Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact Commits European Cloud and Data Centre Industry To Ambitious Sustainability Action

Twenty-five companies and seventeen associations from across Europe agree to take specific steps to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.

One year after the adoption of the European Green Deal, leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centre operators have created the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. Twenty-five companies and 17 associations have agreed to a Self Regulatory Initiative to make data centres in Europe climate neutral by 2030. Companies joining the Pact represent the most significant industry players in cloud infrastructure and data centres in Europe. This is an historic and unprecedented commitment by an industry to proactively lead the transition to a climate neutral economy.

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Prisma Cloud Now Secures Apps with the Industry’s Only Integrated Web App Firewall (WAF), API Security, Runtime Protection, and Bot Defense Platform

 

Palo Alto Networks today announced a number of enhancements to Prisma® Cloud, the industry’s only comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform. With these enhancements, Prisma Cloud now has the industry’s most accurate web application firewall (WAF) capabilities. When securing cloud native applications, Prisma Cloud ensures scalability, automated protection and integrated protection for defense in depth.

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This is why Leading Linux Distros going to remove Chromium from their Official Repositories

Jochen Eisinger from Google team mentioned in a discussion thread that they will be banning sync support system of Chromium. This lead to lot of frustration in the Linux Dev community & rage against googles sudden decision.
This Decision can kill small browser projects & lead the web to single browser monopoly i.e. Google Chrome!

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Apple’s recent cloud hires hint at major investment in infrastructure

Apple may be coming for AWS’s lunch.

As reported by Protocol, Apple has been quietly hiring some notable engineers in the cloud computing space and people are starting to take notice. The report ponders if Apple may be planning to take on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google with its own infrastructure technology.

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Control and governance top cloud security issues

A study conducted by Aptum, which addresses cloud security and compliance, found control and governance to be the most frequently cited drawbacks

82% of senior IT professionals told Aptum that control and governance have manifested themselves as security and compliance issues in the cloud, as infrastructure continues to expand and diversify.

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Hybrid Cloud Adoption Brings Security on the Go

Hybrid cloud environments are a common sight in today’s digital world. IBM’s Assembling Your Cloud Orchestra report found 85% of organizations already utilize a hybrid cloud and 98% anticipate having one in place within three years. This type of cloud environment allows for more agile business processes, a novel infrastructure and produces potential new revenue streams.

Hybrid cloud adoption takes on an even greater role, now. Millions of people adapted to remote work, something many weren’t asked (or allowed) to do before March 2020. The remote workforce includes security and IT teams, who now have to manage IT systems and keep them safe while working from home. It turns out the hybrid cloud that helps workers with their day-to-day job duties also helps meet remote working challenges.

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Where’s cloud computing headed this year? The experts lay down their cards

Edge computing, vertical clouds, a profusion of multicloud options and the end of on-premises backup.

Those are a few of the prognostications being put forward by cloud computing pundits and information technology providers amid the flood of predictions that jam our inbox at this time each year. Here are a few of them, along with my own takes. For more, check out theCUBE on Cloud, SiliconANGLE’s first digital editorial event, on Jan. 21.

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Public cloud IT infrastructure revenue increasing

Vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, increased 9.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20), according to IDC.

Investments in traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure declined -8.3% year over year in 3Q20.

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Private cloud investment boosting hybrid cloud push

New findings see the hybrid cloud market growing 39% over the next five years

The market for hybrid cloud is set to grow by 39% over the next five years. According to the Third Annual Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index, the hybrid cloud is the only IT model showing positive growth among financial company respondents.

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Changes to Elasticsearch Licensing

On Friday, Elastic announced they would moving their “Apache 2.0-licensed source code in Elasticsearch and Kibana to be dual licensed under Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License” (read their full announcement here). This change means that components of Elasticsearch or Kibana in subsequent versions (7.11 and onwards) are no longer under an OSI-approved open source license.

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