CloudFest 2021


Questions about Cloudfest 2020 cancellation?

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak, we saw no alternative but to cancel CloudFest 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, partners, presenters, and colleagues is of the utmost importance to us. We were forced to consider the growing risk of exposure, especially in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where our event is located.

The unclear infection path, as well as the risk of quarantine orders lasting several weeks on short notice, could not be ignored. With over 7,000 people from the Cloud community expected to gather from almost every continent, the risk of inadvertently spreading the virus was just too high.

This was a painful decision for us, but your health and safety are just too important. We’re already looking forward to bouncing back with style for 2021.

We’re glad to be part of this amazing Cloud community, and we’re grateful for your understanding.

Right now, though, you have questions—and we have answers.

You can hit this link for the official CloudFest statement.

This was us in 2019. We can’t wait to share a new photo in 2021.

CloudFest Will Return in 2021

CloudFest is coming back for 2021, bigger and better than ever. It’s a changed world, and the Cloud has never been more important. Let’s create the future together!

Put it in your calendar now: March 20-25, 2021.

Registration opens very soon, so stay tuned.

FAQs for CloudFest Registrations, Accommodation, and Travel

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The Intelligent Cloud: An examination of AI in the Cloud ecosystem

The overall cloud market is $250b and growing at 32% annually. AI is still a relatively small part of this, comprising $202.5 million in 2015—but forecast to reach $11.1 billion by 2024. It’s important to remember that humans have been taking swings at AI for over 60 years, and other technological building blocks had to be arranged—each a milestone in its own right—in order to get us to where we are today, and where we’re poised to reach tomorrow. The amount of processing power and the speed of data throughput required for high-performance artificial intelligence place functional AI right in the Cloud’s wheelhouse.

Hyperscalers are positioned to be the creators of AI products; with AWS, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud as the top four. Service providers can leverage their deep relationships with existing cloud-service clients to provide bespoke AI solutions across the business spectrum. The economic effect is then amplified out into the world by orders of magnitude as costs drop, productivity rises, and data is processed more effectively to surface game-changing insights. Getting ahead of the curve on AI constitutes a prime opportunity to deliver maximum change for your customers.

Theme Tracks

Web-Pros in the Cloud: Smart Creativity at Scale

A great website isn’t a product—it’s a service. A website needs continuous upkeep for it to remain compelling, relevant, and secure: that’s your job as a CSP or CSV, and you’ve built a successful business out of it. So as you win more clients, focusing on design excellence grows further out of reach.

Meanwhile, Web Professionals specialize in design and creativity, and do not want to dip their toes too deep into the waters of customer retention and growth analytics. Together you become a powerful force, but first you must meet each other. This year, CloudFest is making that happen by inviting top Web Professionals to the festival.

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The CloudFest Experience

Get hands-on as product experts help you master the latest tools and techniques. Walk in as a newbie, walk out with newfound confidence.
Conference Themes
This year’s theme is The Intelligent Cloud. With an eye on practical ideas and solutions, we’re exploring how AI shapes the cloud, and how the cloud shapes AI. We’re also promoting Web Pros in the Cloud, bringing creators of web experiences together with hosting and service providers to form win-win relationships. If you have a hand in your clients’ hosting decisions, you have to be here.
The who’s-who of the Cloud, all in one place. Let the world come to you as you discover the latest innovations. CloudFest has become the hotspot for product and service launches, so keep your eyes open.
Open-source experts from throughout the Cloud gather to solve real-world problems facing the industry. In just a few days, we go from identifying the problem to launching a usable solution.
Main Stages
Our keynote stages feature industry rock stars and actual rock stars. Innovators from within the industry as well as major creative voices from around the world will open your mind to a smarter tech future.
Night Events
When the sun goes down, we turn it up! Hard-rocking bands and major celebrity guests come together to deliver some amazing shows. CloudFest’s concert series could be their own event. We turn an amusement park—complete with luxury hotels—into our playground. Themed events, live DJs, and top-notch food and drink have made CloudFest parties legendary.
Side Events
From Morning Fitness to the Night Talk, with karaoke, Women in Tech, and the CXO Dinner in between, there’s always something going on. Keep your ear to the ground for late additions to the Side Event schedule.
Speed Networking
A fun, intimate, fast-paced opportunity to meet like-minded professionals. Quickly connect over a discussion theme and make some partnership magic.


Europa-Park | Rust | Germany

CloudFest is returning to the legendary Europa-Park, the exclusive resort that has hosted our global festival since 2012. Located in the heart of Europe where Germany, France, and Switzerland come together, Europa-Park hits all the right notes with its impressive facilities, impeccable service, and ease of accessibility—all with an extra “wow” factor on top. Completely different from your typical cookie-cutter conference venues, Europa-Park delivers a backdrop that is grand in scale yet intimate in feel, effortlessly communicating the essence of the CloudFest “work hard, play hard” culture.

Become a partner

There is no substitute for being here.
More than 7,000 of your potential customers, peers, and technology leaders will attend CloudFest 2020 in Rust, Germany (March 14-19) for a full week of innovation, opportunity, and celebration. There will be hundreds of exhibits, as well as insightful keynotes by leading voices in technology, deep dives into the industry’s latest advancements, and an agenda full of exciting activities. This is the festival that goes all day and all night, and you won’t want to miss a thing!
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CF 2019: Video Recap

This is how it went down last year. Cloud companies from across the industry met with hyperscale providers to form new partnerships and share knowledge, so everyone can be more prepared for how the industry is changing. They also enjoyed some amazing parties and music! Hear from attendees, partners, and presenters why this is the must-attend Cloud industry event of the year

CloudFest 2019 Recap: We Worked Hard and Played Hard

»I’ve never been to a conference that combines so much hardcore serious learning and education sessions with the craziest, most amazing parties you have ever seen!«

Will Pemble, Founder of web.com and CEO of GoalBoss

»My experience with CloudFest is amazing, it’s one of the best conferences that I have been to!«

Hank Shocklee, Producer of Public Enemy

»As an exhibitor, CloudFest is providing a platform to connect with partners to be able to talk the services that OVH offers!«

Hiren Parekh, Senior Director of Cloud Services, EMEA at OVH