IT Infrastructure, Data Center and Multi-Cloud Sustainability: Dynatrace Touts IT Carbon Footprint App
September 22, 2023 by Joe Panettieri
Dynatrace, a major provider of observability software for application and infrastructure monitoring, is touting an application to help partners and customers manage their IT carbon footprints and sustainable IT strategies.
The application, called Carbon Impact app, allows users to assess carbon emissions and energy consumption from all monitored hosts -- including on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
The app was previously unveiled at Dynatrace’s Perform 2023 conference earlier this year. The update on Dynatrace’s own use of the app coincides with the launch of Dynatrace’s 2023 Global Impact Report.
The app leverages Dynatrace OneAgent -- which collects host utilization metrics -- including CPU, memory, disk, and network I/O -- as inputs to a conversion formula that also considers geo-specific energy factors to calculate CO2e. (Background: CO2e is the number of metric tons of CO2 emissions with the same global warming potential as one metric ton of another greenhouse gas.)
OneAgent supports the following environments:
Cloud Platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Heroku.
Containers: Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Mesos.
Operating Systems: IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, IBM zOS.
Dynatrace Carbon Impact App: Development Background, Free Trial
In a prepared statement about the app, VP of Site Reliability Engineering Thomas Reisenbichler said: ”As Dynatrace looks to the future, considering our environmental impact is more important than eve. We’re confident that Dynatrace will be able to optimize our cloud infrastructure carbon emissions by leveraging the Dynatrace platform for proactive management and orchestration, utilizing our Carbon Impact app to unlock greater optimization potential, and using green coding initiatives to improve performance.”
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