Proof of Concept Phase (Build the Service Manager Prototype Lab)

The Proof of Concept (POC) phase is essentially the lab phase, also known as the prototype phase. The POC phase begins with the building of a prototype lab. The prototype lab is typically an isolated simulated production environment. It should include all of the types of servers found in the production environment that could potentially affect connectivity and performance.

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In today’s modern IT environment, the POC lab can be built in a virtual environment even if the production environment will be all physical. This allows for the testing of the functionality of the design, but not scalability of the design. It reduces the expense of the POC significantly to use virtual machines. ...

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