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Network work (translated)

05-01-2010, 12:46 AM
Les travaux sur Frankfurt sont terminés. Tout s'est bien passé
sauf 1 problème qui reste à régler: le lien Frankfurt/Prague
n'a pas remonté. On pense le régler quelques jours (c'est
assez complexe puisque la puissance optique n'est pas suffisante).
En attendant le trafic vers Prague et Vienne s'écoule tranquillement
par Amsterdam/Varsovie.

Le routeur sur Varsovie a été upgradé et a changé de place. On
se retrouve désormais dans le "datacentre" principal de Pologne
qui est l'étage 42 de l'Hotel LIM à Varsovie ... si vous n'avez
jamais vu de miracle, il faut aller voir ça de ses propres yeux.
Bref, continuions à prier ... sinon un UPS sera installé dans notre
baie dans les prochains jours, en fait, les baies ne sont pas
ondulées ... suprise ... et on pense sérieusement d'installer une
clim dans notre baie ... on sait jamais hein ... enfin ...

Nous avons profité pour renforcer la connexion vers Varsovie.
Désormais nous avons 2x10G Amsterdam/Varsovie (par Berlin) et
2x10G Frankfurt/Varsovie (par Prague). On sait jamais hein ...

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04-30-2010, 12:36 PM
Verkkojen huoltoa tapahtui siis ke-to ja to-pe öinä.


04-28-2010, 02:04 AM

Over the two nights that followed, from Wednesday to Thursday and Thursday
to Friday, we will perform two major pieces of work on the network:
1st in Frankfurt and 2nd in Warsaw.

At Frankfurt, we will switch all the links of the router
Fra-1-6k on fra-5-6k.

The goal is to simplify the network design by removing a router
is not very useful and put everything all together on a single router
as is in Amsterdam and London. Thus the POP Ancotel also will be ready
to be upgraded to the new routers that we will order
in September which should arrive around October / November.
Dice said that Cisco will release the maps 10G of which
the Nexus 7000 interest us:

For now we need the maps which do not exist yet ... and
we are hoping that there will be no delay ...

With the arrival of N7 at OVH, we will also upgrade the 3 POP electrically
since this little router is able to consume ... 12kVA power
electric ... okay ... 512 10G ports ... 5Tbps either with physical interconnection
... 5Tbps 3 POP + Paris would have to upgrade that also
.... it'll be fun! ... by the end of 2010 we will have a network ... nice ...
and easy to upgrade to 20Tbps ... Briefly, a scalable network until 2015.

Thursday morning, when Frankfurt is finished, we take the plane and go to Warsaw
to change the bay floor to LIM to upgrade the router var-1-6k to
a larger frame. So we will be able to secure 10G interconnect
and a better connection to Warsaw. In fact, we had 3-4 large
cuts in 2009 on Amsterdam / Warsaw (in Berlin) and we decided
strengthen the POP Warsaw with a 2x10G Frankfurt / Warsaw (in

Well, the response to Warsaw, we are not sure yet. The new chassis
Router-1 var-6k was sent there ... 2 weeks ago and now it
is in ... Ukraine ... the volcano ruined air transport and makes things a
little ... Disorganised ... Normally the chassis will arrive tomorrow
LIM and be approved by our teams there. W8.

At the same time we start the new T-10G system. At Madrid
10G will be up from today. Tomorrow we will have the new 10G
Frankfurt. 1x10G with TPSA also installed in Paris and tomorrow
we start the new port 10G in Frankfurt. In parallel, for Telecom
Italia we must deliver 10G in Milano but it will take a few
more days. The POP in Bordeaux will be starting up shortly. Upgrades
Paris / Madrid are under way 4x10G and even Frankfurt / Milan ...

Basically, we will not stop any time till the network is finished and it will
continue like that for 6-8 weeks. These huge investments
will ensure quality of service in 2010-2015 with our network in Europe.

So much for that week. Just to know a little of whats going on ...