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GreenOps: Smarter and Sustainable IT Operations with OpenText

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Sustainability is an increasingly important priority for companies as external regulatory pressures increase. Failing to invest in sustainable practices can result in financial and reputational risks. OpenText offers tools that empower organizations to work towards their environmental goals, providing valuable insights that aid in reducing their IT carbon footprint.

 Meeting sustainability mandates and goals

There is a growing demand to balance IT innovation and sustainability. To tackle IT consumption that contributes to carbon emissions, companies are intensifying their sustainability initiatives. The goal is to allow companies to measure the carbon footprint of their cloud operations, identify areas where they can improve their sustainability, and make informed tradeoffs between performance, costs, and carbon.

Sustainability in IT operations: Intersection of GreenOps, ITAM, and FinOps

“Integrating environmental sustainability practices into FinOps makes sense,” said Srikanth Natarajan, a Chief Technology Officer at OpenText. “FinOps is clearly positioned to track cloud spend and usage. Integration of FinOps with asset management and software management has already occurred, so all puzzle pieces are in place for tracking and managing the environmental impact too.”

Reducing IT carbon footprint with OpenText

OpenText offers a solution to delivering sustainable IT operations and helping businesses achieve their environmental commitments. It encapsulates tooling for both on-cloud and off-cloud (on-premises IT assets).  

Our approach is centered on delivering detailed insights into IT estate, enabling carbon emissions data collection and reporting which aids in finding carbon optimization opportunities:

Carbon related to the public cloud:

Our FinOps solution allows organizations to gather in-depth data about the carbon impact of their IT operations across clouds. This makes it easy to identify opportunities to reduce emissions and balance cloud expenses and carbon impact through well-informed decision-making (here is a 2-minute FinOps + GreenOps video).

Carbon related to the on-premises IT:

Reporting and analysis can be extended from cloud to include off-cloud (on-premises) IT with OpenText solution for asset and software management. This enables the collection of carbon footprint data across the IT ecosystem—and then deliver both, on-cloud and off-cloud data, in a unified view by integrating information into the business analytics tool.

Carbon allocation:

Ideally, IT needs to be able to assign each carbon data point to specific projects, services, or teams accurately. OpenText configuration management can assist organizations in correctly allocating this crucial data, empowering informed decision-making on a case-by-case basis. This aspect is significant because a monolithic information block, makes it more challenging to extract insights.

Advanced carbon data:

To increase data accuracy and deepen insights, OpenText AIOps allows users to move beyond correlating carbon emissions based on spending data, to a more sophisticated mechanism of capturing exact energy consumption, CPU load, availability, and other metrics to derive more advanced carbon emission data associated with each service. 


Image: Example of a unified view of on-cloud and off-cloud carbon emissions.

  • Map carbon footprint to projects and services.
  • Analyze emissions across data centers and public clouds.
  • Simplify reporting and gather insights for optimization.
  • Decarbonize IT through service-oriented trade-offs.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze, in a unified view.

Advantages of sustainable practices

OpenText's approach to GreenOps provides clarity for sustainable decision-making. By taking these actions, you will:

● Cut expenses by maximizing the efficiency of your IT resources and reducing energy waste.
● Boost your brand image and strengthen customer loyalty by showcasing your dedication to environmental sustainability.
● Meet regulatory standards and prevent fines or penalties associated with carbon emissions.
● Stand out in the market by integrating sustainability features and advantages into your products and services.

Interested in learning more, scheduling a demo, or speaking with one of our experts? Please reach out to us here.

OpenText’s commitment to sustainability

OpenText is committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We have set emissions targets—50% reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2040. We are also committed to being a climate innovator. Our goal is to save 1% of the world’s trees over 10 years through digital transformation. Read more about our initiatives here.

With our products, we aim to assist in controlling GHG emissions with solutions that help organizations track and reduce carbon footprints. By doing so, we aim to assist organizations achieve thier environmental sustainability goals.

Learn more by visiting our website.


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