VMware launches Carbon Avoidance Meter for data centers

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VMware has launched Carbon Avoidance Meter (CAM), a service that provides data center operators with near-real time “carbon scores” – determined from the level of carbon footprint and energy usage – and recommendations for reducing this footprint. The CAM bases carbon scores on telemetry data sent to VMware through its automated support technology Skyline. CAM will be available to VMware Skyline customers later this year.

The meter will enable customers to analyze their power consumption in near-real time, and to understand what amount of carbon offset credits should be purchased, or what times of day workloads can be shifted, VMware said in a statement.

Additional capabilities of CAM include near-real time dynamic computation of load based on CPU types, load calculation of monitored systems and carbon footprint calculation based on consumption, says the company.

VMware’s R&D organization developed CAM as a proof of concept through its internal product incubator, xLabs.

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