The Future of Red Hat Network Satellite: A New Architecture Enabling Traditional Datacenters & the Cloud

Thursday, July 07, 2011


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Red Hat Network Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters since 2002. In that time, Red Hat Network Satellite has been extremely popular, managing groups of systems that scale from small local deployments to vast global infrastructures. Future versions of Red Hat Network Satellite will provide even greater tools and capabilities for customers to manage the machines both deployed within their datacenters and federated out to public clouds.

In this session, members of the Red Hat Network Satellite product leadership team will discuss and demonstrate the dramatic new direction that the product is taking. A sampling of what is covered includes:

  • Powerful content mirroring and deployment
  • Recipe-driven configuration management
  • Vastly improved and rearchitected subscription tracking and inventory management
  • New fine-grained user roles
  • Redesigned application and system lifecycle management architecture and workflow
Chris Wells - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Chris Wells has more than 15 years of experience working in the information technology industry. Currently he is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Network Satellite. Prior to Red Hat, he
worked in Product Management, Product Marketing, Technical Pre-sales and Technical Training roles for Quest Software, Sterling Commerce and Vanstar. Chris has both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the Ohio State University.

Todd Sanders -
Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Todd Sanders, director of software engineering, is focused on systems management solutions for Red Hat. He is currently responsible for Red Hat Network Satellite development efforts, and leading a team focused on content management innovation. Todd has been with Red Hat for over six years, focusing on both hosted and on-premise management solutions. He brings a wealth of a experience in building and leading both onshore and offshore software development teams in multiple industries, including telecom, manufacturing, and government. Todd lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and an avid fan of Wolfpack athletics.



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