CO2-free energy supply around the clock

The most ambitious sustainability plan yet

As the world’s largest purchaser of renewable energy per year, Google is leading the way on extensive clean energy projects. In the third decade of their active commitment to climate protection, they are tackling the most ambitious sustainability goal to date: they want to use CO2-free electricity everywhere, around the clock till 2030.

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Kubernetes 1.22: Reaching New Peaks

The Kubernetes community recently announced the release of Kubernetes 1.22. This release consists of 53 enhancements: 13 enhancements have graduated to stable, 24 enhancements are moving to beta, and 16 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, three features have been deprecated.

Major Themes

Server-side Apply graduates to GA

Server-side Apply is a new field ownership and object merge algorithm running on the Kubernetes API server. Server-side Apply helps users and controllers manage their resources via declarative configurations. It allows them to create and/or modify their objects declaratively, simply by sending their fully specified intent. After being in beta for a couple releases, Server-side Apply is now generally available.

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Storage Enhancements – Rook v1.7 released

Rook, the graduated CNCF project, provides storage orchestrators for Kubernetes. “Rook turns distributed storage systems into self-managing, self-scaling, self-healing storage services. It automates the tasks of a storage administrator: deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, migration, disaster recovery, monitoring, and resource management.” (1)

This week version 1.7 was released. In this release many of the improvements were for internal implementation or CI automation, but they also have some new features primarily for the Ceph storage provider: i.e. the Ceph cluster helm chart to configure the following resources: (2)

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EUCLIDIA founded

23 European Cloud Technology Companies form the European Cloud Industrial Alliance

The European Cloud Industrial Alliance (EUCLIDIA) was formed last week by 23 independent European original technology manufacturers, for the promotion of digital independence and strategic autonomy. The founding members develop original software and hardware at the core of a wide range of cloud services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, edge, vRAN, etc.

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HashiCorp delivers Terraform 1.0 Milestone Release for Multi-Cloud Provisioning

 

HashiCorp®, a leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, yesterday at HashiConf Europe announced the general availability of HashiCorp Terraform® 1.0. Terraform is the standard for multi-cloud provisioning and automation. This announcement also includes enhancements to HashiCorp Terraform Cloud, which offers provisioning automation as a service.

Terraform is downloaded tens of millions of times each year, has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its inception, and is supported by a growing ecosystem of 100 technology partners, and more than 1,000 providers and 5,000 modules in the Terraform Registry that are designed to more easily manage diverse pieces of cloud and on-premises infrastructure.

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Google launches preview of ‘integrated data cloud’ to help unify multicloud data

Google LLC is doubling down on big data at its inaugural Data Cloud Summit today with the launch of three new cloud services that it says will combine to create an “integrated data cloud” that spans multicloud environments, helping enterprises become more data-driven.

The new services include Dataplex for intelligent data management, Analytics Hub, which is meant to enable data access and sharing, and Datastream to enhance data replication across multicloud environments. Together, Google says, the new services can help to break down the age-old problem of data silos so companies can manage multicloud data, analyze it more easily and obtain insights in real time to improve their decision-making and innovation.

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GitLab Acquires UnReview to Expand its Open DevOps Platform with Machine Learning Capabilities

Acquisition takes first step in building GitLab’s Applied Machine Learning for DevOps

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — June 2, 2021 – Today GitLab Inc., the company that offers the single application for the DevOps lifecycle, announced it has acquired UnReview, a machine learning (ML) based solution for automatically identifying appropriate expert code reviewers and controlling review workloads and distribution of knowledge. This acquisition is expected to advance the user experience within GitLab’s Dev Section including Manage, Plan and Create stages by improving a user’s ability to perform impactful code reviews by using ML to recommend code reviewers based on their previous contributions to areas of code as well as current reviewer workload. With this, teams can increase their velocity, code quality and security.

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InMotion Hosting Delivers an On-Demand OpenStack Private Cloud that Deploys in Less Than an Hour

Supermicro and InMotion Hosting recently released a new case study describing how InMotion Hosting built an on-demand private cloud solution on Supermicro hardware. The high density and resulting cost efficiencies offered by Supermicro MicroBlade servers enabled the successful implementation of OpenStack as a Service concept for InMotion Hosting’s Flex Metal Cloud product.

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Cloud Security Alliance Announces CxO Trust Initiative to Elevate Cloud and Cybersecurity Knowledge Among Executives

Exclusive global community, publicly available research and education are features of program

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced the CSA CxO Trust, a first-of-a-kind initiative that will bring together a community of C-suite executives to evolve cloud and cybersecurity understanding, knowledge, and needed solutions in response to enterprise challenges.

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