Design and Staging of DNN Environments
Providing a secure environment is another crucial factor when developing an enterprise infrastructure. The staging area can be used for checking code and database changes and for testing applications and OS updates. Since these databases closely resemble the production servers, where an upgrade has unforeseen effects, testing software upgrades on staging servers will reduce failure in the test environment. You must have at least one DNN licensing to be eligible to get staging, processing, development, or backup licenses. Without this provision, DNN Partner Program participants may receive Non-Retail (NFR) licenses.
Adding most value to the staging area can be very costly as you're doubling the facilities to have a staging environment. Some of the commonly used cost-cutting approaches for setting up a staging area include: Usage of low-end servers, Reduction of redundant servers, and Virtualizing resources.