Open Source Solutions Stage
Open Source Solutions Stage
Ohio LinuxFest 2013
The Open Source Solutions Stage is a place for our sponsors to talk about their products, or information relative to them.
(10AM) RT 4.2 New Features (Jim Brandt, Best Practical) - In this presentation we'll demonstrate some of the exciting new features in RT (Request Tracker) 4.2, the upcoming release of the enterprise-grade, open source issue tracking system. New features include HTML templates for email notifications, improved ticket history, new charting features for ticket data, a new user summary page, a new theme, and more. We'll walk through these features and answer any of your questions about upgrading to the latest RT.
Bio: Jim Brandt is a software engineer at Best Practical Solutions where he works on Request Tracker (RT), RT for Incident Response (RTIR), and other open source software. He also serves on the board of the Perl Foundation. He’s co-author of “mod_perl 2 User’s Guide” from OnyxNeon Press, an editor and contributor for “The Perl Review,” and has written for Perl.com. He has presented at many conferences including OSCON, YAPC::NA, and the Gartner Open Source Summit.
(11AM) PowerLinux (IBM) - IBM Power Linux – Linux … Enterprise-class Capability ... For Less
(Todd Engen, IBM) Do you think of IBM as the IBM PC company or the IBM mainframe company? Did you know IBM is a leading adopter and contributor to the Open Source community? IBM is also a leader in microprocessor development with its Power and System z processors. IBM offers you choice in the Linux marketplace, supporting Linux on all of its server platforms and processors. IBM's processor options enable you to choose the right tool for the job at a competitive cost to “industry standard” processors. This session will describe how IBM is leveraging the technology used in Watson to bring new Linux server offerings based on IBM's Power 7+ processor. This session will show the power of the IBM Power 7+ processor to bring more capability to Linux by providing better flexibility, better reliability, higher capacity and better performance all at a cost comparable to or better than X86 based systems.
(1PM) Using MooseFS to Tame Storage Needs (Chris Sheaves, SmartFile) - Learn about Moose File System from Chris Sheaves, Director of Products at SmartFile. During this talk, Chris will give an overview of Moose File System. He will answer the questions, "What needs will MooseFS fulfill?" and "How does it perform in testing when compared to Ceph and GlusterFS?" He will also spend a little time speaking about MooseFS design and growth. This talk is primarily about MooseFS usage and operation workings.
Bio: Chris Sheaves has been working in IT Operations and Infrastructure for 15 years, with a strong focus on storage. He manages and shares data utilizing SMB, NFS, iSCSI, and hardware LUNs.
(2PM) Open Source Trends and Opportunities (Mary Prouty, HP) - Open Source Trends and Opportunities: A look at the phenomenal growth of Linux and FOSS; from historically specialized scientific applications to everyday consumer products. The importance of open source community development and participation is touched upon. Open Source at HP. The world’s largest open source project: OpenStack development for cloud computing.
Mary Prouty is a longtime *nix user currently focused on open source proposal review for R&D product teams wishing to incorporate FOSS into their solutions and services. Mary actively consults with software architects to insure proper use and accurate representation of FOSS to the Open Source Review Board to obtain approval for use in company-wide HP products.
Prior to her role on the Open Source Review Board, Mary was a key member of the FOSSology project (http://www.fossology.org) providing user/application support, testing and release management. With nearly 30 years of experience in scientific and R&D environments performing system administration, product development and hardware/software testing in Linux environments, Mary has witnessed the pandemic growth of Linux and FOSS in IT, engineering and product development.
Mary lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and enjoys the many year round activities Colorado offers, including hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, swimming, running, cross-country skiing and live music & theatre.
(3PM) What's New in PostgreSQL 9.3 (Doug Hunley, EnterpriseDB) - "Doug will also give a short overview of Postgres Plus Advanced Server, which builds upon PostgreSQL to incorporate enhanced performance, security and Oracle compatibility features. The presentation will cover the following functions:
include_dir configuration directive Copy freezeCustom background workersAdditional JSON functionalityLateral joinparallel pg_dumppg_isreadyPosix shared memory/mmapEvent triggersMaterialized viewsRecursive viewsUpdate-able viewsWrite-able foreign tables / postgres_fdwStreaming only remasteringFast failoverArchitecture-independent streamingpg_basebackup recovery.conf autosetup"
Doug Hunley, EDB Solutions Engineer for a short overview of the new features and functionality in PostgreSQL 9.3, which went GA on September 9, 2013.
This presentation covers the concept of software defined storage with the ZFS filesystem and the hardware architectures under which to best deploy. We will cover a number of different deployment scenarios with tunings for high IOPS, high capcity, and low performance high capacity archival storage.
Bio: Paul Bibaudhas been a solution architect for over 15 years. Paul has designed storage and high compute solutions for education, government, and research facilities all over the continent. Paul hails from Woodinville, WA and enjoys motorcycle riding, home studio recording projects and walking his dogs.
Steve Umbehocker: Enterprise storage software veteran of 15 years, Steve got his start in the storage industry at VERITAS software in the late 90s. Steve's work at VERITAS and later Citrix centered on the development and integration of enterprise storage systems with hypervisor technologies. Today Steve is focused on driving the development of QuantaStor, the industry's only Linux based Software Defined Storage platform with ZFS and grid management technology.