The dashboard -- according to Lakshmikanth Mathur, Raajeev Kalyanaraman and Luke Huckaba -- provides customers with "detailed insights into their carbon footprint at various levels, from vCenter down to individual virtual machines." Among the capabilities the company noted:
Real-time trend analysis of carbon emissions;
visibility into data centers and their associated carbon footprints;
identification of top-performing and underperforming clusters based on power consumption; and
the ability to identify oversized virtual machines and clusters, and then right-size them.
The new carbon emissions explore dashboard complements the out of the box VMware Aria Operations sustainability dashboards, the company said.
The company did not say whether the dashboard is multi-tenant for partners and IT service providers.
VMware Sustainability Strategy: Office of the CTO Involved
Within and across the enterprise software market, the company has been one of the most vocal proponents of sustainable IT strategies. Much of the effort involves VMware's office of the CTO, which coordinates innovation and sustainability activities.
In the first half of 2023, more than 300 individuals from across the company attended a first-ever Sustainable Software Development Workshop (SSDW). Among the software developments partners should note: Green Score, a metric VMware's Aria Operations software. Green score was introduced in 2022 to assess the environmental impact of VMware infrastructure in a data center.
April 2023: The company unveiled VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, a "set of prescriptive offers with enhanced partner and customer benefits that will enable highly skilled partners to expand their managed services practices." BT, for one, plans to offer the managed services to "help customers innovate, address data sovereignty requirements, and reduce operational costs while focusing on sustainability," according to Colin Bannon, CTO at Business, BT.
February 2023: The company joined the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC). The group -- spanning nearly 40 IT companies -- is supported by the European Commission, the European Parliament and a number of corporate partners, with the aim of harnessing the emission-reducing potential of digital solutions, the EGDC said.
Looking ahead, it's safe to expect the company to discuss sustainability during the VMware Explore 2023 conference -- which is scheduled for August 21-24 in Las Vegas. The conference will feature roughly one-dozen sessions focused on sustainability and green IT strategies.