Institute’s Cloud Computing Initiative to Host Red Hat VP of Management & OpenShift Engineering

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
CGS 511
871 Commonwealth Avenue

The Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) of the Hariri Institute for Computing will be hosting the first Red Hat Cloud Computing Colloquium Series talk.

Developing an Enterprise Scale Container Management, Orchestration, and PaaS with OpenShift
Matt Hicks
Vice President, Management and OpenShift Engineering, Red Hat

OpenShift is delivering an Enterprise container management and application platform, it enables agile application development, provisioning and lifecycle Management. At the heart of OpenShift are containers, Kubernetes to enable not only delivery of 12 factor applications but also stateful applications and services. In this session we will explain the motivation and architecture of OpenShift, how it can be used to empower developers and IT operations at the same time. A number of real life use cases will be covered and covered in detail (architecture, business drivers, benefits, implementation) The various implementation options and real life use cases will be discussed and also how OpenShift enables microservice architectures for large scale infrastructure will be discussed. We will also cover an outlook into OpenShift’s future roadmap and capabilities. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers following the talk.

matt hicksAbout the Speaker
Disruptive technologies are rooted in two requirements: building a great application and utilizing infrastructure to the application’s advantage. Today, successful businesses need to harness technology to better serve their customers. Over the last 15 years Matt Hicks has worked in the epicenter of this technological shift and has developed the expertise to steer companies toward a more competitive future.  As one of the founding members of Red Hat’s OpenShift offering (now an award-winning PaaS solution), his passion is around using development, operations, and infrastructure to take winning concepts from ideation to reality. [Matt Hicks Twitter: @matthicksj]

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