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RE: Building NOCs

  • From: Dennis Dayman
  • Date: Fri Jul 06 18:58:24 2001

Try  This is a company created by several NOC

Dennis Dayman
What goes up, must come down. Ask any system administrator.

> Hi NANOG, hope everyone had a great July 4th.
> Our operation is at a stage where it's time to really invest some money in
> building a classy network operations facility.   Our data center functions
> are handled seperately, so at this time, this is merely a place for
> housing operations staff.  I've searched the cctec archives and
> found a few
> really old threads regarding how to tackle the NOC building process.
> We're a systems house, but I imagine the principles exist along the same
> lines.
> Obviously, some of the principles from building data centers apply here -
> i'm not totally out of my depth.  I've thought about things like lighting,
> ergonomics, information sources, phones, power, environmental, etc.  What
> i'm really looking for from the community are a) links to manufacturers
> of good NOC gear, b) recommendations on the above, and c) financial
> worksheets detailing cost proposals, if any.  In addition, any contractor
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> When I say NOC gear, what I really mean is NOC furniture, large
> information
> displays, and guidance/standards on how to build facilities.  It's been
> a long time since i've done this sort of thing on any kind of a serious
> level.
> Since I know that some of the information i'm requesting is proprietary,
> feel free to eliminate the names of the accused and reply
> privately off-list.
> I'll summarize if it looks necessary.
> Thanks,
> Tim

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