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Tuesday, May 8
10:30am Ansible-Powered Red Hat Storage One: A hands-on experience Dustin Black, Red Hat; Marko Karg, Red Hat show more Description In this workshop, we'll deep dive into the Ansible and Python components of Red Hat Storage One, our new quick-deploy Gluster storage offering. We'll dig into the technical and business challenges that led to the creation of the Colonizer and show how we've integrated a huge wealth of software-defined storage experience to simplify adoption to mostly a "units of storage" decision. We're interested in feedback and collaboration from our software-defined storage (SDS) users and enthusiastic attendees at Red Hat Summit to help us learn more about practical challenges to help us further refine and improve the project. Attendees will have a chance test drive the quick-deploy system. Time Tuesday, May 8 10:30AM - 12:30PM Location 206 Speakers Dustin Black Red Hat Marko Karg Red Hat Université de Lorraine secures research data with Red Hat Frederic Nass, Université de Lorraine; Sébastien Morosi, University of Lorraine; Tony Botté, Red Hat France show more Description The Université de Lorraine is the second largest university in France. With more than 55,000 students, nearly 2,000 of which are at PhD level, it aspires to be one of Europe’s premier education centers. In a competitive marketplace, high-quality research attracts the best students and commercial partners. To address the French government's research data security requirements and create a storage platform for its research laboratories, the university launched the Peta Storage Project. To support collaboration and innovative thinking, however, its storage had to be searchable, secure, cost-effective, and scalable. Attend this session to learn how Université de Lorraine worked with Red Hat to break free from the expensive lock-in of proprietary, hardware-based storage to a self-healing, stretched storage cluster based on standard servers and disks. Learn how the university works with Red Hat to preview new features and use cases, while Red Hat gains valuable insight into how these new features work in a real-world setting. Time Tuesday, May 8 10:30AM - 11:15AM Location 2024 Speakers Frederic Nass Université de Lorraine Sébastien Morosi University of Lorraine Tony Botté Red Hat France
11:45am Container-native storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage roadmap Sayandeb Saha, Red Hat Inc.; Sudhir Prasad, Red Hat show more Description In this session, you’ll learn about exciting innovations in the world of Gluster and Red Hat's container-native storage offering based on Red Hat Gluster Storage. Gluster Storage started out as a distributed filesystem in Red Hat six years ago, and it has come a long way since then. It is now Red Hat’s technology choice for containerized storage with Kubernetes, and the storage component for Red Hat’s first hyperconverged solution with Red Hat Virtualization. Red Hat's container-native storage offering runs containerized Gluster Storage as Kubernetes pods inside Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It provides a consistent storage experience for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift across the hybrid cloud. With significant new features, performance, and stability, Gluster Storage and container-native storage are compelling alternatives for traditional storage platforms, as well as an extremely valuable consistent storage layer on premise and across the three major public clouds. Learn more about the past, present, and future of these products in this session. Time Tuesday, May 8 11:45AM - 12:30PM Location 2001 Speakers Sayandeb Saha Red Hat Inc. Sudhir Prasad Red Hat
3:30pm OpenShift Storage Orchestration with NetApp Trident Garrett Mueller, NetApp; Jason Dobies, Red Hat show more Description This session digs into the use of external controllers for storage orchestration in a containerized production environment. As a case study, this session presents the NetApp storage plugin Trident (https://github.com/netapp/trident) and demonstrates how it enables dynamic storage provisioning for heterogeneous backends and cloning persistent volumes. The session will also offer lessons learned from deploying Trident in production with OpenShift. Time Tuesday, May 8 3:30PM - 4:15PM Location Partner Theater, Ecosystem Expo Hall Speakers Garrett Mueller NetApp Jason Dobies Red Hat Optimize MySQL performance on OpenShift with container-native storage Daniel Messer, Red Hat show more Description Red Hat developed a container-native storage (CNS) solution for OpenShift. After the initial release, a large number of customers had one question: "Can I run a LAMP-stack database on this?" In the past 6 months, we set out to answer this question in a first-of-its-kind performance benchmark on hardware provided by Western Digital’s Data Propulsion Lab. The goal was to investigate whether OpenShift, running on VMware, integrated with Gluster as container-ready storage could run MySQL databases, typically found on web application stacks in containers, at sufficient speed. And if so, what is the best storage hardware to use for this? At which level of parallelism would we push either the storage or container cluster to it’s limits? In this session, we'll share the findings of our endeavor and we'll discuss designing an OpenShift/CRS solution suited for such workloads. Time Tuesday, May 8 3:30PM - 4:15PM Location 2011 Speakers Daniel Messer Red Hat
