I had some fun out in Denver this past weekend. Usually I don’t do much in the way of “network” stuff. I generally ride on the network – AD and Exchange being what I do for the most part, I don’t have to worry about the routers and switches too much. I helped a friend and the startup he works for rack, stack, and configure two cabinets worth of Cisco and Dell equipment out in Denver. I actually designed their whole system, so it was nice to see it become a reality when they finally got all the hardware in. I’ve learnt quite a bit about telephony and the various sorts of circuits telco’s provide in high density environments working with these guys. A key component of their system is the AS5350 series device from Cisco which is in a way a voice router. You can configure tcl scripts and other pieces to run when calls come in and process them.
It’s not that often that I get to take pictures in a datacenter which is generally where I’m working, but this time I did. Just before the doors went back on, everything racked, stacked, and cabled: