Best Cloud Conferences- The latest Gartner report suggests that the cloud market is going to grow an astonishing 17.3% ($206 billion) in 2019, up from $175.8 billion in 2018. By 2022, the report claims, 90% of organizations will be using cloud services. But the cloud isn’t one thing, and 2019 is likely to bring the diversity of solutions, from hybrid to multi-cloud, to serverless, to the fore.
With such a mix of opportunities and emerging trends, it’s going to be essential to keep a close eye on key cloud computing and software infrastructure conferences throughout the year. These are the events where we’ll hear the most important announcements, and they’ll probably also be the place where the most important conversations happen too.
But with so many cloud computing conferences dotted throughout the year, it’s hard to know where to focus your attention. For that very reason, we’ve put together a list of some of the best cloud computing conferences taking place in 2019.
When and where is Google Cloud Next 2019 happening?
April 9-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
What is it?
This is Google’s annual global conference focusing on the company’s cloud services and products, namely Google Cloud Platform. At previous events, Google has announced enterprise products such as G Suite and Developer Tools. The three-day conference features demonstrations, keynotes, announcements, conversations, and boot camps.
What’s happening at Google Cloud Next 2019?
This year Google Cloud Next has more than 450 sessions scheduled. You can also meet directly with Google experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, security, and software infrastructure. Themes covered this year include application development, architecture, collaboration, and productivity, compute, cost management, DevOps and SRE, hybrid cloud, and serverless.
The conference may also serve as a debut platform for new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.
Who’s it for?
The event is a not-to-miss event for IT professionals and engineers, but it will also likely attract entrepreneurs. For those of us who won’t attend, Google Cloud Next will certainly be one of the most important conferences to follow. Early bird registration begins from March 1 for $999.
When and where is OpenStack Infrastructure Summit 2019 happening?
April 29 – May 1 in Denver.
What is it?
The OpenStack Infrastructure Summit, previously the OpenStack Summit, is focused on open infrastructure integration and has evolved over the years to cover more than 30 different open source projects. The event is structured around use cases, training, and related open source projects.
The summit also conducts Project Teams Gathering, just after the main conference (this year May 2-4). PTG provides meeting facilities, allowing various technical teams contributing to OSF (Open Science Framework) projects to meet in person, exchange ideas and get work done in a productive setting.
What’s happening at this year’s OpenStack Infrastructure Summit?
This year the summit is expected to have almost 300 sessions and workshops on Container Infrastructure, CI/CD, Telecom + NFV, Public Cloud, Private & Hybrid Cloud, Security etc. The Summit is going to have members of open source communities like Airship, Ansible, Ceph, Docker, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, ONAP, OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OPNFV, StarlingX, Zuul among other topics.
Who’s it for?
This is an event for engineers working in operations and administration. If you’re interested in OpenStack and how the foundation fits into the modern cloud landscape there will certainly be something here for you.
When and where is DockerCon 2019 happening?
April 29 to May 2 at Moscone West, San Francisco.
What is it?
DockerCon is perhaps the container event of the year. The focus is on what’s happening across the Docker world, but it will offer plenty of opportunities to explore the ways Docker is interacting and evolving with a wider ecosystem of tools.
What’s happening at DockerCon 2019?
This three-day conference will feature networking opportunities and hands-on labs. It will also hold an exposition where innovators will showcase their latest products. It’s expected to have over 6,000 attendees with 5+ tracks and 100 sessions. You’ll also have the opportunity to become a Docker Certified Associate with an on-venue test.