4:30pm Monitoring Red Hat Ceph Storage the easy way Paul Cuzner, Red Hat show more Description There are many ways of monitoring a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster. Ceph offers a bewildering array of performance metrics, and in some ways, this is the problem—too much information. To address this, Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 introduces a new monitoring platform called the Red Hat Ceph Storage dashboard, which is based on the upstream "cephmetrics" project. This dashboard is actually built from over 12 individual dashboards, facilitating drill-down workflows when analyzing the activity of a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster. In this session, you'll learn about the architecture of the cephmetrics solution and gain insight into the types of metrics available—covering base performance counters, iSCSI, and radosgw. Time Tuesday, May 8 4:30PM - 4:50PM Location 2010 Speakers Paul Cuzner Red Hat
Wednesday, May 9
10:30am Red Hat Ceph Storage roadmap: Past, present, and future Neil Levine, Red Hat show more Description Ceph is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity hardware. In this session, we'll share an update about the latest version of Red Hat Ceph Storage, including information about the newest features and use cases, with a particular focus on cloud storage, big data, and OpenStack. We’ll also explore the themes and directions of the roadmap for the next 12 months. Time Wednesday, May 9 10:30AM - 11:15AM Location 2024 Speakers Neil Levine Red Hat
11:45am Automate complex software-defined storage in minutes with Ansible Dustin Black, Red Hat show more Description In this session, we will discuss: - An overview of the technical hurdles that make software-defined storage (SDS) challenging to adopt. - The business drivers pushing toward simplification of SDS consumption. - The approach to architecture—"Simplicity on the other side of complexity." - A technical architecture overview of the Ansible automation behind Red Hat Storage One, reducing days or weeks of SDS deployment effort to minutes. Time Wednesday, May 9 11:45AM - 12:30PM Location 2020 Speakers Dustin Black Red Hat The future of storage and how it is shaping our roadmap Sage Weil, Red Hat show more Description This talk will cover storage industry trends and how they are affecting the Red Hat storage roadmap, over both the short and long term. This will include hardware trends (e.g., the move to all-flash storage devices, persistent memory, the looming demise of hard drives, and storage fabrics) and changing software architectures (e.g., object storage, containerization, application orchestration, and multi- and hybrid cloud portability). We’ll look at what this means for the Red Hat storage software portfolio (including Linux kernel storage infrastructure, Ceph, and Gluster) and the broader Red Hat portfolio (including OpenShift and OpenStack), and conclude with a deep dive on what the Ceph project is doing to adapt to a changing industry. Time Wednesday, May 9 11:45AM - 12:30PM Location 2024 Speakers Sage Weil Red Hat
3:30pm Optimize Ceph object storage for production in multisite clouds Michael Hackett, Red Hat; John Wilkins, Red Hat show more Description Today, more than 60% of data storage involves unstructured data—including images, video, audio, and other types of data. The Ceph object gateway provides an object storage solution with S3 and Swift APIs that is ideal for storing unstructured data in multisite and hybrid cloud storage scenarios, scaling up to petabytes and beyond. In this session, you'll learn how to size a Ceph object gateway cluster, identify performance requirements, identify suitable hardware, and configure storage policies with varying performance characteristics. Other topics include erasure coding, compression, bucket index sharding, and integration with OpenStack. We'll also discuss failover and recovery, multisite deployment capability, and emerging hybrid cloud storage scenarios. Time Wednesday, May 9 3:30PM - 4:15PM Location 2020 Speakers Michael Hackett Red Hat John Wilkins Red Hat
Thursday, May 10
11:15am Using container-native storage: Myths and best practices Jose Rivera, Red Hat, Inc. show more Description Container-native storage (CNS) provides vendor-agnostic persistent storage for Red Hat OpenShift on private or public clouds. It has a broad set of features that administrators can easily use immediately and is flexible enough to meet a variety of deployment scenarios. However, this flexibility can lead to confusion around what you need or what resources you'll use. This mini-session will focus on common myths and provide an overview of best practices for deploying and running CNS, such as: - Does storage need to be collocated with OpenShift applications? - How much memory and CPU is needed? - Where should CNS run within the OpenShift cluster? Learn about all this and more to demystify storage for containers and provide an optimal experience for your OpenShift developers. Time Thursday, May 10 11:15AM - 11:35AM Location 2010 Speakers Jose Rivera Red Hat, Inc.
12:10pm StorageOS: A software-defined storage solution for OpenShift Cheryl Hung, StorageOS show more Description Learn how StorageOS integrates natively with K8S and OpenShift to provide Persistent Volumes and Storage Classes. Cheryl Hung, Product Manager at StorageOS discusses how any application or database can be containerized and deployed on an OpenShift cluster on-premises or in the cloud. Time Thursday, May 10 12:10PM - 12:30PM Location Partner Theater, Ecosystem Expo Hall Speakers Cheryl Hung StorageOS
1:00pm Above the clouds with container-native storage Ryan Cook, Red Hat Inc; davis phillips, Red Hat; Annette Clewett, Red Hat Inc; Glenn West, Red Hat Inc show more Description Container-native storage provides agnostic, persistent storage for Red Hat OpenShift on private or public clouds. What storage are you using for your applications now? Logging and metrics? How about your image registry? Does your storage support multiple writers? Is your storage highly available? Container-native storage for Red Hat OpenShift is all of these things. In this session, you will learn how to configure container-native storage and provision persistent storage for Red Hat OpenShift containers deployed on AWS, Azure, OpenStack, and VMware. You’ll also learn the differences between storage access modes and the problems they solve for real-world workloads, including applications, databases, metrics, and logging. Red Hat OpenShift experts will discuss their approaches to deploying and managing container-native storage on many cloud platforms. Time Thursday, May 10 1:00PM - 1:45PM Location 2009 Speakers Ryan Cook Red Hat Inc davis phillips Red Hat Annette Clewett Red Hat Inc Glenn West Red Hat Inc
2:00pm OpenShift storage automation with container-native storage Annette Clewett, Red Hat Inc; Roya Vafadar, County of Los Angeles show more Description Container-native storage (CNS) provides agnostic, persistent storage for OpenShift on private or public clouds. What storage solution are you currently using for your OpenShift? How much effort does it take to provide persistence for your workloads? Can you easily create or delete storage? Is the storage highly available? Jenkins is an example of an application that can take advantage of OpenShift technology to automate workload delivery. CNS and Jenkins can be integrated to transparently create or delete persistent storage for OpenShift workloads with the click of a button. In this session you'll learn how the LA County Internal Services Department (ISD) uses OpenShift, Jenkins, and CNS to deliver eWeb services to their county departments. We'll discuss how CNS integration with Jenkins has significantly reduced time for storage allocation and now makes self-provisioning a possibility for their customers. Time Thursday, May 10 2:00PM - 2:45PM Location 208 Speakers Annette Clewett Red Hat Inc Roya Vafadar County of Los Angeles
3:00pm Ceph BlueStore performance on latest Intel Server Platforms Orlando Moreno, Intel Corporation show more Description With the rise of new storage and advanced processor technologies, there is a need to understand the performance benefits they can bring to cloud storage. The increasing popularity of Red Hat Ceph Storage as a storage backend for I/O intensive and low-latency workloads has provided technologies such as 3D XPoint, 3D-NAND TLC, and RDMA an entry point into software-defined, server-based storage. In this session, we will present a few configuration options for high-performance Ceph Storage, and highlight related trade-offs. We’ll use supporting data from our experiments on a Ceph Storage Luminous cluster that employs the latest-generation Intel Skylake CPUs and non-volatile media. Time Thursday, May 10 3:00PM - 3:20PM Location 2010 Speakers Orlando Moreno Intel Corporation
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