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Week of March 17, 2018
Cloud Expo Europe 2018
March 21 - 22, 2018

Cloud Expo Europe 2018 will make sure that your business is harnessing the true potential of the cloud. With topics being covered including Cloud infrastructure, Storage technologies, DevOps, virtualisation and Multi-Cloud strategies. Cloud Expo will allow you to experience the latest, best and most relevant cloud-driven thinking.

Hear from over 500 experts speakers sharing insight and inspiration which include number 1 rated CIOs, acclaimed global cloud leaders and cloud gurus.

Join us at Stand C1931!

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Week of March 18, 2018
Finding the Best IT Transformation Path Webinar
March 22, 2018

Businesses across all industries are moving out of their data centers and into the cloud. But navigating the complexities of a multi-cloud world can be overwhelming. During this webinar, we’ll help you understand your existing environment and then use that information to develop and well-informed cloud migration strategy and architecture. 

Join our experts and learn how to:

  • Assess your application portfolio and existing environment.
  • Build your multi-cloud solution.
  • Develop an informed deployment strategy.
  • Identify the best-fit platform for your needs.
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Week of March 25, 2018
How They Did It: McKesson's Transformation Story
March 27, 2018

McKesson, the largest distributor of pharmaceuticals in North America, also faced many of the challenges related to transformation discussed in this series. By partnering with Rackspace and Microsoft Azure, they were able to deploy a multi-cloud environment, maintain stringent security and healthcare compliance regulations and reduce their dependence on dedicated datacenters. They now have a foundation that provides numerous organizations and business units with secure, compliant and fully managed Azure cloud infrastructure.

In this webinar, McKesson’s IT leader joins us to walk through their transformation journey and share insights to help you along your path.

Topics covered:

  • McKesson’s pain points, transformation journey and outcomes
  • Takeaways from Rackspace experts and McKesson’s IT leadership on the process
  • The value of an experienced technology partner coupled with operational support
  • Finding the expertise that you need throughout your cloud journey
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Week of April 21, 2018
CIO Education Congress 2018
Derry Hill, Calne
April 23, 2018

The inaugural CIO Education Congress will bring together some of the UK’s leading CIOs and IT Directors from leading UK universities to showcase and discuss some of the key IT challenges across the education sector in the UK.

This program which will span across a full day, will piece together topics around cyber security, BI and analytics, student success technology, data management and much more. With the ever increasing need to demonstrate return on investment, sustain learning excellence and react to and manage change effectively, education sector CIOs need to continue to educate keep up with the pace of change within their industry.

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IP EXPO | Manchester
April 25 - 26, 2018

IP EXPO showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. IP EXPO Manchester now incorporates six events under one roof including: Cloud & IoT, Cyber Security Manchester, Networks & Infrastructure , Data & Analytics, DevOps and AI .

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Week of April 29, 2018
Dell EMC World
Las Vegas, NV
April 30 - May 3, 2018

Dell EMC World is where IT and innovation intersect. Experience the full Dell Technologies ecosystem—in an environment built to educate and empower.

Discover the products, emerging trends and integrated solutions you need to realize success in the digital future.

We look forward to visiting with you. 

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Week of May 6, 2018
Red Hat Summit
San Francisco, CA
May 8 - 10, 2018

Red Hat Summit is all about open source. This year, we’re focusing on the endless possibilities of open source. The ideas worth exploring.

Because what draws us together each year isn’t the technology alone; it’s what we can do with it. Open source technology gives us a platform for imagination, a focal point to collectively push for new possibilities. Think about it: Automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning—these are all gifts we gave ourselves so we have a little more time to wonder not only “What if?” but also “What for?” and “With whom?”

Visit us at Red Hat Summit 2018. 

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Week of May 5, 2018
AWS Summit London
May 9 - 11, 2018
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Week of May 20, 2018
OpenStack Summit Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
May 21 - 25, 2018

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy. 

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Week of June 16, 2018
AWS Public Sector Summit
Washington, DC
June 20 - 21, 2018
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Week of July 15, 2018
Microsoft Inspire
Las Vegas, NV
July 15 - 19, 2018

Microsoft Inspire is where partners, Microsoft personnel and industry experts from around the globe come together for a week of networking and learning. Rackspace is the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year – 5 times more than anyone else. Visit us in Las Vegas to discover why!

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Week of July 14, 2018
AWS Summit New York
New York, NY
July 17, 2018

AWS Global Summits are free events designed to bring together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Join us in New York to hear from our AWS leaders and certified experts and learn how we migrate and manage Amazon Web Services.

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Week of July 22, 2018
Google Cloud Next
San Francisco, CA
July 24 - 27, 2018

Google Cloud Next ’18 is your chance to unlock new opportunities for your business, uplevel your skills, and uncover what’s next for Cloud.

As the first premier managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform™, our cloud experts can help you get the most out of your investment. Experience the agility, flexibility and scalability the cloud offers — without it becoming your core business. Visit us in San Francisco to learn more about our managed services for GCP.

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Week of August 26, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
August 26 - 30, 2018

VMworld is VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology professionals. Join Rackspace and VMware for five days of innovation and learn new skills, hear expert insights and gain the tools to enable business success.

Visit us in Las Vegas to hear more abour our VMware Premier Partnership with 10+ years managing VMware workloads at scale. See you there!

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Week of September 22, 2018
Microsoft Ignite
Orlando, FL
September 24 - 28, 2018

Visit us in Orlando and let our experts help you get the most out of your chosen Microsoft technologies.


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Week of October 7, 2018
Akamai Edge
Las Vegas, NV
October 11 - 13, 2018


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Week of October 13, 2018
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 14 - 18, 2018

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, where the world’s top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, Rackspace will help you explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a business. We look forward to seeing you in Florida!

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Week of October 21, 2018
NetApp Insight
Las Vegas, NV
October 22 - 25, 2018

NetApp Insight™ is NetApp’s annual technical conference for storage and data management professionals. It gives customers, engineers, consultants and partners a forum for learning from industry experts and each other. 

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Week of November 10, 2018
OpenStack Summit | Berlin 2018
November 13 - 15, 2018

The Summit is focused on open infrastructure integration, and has evolved over the years to cover more than just OpenStack.

In addition to OpenStack-related sessions, the summit will be featuring the newest project at the Foundation, Kata Containers, as well as presentations from projects like Ansible, Ceph, Kubernetes, ONAP and more.

The Berlin Summit will focus on:

  • CI / CD
  • Container Infrastructure
  • Edge Computing
  • HPC / GPU / AI
  • Open Source Community
  • Private & Hybrid Cloud
  • Public Cloud
  • Telecom & NFV


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Week of November 25, 2018
AWS re:Invent
Las Vegas, NV
November 26 - 30, 2018

AWS re:Invent brings together AWS users to network, engage, and learn more about AWS at the largest gathering of the cloud computing community.  We hope you are looking forward to a great week of announcements, valuable technical sessions and events with Rackspace. See you in Vegas!

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