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Technology Operations Centre
LOCOG's equivalent of NASA's Mission Control is the Technology Operations Centre (TOC), which is housed in the same Canary Wharf location as the ITL. We were only allowed to press our noses against the TOC's glass wall, which accounts for the reflections in the above photo. What we didn't see — or even learn the location of — is LOCOG's primary datacentre, which houses Acer (Altos R270m2) and Gateway (GR380F1, GR585F1) rack servers, along with Hitachi (AMS2100, AMS2500) SAN storage systems.
At 'games-time', the TOC will be staffed around the clock by some 450 technicians, monitoring IT security, telecommunications, power and event results systems.
Photo credit: Charles McLellan
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