Red Hat Summit - videos, presentations and outlook for RHEL6
Videos, some keynote speeches and talks and PDFs of many of the presentations given at the Red Hat Summit 2009 and JBoss World Chicago 2009 conferences, held in parallel last week, are now available from the conference websites.
They include the slideshow from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap presentation given by Tim Burke, Vice President of RHEL Engineering. He explained the various support phases for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version and offered an in-depth review of the new features in the recently released RHEL 5.4 and its predecessor.
The presentation closes with some notes on the features to expect in RHEL 6, currently in development and scheduled for release in the first half of next year. Virtualisation is once again a key topic, but Burke also stresses power management/green IT and improved 'manageability' features. The next version of RHEL should also be able to cope with even larger systems.
Many other presentations also provide copious background information on Red Hat products and related issues. In "Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update and Roadmap", Bryan Che gives an overview of the state of play with Red Hat Enterprise MRG (Messaging, Realtime, Grid), first presented at last year's Red Hat Summit. In "Red Hat Enterprise Linux File Systems: Today and Tomorrow", David Egts explores aspects of file systems as they relate to the Enterprise distribution. In "Community to Commerce: The Red Hat/Fedora/FOSS Model", Fedora Project Leader Paul W. Frields discusses how Red Hat uses Fedora and interacts with the open source community.