CloudBeat-introWe’re excited to announce dates for CloudBeat 2013, our annual enterprise cloud computing event.

It’s happening Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, at the Grand Hyatt in downtown San Francisco.

Now in its third year, the event focuses on a series of never-before-seen customer case studies. It showcases how real enterprises are adopting the cloud in ways that radically improve efficiency and financial performance.

Other cloud events focus mainly on legacy technologies and incremental change and tend to let the cloud “vendors” do the talking, often to other vendors in the audience. CloudBeat, by contrast, focuses on real customer cases and how they’re adopting the most disruptive technologies out there, regardless of who peddles them.

So while CloudBeat does talk about what the big enterprise IT players are doing to help CIOs manage and adopt the cloud, the event actually concentrates just as much attention on the new wave of technologies that promise more revolutionary breakthroughs in performance and efficiency.

More and more enterprise IT leaders are taking a pragmatic, creative approach and adopting a wide range of cloud solutions. CloudBeat puts those customers (the adopters) front and center to share their experiences and insights on what really works, who’s buying what, and where the industry is going.

We’re expecting more than 500 executives, including mix of IT and business decision makers: CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, analysts, investors, high-level press, and more.

Aside from showcasing the latest and greatest technologies, we’ll make sure there’s plenty of news broken at the event around the latest cloud trends. Moreover, we’ll have new structured networking possibilities: Our events tend to be where big deals in this sector get done, and we’re making sure we facilitate that even better this year. So register now, and get the early bird price of $549, a 35 percent discount on the full price .

We’ll be announcing speakers and updating our agenda in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

See some of our coverage of CloudBeat 2012