"Expedient is truly a great place! I have a lot of trust in the company. We are growing at a very fast pace which is exciting, creating many great opportunities.The work environment provides a lot of camaraderie among team members. I really enjoy coming to work each and every day."
Director of Operations Support Phil Stockmal
Operations Support Center (OSC)
The Operations Support Center (OSC) is the focal point for management and monitoring of the Expedient network 24x7x365.
With the assistance of cutting edge visualization software, the OSC proactively ensures reliability of the network and reacts to unplanned events. It is primarily responsible for problem resolution and coordinates troubleshooting internally, and with third parties. The OSC also facilitates the Expedient change management process, ensuring timely and accurate communication of scheduled maintenance events.
There are several performance management systems in use by the OSC:
Facility Monitoring Applications—on-screen view of data center mechanical systems, including environmental and fire suppression.
Network Device Monitoring Applications—availability, health and circuit utilization statistics of backbone, core and customer premise devices.
System Device Monitoring Applications—availability, health and network interface utilization statistics of devices. Also, application-level resource utilization for specific operating systems.
Node Database—relational tracking of all customer contact information, devices, device attributes, network IP assignments, etc.
Event Aggregator—consolidated view of alerts generated by all systems with visual and audible cues based upon incident severity.
Trouble Ticketing—severity and priority tracking of all proactive and reactive incidents with daily, weekly and monthly exception reporting.
Expedient OSC analysts and engineers are cross-trained in multiple technology disciplines, preparing them to respond to a variety of incidents that may occur on the network. Subject matter experts are also sometimes consulted to achieve incident resolution.