Use the minimum amount of hardware to meet your needs - Sustainability Pillar

Use the minimum amount of hardware to meet your needs

Using the capabilities of the cloud, you can make frequent changes to your workload implementations. Update deployed components as your needs change.

Recommendations

  • Enable horizontal scaling, and use automation to scale out as loads increase and to scale in as loads decrease.

  • Scale using small increments for variable workloads.

  • Align scaling with cyclical utilization patterns (for example, a payroll system with intense bi-weekly processing activities) as load varies over days, weeks, months, or years.

  • Negotiate SLAs that allow for a temporary reduction in capacity while automation deploys replacement resources.

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