Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here’s what we’ve posted this week:
With that, onto this week’s news:
David Lithicum, InfoWorld, July 27, 2021
“I don’t normally go to the Wall Street Journal for the cloud news, but this headline caught my eye: ‘Battle for the Cloud, Once Amazon vs. Microsoft, Now Has Many Fronts. Customers increasingly sign with multiple vendors to lower costs and cobble together the best services.’ I was more interested in the headline and subhead than the article itself. This is more validation of trends we’ve been seeing the past several years now appearing in the nation’s biggest business publication. In other words, the trends of multi cloud, heterogeneity, and complexity have gone mainstream. This brings up a larger question of how public cloud providers large and small will likely morph over the next several years. Here is the more obvious trend you’ll likely see and are beginning to see now: commoditization of public clouds leading to even more growth.
As we use more public clouds for the same enterprise solutions, the clouds themselves will take on the role of a commodity resource provider. They will exist as abstracted resources, meaning that we’ll access services such as storage, compute, databases, etc., using a common set of interfaces (APIs typically) that will in turn call a public cloud service to meet the request.”
Mark Pesce, IEEE Spectrum, July 21, 2021
“Bloomberg recently estimated that about 1 percent of the world’s electricity goes to cloud computing.
That figure is poised to grow exponentially over the next decade. Bloomberg reckons that, globally, we might exit the 2020s needing as much as 8 percent of all electricity to power the future cloud. That might seem like a massive jump, but it’s probably a conservative estimate. After all, by 2030, with hundreds of millions of augmented-reality spectacles streaming real-time video into the cloud, and with the widespread adoption of smart digital currencies seamlessly blending money with code, the cloud will provide the foundation for nearly every financial transaction and user interaction with data.”
Nadav Arbel, Security Magazine, July 28, 2021
“Cybersecurity balances business processes, operational controls, and technology but it also entails that those solutions are controlled to properly identify and manage risks on a continuous basis. In today’s business environment security is a fundamentally functional and non-functional requirement and cannot be an afterthought where issues are chased after systems are operational. Delays, financial losses, and damaged brand equity are the fruits borne from failure.
That’s why it’s vital that best practices be implemented by companies from the onset of any cloud migration strategy: backed by a robust and real-time capability to plan, investigate, and respond to all security incidents.”