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5/6/2011
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Inside Interop 2011 Hot Stage

Three months of planning the Interop network. Two weeks staging the equipment and preparing the network. Dozens of people from as many vendors all focused on putting together a network that will go live for six days. Glenn Evans, Interop network project lead and benevolent dictator, works with the vendors and volunteers to design, build, troubleshoot, and manage the InteropNet. The hot stage is when all of the planning comes together. The InteropNet team documents every detail, down to
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The equipment racks are complete and ready for wrapping and shipping. The racks are shipped cabled up. Fiber and copper bundles interconnect the racks at the show. All they need to do is connect the umbilicals. Loose wires are always an issue, however.



For the latest news and commentary from the show, go to the Interop Special Report.

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