Architecture Specification (Year 2)

In Year 1, research has focused on how to deliver energy awareness in all system components. In Year 2, the focus is on the addition of capabilities required to achieve dynamic energy management per each of the Cloud layers, in other words intra-layer adaptation. It considers the extensions of the runtime environment in order to be able to orchestrate the invocation of different application components with advanced scheduling techniques that take into account energy efficiency parameters; and also providing the means to assess the services’ compliance during their operation to the terms of a negotiated SLA, and thus their QoS and their energy efficiency, as well as the overall energy efficiency from the Cloud provider perspective.