title: The NOC
description: Inspired by the AT&T Global operations center, see how this ultimate battlestation was built and what it is capable of already.
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# The NOC
Inspired by the AT&T Global operations center, see how this ultimate battlestation was built and what it's capable of already.
Originally published January 2019
###### tags: `devlog` `enterprise` `coworking` `virtual desktop`
A network operations center, or NOC (pronounced "knock"), is a central location from which network administrators manage, control and monitor one or more networks. The overall function is to maintain optimal network operations across a variety of platforms, mediums and communications channels.
![Random picture of a NOC, courtesy of Google](https://i.imgur.com/hFDtN2h.jpg)
Inspiration for the digital model came from pictures of the AT&T global operations center, one of the biggest control rooms in the world.
![AT&T GNOC located in Bedminister New Jersey](https://i.imgur.com/K9afdpF.jpg)
The virtual NOC project began in the fall of 2017, some months after testing remote desktops in VR using the deskcloud stack.
![Rendering of the virtual network operations center by hunterfox.info](https://i.imgur.com/qkUUkUD.jpg)
This is what it looks like after it was 3d modeled by [firefoxg](https://hunterfox.info) and imported into native JanusVR:
![Side view of the NOC](https://i.imgur.com/v8nKT6c.jpg)
![View from the front of the NOC in janus native](https://i.imgur.com/xsz1Nlu.jpg)
<p align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wxyCPCMuU4I" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p>
All of the screens worked great in janusweb as well, a total of 37 in the entire room! Here's a look of the webgl browser based version of the NOC.
![Janusweb NOC 11-07-2017](https://i.imgur.com/zc4JeMr.jpg)
<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/311387686?byline=0&portrait=0" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen></iframe>
inspiration album <https://imgur.com/a/3sJKYwv>