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“Look at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”

[Carl Sagan]

Every now and then, getting some distance allows us to see more than up close. At a certain point, we can even see that this pale blue dot is the only thing allowing us to have a future as a civilization. As the stage of humanity’s cultural and social development, our civilization’s progress always went hand in hand with trade, with business, with commerce. So today, with 87% of this blue dot’s global commerce being generated entirely by SAP customers, the SAP ecosystem has the great opportunity to shape its future. As Christian Klein puts SAP’s vision into words: “The SAP community has the power to protect our planet and create a future our children want to be pa...“.

For too long, progressing as a civilization has come at a cost for our planet. On July 29th, 2021, humanity has exhausted Earth’s budget for the year in less than eight months. So can we ensure a sustainable recovery from this trend? Indeed, we can: Earth Overshoot Day’s #MoveTheDate and United Nation’s Race To Zero outline what governments and companies can do to pave the way for a sustainable future. And with the number of S&P 500 companies publishing sustainability reports increasing from 20% in 2011 to 90% in 2019, there is hope. Of course, action and reporting requires transparency. When measuring emissions, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Corporate Standard divides over three types of emission, called “Scopes”. While Scope1 and Scope2, covering directly and indirectly generated emissions like power and heating, are straight forward to manage, Scope3 looking at purchased services and goods is where achieving transparency gets tricky. A big part of Scope3 which is still growing at over 38% in 2021 is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Cloud Computing in general. So back to taking action as an SAP customer: How can you not just measure but actively reduce your energy consumption of SAP workloads on IaaS? With SAP Landscape Management, that’s how!


As part of SAP´s leading sustainability solutions for Zero Emissions, SAP Landscape Management helps you to analyze and lower your overall infrastructure energy consumption of SAP systems running on IaaS. With its system centric view on your SAP system landscapes you can easily analyze your current infrastructure energy savings.

Figure1: Your Choice - Functionality for Defining Availability Patterns in SAP Landscape Management Cloud

This is made possible by simply creating and applying individual availability patterns to reduce your infrastructure energy consumption. The pre-defined forecast timeframes support you to see how your selected usage pattern will perform in the long run and when applied, the outcome is shown directly on your Dashboard.

Figure 2Your Entry Point – the SAP Landscape Management Cloud Dashboard including the tiles visualising your way to sustainable IaaS consumption

To sum up, SAP Landscape Management Cloud provides you with all the necessary capabilities to visualize and actively optimize your energy consumption and to reduce your compute­related carbon emissions.

The time to act on transparency and reduction for energy emissions is now. Do not wait and find out more about SAP Landscape Management and get your hands on our free trial to experience it yourself. Already convinced? SAP Landscape Management is available directly via the SAP store. Of course, all regular SAP channels are always open to you: Talk to your SAP Customer Engagement Executives and Account Executives.

For us, this is just the beginning of a path we want to walk with you – together. We want to invite you to influence SAP Landscape Management and Co-Innovate with us to make future of SAP landscapes on IaaS a green one. Engage with us and let me know via An old Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago – and the second-best time is today. This is the time to help our pale blue dot onto the path to a sustainable recovery. The Race To Zero is on. Be part of it!