Accenture has rolled out their Green Cloud Advisor, a new capability for the Accenture MyNav platform. It allows enterprises to create a highly sustainable and efficient cloud environment.

The myNav Green Cloud Advisor aids companies in designing cloud solutions that decrease carbon emissions and builds a foundation for responsible innovation. A baseline of data center energy consumption, sustainability goals, computing requirements is established by the Green Cloud Advisor. After that, it works on various algorithms to quantify the greenness of potential cloud options, on the basis of a range of information, like the cloud service providers’ carbon emission goals, energy sources, readiness to transition to clean energy, and locations.

Accenture’s research has discovered that a transition from on-premise data centers to the public cloud can minimize the enterprise’s energy usage by 65% and can also reduce the carbon emission by a WHOPPING 84%. The migration of the existing private workloads to the public cloud will reduce the global CO2 emissions up to a scale of 60 million tons in a year. The number is equal to removing 22 million gasoline-powered cars from the road.

Accenture’s Collaborations

Photo 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,” said Kishore Durg, who leads Accenture Cloud First Global Services.

In order to help other organizations in measuring carbon emission against industry peers, Accenture is collaborating with an applied research team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to create a carbon emissions scoring system and certification for green cloud solutions. Accenture and CMU are also working on a new cloud training program to upskill Accenture’s Cloud First professionals so that the organizations may soon achieve a balance of cloud innovation and green computing practices. This is a part of Accenture’s vision to help clients in designing, implementing, and operating sustainable cloud environments.

Not only this, but Accenture has also partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. They will work on building a training program for Accenture Cloud First leaders that will give a deep insight into the role of cloud in providing pace to the market, flexibility operations, innovation capabilities, cost management, and business resilience.

Talking about the Green Cloud Advisors program, it is a three-day visual course where the participants will learn about different opportunities related to cloud solutions, from carbon reduction and energy efficiency to new business models, product and service innovations.

What Accenture Has to Say About It

Kishore Durg, Cloud First Global Services Lead at Accenture, said that most of the companies nowadays need to master change at speed and scale to provide leverage to shareholders, employees, communities, and the planet. He further said that as companies accelerate cloud adoption, myNav Green Cloud Advisor can help them tackle the two most important and immediate challenges including the reduction of emission of waste along with adopting greener IT practices.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company that provides services related to digital, security, and cloud. The services offered by the organization include Strategy and Consulting, technology, operations, and interactive services. All of the services by Accenture are powered by a network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centers. The company is already providing its services to clients in more than 120 countries.