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Determining the 'Right' Number of Nonproduction Environments

Published: 04 March 2011

ID: G00210456

Analyst(s): Jim Duggan, Thomas Murphy , Matthew Hotle


Production environments must be physically segregated from development and testing environments. Determining how many additional development and testing environments are "enough" is critical to quality and agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Minimum Number of Environments Needed
  • Do You Need Additional Environments?
  • Virtual or Real?
  • Other Concerns to Consider

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