In ITIC’s 11th annual Hourly Cost of Downtime Survey, published in 2020, 40% of enterprise respondents estimated that an hour’s downtime cost their organizations $1-5 million dollars in lost revenue, end-user productivity, and remedial action by IT administrators. That’s huge. Isn’t it?
When you look at things from a user’s perspective, uptime and performance are key determinants of service quality. This is the reason why service providers require high levels of visibility on components, configurations, and dependencies that can indicate service status and issues. The Network Operations Center (NOC) is one such capability that organizations can deploy to support this need.
A Network Operations Centre (NOC) is a centralized facility in which a company’s technical group offers 24-hour supervision to help monitor and manage a company’s services, databases, community, external services, and firewalls. In a nutshell, a NOC is the nervous system of a firm.
The main function of a NOC is to offer real-time network monitoring, analysis, reporting, troubleshooting, configuration, security information, and event management, capacity planning, security auditing, and other services that are necessary for large-scale network administration.
The NOC gives you total insight into and control over all areas of your organization’s infrastructure. NOC provides a variety of benefits to businesses. Here are a few:
IT departments that are more efficient: By offloading NOC duties from the internal IT team, staff may focus on essential projects and new initiatives.
A NOC may expand alongside a company as it develops into new markets and locations, as well as provide the scalability required for daily or seasonal traffic changes.
Since NOCs may operate 24*7, there is always someone to guarantee that all software, hardware, and networks are up and running.
Rapid incident response:
NOCs are meant to continuously monitor network systems, promptly identify problems, and prevent issues from becoming a problem.
NOCs give real-time data on the health of your network, identify areas for improvement, and implement these changes to make your network stronger.
Let’s move on to some key roles in the NOC. Within the NOC team, there are three primary groups:
These people oversee the servers and network gear. They also keep these systems’ operating systems, application delivery, and application monitoring up to date.
This group uses the console to check the network’s condition and performs normal maintenance tasks such as restarting machines as necessary.
These individuals utilize consoles and remote access technologies to diagnose and address performance issues.
NOC responsibilities are evolving in tandem with NOCs. Some major technological advancements that are driving the shift in NOC responsibilities are public cloud environment and edge computing, DevOps, monitoring and troubleshooting tools. Due to its important nature, the design, implementation, and operation of the NOC can’t be left to chance. All stakeholders—especially the NOC engineers—are critical in making sure that the NOC achieves its key objectives. Skillmine Technology Consulting is one of the best NOC Services Providers to partner with. Contact us to learn more.