What are the top three IT conferences that are relevant to infrastructure operations?

There is likely to be debate here but we should be able to filter out several useful conferences where SF could be promoted.

One conference per answer is probably appropriate to enable voting.

Note: This question is specifically in response to Robert's recent blog posting A Recipe to Promote your Site.

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    Working for a shoe-string department with no training/conference budget (first over the side when the budget cuts arrived) means I don't know diddly about what the good conferences are. – sysadmin1138 Aug 24 '10 at 21:33
  • I sympathize. I've been having to focus more on local events myself over the past couple years. – Warner Aug 24 '10 at 21:43
  • What part of the world are you asking about? I think you may have forgotten that this is a global web site. – John Gardeniers Aug 25 '10 at 4:53
  • If you have a conference in Australia to recommend that is of the appropriate level of significance within our profession, I am certain that it would be worth considering as well, John. People travel all over the world for notable events. – Warner Aug 25 '10 at 13:19
  • Yeah well, I'm not actually aware of such an event in Australia. At least not one I'd travel more than a 100Km to attend. – John Gardeniers Aug 26 '10 at 2:55
  • @John @Warner - maybe this is an oppertunity to start one? I wouldn't mind spending a weekend at Noosa ;) (Or perhaps somewhere more affordable, if we must). – Mark Henderson Aug 27 '10 at 2:20
  • @Farseeker, other than the Sage-AU conference (in Hobart this year) what else is there? – John Gardeniers Aug 31 '10 at 0:34
  • @John - no idea, when I started this job I was promised the oppertunity to go to conferences and courses to brush up on my skills but 5 years later the job interview was the only time it was mentioned ;) – Mark Henderson Aug 31 '10 at 1:58

USENIX's Large Installation System Administration conference.

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Velocity Web Performance and Operations conference.

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Ohio LinuxFest.

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