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Tips for Attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 is just around the corner, and we here at Kasten by Veeam are getting ready to attend in person and virtually to showcase our market-leading Kubernetes backup and recovery solution, Kasten K10 by Veeam, live in our booth in Los Angeles, CA and virtually in the solutions showcase. Since there’s only so much time to see all there is to see at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, we've assembled a list of suggestions and tips to help you make the most of the conference.

Live from LA

If you’re attending the event in-person, you might be a bit rusty, since the pandemic kept us confined to virtual conferences for over a year. Here are some helpful reminders:

1) Plan out your schedule. 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is packed full of learning and networking opportunities, so think through what you want to accomplish during the event. Keep a list of specific seminars and labs you want to attend, who you want to connect with and, equally importantly, when you’ll be taking food and rest breaks. 

Check out the “Welcome to Cloud Native - We’re Here to Help” keynote with Vaibhav Kamra, Chief Technology Officer, Kasten by Veeam on Thursday, Oct 14th at 9:15am PT. 

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2) Get comfortable.

You’ll be on your feet for a while at the event, so make sure to wear something comfortable and some good walking shoes. Bring some quick snacks and a water bottle or two, so you can keep your mind and body working at the same speed. 

Stop by the Kasten by Veeam booth D4 and pick up some hand sanitizer, an extra mask, and even an extra pair of socks and a t-shirt. You’ll also get the chance to win some pretty great prizes like Apple AirPod Max headphones. What?!

3) Get uncomfortable. 

Remember that this is an opportunity for networking that may not come again for a while. Step out of your comfort zone and reach out to any vendors or partners you’re looking to connect with. Attend a theater session in the Kasten by Veeam booth D4 to learn about Kubernetes Data Management from Cloudian, Red Hat, Nutanix, IBM Cloud, AWS, MinIO, VMware, Wasabi and more! Stick around for a full presentation and get a chance to win an Apple AirTag.

Attend the All Attendee Party live in LA on Thursday, October 14th at 6:00 pm PT. The friendly folks at Kasten by Veeam are excited to meet you!

4) Get Hands-On. 

Prior to the event, take some time to write down any questions you have that may not be addressed directly during the sessions, then make the most of each session you attend by actively engaging in any Q&As. At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, you’ll be right in the middle of the information maelstrom — don’t miss your chance to get the answers you need.

While you’re at it, get some Free Kubernetes training at Learning.kasten.io. We will have tablets available live in the Kasten booth for a special edition hands-on lab to learn basic or advanced Kubernetes skills at your own pace in an easy-to-follow format.

Why wait until the event to get started? Register for Learning.kasten.io and take a lab for a Free All Access Virtual Pass to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

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5) Meet the Kasten crew! 

Stop by the Kasten by Veeam booth D4 (live in-person) to meet our team and get a personalized demo of Kasten K10. 

Then make your way over to meet Kasten's cloud native partners, who can explain how they work with Kasten K10 to streamline development workflows and provide game-changing backup and data recovery across all Kubernetes environments.

Tips for Tuning In, Offsite

If you're attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon virtually, here are a couple of additional tips:

1) Make sure the technology works.

It’s important to understand how to access the virtual event — before it begins. The event may be executed on a platform you’re not used to navigating, so try it out ahead of time to be sure it works well on your system. Sign-on early, before the event begins, to avoid any last-minute glitches.

2) Map out your virtual expedition.

Some sessions will be available on-demand after the event has finished — but don’t miss out on the live labs and sessions. For virtual attendees, it will be helpful to take note of which sessions you can access later on, so you know where to focus your attention while the event is happening. Daily recaps will be available after the conference at cloudnative.tv.

With opportunities for hands-on labs, meeting with Kasten’s cloud native partners to get insight on building community and enabling success, the chance to attend live sessions in booth D4 and virtually, and to book 1:1 meetings for personalized demos, you’ve got a lot of preparation ahead of you. Keep these tips in mind, and you can be confident you’ll make the most out of your experience at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, whether you join us in person or virtually.

Interested in seeing a personalized demo?

Take a coffee break. meet with us 1:1 and get a $25 Starbucks gift card! Stop by Booth D4 to learn what Kasten K10 #1 Kubernetes Backup can do for you. Remember that virtual booth demos will need to be booked ahead of time, so plan accordingly.

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Need a solution to backup your Kubernetes applications and protect them from disaster? Kasten K10 has you covered with an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system. Download the free version and get a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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Get a Free Pass

Register for Learning.kasten.io and take a lab to earn a free virtual all-access pass to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, valued at $75 (limited availability, while supplies last).

Join the Cloud Native Community at CNDM Day!

Kasten is joining forces with MinIO, NetApp, Nutanix, Portworx, Scaity, StorageOS and VMware to sponsor Cloud Native Data Management (CNDM) Day, a live in-person event being held on October 12 at the GRAMMY® Museum L.A. Live. The event will also be live-streamed on the CNDM Day YouTube channel (set a reminder today), with three tracks of on-demand presentations. Learn more, and register today!CNDM-oct-12-21

Joseph Christianson

Joseph Christianson is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Kasten by Veeam where he creates lively content, recounts success stories, and advocates for customers looking to become Cloud Native. With Kasten K10, the #1 Kubernetes Backup product, he's helping organizations gain peace of mind with disaster recovery, application mobility, backup and restore. Prior to joining, Joseph worked in product management and as a creative director. Outside of work, Joseph spends his time in the Colorado sunshine as an active scooterist


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