Cisco Datacenter Management ExpertsData centers are the key to utilizing information technology resources to maximize the strategic value of a computer network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a haphazard manner, resulting in a state where servers and disks are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, maintenance requirements are excessive, scaling or repurposing is expensive, security is poor, nominally minor modifications turn into major challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's latest network appliances and tools support a new generation of data center design that permits continual improvements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and application technologies in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and implement Cisco's network products to build a solid basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Disaster recovery

The important advantages that can accrue from using Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower ownership cost: allows IT to substantially cut acquisition expenses via integration and higher utilization of formerly isolated equipment, slash maintenance expenses through simplifying and automating management tasks, and cut air conditioning and power bills.
  • Greater Business Agility: permits IT to respond quickly to evolving business conditions by allowing fast deployment of application and network functions from shared pools of consolidated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline operational procedures and support policy-based control.
  • Better Business Robustness: allows IT management to respond to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, programs, and data with the highest levels of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize network service levels by providing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and information from any location and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts can provide a wide array of services that can enable companies of all sizes implement a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a dependable and secure basis for current applications and future growth. Professional services feature:
  • Designing efficient firewall protection configurations powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and supporting protected Virtual Private Network connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating resilient non-stop LAN and Internet connectivity environments in which single component failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with transparent transfer based on BGP protocols. Progent can help clients along the complete process of paperwork with Internet authorities, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISP carriers to set up their systems, and deploying and checking client devices.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to support VMware virtual server systems
  • Designing, installing and assisting clients to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they disrupt your business
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Working with customers, Progent can match customer needs to the appropriate solutions and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. These solutions allow for seamless and scalable expansion, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to create affordable network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party solutions that allow network managers a useful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 Series routers.

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