Red Hat NEXT! 2022 Session Recap

by | Nov 8, 2022 | AI, Edge Computing, Hybrid Cloud, Trust

If you missed the Red Hat NEXT! event back in September, or if you just want to refresh your memory on some of the amazing content that was presented there, here’s a complete listing of all of the talks. Follow the links to see the recordings on the Red Hat Community YouTube channel!

Keynote: The Future of AI Edge and Security is Now – Chris Wright
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, security, and open services are transforming every industry. In this keynote, Red Hat CTO and SVP of Global Engineering Chris Wright shares the technology opportunities he’s seeing due to advances in these fields. We also hear from Intel about a recent announcement between Intel and Red Hat.

Panel: Bringing Open Source Innovation to Your Company
We provide insights on how to leverage the power of open source to generate successful business outcomes for your company and your customers. Learn how to create a more effective and collaborative organization through open source innovation with real-world examples.

Edge Computing As Easy As Cloud – Frank Zdarsky and Brett Thurber
Edge Computing is an opportunity to improve existing processes and implement new business use cases on the ground, right where your business happens. By collecting, processing, and acting on data locally, it enables use cases that would be impractical to implement up in the cloud or tethered to the internet. By replacing purpose-built appliances with open software platforms on commercial off-the-shelf hardware, it enables you to become software-defined and increase the velocity with which you innovate.

If only Edge Computing was as easy to operationalize and as familiar to your development and operations teams as cloud! Well… let me show how to achieve those goals with open source today and which technologies are emerging over the coming months.

Is WebAssembly the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing? – Jim Cadden
WebAssembly server-side applications—known for their small resource footprints, fast initialization speed, cross-platform portability, and safe software-defined isolation—are being heralded as “the next big thing” in cloud computing. In this talk, we define what server-side WebAssembly (WASM/WASI) software is, how it is different from the traditional cloud applications, and how server-side WebAssembly maps onto existing Red Hat infrastructure, platforms, and use-cases.

Next-Generation Data Science Workflows Using Ray – Erik Erlandson
Ray is rapidly gaining momentum as a parallel computing platform that provides a scale-out cluster model inspired by tools such as Spark and Flink, yet also supports a lightweight scale-to-zero Serverless style workflow designed natively for modern container platforms in the Kubernetes ecosystem.

Ray implements a constellation of tools that support data science devops activities ranging from ETL and feature extraction, model training, ML pipelines, through serverless inferencing.

In this talk, Erik Erlandson describes ongoing projects at Emerging Technologies to deploy Ray on OpenShift, integrate it with Open Data Hub and evaluate Ray’s components for Data Science Workflows. He demonstrates Ray in action to run an end to end data science project on OpenShift. The audience learns how to leverage the capabilities of Ray and OpenShift to power their cloud native Data Science workflows.

The Evolution of Compute – Kris Murphy and Steve Royer
For a number of years, most computation happened on central CPUs in servers or on workstations. Over the past few years, that has started to change and where computation is occurring is rapidly evolving. This session explores how computational infrastructure is changing and how software will need to adapt for the future ahead.

Next Level Management: Delivering Always Ready Containers in Ever Evolving Platforms – Ryan Cook
Through advancements in Infrastructure As Code and GitOps based practices, we no longer need to love the platform that we are running our services on. This session dives into these different methodologies, showing what is possible now with Kubernetes and Container management, and what will be possible in the future, allowing for the existence of constantly evolving platforms that are always customer ready.

Defining the Freedom of Data Movement – Yehuda Sadeh-Weinraub
While solutions for data distribution and movement at the hybrid cloud and at the edge exist, these are neither ubiquitous nor interoperable. In this talk, Yehuda Sadeh-Weinraub goes over the different pieces that a complete solution would be composed of, and how such a system would operate.

Cloud Native Sustainability the Open Source Way – Huamin Chen
Do you want to help combat climate change? Are you concerned with the sustainability impact of your Kubernetes clusters? Then join our efforts to manage energy efficiency on Kubernetes clusters. We discuss using cloud-native patterns, observing, optimizing, and executing, to improve cloud efficiency in sustainable architecture. Core to this architecture is Project Kepler (Kubernetes-based Efficient Power Level Exporter) and its integration with Kubernetes ecosystems. By leveraging eBPF programs and other system libraries, Kepler probes the full spectrum of energy, performance, and resource measurements to enable energy-relevant observability and further empower advanced sustainable management on clusters. Kepler is an open system, it can be extended to cloud-native ecosystems such as energy-efficient workload scheduling, energy-aware autoscaling, and frequency tuning.

Next-Generation Security, The Road Ahead – Luke Hinds
Two new paradigms have transpired over the past year or more, zero trust and supply chain security. In this session, Luke Hinds talks about the current and future work of the emerging technologies team, famed for creating disruptive technologies such as sigstore.

Enabling Next Generation Networking with eBPF – Dave Tucker
Networking in the Linux kernel is being disrupted by a technology called eBPF. It allows for the kernel to be safely extended to provide, among many benefits, better networking performance and observability. In this talk, we’ll explore how we plan on using eBPF to benefit customers, the challenges in using eBPF in production, and the tooling we’re developing to help Red Hat and our customers be successful using eBPF.