The Network Operations Center utilizes ONLY top name brand
hardware. The facility is centered on a Cisco GSR 12008 Border Router w/HotSwap,
with Cisco 7200VXR Series Routers serving as core routers,
connecting via Gigabit Ethernet to
the Hewlett Packard Procurve 4108GL primary switches.
Hewlett Packard Procurve managed switches
comprise the power and stability of the network, operating
at 100mbps switched ethernet speeds.
Our server is an AMD Athlon XP 1600 1.4Ghz with
512MB PC133/DDR SDRAM and a 60GB IDE hard drive.
Our server utilizes the Red Hat Linux
operating system. Red Hat
Linux is a highly configurable system, and well known for speed and
stability. Red Hat Linux servers have been documented to
remain operating for up to one year at a time without even
requiring a reboot. The Apache Web Server nicely compliments
the Red Hat Linux Operating System.
The Network Operations Center utilizes Sprint (http://www.sprint.com)
OC3 (155mbps) connections, as well as 100MBPS Metro Fast Ethernet drops from
Level3 (http://www.level3.com) and
Global Crossing (http://www.glbx.com).
For redundancy, the Network Operations Center is currently running BGP4
(border gateway routing protocol) to maintain the speed and uptime.
If one backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the other(s).
If one line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic.