• Let's meetup and talk CloudForms!

    ImmixGroup, Inc

    This meetup will feature a talk by Red Hat's very own Russell Pavlicek and then a brief presentation by our sponsor, F5. See below for abstracts and details. As always, join us for beers/wine, heavy appetizers and giveaways. In the modern IT world, it's very common to have a variety of compute resources: some in public clouds, maybe some in an on-premise cloud, perhaps some in a containerized environment, and still others in a traditional on-premise virtual infrastructure. Red Hat CloudForms allows you to address all of these environments through a single point of control. Supporting a wide variety of industry-leading technologies, CloudForms connects to a number of on-premise infrastructures including VMware, Red Hat Virtualization, OpenStack, and OpenShift, as well as external clouds in Amazon, Azure, and Google. The result is the ability to inspect and control your entire compute infrastructure from a single control portal. We will discuss CloudForms and its many uses, and see a brief demonstration of some of its capabilities. Topics will include machine deployment, automation, Smart State Analysis, reporting, the Self-Service Portal, Chargeback, integration with Ansible, and many others. As CloudForms can integrate with, and be integrated into, many third party service portals, it can extend your IT vision across your enterprise. SPEAKER BIO: Russell Pavlicek, Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat Emerging Technologies Team, Public Sector Russell has been working with Open Source software for over two decades. He has authored two books and was a former columnist for Infoworld and Processor magazines. He has spent more than 20 years servicing the needs of government customers. F5: F5 will discuss interoperability for F5 BIG-IP products in Red Hat OpenStack Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, Red Hat Open Shift Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments, and automation & orchestra stability via Red Hat Ansible Tower. Today’s businesses and organizations run on applications. Whether it’s apps that help them connect to their customers or apps that help employees do their jobs—F5 makes sure apps are always available and secure, anywhere. The world’s largest enterprises, service providers, financial and educational institutions, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of security, cloud, and mobility trends. F5 makes apps go. Faster. Smarter. Safer. F5 SPEAKER BIO: Lyle Marsh is a Systems Engineer at F5 Networks Government solutions where he supports Federal customers such as DHS, DOJ and US Postal Service. Prior to F5, Lyle worked as Deputy CIO for one of New York’s largest counties before accepting a position at US Customs and Border Protection where he held various technical project lead positions

  • Let's meetup and talk Ansible!

    ImmixGroup, Inc

    Please join us for some food & drinks and our very own Michael Gugino as we talk more Ansible! We look forward to seeing you. Topic: Automation for Everyone! Speaker: Michael Gugino, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat Agenda: 5:30 - 6pm - Eat, drink and network with your peers 6 - 7:30pm - Presentation (Food and drink will be available during presentation) 7:30 - 8pm - Network some more In this presentation, Michael will cover: -Setting up a development environment to quickly develop ansible roles and plugins. -Creating custom ansible jinja filters, what they are and how to best use them. -Creating custom action plugins, what they are and how to best use them. -Creating custom modules, what they are and how to best use them. -How to make your plugins reusable across various ansible projects. Note: Michael will provide example code that you can follow along with during the demo, or to get started with on your own. Speaker bio: Michael Gugino is a Senior Software Engineer for Red Hat on the OpenShift Cluster Lifecyle team. In his current role, he helps maintain Openshift-Ansible, a large scale Ansible automation project to deploy and operate OpenShift clusters. Michael is an experienced Python and Ansible developer, contributing to several large free and open source projects including Ansible, Openstack-Ansible, and Openshift-Ansible.

  • Let's meetup and talk Containers!

    ImmixGroup, Inc

    Please join us for great food,drinks and our very own Dan Walsh as we talk Containers. We look forward to seeing you! Next Generation Container Technologies Speaker: Dan Walsh, Consulting Engineer at Red Hat This talk explains the key components required to run a container image on a host. 1. Standardization of the format. OCI Image Format 2. The ability to pull and push OCI Images from container registries to other forms of storage 3. The ability to explode these OCI Images onto local storage, including Copy On Write (COW) storage 4. Standard definition and tooling for running these OCI Images, (OCI Runtime Specification and runc) Once we have these standards we can start examining technologies that can take advantage of these standards for doing things like: · Pulling/installing and running applications without requiring a Container Daemon to be running (We call these system containers) · Ability to build containers in new ways outside of Dockerfile, as well as building them without requiring a container daemon. Introducing Buildah · Ability to copy containers between all different containers storage including the Docker daemon, Container Registries, Local repositories, OSTree, new container Next Generation Container Technologies | SCALE 16x · Support running containers with a dedicated Container Runtime For Kubernetes. CRI-O will be introduced.

