Cisco Datacenter Management SupportData centers are the key to utilizing IT resources to optimize the strategic value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a state where servers and storage devices are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is wasted, teamwork and knowledge sharing is limited, support requirements are excessive, expansion or repurposing is costly, protection is poor, nominally simple changes become major challenges, and complete recovery from disastrous failure becomes almost undoable.

Cisco's latest network appliances and technologies enable a new generation of data center architecture that permits continual improvements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and affordable way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to identify and deploy Cisco's network products to build a solid foundation for your data center and to streamline your data center processes in vital areas such as:

  • Processor and disk efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

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

  • Reduced TCO: enables IT management to substantially reduce acquisition costs through consolidation and more efficient utilization of formerly isolated network resources, lower operational expenses through simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut cooling and power bills.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: enables IT to respond dynamically to evolving business demands by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure services from common pools of integrated processor, storage, and connectivity resources. This can streamline administrative processes and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Business Robustness: enables IT to respond to breakdowns or attacks by safeguarding connections, programs, and data through the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT to optimize business service levels by providing secure, fast connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any place and at any moment throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Assistance for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a wide range of consulting services that can help companies of any size create a Cisco-powered architecture that will give your data center a dependable and secure foundation for current applications and downstream expansion. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN access for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and implementing complete non-stop LAN and Internet access systems so that single component breakdowns do not disrupt availability of services
  • Configuring multiple Internet providers with seamless transfer based on BGP protocols. Progent can assist clients along the entire process of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, working with ISPs to set up their environments, and configuring and checking client equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure VLAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, deploying and helping customers to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be identified quickly and defeated so they don't disrupt productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can align expressed needs to the most sensible technology and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions permit seamless and scalable growth, reliability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create efficient network management solutions using SNMP and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor solutions that offer network managers a useful look into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 routers.

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In order to ask Progent about consulting support for Cisco products, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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