THE CLOUDFEST TIMELINE
FROM A GROUP OF FRIENDS
TO A HUGE FESTIVAL
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CLOUDFEST
In the Beginning, There Was Hosting…
The global hosting and cloud services market is gigantic, with over a billion websites worldwide— and everything from mobile apps and social games to email and mission-critical business software running in the cloud. But at the same time, giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon are fundamentally shaping the social, economic and political landscapes that impact us all. Meanwhile, hackers are stealing data, user information gets weaponized to change the course of democratic elections, and governments are issuing new—and sometimes conflicting—laws and regulations every day. Meanwhile, people are storing more personal information online than ever before. Then a global pandemic happened… so, yes, it’s complicated out there.