InterOp Hotstage 08!

Sorry I haven’t been around for much of the past month. My company is providing the infrastructure and security for InterOp Net, the network of the InterOp trade show which is one of the largest networking trade shows around. For the geeks of you out there, we have our own public class A network, which means we own 1/255 of all the public IPs in the world. So I’ve been here for the past few weeks, working 12-14 hour days getting this network set up. My company is lending several million dollars worth of equipment to this show, and we’re only one of several vendors. Thats how big this show is.

I’m back in the San Fransisco bay area in Belmont, CA. We’re basically working out of a huge warehouse setting up the network. We’re even working on weekends; I’m actually in the warehouse right now, because we’ve finished with most of the network. so I decided to get online, write up a post and throw up some pictures. This is my company’s first time to this show, but I’ve been told from several people who’ve been at past shows, that this is the most technologically advanced network primarily thanks to the security tools and visibility my company is bringing to the network. People seem excited to see how this will go, and I am too. At the show itself, I’ll be working in the NOC (Network Operations Center), so stay tuned and I’ll bring some pictures back. Meanwhile, the live feed of hotstage is available for viewing. you may even be able to see me on the camera if you look hard enough (and I’m in the warehouse). we have two webcams. Webcam 1 and Webcam 2. no guarantees on how long these links will be active.

While I was out here, I was able to go to the Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, which is basically the Wushu nationals. I saw a lot of stuff and took a bunch of video, and will probably put it up here when I have time (which at this rate will be in several years).

meanwhile here are pics of our network. lots of fun.

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