The 2016 Cloud Computing and Data Center Conferences Worth Attending

2016 data center conferences

HostDime’s annual tradition is here once again. Enjoy a directory of the best 2016 cloud computing and data center conferences, trade shows, and events relevant to your and our interests in 2016. If you want your event listed, promote and recommend it in the comments below or at our Facebook and it will be added to our list.


IBM InterConnect
When: Feb 21-25, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
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25,000 attendees are expected to flock to IBM’s InterConnect, where they will have access to IBM executives and engineers to answer questions and discuss the latest strategies with more than 2000 targeted sessions. If that’s not enough, Elton John and Pitbull will be on hand to perform.


Green Data Center Conference
When: February 23-25, 2016
Where: San Diego, California
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Data center owners and operators will enjoy interactive workshop sessions and case study presentations from some of the most innovative facilities in the world. Power and cooling efficiency and data center design will be at the forefront of this year’s discussion.


451 Research Cloud Computing Executive Summit
When: March 8, 2016
Where: New York, New York
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451 Research’s invitation only event for modern IT decision-makers will learn about cloud strategies and end user case stories from keynotes and analysts.


Data Center World
When: March 14-18, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Data Center World addresses the needs of seasoned data center and facilities management professionals. Gain crucial insight into industry trends via keynote speakers, workshops, and information sessions.


IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) 2016
When: April 4-8, April 9-10, 2016
Where: Berlin, Germany, New York, New York
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The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud is more than just a mouthful. The conference will tackle the growth of implementing data mining analysis as it relates to cloud computing. This includes topics like “energy consumptions, high performance, and heterogeneous resources, cloud models, heterogeneous architecture, tele-health, resource allocation, load balance, multimedia, and QoS.”


OpenStack Summit
When: April 25-29, 2016
Where: Austin, Texas
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IT leaders, telco operators, cloud administrators, and more descend upon Austin, Texas to discuss and build the future of cloud computing. What started with just 75 attendees in 2010 has bloomed into a legitimate festival with our 6000 attendees last year.


Cloud Connect
When: May 2-6, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Interop’s Cloud Connect focuses on network and infrastructure as it relates to the changing dynamics of IT. The expo floor will feature over 250 companies showing off their latest products and services. Passes are available in 2, 3, and 5 day.


Cloud Foundry Summit
When: May 24-25, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, California
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Cloud Foundry Summit bills itself as the premier event for developers, providers, and users of the industry’s leading open source platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Over 1500 were in attendance last year to learn more about their cloud application for enterprises.


Datacloud Europe
When: June 8-9, 2016
Where: Monaco
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Over 1800 executives from 50 countries and 150 speaking experts will spend two days in Monaco engaging in panel sessions and hands on labs, bringing the latest in ideas, market developments, and practical solutions.


Cloud Expo
When: June 7-9, 2016, November 1-3, 2016
Where: New York, Santa Clara CA
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Now in their 16th year, Cloud Expo is dubbed the largest cloud conference on the planet. Learn the latest from the best technologists in the cloud computing, big data, and dev ops fields.


VMworld 2016
When: August 28- September 1, October 17-20
Where: Las Vegas, Barcelona
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Get the latest on virtualization and cloud technology from VMworld US in Las Vegas and VMworld Europe in Barcelona. To give you an idea of this conference, Watch the general session from last year’s Europe conference:


HostingCon Events
ResellerClub’s HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for the cloud hosting community. Meet with your existing business partners and network with potential partners. If you are still not convinced, read HostDime’s review of their 2014’s event.

Upcoming HostingCon Events
May 28 – Shenzhen, China
July 24-27 – New Orleans
October 11-12 – Amsterdam
December 2016 – Mumbai


WHIR Events
Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) has upcoming events planned all around the globe. Now is your chance to do personal business and networking with industry leaders and decision makers in a relaxed environment. RSVP is free and you can bring a guest along. Find which event is closest to you:

Upcoming WHIR Events
Austin, Texas – January 28, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona – February 18, 2016
Los Angeles, California – April 21, 2016
New York, New York – May 19, 2016
Chicago, Illinois – June 23, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana – July 26, 2016
Washington, D.C. – September 22, 2016
Sao Paulo, Brazil – October 6, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands – October 12, 2016
London, United Kingdom – October 13, 2016
Dallas, Texas – November 10, 2016


World Hosting Days
Web Hosting Days (WHD) is the world’s largest series of events for the hosting and cloud service market. The first event took place 12 years ago in Germany, and has since developed into more than a dozen events around the globe.

Upcoming WHD Events
WHD Global – Europa-Park, Rust – March 15-17, 2016
WHD USA – Phoenix, Arizona – May 25-26, 2016
WHD Singapore – August 2016
WHD India – New Delhi – September 2016
WHD China – October 2016
WHD Japan – October 2016


Have you been to any of these conferences in the past? Which conference(s) are you looking to attend? Let us know below!, Inc is a global data center infrastructure provider offering an array of cloud products from managed hosting servers to colocation services that cater to a range of clients, from entry-level to enterprise-level operations. HostDime owns and operates infrastructure and networks in seven countries, with its flagship facility in Florida, USA. Currently with a client base of more than 50,000, HostDime is one of the most reputable data center companies in the world.

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  1. says

    Thanks for this cracking list! only wish i had the time to go to all of them lol will definitely be hitting up mozcon though. whats everyone else’s opinion which ones will you be going to?

  2. says

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    • says

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  3. says

    Hi, I attended excellent conference Marketing festival last year in Europe and this year there will be great names too. Definitely recommend!

    • says

      Hello Ramkumar I am also from hosting industrt: hosting, themes and plugins. have read about some conferemce in Pune this year but now could not find it over the net plz let me know if you know about some it was meant for aguust

  4. says

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  5. Ruth says

    Digital Summit Phoenix ( is a digital marketing conference coming to Phoenix, AZ Feb 4-5, 2015. Great speakers, lastest informations and endless networing opportunities!

  6. Ruth says

    These are live events and unfortunately there’s no live streaming. We do have webinars every so often though!

  7. says

    Hi there! The Digital Summit Series is back this year with new dates & locations all around the country – Charlotte (May 4-5 –, Atlanta (May 24-25 –, Denver (June 15-16 –, Portland (July 13-14 –, Minneapolis (July 25-26 –, Washington DC (Sept 20-21 –, Detroit (Oct 11-12 –, Raleigh (Nov 16-17 –, Dallas (Dec –

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