This company is shifting its network from equipment owned by a telco to equipment the company owns itself. It wants to be able to make changes without waiting for the telco guys to show up, says a pilot fish on the scene.
“At one of our remote sites, an order was put in to the telco to come on site and remove their equipment from our racks,” says fish. “Since they own the equipment, they didn’t want us to remove and box it up.”
There’s no local IT person at this remote site, so the telco tech is escorted to the server room by an employee. “You’re not going to bring the network down, are you?” the employee jokes.
“No, I’m only removing equipment that’s no longer in use,” telco tech says.