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Shell Aims to Decrease Carbon Footprint with AT&T, Cisco

Shell Aims to Decrease Carbon Footprint with AT&T, Cisco

Oil giant Shell has employed telco AT&T and network specialist Cisco to carry out an investigation into how it can lower carbon emissions by modifying its IT infrastructure.

AT&T will manage a part of Shell's IT infrastructure and telecommunications services as part of a wider series of outsourcing agreements.

Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group is to conduct an IT infrastructure energy-consumption audit and make recommendations with the aim of reducing energy consumption.Oil giant Shell has employed telco AT&T and network specialist Cisco to carry out an investigation into how it can lower carbon emissions by modifying its IT infrastructure.

The project will involve calculating the carbon footprint of Shell's IT operations as well as mapping Shell's energy use with the aim of increasing efficiency within the IT network.

The organisation will look to make more of underused systems, as well as eliminate redundant equipment and reduce space requirements.

Greg Wieboldt, senior vice president, Global Client Group, AT&T Business Solutions, said: "This project will allow us to develop a global strategy as well as monitor and control energy at a device level, right down to individual servers and computers."


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