A network operations center (NOC) is the focal point for monitoring your network and ensuring uptime. NOCs aren't just limited to networks. They can also pan out to provide visibility into IT security, virtualised infrastructure, systems management, and more. Many times only large organisations have the resources necessary to create a dedicated NOC infrastructure. However, even smaller organisations can gain visibility into the availability and performance of their networks by creating their own NOCs. In this resource, we'll look at a few useful capabilities you can build into your network management system (NMS) that will give you an NOC field of vision at all times.