AWS has launched a cloud-based carbon footprint tool to help companies understand their emissions output.
AWS is aiming to become net zero carbon by 2040 and said its new tool will help other companies meet their own climate goals.
During a keynote at Mobile World Congress, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky said his team was “excited” to launch carbon-focused cloud tools in hopes “of helping customers to make faster progress towards our shared sustainability commitments”.
Dubbed the Customer Carbon Footprint Tool, the new offering shows AWS users the emissions data produced by their companies. Results can be displayed as summaries, geographic data, or forms by department.
The Customer Carbon Footprint Tool is available free of charge to all AWS customers.
IoT with Ericsson and Cloud with JPM Chase
The rest of Selipsky’s speech saw him touch on several topics, including cloud adoption.
He said companies are no longer asking whether they should move to the cloud, but how quickly it should take to deploy there.
The AWS CEO welcomed January comments from JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jaimie Dimon, who said the company was committed to increasing spending on cloud capabilities.
Notably, JPMorgan is already operating data mesh architecture on AWS cloud services.
But it wasn’t just JP Mogran Selipsky talking. Throughout his speech, the AWS CEO referenced several partnerships with major telecommunications companies, including Telia, T-mobile, Vodacom, and Bell.
These partnerships have allowed AWS to work with brands to manage customer calls, spot trends to improve service quality, and detect instances of fraud.
“There’s a lot of innovation going on in the industry, but we’re seeing cloud infrastructure being used more — to transform core systems,” he said.
The AWS CEO suggested that organizations use cloud-native networks to reduce costs, quickly deploy new services, and quickly scale to subscriptions.
“The cloud helps telecoms reduce costs and become more agile,” he added.
Selipsky also spoke about the IoT, referring to his company’s partnership with Ericsson.
The pair are working on new cloud-connected services, to make it easier to connect devices to the cloud.
Double IoT cloud connectionthe service can reduce mobile data usage by up to 95%, according to the companies.
“There has been great progress and it’s driving innovation across all businesses,” he said.
This article first appeared in IoT World Today’s sister publication AI Business.