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Once again, tech giants were the biggest users of clean energy. For the second year in a row, Amazon was the biggest global consumer, announcing 44 power purchase agreements (PPAs) in nine countries and totaling 6.2 GW by 2021, according to research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). This brings its total clean energy capacity to 13.9 GW, which places the company in 12th position globally among companies across all sectors.Microsoft and Meta come next, 8.9 GW and 8 GW, respectively. Google previously held the clean energy podium but has turned its attention to providing 24/7 carbon-free energy through methods outside of PPAs.“The clean energy portfolios of major technology companies now rival those of the world’s largest utility organizations. The tech giants face increasing pressure from investors to decarbonize their operations...
At the beginning of each year, the website Data Center Frontier, which specializes in news about the world of data centers, makes a list of what we can expect in this segment in the following 12 months.This year, eight trends that are expected to shape that scenario in 2022 have been addressed. Broadly speaking, the main one will be how to deal with the challenges related to the vital role of data centers in an increasingly digital society, as well as the concerns associated with climate change.
Storage systems have a significantly weaker security posture than the other two layers of IT infrastructure, computing, and networking resources. The conclusion came after a study looked at vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in storage systems from multiple vendors, including Dell EMC, IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco, Brocade, and NetApp.“Of the three main classes of IT infrastructure, storage is often the most valuable, both from a security and a business perspective,” said Gil Hecht, CEO of Continuity, responsible for the survey. “Security vulnerabilities and misconfiguration of storage devices pose a significant threat, especially as ransomware attacks have taken over companies in recent years. Still, based on our analysis, the security posture of most storage systems in companies is extremely weak,” adds the executive.
The semiconductor supply chain has suffered greatly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Temporary factory closures have caused a domino effect on global chip supply, a situation that continues today despite heavy pressure on manufacturers from customers and governments. And demand for computing devices rose at the same time, with companies moving their services to the cloud and changing consumer habits, with many people moving to work from home.In recent months, the spread of the Delta variant in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Vietnam has meant that new plants have had to close or have their production capacity reduced, further impacting the supply for building processing devices, for a wide range of purposes, from computers to automotive components.