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Adapting Service lifeCycle towards EfficienT Clouds

The ASCETIC project is focused on providing novel methods and tools to support software developers aiming to optimise energy efficiency and minimise the carbon footprint resulting from designing, developing, deploying, and running software in Clouds.


The project has the following main objectives:

  • Development of models for green and efficient software design, supporting sustainability and high quality of service levels;
  • Development of methods for measuring, analysing, and evaluating energy use in software development and execution, complementing quality measures;
  • Energy and quality efficiency integration into service construction, deployment, and operation leading to an Energy Efficiency Embedded Service Lifecycle.


ASCETIC will result in the implementation of an open-source Cloud stack providing energy efficiency at software, platform, and infrastructure levels. The project will provide incremental versions of its solution, with respect to energy efficiency, and demonstrate its use in two commercial use cases.

Added Value

ASCETIC results will enable software service providers to operate their services with a lower energy footprint. Transitively, this reduction will translate in cheaper operation costs. Furthermore, developers will benefit from the ASCETIC development environment plugins to produce software services with reduced energy needs while maintaining other quality services at the desired level.