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CommNet: the portable datacenter


About This Video

The communications network at conferences has become so ubiquitous that I've never really stopped to think about what goes in to putting it in place.  Chris Craig is running CommNet here at MMS, and he was kind enough to take us deep into the bowels of the Venetian to show us the racks that provide the infrastructure and tell us a little about what it takes to put together the infrastructure for a show like this.  These guys come in the weekend before a show, set up the the network for hundreds of machines used in a show for labs, evals, etc.,  make sure everything is running and tested, all in just a couple of days.  Right after the show, they pull it all down and send it off to the next show's venue.

Chris gives us a breakdown of what it takes to build, and shares some war stories about running the network.


Published Date: May 02, 2008
Presented By: Adam Bomb



Video: WMV | MP4