Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever?

Lady Benjamin PD Cannon ben at
Wed Dec 16 20:56:11 UTC 2020

We are still operating ours - 27 1080P projectors - but with a skeleton crew of just 3.  Given the air volume, it’s almost like outside.   Everyone else is WFH.   

Lady Benjamin PD Cannon, ASCE
6x7 Networks & 6x7 Telecom, LLC 
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> On Dec 16, 2020, at 12:49 PM, Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:
> With the covid19 situation, obviously lots of ISPs have their NOC personnel working from home, with VPN (or remote desktop) access to all the internal tools, VoIP at home, etc.
> In the traditional sense, by "showpiece NOC" I mean a room designed for the purpose of having large situational awareness displays on a wall, network weathermaps and charts, alerting systems, composed of four or more big flat panel displays. Ideally configured to be actually useful for NOC purposes and also something impressive looking for customer tours.
> To what extent potential customers find that sort of thing to be a signifier of seriousness on the part of an ISP, I suppose depends on what sort of customers they are, and their relative degree of technical sophistication.
> Are the days of such an environment gone forever? 

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