Separation of Production and Development Environments

PS-08-020 Separation of Production and Development/Test Environments

Issue Date:  3/20/2008

Revision Effective Date:  3/20/2008

Review Date: 7/1/2018

 

PURPOSE

Production systems need a stable environment to operate properly.  Separating operational environments from development and test activities reduces the risks of modifications to the operational system that could compromise the system’s integrity or availability.

POLICY

Development and test activities shall not be performed on production computing systems.  Production environments shall be either logically or physically separate from development and test environments.

 

RELATED ENTERPRISE POLICIES, STANDARDS, GUIDELINES

Separate Production and Development/Test Environments (SS-08-031)