CA jumps into eco software market; Plans to launch carbon tracking suite

CA will unveil an integrated sustainability suite designed to track carbon emissions, environmental assessments, metering and compliance to policies in one dashboard.

CA next week will unveil an integrated sustainability suite designed to track carbon emissions, environmental assessments, metering and compliance to policies in one dashboard.

CA calls the suite ecoSoftware and will launch it Oct. 26, according to Christopher Thomas, vice president of energy and sustainability. I ran into Thomas at the Gartner IT Symposium where the carbon monitoring software caught my eye.

There are other efforts designed to track carbon emissions. For instance, Hara and SAP have various applications and others use metering to measure sustainability efforts. CA's effort links the various tracking efforts in one dashboard. If successful, dashboard like these could put some hard return numbers behind sustainability efforts. Tesco, Europe's retailing giant, is a customer of CA's ecoSoftware.

The company aims to launch an ecoMeter line to provide baseline measurements for cooling systems, data centers, buildings and other environmental systems and a governance module to link the metrics with the sustainability plan.

CA created the suite from scratch---a notable change given the company's history of acquiring product lines.