Cisco Datacenter Management ExpertsData centers are the key to leveraging IT assets to optimize the business value of an IT network. For small companies, data centers have often evolved in a piecemeal fashion, creating a state where processors and disks are deployed inefficiently, usable communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, support demands are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, protection is patchy, nominally minor changes become giant challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic breakdowns becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent networking devices and tools support a new model of data center architecture that allows ongoing improvements in server, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's connectivity products to build a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center operations in vital areas such as:

  • Processor and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Server proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

The business advantages that can be realized as a result of using Progent's network consultants to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower costs: permits IT management to substantially cut acquisition expenses through integration and more efficient use of formerly separate equipment, slash maintenance expenses by simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut cooling and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to respond quickly to changing competitive demands by allowing rapid provisioning of application and network services from shared aggregations of consolidated server, disk, and network resources. This can improve operational processes and enable policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Business Resilience: allows IT management to respond to disruptions or attacks by protecting connections, programs, and data with the highest degrees of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT to improve business service levels by implementing secure, fast connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from anywhere and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network experts can provide a wide array of services that can help businesses of any size design a Cisco-based infrastructure that will give your data center a resilient and secure foundation for existing applications and future expansion. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Designing effective firewall protection solutions using PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and supporting secure VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating complete zero-downtime LAN and Internet connectivity environments so that single point failures do not disrupt productivity
  • Configuring backup ISPs with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help customers through the entire path of paperwork with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their environments, and deploying and checking client equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Designing, installing and helping customers to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be detected quickly and remediated before they disrupt your business
  • Planning, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can match customer needs to the most cost-effective technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Such solutions allow for transparent and convenient growth, dependability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent can plan efficient network management solutions using SNMP and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various outside vendor products that offer network managers a powerful real-time view into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting high-end data center capable routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 family routers.

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