Accenture has launched Green Cloud Advisor, a new capability for the Accenture myNav platform that will help enterprises in operating on more sustainable and efficient cloud environments.
myNav Green Cloud Advisor assists companies in designing cloud solutions that can reduce carbon emissions and lay a foundation for responsible innovation.
Green Cloud Advisor, firstly, establishes a baseline of existing data center energy consumption, computing requirements and sustainability goals. The Green Cloud Advisors Program is a three-day virtual course where participants will learn about opportunities associated with cloud solutions, from energy efficiency and carbon reduction to new business models and product and service innovations.
“Every company now needs to master change at speed and scale to benefit not only shareholders and employees but also our communities and planet,” said Kishore Durg, who leads Accenture Cloud First Global Services. “As companies accelerate cloud adoption, myNav Green Cloud Advisor can help them simultaneously address one of their most pressing challenges, which is to reduce emissions and waste with greener IT practices.”
To help organizations measure carbon emissions against industry peers, Accenture is collaborating with the applied research team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to establish a carbon emissions scoring system and certification for green cloud solutions.
“Energy usage and carbon emissions are becoming part of the design requirements of future technology solutions,” said Majd Sakr, teaching professor in the Computer Science Department at CMU’s School of Computer Science. “Institutions will have to build capacity and leverage innovative green IT tools to better measure, optimize and report their energy usage and carbon emissions.”