Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultantsData centers are the key to leveraging information technology assets to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small companies, data centers have often grown in a haphazard manner, creating a state where servers and storage devices are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, teamwork and knowledge sharing is limited, support demands are high, scaling or repurposing is costly, security is poor, seemingly minor modifications become giant hassles, and full recovery from disastrous failure becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools enable a new generation of data center architecture that allows continual improvements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's consultants can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity products to build a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and storage efficiency
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The key benefits that can be realized as a result of using Progent's Cisco-certified experts to streamline your data center include:

  • Lower TCO: enables IT to significantly lower acquisition costs via integration and more efficient use of formerly separate network resources, slash operational expenses through simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and reduce HVAC and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to react dynamically to evolving competitive demands by facilitating rapid deployment of application and network services from common pools of consolidated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline operational processes and support policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: enables IT management to defend against breakdowns or intrusions by protecting connections, programs, and data with advanced degrees of availability, pervasive protection, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT to improve network service levels by implementing safe, fast connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any place and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a wide range of services that can help companies of all sizes design a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a dependable and secure basis for current applications and future expansion. Professional services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall protection configurations powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and supporting protected Virtual Private Network connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and implementing resilient non-stop LAN and Internet connectivity systems so that single component breakdowns do not disrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up multiple Internet providers with transparent transfer based on BGP protocols. Progent can help customers along the entire chain of interaction with Internet authorities, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISPs to set up their systems, and deploying and checking client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to support VMware virtual server deployments
  • Planning, deploying and assisting customers to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that attacks can be identified quickly and defeated before they impact your business
  • Designing, configuring, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can align customer needs to the appropriate solutions and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions allow for transparent and convenient expansion, dependability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can design practical network management strategies using SNMP and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party solutions that present network managers a powerful look into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting high-end data center class routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 routers.

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