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

Article Summary:

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 ITís testing and validation team