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 core rack on the left, the two Cisco distribution racks in the middle, and the HP distribution racks are almost done. The spool of green wire on top is a fiber bundle carrying six pair of single-mode and optimized multi-mode cable, as well as 12 pair of multi-mode cable.
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