9 Cloud Conferences to Attend Before the End of 2016

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Whether your interest is disaster recovery, IoT, SaaS, serverless computing, or anything else related to the cloud, make sure you are ready for 2017, the “Year of the Great Cloud Migration,” by catching one of the top cloud computing conferences still left this year.

Before you know it, 2017 will be here. Are you ready for what many experts predict will be the year of the great migration to the public cloud? Experts have many other expectations for 2017, including a shrinking of virtualized computing and a growing focus on cybersecurity.

But if you’re not quite ready to tackle those opportunities next year and want to first learn more about how your organization can make the most of the cloud, don’t worry — you still have time to prepare.

You can attend one – or all – of the most interesting cloud computing conferences that are happening in the closing months of 2016. These events bring together the biggest names and brightest minds in cloud technology, and offer talks and workshops on critical topics such as migration, serverless computing, SaaS, disaster recovery (DR), big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Here are nine conferences that are worth attending before the end of the year.

IT/Dev Connections

Oct. 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada
With no vendor references and no marketing, this conference is devoted to professionals sharing their technical experiences. Five technical tracks focus on topics such as cloud and data center, enterprise collaboration, and data platform and business intelligence.

Cloud Expo Asia

Oct. 12-13
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
With 13,000 people expected to attend, Cloud Expo Asia is billed as the biggest cloud event in Southeast Asia. One conference track aims to help attendees ensure cloud-based resources, services, and applications are living up to their potential.

VMworld 2016 Europe

Oct. 17-20
Barcelona, Spain
You can sit back and listen to talks about becoming competitive in the “multi-cloud” era, or learn about the latest VMware products in hands-on lab sessions. Several sessions review hybrid cloud, migration, and cloud management.

GCP Next

Oct. 20
London, UK
The event is full but it’s worth getting on the waitlist because sessions will be devoted to how Google Cloud Platform can help your organization build intelligent applications, provide scale and security, and master app development and deployment.

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Nov. 1-3
Santa Clara, California
This conference features more than 150 sessions with industry players in the cloud computing and big data worlds, including speakers from Microsoft, IBM, and Red Hat. Organizers promise attendees will return to work knowing how to confidently shift business operations from traditional data centers to the automated cloud.

Class Conference 2016

Nov. 8-9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
This conference is more theoretical than technical, but it’s one you can definitely boast about attending. Class Conference 2016 looks at how the cloud can build a competitive data and knowledge economy through smart cities, smart energy, eHealth, and advanced manufacturing.

AWS re:Invent 2016

Nov. 28 – Dec. 2
Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn how Amazon Web Services can improve developer productivity, network security, and application performance in a five-day conference packed with expert talks, hands-on labs, and boot camps. CloudEndure is an AWS re:Invent sponsor, and we’ll be happy to meet you at our booth, where you can try your luck at winning a remote control helicopter or drone. You can also learn more about our DR and live migration solutions. If you want to arrange a meeting, or get a demo during the event, contact us here.

Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure, and Operations Management Conference

Dec. 5-8
Las Vegas, Nevada
The name of the conference is a mouthful, but as you probably know, Gartner events are can’t-miss opportunities to learn from top industry experts. This conference takes a deep dive into cloud computing with sessions on cloud migration, backup, and DR.

NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo

Dec. 6-7
Anaheim, California
Put on by CRN, this conference attempts to show attendees how they can best monetize cloud-based computing, and determine which solutions can be built in-house or through partners. Nan Bolden, the head of Global Alliances at Google, is one of several keynote speakers.

Which conference do you plan to attend? Did we forget any good ones? We’d love to hear from you.

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