Illustrated Guide to Network Operation Centers

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At the heart of every major network or data center lurks a Network Operations Center (NOC). Some NOCs consist of a couple of admins with dual monitors tracking a colo center, while other NOCs oversee global networks from state-of-the-art facilities spanning the length of entire buildings. Pingdom has a put together an illustrated guide to Network Operation Centers featuring facilities from AT&T, Lucent, Akamai and others. Definitely worth a visit.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.