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After a workload is promoted to production, the assets that previously hosted the production workload are no longer required to support business operations. At that point, the older assets are considered retired. Retired assets can then be decommissioned, reducing operational costs. Decommissioning a resource can be as simple as turning off the power to the asset and disposing of the asset responsibly. Unfortunately, decommissioning resources can sometimes have undesired consequences. The following guidance can aid in properly decommissioning retired resources, with minimal business interruptions.
Public cloud models guarantees decommission retired assets beacause have the following characteristics:
With a public cloud, there is no local hardware to manage or keep up to date; everything runs on the cloud provider’s hardware. In some cases, cloud users can save additional costs by sharing computing resources with other cloud users.