Special production-level network tests and validates product behavior in a safe environment.

Cisco IT built a special network to test and validate alpha equipment in a safe, working production-level environment without impacting its actual production network. With this special network, Cisco engineers can identify product problems and fix them long before the first customer ship.

This case study describes:

  • The problems associated with test networks and how Cisco IT resolved them
  • The business benefits derived from alpha product testing
  • The makeup of Cisco IT’s testing and validation team

Read the Separate Network for Alpha Testing Case Study