We are hearing about infrastructure commoditization for sometime now. We are hearing about how infrastructure will end up like dumb pipes and action is going to be on the layers above the infrastructure stack. On the other hand, we are seeing traditional infrastructure vendors confident about their future and even bullish about how they are going to dominate the future of IT. What is the reality? What is going to be the reality in the year 2020? As a rational person and someone who doesn’t believe in superstition, I am pretty sure we cannot predict how the infrastructure services will look like in 2020 but I am confident that with enough intelligent minds inside a room surrounded by machine gun toting ex-marines (yup, the event is going to be held inside Switch SuperNAP), we can come up with a decent theory on where things are headed.
Announcing Cloud2020 Summit, a congregation of smart minds in the infrastructure space talking about where infrastructure services are headed and, possibly, come to a conclusion on the topic. This is an invite only event where we plan to have equal number of vendors, customers and pundits so that we hear many different perspectives on this important topic. If you are interested in attending the event, I encourage you to apply here and our advisory committee will decide on the applications and send the invitations. Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas next month.