Production Grade

What Does Production Grade Mean?

Production grade refers to software or hardware capable of frequent and intensive use in office, commercial or industrial settings.

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Techopedia Explains Production Grade

To an extent, production grade is actually a marketing buzzword, as there is no formal definition for production grade qualities and characteristics. The IT implication is similar to comparing a commercial grade appliance to one for residential use in that it is implied that production grade IT products can withstand heavier and more frequent use.

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