Effectively Track Energy Usage and Emissions

The ability to track usage and emissions is at the core of corporate ESG initiatives
Sustainability initiatives don’t need to be complicated

HPE’s Project Sustainability Dashboard Makes ESG Tracking Work

Organizations around the world are committed to creating a more sustainable IT environment. According to a new Deloitte survey, 99 percent report they are investing in new technologies and tools designed to help them meet corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets. These ESG targets include being able to effectively track energy usage and emissions across environments.

It’s a challenging process, however. A lack of accurate data about sustainability projects is among the chief barriers to ESG initiatives. What is one of the key contributing factors complicating these efforts? According to the Deloitte report, for more than a third of executives, it’s inaccurate or incomplete data.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is addressing that issue for customers of its GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. The company’s Project Sustainability Dashboard, which is currently in preview (preview here), gives IT teams the ability to monitor and manage the energy usage and carbon emissions generated by different workloads connected through the GreenLake console.

Track Energy Usage and Emissions Effectively

The dashboard gathers telemetry data from customers’ GreenLake assets, including servers, storage, backup systems and private clouds. Organizations use the telemetry data to generate analytics and visualizations to illustrate the total energy used, the total amount of carbon emissions, and the total cost of their energy consumption. Data can be further analyzed to determine power consumption within defined time frames or by individual devices.

The dashboard also gives customers access to the enhanced HPE Right Mix Advisor, a data-driven service used to identify application modernization and hosting requirements. It analyzes workload power consumption and calculates carbon footprint, collectively or at the application level. This ability to effectively track energy usage and emissions can put some real value into your ESG efforts.

Sustainability tools such as HPE’s dashboard are important for reducing the environmental impact of data centers and other IT operations. Data centers use vast amounts of electricity and water to power and cool servers and other equipment. In addition to consuming about 3 percent of the world’s electricity every year, data center operations also use an estimated 2 billion gallons of water. This translates into some 180 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainability Mandates Likely: Be Ready

Such numbers are driving data center operators to increase efficiency and reduce waste with ESG initiatives that create frameworks for reducing carbon footprints, minimizing waste and pollution and promoting sustainable practices. IDC analysts estimate that by 2025, 90 percent of Global 2000 companies will impose sustainability mandates on their IT operations.

Companies can address many key causes of inefficiency and waste by modernizing with an as-a-service platform such as GreenLake. As part of the customer onboarding process, HPE evaluates workloads and optimizes the hardware and infrastructure to match workloads and capacity requirements. This helps increase server utilization rates and eliminates wasteful overprovisioning.

Organizations of all sizes are establishing ESG programs to improve sustainability. However, making progress can be difficult due to a lack of visibility and metrics. Ready for a solution that allows you to effectively track usage and emissions across all connected workloads? Contact us to learn more about leverage HPE GreenLake to meeting your company’s environmental goals.