Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultingData centers are the key to utilizing IT resources to maximize the strategic value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a state where servers and disks are underutilized, usable communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and knowledge sharing is limited, maintenance demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly simple changes turn into major challenges, and complete recovery from disastrous failure becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network appliances and technologies support a new model of data center design that allows continual enhancements in server, storage, network infrastructure, and application technologies in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to identify and deploy Cisco's connectivity solutions to create a solid basis for your data center and to improve your operations in critical areas including:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The key advantages that can be realized from engaging Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: enables IT to significantly reduce acquisition costs through consolidation and more efficient use of previously isolated network resources, slash operational expenses through streamlining and automating management tasks, and reduce cooling and power bills.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT management to respond dynamically to changing business conditions by facilitating rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure functions from shared aggregations of consolidated processor, storage, and connectivity technologies. This helps improve administrative procedures and enable policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: allows IT to defend against disruptions or intrusions by safeguarding connections, applications, and data with advanced levels of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: permits IT to optimize network service levels by providing safe, fast connectivity to data center-resident applications and information from anywhere and at any time across the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network experts can provide a broad range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes create a Cisco-based environment that will offer your data center a dependable and protected basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall protection configurations powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing resilient zero-downtime LAN and Internet connectivity architectures so that single component breakdowns do not disrupt productivity
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with transparent failover using BGP protocols. Progent can help customers along the complete process of interaction with Internet authorities, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, working with ISP carriers to prepare their environments, and configuring and testing client equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected VLAN environments to support VMware virtual server systems
  • Planning, installing and assisting clients to manage 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be identified rapidly and remediated before they disrupt productivity
  • Designing, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Consulting with clients, Progent can map expressed requirements to the best solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These solutions permit seamless and scalable growth, reliability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to plan effective network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor solutions that offer network managers a useful real-time view into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and supporting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 6000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 routers.

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