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Google partners with energy startup for Nevada geothermal data centre project

This week, Google announced that they would begin exploring the use of geothermal energy to provide power for data centres in Nevada, through a partnership with clean energy startup Fervo. The companies plan to use AI applications to overcome the challenges that have held back geothermal use till now – and they expect that they will begin adding power to the local grid by 2022.


Thales announces new products to protect data in multi-cloud environments

A range of new solutions aimed at improving multi cloud data security have been released by security vendor Thales. These products offer enhanced data protection for the most sensitive data stored in cloud hyperscalers including Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.


Reliance Jio to build two subsea cables

Reliance Jio, Indian telecoms provider, has announced that it will construct two new submarine cables originating in Mumbai. The first, known as the India-Asia Express (IAX) will run east from Mumbai and terminate in Singapore. Another will run west from Mumbai and terminate in Savona, Italy; and will be referred to as the India-Europe Express (IEX).


Cybersecurity spending on track to top $150 billion in 2021

The continuing impact of the global pandemic is driving demand for remote worker technologies and advanced cloud security, which is boosting spending on information security and risk management technology.


False positives are only one part of a bigger cybersecurity problem

False positives are a symptom of a problem, not the cause Security ‘alert fatigue’ is a real issue. According to a recent report from the SANS Institute, alert fatigue is one of the biggest barriers to retaining top security talent. Many of the most common security tools, including security incident and event management (SIEM) tools… Read More


The Three Pillars Of A Resilient Ransomware Strategy

Building a resilient defense against ransomware is becoming a ‘must-have’ for any organisation that takes the risks seriously and wants to protect its IT ecosystem from the downtime, disruption, and cost that frequently come with ransomware infections.


Enterprise Evolution Preview: H&M’s Jakob Knuttson busts DevOps MYTHS

Jakob Knuttson is Product Area Lead Engineer at H&M Group, where he spearheads the retailer’s cloud and tech enablement through refined DevOps principles. Ahead of DevOps Live’s upcoming virtual event (16-17 June), we asked Jakob to bust come common DevOps myths and misconceptions. Register for the Enterprise Evolution Summit to see more DevOps leaders reveal… Read More


DCW Virtual Preview 2: Julian Jansen, IHS Markit on Data Centre DECARBONISATION

Julian Jansen is an Associate Director in the Climate & Sustainability Consulting team at IHS Markit. The sustainability expert answered our key questions about data centre sustainability ahead of Data Centre World Virtual, 7-8 July. Register for DCW Virtual (7-8 July): https://www.datacentreworld.com/register-your-interest-for-dcw-2021 Follow DCW on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/26204071/


Civo’s OCP-ready Kubernetes platform lands in UK via Kao Data

Specialist developer and operator of advanced data centres, Kao Data, has signed a new customer in Civo, a flexible, developer-first cloud platform based on Kubernetes technology.


UK slow to deploy AI post-Covid, research suggests

Results from the recent IBM Global AI Adoption Index 2021 survey of senior IT decision-makers makes for uncomfortable reading in the UK. More than 5,000 businesses across the world responded to the survey on the use of AI, with 500 coming from the UK.


Telefonica sells data centres in exchange for stake in hosting provider

Telefonica has announced the sale of four data centres to Asterion Partners, in exchange for 20% ownership of Nabiax, Asterion’s colocation and hosting arm. The data centres, two located in Spain and two in Chile, will continue to be operated by Telefonica, allowing them to retain their customers and value proposition while providing the company a ‘seat at the table’ with Nabiax.


IBM unveils raft of AI solutions at Think 2021

IBM unveiled a range of AI-enabled solutions at IBM’s Think conference this week. The new tools have been launched to assist customers’ digital transformation journeys and help make strategic business ecosystems more effective.