The Top 13 Cloud Computing Conferences to Attend in 2020

The Top 13 Cloud Computing Conferences to Attend in 2020

What are the top cloud computing conferences to visit in 2020? Tech conferences are some of the best places to learn about what’s happening in a specific technology field. Not only are you able to hear the top tech experts speak, but you can network with professionals with an abundance of combined technical and operational knowledge.

As 2020 is almost upon us, we’re looking to the future to list 13 can’t-miss conferences centered around cloud computing. These conferences cover every corner of the globe and span the entire year. We’ve also included links to each conference’s website so you can find more information or book your ticket!

Microsoft Ignite The Tour

WHEN: Numerous dates
WHERE: Numerous locations

“Microsoft Ignite The Tour brings the very best of Microsoft Ignite to a city near you. The tour provides technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. You’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrate and manage infrastructure, and connect with local industry leaders and peers.”

You can find out more info here.


Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies

WHEN: Numerous dates
WHERE: Numerous locations

“Corporate infrastructure will enter a whole new dimension towards 2030. Existing ways of thinking will no longer suffice, and a people-centric New World will fundamentally change the business itself. In Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2020, we will present strategies to be adopted, actions to be taken, and advices on how to achieve it for future-oriented business and technology leaders based on future trends.”

You can find out more info here.


Cloud Expo Europe

WHEN: March 11th – 12th
WHERE: London, UK

“Technology enabled change is on the boardroom agenda for businesses of all types and sizes. Cloud Expo Europe is the UK’s leading event for connecting technologists, business leaders and senior business managers with experts, solutions and services to help accelerate digital transformation plans. Whether you are cloud-first, scaling up, refining, or just getting started, Cloud Expo Europe is an unrivaled opportunity to meet with leading technology innovators and service providers. Network with your peers. Access a wealth of knowledge and advice including emerging trends, tech deep dives, lessons learned and market forecasts.”

You can find out more info here.


CloudFest

WHEN: March 14th – 19th
WHERE: Europa-Park, Germany

“CloudFest 2020 is the second in a three-year theme arc. We began with hyperscale enablement: go big or go home! Now we will explore how AI helps you maximize the potential that hypervisor partnership offers. The Intelligent Cloud allows AI to manage and distribute complex workloads, with smart tools that make interoperability and scale more cost-effective and efficient. It’s a tech paradigm that is coming up quickly, and CloudFest will help pave the way so you can be in the driver’s seat. CloudFest will explore how the cloud industry is preparing for the AI evolution in terms of technology, oversight, economics, and morality.”

You can find out more info here.


KubeCon + CloudNative Con Europe 2020

WHEN: March 30th – April 2nd
WHERE: Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from March 30 – April 2, 2020. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, Jaeger, Vitess, OpenTracing, gRPC, CNI, Notary, TUF, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, CRI-O, TiKV, and CloudEvents as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.”

You can find out more info here.


Google Cloud Next

WHEN: April 6th – 8th
WHERE: San Francisco, California

“We’re bringing together some of the brightest minds in tech for 3 days of networking, learning, and collaboration. Experience the magic of Google Cloud Next alongside IT professionals, developers, executives, and Google experts.”

You can find out more info here.


Cloud Summit 2020

WHEN: May 12th – 14th
WHERE: Miami Beach, Florida

“2020 is bringing you a Cloud Summit unlike any you’ve ever experienced—with more of everything you need to succeed. With 50+ cutting-edge breakout sessions. world-class keynote speakers and the hands-on Cloud Showcase, you’ll get exclusive access to unlimited industry solutions and the latest go-to-market innovations that are shaping the future of tech. And you’ll get it all Miami Beach-style.”

You can find out more info here.

Our MSP Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top cloud managed service providers for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as questions you should ask vendors and yourself before buying. We also offer an MSP Vendor Map that outlines those vendors in a Venn diagram to make it easy for you to select potential providers.

Micro Focus Universe

WHEN: May 19th – 21st
WHERE: San Antonio, Texas

“Join us in the scenic Texas hill country for the first North America Micro Focus Universe! San Antonio is one of the oldest and largest cities in Texas and is home to thousands of long-horn cattle, six Fortune 500 companies, and a growing number of next-generation companies that are moving in. This unique venue provides a spectacular backdrop to network and learn from Micro Focus product experts, fellow customers, and partners.”

You can find out more info here. There will also be an event in the Netherlands in March.


International Conference on Cloud Computing

WHEN: June 22nd – 26th
WHERE: Honolulu, Hawaii

“The International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. All topics regarding cloud computing align with the theme of CLOUD. we will celebrate our 2020 version of gathering, to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on cloud computing.”

You can find out more info here.


VMworld 2020

WHEN: August 30th – September 3rd
WHERE: San Francisco, California

“VMworld captures the momentum of today’s rapidly changing IT environment and puts it within your grasp so you can accelerate your cloud journey to support your business. Transform networking and security for speed and flexibility. Deliver digital workspaces for amazing mobile experiences. Whatever you need to know, you’ll find the best information, tools, and partnerships to take IT—and your power to shape it—to the next level.”

You can find out more info here.


Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit

WHEN: October 5th – 7th
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada

“HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud, datacenter and managed services sectors. The agenda is carefully crafted by 451 Research analysts and industry experts to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation. In addition to analyst and executive sessions, the three-day schedule includes a plethora of networking opportunities that will maximize your time spent in Las Vegas and foster the industry-changing relationships HCTS is known for igniting.”

You can find out more info here.


Cyber Security & Cloud Expo

WHEN: November 4th – 5th
WHERE: Santa Clara, California

“The Cyber Security & Cloud Expo North America 2020 will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley on November 4-5 to host its second North American event. It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events covering IoT, 5G, Cyber Security, Cloud, Blockchain, AI and Big Data, energy, financial services, healthcare and more.”

You can find out more info here.


AWS re:Invent 2020

WHEN: November 30th – December 4th
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada (tentative)

“AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The event will feature keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,500 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more.”

You can find out more info here.


Looking for information on managed service providers for your cloud solutions? Our MSP Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top cloud managed service providers for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as questions you should ask vendors and yourself before buying. We also offer an MSP Vendor Map that outlines those vendors in a Venn diagram to make it easy for you to select potential providers.

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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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