It’s a Wrap! CloudFest 2021 Highlights

This year’s biggest cloud computing event explored new territory with a great sense of adventure to deliver successfully what everyone had been anticipating – CloudFest 2021 and Luxhosting, a gold sponsor was a part of the action. For over 16 years, CloudFest has delivered the largest and most significant series of global gatherings for executives across the internet infrastructure ecosystem.

In the middle of a global pandemic, CloudFest successfully raise the bar once more to host the biggest online cloud conference. They did! Proving that nothing can stop the Cloud.

Why CloudFest 2021?

Amidst the global pandemic, internet solutions for the challenges we face is vital. It is imperative that all stakeholders within the internet infrastructure ecosystem share ideas and collaborate to find solutions for current and future challenges.

CloudFest 2021 offered this platform as it featured the latest technologies, innovations and product presentations. How did they accomplish this success? This year’s event offered a digital exhibition to view such latest innovations, visit hands-on workshops that provided insightful look on emerging trends and topics.

Plus, there were tons of networking opportunities geared to help you connect with the community. For example, gold sponsor, Luxhosting showcased an exhibitor’s booth. The company with expert knowledge was able to share information on services such as Cloud VPS Hosting and Reseller Hosting.


Exhibitor's hall
CloudFest Exhibitors Networking Hall

Indeed, the enormous growth of technology and the challenges faced during the global pandemic called for  more focus on the development of real-world solutions. Of course, CloudFest was the place to be for answers. The all digital conference drew thousands of cloud experts and attendees from across the globe.

B2B Festival Buzz and more

Christian Jäger, CEO of CloudFest organized this event as a B2B festival. What started out as a round table discussion for hosting providers in his hometown, Cologne has grown tremendously.

The event focuses on the entire spectrum of the Cloud. There were presentations and discussions on security, protection, service quality and online ownership. By doing this, CloudFest boasted over 200 exhibitors from around the world with more than 250 experts in the cloud computing field to attract the brightest minds in the hosting and cloud industry.

Partners for this event included the biggest names in the industry such as Intel, Dell, VeriSign, HPE, Google Cloud, Toshiba, AMD and so many more. This happens every year with the aim to make it grander than the last event.

CloudFest 2021 accomplished the Cloud’s commitment to offer this event that will help you proactively drive your industry forward.

Event Highlights of CloudFest 2021

Day one featured keynote speaker, father of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The day was filled with presentations from leading companies and their top experts.

Attendees learnt about some interesting topics such as; The Trusted Foundation of the Cloud presented by Intel, How Will We Store Exabytes of Machine-Created Data, presented by Toshiba, Hands-On-Sessions on the Masterclass Track and The GAIA-X panel on the future of data architecture in Europe and the World.


GAIA-X Reshaping Data Infrastructure for Europe
GAIA-X panel live discussion

A work and play balance

The day was brought to a wrap by The Lords of Uptime who indeed came with vengeance serving an awesome music festival. They were not to have all the fun so Mayfly – French Band joined in. What’s more, Dell Technologies sponsored Loud in the Cloud music festival.

Day two highlights

Day two was buzzing with names such as Aaron Draplin – Trendsetting designer and art director, Heidi Zak – E-Commerce superstar who is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove along with James Gosling – the father of Java.

Again, the day’s buzz of activities wrapped up with a Connection Party featuring GusGus powered by Sectigo. Electronic-music superstars Reykjavik’s performed live virtually, for a fully pumped CloudFest crowd. The epic party presented in digital style made dancing alone in your home felt like dancing in a crowd. The fun was still captivating digitally!

Cloud’s efforts not only featured top-flight speakers from its industry but reached into other worlds to bring more dimensions of creativity and entrepreneurship to the table.

What day three had to offer

Day three featured the accomplished Cassie De Pecol – Guinness Record-Setting Traveller. Influential Sir Alex Younger – Former head of Britain’s MI6: Spymaster was a part of the conversation of security as he presented on Fouth-Generation Espionage: Spy Games, Super-States and Cybercrime.

Wrapping up this day’s activities highlighted cloud’s ability to host insightful and educational sessions with awesome parties that allows attendees to unwind and have fun. Cloud Unchained Party powered by Sectigo allowed just that, for attendees to have fun. To keep the fun going, Superfans Junkbox Party had everyone posting their favourite songs on the Cloud’s social wall.

A Can’t Miss Opportunity

CloudFest is the place for one-on-one video call with key leaders in the cloud industry. Who would want to miss out on virtual exhibition that includes one-on-one discussion with key partners? It offered beneficial information to help anyone looking to connect with the community, get top-rated cloud solutions and broaden their knowledge. This year’s workshops and keynote presentations are still available on demand digitally for a limited time. The worthwhile pass included:

  • Access to keynote, breakout and workshop tracks
  • Extended hours from core time to regional territory tracks to keep everyone in tune
  • Access to virtual exhibition hall
  • Networking
  • Access to social events and parties

Next Year’s Anticipation

CloudFest might be staged at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany. And, like this year’s successful staging digitally, CloudFest promises to conquer any obstacle and deliver next year’s CloudFest 2022 event. Don’t expect to get the same insightful and awesome experience as this year, expect it to get it better!