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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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An HP12508 on a server lift ready to be moved to its location. Server lifts work well in confined spaces and are designed to fit standard rack sizes. After hours, the NOC team holds time trials around the staging area. (No, not really.)



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