For every business with IT infrastructure, having a Network Operations Center (NOC) is critical to ensure reliable and secure network operation. An important consideration for your NOC is its architecture, or structure. In a traditional centralized NOC, all network infrastructure monitoring, troubleshooting, and management tasks are performed from a single location. However, in a Distributed Network Operations Center (Distributed NOC), these functions are decentralized and distributed across multiple geographical locations or data centers.
While any NOC is better than none at all, leveraging distributed NOC architecture provides additional network benefits and improves efficiency, redundancy, and fault tolerance for IT infrastructure. Explore the seven major benefits of distributed NOC architecture provided by Tilson’s NOC service.
Distributed NOC architecture ensures continuous and reliable service of your IT network beyond a traditional, centralized NOC. Here are the seven main reasons why you should be using a distributed NOC:
Setting up and managing a distributed NOC requires resources and expertise, which is why many teams turn to Tilson to manage their NOC services. For example, a distributed NOC requires cloud-based servers such as AWS and Azure along with compatible APIs such as CDN, DNS, IPAM, and DCIM. Network monitoring tools must continuously oversee network devices and services while at the same time constantly analyzing and optimizing network infrastructure. Tools for team collaboration and communication are critical and NOC personnel require ongoing training to keep everyone up to date with the latest technologies and best practices. NOC personnel also need reliable remote access that provides security from outsiders. Finally, protocols and strategies must be developed to respond to incidents and issues to provide uninterrupted network operations. With everything that goes into a successful NOC, it makes sense to rely on those with the existing expertise and equipment so your team can focus instead on running your business.
With decades of proven experience and state-of-the-art tools and processes, trust Tilson’s NOC team to safeguard and optimize your IT network. Email our team to learn how our distributed NOC will provide your organization with best-in-class network monitoring and management.