- We have a staging environment which used NFV (be precious NSX) to configure the network (Software load balancer and software firewall)
- The Production environment has used the traditional networking techniques (hardware load balancer and hardware firewall)
- Both environments have the same application server version and database version
When it comes to staging vs production, it's defined as mirroring the actual production environment as closely as possible.
Is above setup a proper staging and production setup? is it possible to ignore the network factor?