What is OC192?

I was in meetings today with Microsoft and going over some client stuff that I cannot really talk about here. But at this client the “hot backup” is done on a remote NAS over a OC192 line and I was like what the heck is that? Turns out that has a bandwidth of almost 10 gigabytes/sec (9.6 gb/s to be exact) – wow! Imagine all the things one can do with that pipe. Drooool! What is the fastest you have used? Till now I have worked on an OC12 – once this is up this would be my fastest!

PS – I am not a network engineer – I know enough to setup a dinky little domain and network at home but am not the expert – so don’t bombard me with all the nomenclature. *grin*

Update: Karan tells me there is a still faster OC768 which runs at close to 40 gb/second.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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