Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultantsData centers are the focal point of utilizing information technology resources to maximize the competitive value of a computer network. For small businesses, data centers have often grown in a piecemeal fashion, creating a situation where processors and disks are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, security is poor, nominally minor modifications turn into major hassles, and full recovery from disastrous failure is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest networking appliances and tools enable a new generation of data center design that allows ongoing improvements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and application technologies in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's consultants can assist you to identify and deploy Cisco's connectivity technology to build a solid basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas such as:

  • Processor and storage utilization
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

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

  • Lower costs: permits IT management to substantially lower capital expenses through integration and higher use of formerly isolated network resources, lower operational costs by streamlining and automating management jobs, and reduce cooling and energy bills.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to respond quickly to changing business conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure services from shared pools of integrated server, disk, and network technologies. This can improve administrative processes and support policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Business Resilience: allows IT management to respond to breakdowns or attacks by guarding infrastructure, applications, and information through the highest degrees of availability, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: allows IT to optimize network service levels by implementing safe, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any moment across the organization.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a broad array of consulting services that can enable organizations of all sizes create a Cisco-based environment that will give your data center a reliable and secure basis for current applications and future expansion. Progent's consulting services include:
  • Designing efficient firewall security solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Installing and supporting secure Virtual Private Network connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and implementing complete non-stop switching, routing, and Internet access systems so that single point failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring backup ISPs with seamless failover using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can guide customers along the entire chain of paperwork with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, working with ISP carriers to prepare their environments, and deploying and testing customer devices.
  • Building segmented and secure VLAN environments to support VMware virtual server systems
  • Designing, deploying and helping customers to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be detected quickly and defeated so they don't impact productivity
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing systems. Consulting with clients, Progent can align customer requirements to the most sensible technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing designs permit seamless and scalable expansion, dependability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to create efficient network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor products that allow customers a useful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced data center capable routers and switches such as the Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 routers.

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