The Best Cloud Conferences Remaining This Year


Cloud infrastructures are growing in complexity all the time. Just as containers gain mainstream popularity, serverless will become the next hot thing. Staying ahead of the competition doesn’t have to be difficult though. Cloud conferences bring together great minds in the industry so users can gain the insights they need.

Here at Solutions Review, we do our best to provide IT professionals with the top cloud technology best practices, news and buyer’s guides, but nothing can replace the effectiveness of a conference. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top Cloud conferences and events for the rest of 2018. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, then these should be on your calendar, check them out below.

AWS Summits

Los Angeles – August 23
Atlanta – September 13
Toronto – September 20

“AWS Global Summits are free events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Summits are held in major cities around the world, and attract technologists from all industries and skill levels who want to discover how AWS can help them innovate quickly and deliver flexible, reliable solutions at scale.”

You can read my coverage of AWS Summit New York to get an idea of what to expect.

VMworld – Las Vegas, August 26-30

VMworld boasts some great speakers including Malala Yousafzai.

“Technology-driven innovation is disrupting every market and industry. And it’s being created by people like you. You unlock value from today’s technologies while anticipating a rapidly approaching technological future. That’s why we created an event with you and your peers in mind. At VMworld 2018 you can find what you need to launch the digital transformation that relies on you.”

Microsoft Ignite – Orlando, September 24-28

Get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork, and productivity. Immerse yourself with the latest tools, tech, and experiences that matter, and hear the latest updates and ideas directly from the experts.”

AWS re:Invent – November 26-30

“At re:Invent 2018, you can expect deeper technical content, more hands-on learning opportunities, and more access to AWS experts than ever. The return of our two-hour workshops and our hackathon program means that you can dive into solving challenges and working on a team. The chalk talks and builders sessions give you the opportunity to interact in a small group setting with AWS experts as they whiteboard through problems and solutions. We have many more opportunities this year for you to interact, build, and learn, so you can get the most out of re:Invent.”

Doug Atkinson

An entrepreneur and executive with a passion for enterprise technology, Doug founded Solutions Review in 2012. He has previously served as a newspaper boy, a McDonald's grill cook, a bartender, a political consultant, a web developer, the VP of Sales for e-Dialog - a digital marketing agency - and as Special Assistant to Governor William Weld of Massachusetts.