The results and insights derived from all the former work packages will constitute the basis to formulate recommendations on policy options for stimulating the provisioning of energy efficient cloud computing for the current situation and for the depicted scenario. The policy analysis has an overarching scope because it provides the overall analytical framework for the project’s methodical approach and defines policy measures and criteria for the feasibility, effectiveness and acceptance of these measures.
In general, all lessons learned from the work packages (e.g. reference model, overview of technologies, analysis of relevant standards and gaps, analysed policies, etc.) will converge as an input regarding the recommendations on policy options.