Mobile Portfolio Center

August 28, 2019Norfolk, VirginiaPRA Group

Open source hits the open road

Red Hat mobile portfolio center coming to PRA Group

Innovation on the interstate? A full stack in a semi truck? However you describe it, it’s clear: The Red Hat® mobile portfolio center brings enterprise IT solutions to you.
With 6 kiosk demos, the mobile portfolio center gives you a hands-on experience with everything from infrastructure optimization to integration to automation and management--all inside of a self-contained, 18-wheel semi truck.
It’s your chance to test drive Red Hat technology and get answers from the experts. Join us in Norfolk at PRA Group on August 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are included.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Executive truck tour and walkthrough
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m Morning session registration
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Business sessions: See below topics and breakout details
  • 9:30 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Hybrid Cloud, Containers and Kubernetes 101
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Automation 101 and the Art of the Possible
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Open house — tour the truck!
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Technical Sessions: See below topics and breakout details
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  - JBoss Middleware and OpenShift
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 pm. - Containers 201 - Advanced Topics
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Ansible Automation - Technical
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Open house — tour the truck!


Hybrid Cloud, Containers and Kubernetes 101
Containers and Kubernetes are just two of all the prevailing buzzwords these days. Depending on who and when you ask what a container is you may get a different explanation each time you ask.  This is sophisticated technology but when explained by an expert becomes understandable opening a welcome innovation path for any IT organization.  
Automation 101 and the Art of the Possible
If you like doing the same thing, manually, day in and day out this session is not for you.  Automation frees up your time to do more interesting things while simultaneously reducing costs and increasing reliability.  During this session we will explore proven techniques and practices for automation that can be used throughout the enterprise. This includes Infrastructure, VMs, Networking, DNS, etc. Please bring your top three monotonous tasks to lunch. Lights on to Value Add.


JBoss Middleware and OpenShift
Container technology looks promising, but your Apps probably need some modification unless you're lucky enough to be in a greenfield situation.  This session explores the journey of moving monolithic applications to microservices architectures. This transition effects many teams (Dev, QA Test, and Operations) but is essential for the organization becoming more agile.
Containers 201 - Advanced Topics
The rate of innovation with Containers and where they can run is evolving rapidly.  Enterprises now have unprecedented flexibility where they can run their container workloads: Bare Metal, VM, Private Cloud or one of the Public Clouds. Options on where you store your containers (Registries), Operators. Management, and Security considerations will also be discussed.
Ansible Automation - Technical
A survey of the many domains (Infrastructure, Networking, Cloud, Security, etc.) that can be automated. This session will cover code examples, best practices, scaling consideration and more.

PRA Group
150 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia  23502


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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