the section with ‘Access control and automation of dynamic inventories’.

The closing of this edition will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be in charge of Álex Soto , Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, with the theme key in the Auto Scaling Hybrid Cloud. In his speech, Soto will show a demo of how to distribute a serverless application in a hybrid cloud architecture achieving load balancing, auto-scaling and fault tolerance.

Kubernetes and OpenShift for Newbies

Kubernetes Diagram

For anyone debuting in enterprise open source , perhaps the obvious question is what is Kubernetes ? ‘Kube’, for friends, is the open source platform that automates container operations, a command center from which to manage a cluster of host groups in a truly advanced, partially automated way, with which we streamline and optimize most of the implementation and scalability processes.

Get the most out of the hardware to maximize resources, automate deployments when updating environments and apps, add and scale resources, auto-generate status reports through redundant checks … all this can be done with Kubernetes.

Kubernetes is designed to host cloud-native applications that require rapid expansion. Today, all cloud computing infrastructures contain Linux. The more than 2 billion containerized deployments per week generated by Google are carried out with Borg, the forerunner of Kubernetes. Everything in Google runs through containers . And Red Hat is, along with Google itself, the leading contributor to Kubernetes.

And OpenShift , which is currently in its version 4.5, is the enterprise Kubernetes container platform designed for the management of all these hybrid and multicloud cloud implementations . At first glance we could consider OpenShift only as a managed container solution, a practical layer.

Os4 Screenshots

Nothing further. OpenShift offers a control panel where you can merge the best of Platforms as a Service (PaaS) plus Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), enabling easier communication, execution and maintenance, while achieving a new dimension in portability between providers infrastructure.

Thanks to their support and network of experts, redesigning architectures to deploy on OpenShift is much easier than doing it without a tutelage from Kubernetes alone. OpenShift guarantees the necessary layers of security (authentication, logging , log monitoring , etc.), saving any company from building all this scaffolding from the ground up.

Don’t be the last to jump on the train of hybrid cloud architectures on Kubernetes and enterprise open source technologies and sign up now for the Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020 .

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