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Weekly CloudNews: Cloud computing use is growing, but so is regulation

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Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Here is this week’s news:

Cloud computing use is growing, but so is regulation

Liam Tung, ZDNet, July 26, 2022

“European firms are reaching a new scale of public cloud usage, with 92% of companies in the UK, France and Germany saying they have adopted cloud computing, with 78% reporting they use a hybrid cloud, and 75% using multiple public clouds mostly on US-made technology, according to research by analyst firm Forrester.

“”After a slow start, Europeans now recognize cloud for its support for new apps and also as affordable compute and storage for existing ones,” it said.” READ MORE

How the Big Three cloud providers are helping customers manage their energy consumption and carbon emissions

Donna Goodison, Protocol, July 25, 2022

“As AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud work toward their carbon-free and net zero carbon emissions goals, they’re also helping their customers understand their own cloud-related carbon footprints and take steps to reduce their impacts.

“All three have released tools that, in varying degrees, measure estimated carbon emissions tied to individual customers’ cloud infrastructure and services usage and help them work more sustainably. Enterprises can use those tools to make and track progress toward their carbon-reduction targets and meet environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reporting requirements.” READ MORE

Where colocation fits in the modernization roadmap

Lindsey Wilkinson, CIO Dive, July 26, 2022

“On-premise data center use is in slow but steady decline as companies shift workloads to the cloud. But businesses are realizing the cloud is far from a one-stop shop, creating opportunities for colocation data centers.

“More than three-quarters of IT leaders reported moving business intelligence, data analytics and data warehouses from public cloud platforms to colocation centers, according to a CoreSite survey released in July.” READ MORE

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