5.1.1.1.4 Procedures, commitment and funding to replace hardware when evaluation indicates the need to do so

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5.1.1.1.4 Procedures, commitment and funding to replace hardware when evaluation indicates the need to do so
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Requirement: The repository shall have procedures, commitment and funding to replace hardware when evaluation indicates the need to do so.

The entire APTrust infrastructure is hosted by AWS. All instances are virtualized and the provider (AWS) takes care of underlying hardware replacement and upgrades:
Continuous hardware replacement and upgrade. We’re always improving our infrastructure. We replace end-of-life hardware with the latest processors that not only improve performance and speed, but also include the latest secure platform technology, like the Intel AES-NI encryption instruction set, which significantly speeds up the execution of the AES algorithm.[1]
Apart from physical hardware replacement, APTrust operations team decides about scaling existing infrastructure. APTrust maintains a detailed budget with enough reserves to allow for infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. If larger upgrades are needed that require a more significant investment the operations team consults with APTrust's’ management team.