This is not just another software vendor event, in which you only see the vendor's product stack from the angle that they want, as its name implies, Summit 2012 is a multi-perspective open event, in which the open source communities, an ecosystem of Red Hat partners, and independent parties get together in aparticipative event hosted by Red Hat to talk and share experiences as they drive forward the next fronteer in information technology and software development.
Let me prove you through the 7 points below why you get the best of the software industry in a single event, and show you how Red Hat is powering many more critical areas than you may think in today's tech world:
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1) Linux is by far the most important operating system today, is powering everything, from mobile, to tablets, to servers, to cloud. Red Hat is the #1 contributor to the Linux kernel, the #1
Enterprise-grade Linux, and the #1 commercial open source company ever.
2) The Java Virtual Machines (either coding with the Java Language, with JRuby, Ceylon, Scala, or others) are the most deployed technology in enterprise software space.
The products, services, and open source projects around JVM-based technologies represent the larger software ecosystem in the industry, and drive the most innovative projects in the open source space; and JBoss is the leading full JEE open source application server, the first one implementing EE6 full profile.
3) SOA, EDA, ESB, and BRMS are the way of doing middleware these days, and open source projects like SwitchYard, Drools, JBoss ESB, and commercial products in the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio represent the most influencing technologies in the this space.
4) Cloud Computing, despite being the queen of the tech buzz these days, it is effectively changing the way we thinking about software infrastructure, distribution, ownership, economics, and end user consumption. If you look closely, at Summit you have in a single place the thought leaders behind the most exciting and popular IaaS and PaaS technologies in the cloud space: OpenStack, OpenShift Origin, DeltaCloud, Katello, CloudForms, and manny others.
5) Virtualization exploded from being a single-vendor monopoly to an open source standard, KVM has emerged and it was immediately described byt the market analist and tech experts as the virtualization technology with the best long term strategy and most promising market potential. Red Hat is a strong contributor to the KVM open source community and a market disruptor with its commercial virtualization product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
6) Big Data is the new trend on structured storage, but you cannot enjoy the benefits of a NoSQL data store if you do not have a solid unstructured data infrastructure underneath. For these reason Red Hat is embracing together key complementary technologies like Gluster FS via Red Hat Enterprise Storage, Infinispan via JBoss Data Grid, Condor via Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid, and MongoDB via OpenShift.
7) Mobile and Web, Do you think on JBoss when it comes to Mobile App Development? most likely you don't, but there is already a thriving community that is changing that, JBoss Developer Studio integrates with open source projects like JBoss Tools, AeroGear, Node.JS, and POH5 in OpenShift to deliver a developer experience that combines HTML5, CSS, JQuery, Mobile, Web, CDI, EE, Middleware, and Cloud.
Come to Boston on Jun 27th and attend to 7+ conferences in one by only joining us at Red Hat and JBoss World 2012
Check Richard Morrell's Blog for additional perspectives about Summit.
My sessions at Red Hat Summit 2012 and JBoss World 2012 Sessions on Thursday June 28th:
OpenShift: What's new and What's next in RedHat's PaaS
June 28th 10:40 AM EST
What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Mobile, and Cloud
June 28th 1:20 PM EST
More about my roadmap session with Mike Hicks in OpenShift blog.
The red rectangle in the Wikipedia article remarks the paragraph sating that Red Hat is the largest corporate contributor to the Linux kernel.
Related Blogs by Juan Noceda (follow on Twitter: @Juan_Noceda):
Node.JS and the OpenShift Roadmap - Audio Interview by Gordon Haff
Reasonable concerns about privacy and security in public clouds and its mitigation trends