Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultantsData centers are the focal point of leveraging information technology resources to maximize the competitive value of a computer network. For small businesses, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal fashion, creating a state where processors and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and knowledge sharing is limited, support requirements are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, nominally simple modifications become major hassles, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network appliances and technologies support a new model of data center design that permits continual improvements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and affordable way. Progent's consultants can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity technology to create a solid foundation for your data center and to streamline your operations in critical areas including:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • 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 enhance your data center include:

  • Reduced TCO: enables IT to substantially lower capital expenses through integration and higher utilization of previously separate equipment, lower maintenance costs by streamlining and automating management tasks, and cut air conditioning and energy costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT management to respond quickly to changing competitive conditions by allowing rapid deployment of application and network services from shared pools of integrated processor, disk, and connectivity technologies. This helps streamline operational processes and support policy-driven control.
  • Better Business Resilience: allows IT to defend against breakdowns or attacks by guarding infrastructure, programs, and data through the highest degrees of availability, comprehensive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT to improve business service levels by providing secure, accelerated access to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any moment throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network consultants can provide a wide range of services that can help organizations of all sizes create a Cisco-based architecture that will offer your data center a resilient and secure foundation for existing applications and downstream expansion. Consulting services include:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions powered by PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and supporting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet connectivity systems so that single component breakdowns do not disrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring multiple Internet providers with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist clients along the complete process of interaction with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, working with Internet Service Providers to prepare their networks, and configuring and checking customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to support VMware virtual server deployments
  • Planning, deploying and assisting clients to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be identified quickly and defeated so they don't impact your business
  • Designing, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with clients, Progent can map expressed needs to the most sensible technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These designs allow for seamless and scalable growth, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can design practical network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor solutions that offer network managers a useful look into the activity of their data center's network
  • Configuring and supporting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 family switches, Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 family routers.

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