Adapting Service lifeCycle towards EfficienT Clouds

The ASCETIC project focused on providing novel methods and tools to support software developers who aim to optimise energy efficiency and minimise the carbon footprint resulting deploying, and running software application in Clouds.


Engineering of complex IT systems 

Domaine: Energy and environment 



The project achieved 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 proposes 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 enable developers benefit from the ASCETIC development environment plugins to produce software services with reduced energy needs while maintaining other quality services at the desired level. Subsequently, software service providers can operate software services with a lower energy footprint. Transitively, this reduction translates in cheaper operational costs.

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