By Mike Robuck

AWS ups net-zero carbon efforts with new tool

Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky used his keynote address yesterday to announce the launch of a carbon footprint tool, making it easier for customers to estimate their emissions based on the use of the company’s solutions.

“We're excited about providing services like this that help our customers move faster towards our shared sustainability commitments,” Selipsky said.

The tool was developed internally by Amazon, which co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019. The Climate Pledge was also signed by BT, Verizon and Telefonica, among others.

Amazon has pledged to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, as well as powering its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.

Selipsky said that according to research, using AWS is five-times more energy efficient than using the average data centre located in the EU.

One of the reoccurring themes of the keynote session was “connected everything” by combining 5G, the cloud and edge capabilities for services such as IoT. Amdocs CEO Shuky Sheffer spoke about how his company has evolved over the past five years from being a traditional OSS/BSS vendor to one that offers digital capabilities and managed services across the 5G ecosystem.

“We empower the largest service providers in the world in this new transformation era of the 5G era,” Sheffer said. “It's a combination of our great 29,000 employees in 85 countries that support more than 250 customers.”