Navigating ServiceNow’s Instance Hierarchy for Streamlined Platform Architecture

Let’s explore the Instance Hierarchy and simplify the ServiceNow Platform Architecture!

The Instance Hierarchy is like a roadmap for ServiceNow. It has different levels that serve specific purposes and make the platform work better.

๐ŸŒ Production Instances: These are the main parts of ServiceNow where everything happens in real-time. It’s like a place where customers securely access their work, data, and services.

๐Ÿ“‚ Sub-production Instances: Positioned below production, these instances are like testing areas. We can try out new things before making them available to everyone. For example, we can test a new customer support feature to ensure it works smoothly.

๐Ÿงช Non-production Instances: At the bottom, we have non-production instances, like sandbox environments. They provide a safe space for us to develop and experiment with new ideas. If you’re a software company, you can use them to build and improve integrations without disrupting important workflows.

Now, let’s talk about the benefits of the Instance Hierarchy:

๐Ÿš€ Scalability: With the Instance Hierarchy, it’s easy to scale up our ServiceNow environment. We can add more instances to handle growth and increased demand without affecting the main operations.

๐Ÿ”’ Segregation: The Instance Hierarchy helps us keep things organized and separate. We can keep critical operations, testing, and experimentation in their own spaces, reducing risks. If something goes wrong during testing, it won’t impact the live operations.

๐Ÿ”ง Customization: The Instance Hierarchy allows us to customize ServiceNow to fit our needs. We can configure each instance to match different workflows and requirements. In non-production instances, we can create scenarios that simulate real customers, helping with training and preparation.

The instance implementation model depends on the specific needs and requirements of the customer.

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Kostya Bazanov, Managing Director, May 10, 2023

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