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Re: Building a NOC

  • From: Charles Sprickman
  • Date: Mon Mar 16 15:10:14 1998

I think I'd disagree with that.  Where would all you folks be if you never
picked up a book?  You wouldn't be reading this list.  Seriously, while
there's not an ORA "How to Build a NOC" book with some cute animal on the
cover, there is some information out there worth reading.

I'd suggest digging through some telco info (if you'd like to consider a
CO a NOC).  Also, there should be plenty of people on this list that
work in or have even designed decent sized NOCs.  You can also cheat and
go browsing as a prospective customer at someplace like Exodus or any
other colo facility that is well-managed and modern.  You can actually
learn quite a bit by just looking around...

Hopefully some of the startup NSPs will answer here, as the experience
should still be fresh in their minds...


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On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 14:14:47 -0500 (EST)
> From: Martin Hannigan <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Cc: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Building a NOC
> > 
> > Would anyone have information or knowledge of books, WWW Sites, or other
> > means that would provide details on constructing a state of the art NOC to
> > support 75000+ nodes in a LAN/MAN/WAN environment
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> > JC
> > 
> > 
> > 
> No books, it's all experience. 
> Martin Hannigan                    V:617.500.0108
> Director - Data Networks           F:617.500.0002
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