Recommendation : 3. Adapt the use of technical equipment to needs
Is the backup system incremental (disk optimization) ?
What is the volume of daily backups?
Security is one of the key points of data centers and backups are one of the elements involved in this security. The volume of backups is cumulative. Individually, the volume of data to be backed up tends to grow, and the different backup sets multiply this effect. Unmodified data does not need to occupy backup spaces unnecessarily. Incremental backups reduce the environmental footprint of this process. Some solutions are able to provide such incremental backups, others, however, can only archive in full, which increases the environmental footprint.
Hosting technical documentation allow to follow up backups sizes and location
Operational issues related to the project
Rule for assessing the level of compliance of the criterion
Formalized = 100 ; Planned = 75 ; Identified = 50 ; Ignored = 0 / 100
11 other criteria related to the recommendation: Adapt the use of technical equipment to needs
Is the size of the physical park in line with the number of virtual machines to be run ?
Are servers / routers turned off when not in use ?
Is the allocated memory based on actual use ?
Is the number of CPU cores allocated based on actual use ?
Is the technical choice (shared, dedicated, clustered) optimised between the actual need and energy efficiency ?
Are unused cores disabled ?
Is the use of containers over virtual machines preferred ?
Are Open Source solutions implemented when available ?
Is high availability designed in a modular fashion ?
Is provisioning / deprovisionning dynamic depending on the load ?
Do storage solutions reduce the number of components (for example: high density SSD media) ?