Red Hat Summit 2008 conference coverage

This year's Red Hat 2008 Summit took place in Boston June 18-20 and boasted more than 100 sessions and featured more than 1,200 attendees. Check out SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's nonstop coverage of news, sessions and product announcements.

The 2008 Red Hat Summit took place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston June 18-20 and boasted more than 100 sessions and some 1,500 attendees. For all of SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's nonstop coverage of news, sessions and product announcements, check out our stories and video blogs below.

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Red Hat Summit 2008 news coverage

Linux Foundation's Zemlin discusses Linux's growth and ubiquity
From mobile applications to high-performance computing. Linux has become increasingly central to all kinds of computing, says the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin.

Red Hat's MRG makes inroads in real-time computing
Red Hat has released its MRG platform, which adds messaging, real-time and grid computing control to its Linux operating system.

Red Hat ramps up identity and security management offerings
Red Hat has created a new automation and security management product for physical and virtual systems and has opened up its Network Satellite code base to the open source community under project SpaceWalk.

Red Hat CTO articulates company's cloud vision
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens highlighted Red Hat-sponsored technologies that simplify and expand the scope of data center computing.

Red Hat support booth a hit at Summit
The Red Hat support booth makes a splash, with staff answering questions, from those concerning basic installation to virtualization and the new security offering, Red Hat Enterprise Identity, Policy and Audit.

Intel's commitment to Linux is strong, says rep
Intel strongly reaffirmed its commitment to open source today and highlighted its LessWatts initiative to make Linux more energy efficient..

Red Hat intros new virtual machine management tools
Two of Red Hat's emerging technology engineers discussed the company's new tool sets for Xen-based virtual machines, with these tools designed to prevent platform lock-in.

Red Hat touts new Linux hypervisor as alternative to VMware
Brian Stevens CTO of Red Hat touted its new KVM hypervisor -- a rival to VMware's hypervisor -- and announced virtualization management and security tools as well.

Cloud computing: IBM makes its case
In his keynote, Jim Stallings, the general manager of the enterprise systems division of IBM, makes the case for cloud computing.

Red Hat extends JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to the Amazon EC2
Red Hat has extended its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, providing the raw compute power, infrastructure and tools for smaller companies to develop applications and bring them to market more rapidly.

Electronic, integrated medical data near-reality, says Red Hat Summit keynote speaker
The CIO of Harvard Medical School tells Red Hat Summit attendees that fully integrated and accessible medical data is no longer a mere aspiration; it's a near-reality.

Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat Inc., delivers his keynote speech
The Red Hat Summit benefits from great planning, blue skies and a Celtics win over the Lakers.

Red Hat ventures into enemy territory
Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat has crossed the Mason-Dixon line to hold its annual event in Boston, the territory of its rival, Waltham, Mass-based Novell. Are the two companies headed for a showdown?

Red Hat Summit 2008 gets animated
The keynote speakers at this year's Red Hat Summit include some straight-ahead choices, such as the CIO of Harvard Medical School and the president and CEO of Red Hat Inc. And then there's keynote speaker Joel Cohen, writer and associate producer of The Simpsons.

Red Hat Summit roadmap: Linux Automation
The fourth annual Red Hat Summit -- featuring keynotes from IBM, Harvard Medical School and Red Hat execs – is due to outline Red Hat's Linux Automation strategy.

Product news

Red Hat enters virtual machine management arena
Red Hat Summit attendees got the lowdown on oVirt, which includes an embedded hypervisor and oVirt Server Suite, which includes a Web interface and has functionality for tasks related to virtual machine management.

Zenoss debuts network monitoring tool at Red Hat Summit
Zenoss Inc. has launched a new network management and monitoring tool for cross-platform environments.

SEP adds online backup for VMware
SEP Software LLC, a German-based company with U.S. headquarters in Boulder, Colo., has introduced SEP Sesam 3.4 backup and recovery software with additional support for VMware this week at the fourth annual Red Hat Summit.

Xandros Bridgeways Red Hat debuts
Xandros Inc.'s Bridgeways for Red Hat is launched at Red Hat Summit; the tool enables Windows admins without Red Hat experience to run Red Hat servers.

Videos from the 2008 Red Hat Summit

Centrify in the data center, Part 1
David McNeely, Director of Product Management from Centrify, discusses his company's data center offerings.

Centrify in the data center, Part 2
David McNeely of Centrify discusses how the company's product can benefit users.

Brian Stevens rehearses Red Hat Summit keynote
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens rehearses his keynote speech in an empty auditorium at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Fedora 9 LiveUSB: Operating systems on the go
In this video blog, Fedora Project Manager Paul Frields and Red Hat software engineer Jesse Keating discuss the new LiveUSB feature in Fedora 9.

This was first published in June 2008

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