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As a SharePoint consulting firm, we build many SharePoint farms during the course of SharePoint migrations or rollout of our Porteo solution (our ready-to-go intranet). The topic of a testing farm often comes up quite often. Let's cover a few of the most pressing points first.
Warm means it's on and cold means it's off until needed. This has bearing on licensing from Microsoft. Cold standby servers don't need a license and we often get third-party tools licensing for only 25% of what a regular warm standby production license cost.
From our perspective the purpose of the farm dictates whether it's a disposable farm that would be snap shot and rolled back were be persistent and kept up.
A $1500 Game class PC using all SSD disks in RAID 10, w/32GB RAM. It uses volume imaging for a backup of the host (which also grabs the VMs at the same time).
Class of Farm
Staging Server Farm
Development Server Farm
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