  • Let's eat, drink, network and talk Containers

    Join us for good food and libations while we hear our Container expert, Matt Micene, present on taking advantage of Containers. See below for presentation abstract and his bio. Agenda: 4:00 - 5:00: Check in. Eat, drink, meet and greet. 5:00 - 6:00: Presentation: Containing System Services in Linux Speaker: Matt Micene, Linux and Containers, Red Hat 6:00 - 7:00: Eat more, drink more and network more! Abstract: System containers are simply stand alone containers that provide services. The distinction isn’t between apps and OS containers, but if the application in the container benefits from distribution and orchestration. For example, BIND doesn’t need to scale up and down based on usage, so it wouldn’t benefit from a full orchestration configuration. This means we can take advantage of containers for services we would normally create and manage inside a virtual machine. Containers help us create a network service that can be updated independently of any other services of the system, yet easily managed and updated from the host. After this session, you'll know: * When orchestration helps or not * How to create a container from BIND rpms * How to get a container to act like a regular service Bio: Matt Micene has over 15 years of experience in information technology, ranging from architecture and system design to data center design. He has a deep understanding of key technologies, such as containers, cloud computing and virtualization. His current focus is evangelizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and how the OS relates to the new age of compute environments. He's a strong advocate for open source software and has participated in a few projects. Always watching people, how and why decisions get made, he's never left his anthropology roots far behind.

  • IN TYSONS CORNER: Let's talk automation in the OpenShift Container platform

    Location Link for those having issues seeing the location here (https://www.google.com/maps/place/8444+Westpark+Dr,+McLean,+VA+22102/@38.9253787,-77.2385224,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b64af45d5e6b01:0xf2863b90f25a1332!8m2!3d38.9253787!4d-77.2363284) Join us for good food and libations while we hear our very own Jamie Duncan present on OpenShift Container platform. Agenda: 5-5:30: Check in. Beverages available 5:30: Food will be delivered 6:00: Presentation: Automation in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Speaker: Jamie Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat Abstract: Configuring distributed systems can be difficult. Fortunately, automation tools such as Ansible are available to help manage even the most complex environments. In this session, you'll take the reigns of your own cluster and experience firsthand how Ansible can be used to install, configure, and maintain OpenShift to support mission-critical systems. Once installed, we will take a tour through the major features of Red Hat OpenShift, including deploying your own applications.

  • Let's talk hybrid cloud strategy


    Agenda: 5-6pm - Come to network 6-7pm - Speaker: Rod Moore, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat Abstract: Red Hat CloudForms offers unified management for hybrid environments, providing a consistent experience and functionality across container-based infrastructures, virtualization, private and public cloud platforms. Please join us and learn how CloudForms: -Increases agility and service levels by providing the ability to do self-service provisioning and create service catalogs -Continuously monitors and optimizes infrastructure resources and workloads for maximum utilization and efficiency -Provides the ability to do metering, chargeback, and quotas -Enables proactive orchestration, monitoring, altering, and intelligent automation through predictive analytics -Provides comprehensive visibility and reporting for governance, compliance, and management insight -Manages container based infrastructures based on Kubernetes and/or Red Hat OpenShift -Increases productivity and quality with IT process, task, and event automation

  • Bring a laptop if you want to participate in the hands on portion

    Topic: The OpenShift Container Platform - Bringing Containers to the Enterprise Speaker: Tariq Islam, Solutions Architect, Red Hat Abstract: As Linux containers have made their way into modern development and deployment practices and architectures, the question around making container-based deployments capable for mission-critical workloads and enterprise-grade operational needs is quickly becoming a central concern for everyone. Join us and participate in a hands-on workshop around the OpenShift Container Platform. We'll walk through some developer workflows, operational/deployment workflows, and have a pragmatic conversation around enabling DevOpsSec. If you're curious about how to take advantage of containers from development all the way through to enterprise production workloads, you won't want to miss this hands-on experience.

  • KICKOFF EVENT//Containers in the Enterprise

    Red Hat Tyson's Corner

    Join us for engaging conversation, food and drink! Topic: Open Containers Speaker: Jamie Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat Abstract: The demands of modern application development and IT operations cannot be addressed through old methodologies. Containers enable organizations to reduce the friction between development and operations, allowing you to deliver applications - and value - to customers faster. Linux containers, and Docker as a container packaging format, are radically transforming IT and generating growing interest because of their many benefits to how applications are built, shipped, deployed, and managed. If your responsibilities include next generation innovation planning, devops, microservices, enterprise architecture, or IT strategy, this is the event for you.