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NOC (Network Operations Center)

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A NOC is like a data center, but it may house only network switching equipment and management systems. In contrast, a data center houses storage devices and possibly SANs (storage area networks). Both a NOC and an Internet data center may provide collocation services, which is the rental of space for other providers' equipment.

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