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Cloud Environmental Sustainability
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100-Level Self Assessment
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Cloud Environmental Sustainability (CES) is focused on reducing the environmental impact of running code, storing data, and using networks in the public cloud. CES is closely related to FinOps in that both focus on efficiency in the cloud. For FinOps, the focus of efficiency is on cloud value (as measured in cost effiency). For CES, the focus of efficiency is the environmental impact (as measured in physical results such as carbon emissions, water usage, mineral and metal depletion, etc).
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Terminology is still evolving and you may see Cloud Environmental Sustainability also called GreenOps. Cloud Environmental Sustainability is classified as an intersecting capability with FinOps. We have published an overview of this intersection on the FinOps Foundation website: Intersection of Cloud FinOps & Sustainability. Most of the processes and mindset used for FinOps align with those for Cloud Environmental Sustainability. FinOps is a value play, not simply a cost play, for cloud operations. Likewise, organizations can endeavor to understand and optimize the balance between business value and environmental cost of their cloud operations. FinOps culture can be leveraged to enable cloud optimization on behalf of environmental sustainability.
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Purpose of this assessment is to:
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- Assess current foundation for Cloud Environmental Sustainability progress, either for an individual, a working group or for an organization
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- Provide information and pointers to start to fill in gaps
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- Enable progress tracking via re-scoring the assessment over time
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- Offer action steps to take toward lowering the environmental impact of cloud purchases
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This assessment is targeted to:
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- FinOps practitioners and IT professionals that seek to add Cloud Environmental Sustainability expertise
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- Cloud Environmental Sustainability practitioners
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- Cloud technical leaders
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- Other personas are welcome to use the assessment and education if they have interest in the topic of Cloud Environmental Sustainability.
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Background in environmental sustainability and/or climate change is not required to make use of this material. This is purely a self-assessment and assessment answers are for your internal use only. No information is collected, aggregated or reported based on your answers.
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