Reseller Program Returns

We’ve finished the changes required to reactivate the reseller program and returned it to service. We added a few new options to it, most notably custom logo branding and administrative log in, but otherwise it’s pretty much unchanged on the surface.


System Maintenance Notice, ID#340


This is just a reminder that tomorrow (July 11, 2009) between 11:00 and 12:00 local time (UTC-8) we will be performing system maintenance on our master database server. During this time the account control center will be unavailable. No other services will be affected. For complete details and updates as it progresses, please see System Maintenance Notice, ID#340 on the forums. We will be adding an HP StorageWorks MSA direct attached array and E500 controller with 15k SAS drives to increase the table space storage capacity.

New Facility

Verizon Equipment #2

Not too much changed today. They added an Overture ISG5100 to the rack since we’re taking the handoff as Ethernet and moved the rectifiers to the top of the rack. It’s ridiculously cheaper to take Ethernet delivery even though it’s still a classic SONET circuit mere inches away. Silly telco tariffs.

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New Facility

Verizon Equipment

The Verizon equipment has arrived and been placed in the rack. Fiber splicing is also complete (as seen by the jumper on top of the fiber shelf completing the loop before the equipment can be inserted into the loop). The shelf is an Adtran OPTI-6100 MX. They’ll be back tomorrow to hook up the rectifier/inverter and battery bank.

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New Facility

Verizon Arrives

verizonfiberWe finally have the first signs of life for our new facility: the Verizon techs arrived to start the fiber installation process.

The armored fiber is laid out behind the building in preparation to be pulled through the conduit from the fiber entrance terminal to the rack in our suite.

The empty rack in our telco room that will eventually be filled with Verizon equipment. You can see the coiled fiber behind the rack on the wall waiting to be spliced into the fiber tray. The rack is simply bolted the the floor, although they will be installing a piece of ladder rack to brace it to the concrete wall behind it.

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The left picture is the rack in our (otherwise currently empty) upstairs telco room. The right picture is the armored fiber terminated at the building entrance. This fiber was originally installed by Brooks Fiber back in the day before the were acquired by WorldCom and ultimately Verizon Business.