This section contains all the public deliverables of the project, from M1 until the end of the project.
Energy efficiency is part of the EU’s Europe 2020. Within this frame, Cloud computing has the potential for energy saving among the centralization of data centres hardware and virtual infrastructures, but it doesn’t include platform and software application in its approaches.
ASCETiC complements Cloud computing developments by addressing the carbon footprint and efficiency of the software that runs on cloud infrastructures. The major contribution to the carbon footprint of Cloud computing software is energy consumed in its operation. Thus the primary aim of ASCETiC is to relate software design, energy use and ecological awareness.
This report is the second complementary document of ASCETiC Requirements Specification (Year 1). The aim of this document is to perform an initial market analysis to understand what the current market trends are and how the market is expected to evolve in this first year of the project, and also to allocate the project inside the market.
Main steps of a market analysis, including context and trends analysis, value proposition, stakeholder analysis and research on current solutions and initiatives are fully covered on this document, all of them in a dedicated section.
This report complements ASCETiC Requirements Specification (Year 1) and documents the state of the art in the technology areas of the project plus the progress to be done by ASCETiC. Its purpose is to clarify the baseline, progress and state of the art that ASCETiC will address.
The document is structured in three different sections related to the Cloud service life cycle development, deployment and operation and a fourth section on economics of green Clouds.
This document explains the scientific contributions of the components that form the ASCETiC architecture, and how every layer will be used by the corresponding roles interested in their functionalities. The key action of this first year of the project was to make all layers energy-aware and thus the majority of the components follow this objective. Thus energy consumption in applications can be measured by feeding the whole ASCETiC architecture with energy information.
This document describes the status of the ASCETiC testbed as well as its main components, according to the architecture referred on the Architecture Specification (Year 1) document also available for download, and the tests performed during the first year of the project, following the strategy introduced in Verification and Validation Approach (Year 1) document available on the website.
During this first year of the project, the activity has been concentrated on the generation of awareness about the project in order to establish interest for the first release of the ASCETiC Toolbox. For this reason, different strategies have been followed in the three main areas of the document and finally the impact has been measured in order to update the strategy and determined the plan for the next year.