With the Cloud, many developers and companies can now afford to have a true test and development configuration to ensure that their code deployments will work properly in the production environment. Setting up these types of environments is valuable because not only can the development team determine if their code works, they also can discover the associated downtime with deploying it. But did you know that you can use the Cloud in a similar manner to help diagnose a problem that your configuration might be facing?
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Before cloud computing, only the biggest and richest companies could afford complex, multi-server environments to meet their IT needs. These types of tiered configurations provided increased performance, stability, and redundancy along with luxuries like separate staging environments for testing. The essence of the cloud revolution is making these options accessible to all organizations, without forcing them to expand their IT spend.