Dev-Test deployment for testing IaaS solutions

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This architecture represents how to configure your infrastructure for development and testing of a standard IaaS-based SaaS system.

This solution is built on the Azure managed services: Azure DevOps, Azure DevTest Labs, Virtual Machines and Application Insights. These services run in a high-availability environment, patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.


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  • Azure DevOps manages the development process.
  • The Microsoft Release Management build and release agents deploy the Azure Resource Manager template and associated code to the various environments.
  • Azure DevOps resource groups are used to define all the services required to deploy the solution into a dev-test or production environment.
  • Azure DevTest Labs: Azure Dev-Test Labs manages all of the virtual machines used in the development and test environments.
  • Virtual Machines: Virtual machines are used to deploy all of the products used in the solution. Staging slots swap pre-production and production versions.
  • Application Insights: Application Insights monitors the web application during development and test runs, and then monitors the full production system when it’s released.

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