Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultantsData centers are the key to utilizing IT resources to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small businesses, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal fashion, resulting in a situation where processors and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is poor, seemingly minor modifications become giant challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is almost undoable.

Cisco's latest network appliances and tools support a new model of data center architecture that permits ongoing enhancements in server, storage, network topology, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's consultants can help you to identify and implement Cisco's network products to create a solid basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas including:

  • Processor and disk utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

The key advantages that can accrue from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Reduced ownership cost: enables IT management to substantially cut acquisition costs via integration and higher use of formerly isolated equipment, slash operational expenses through streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and cut air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to respond quickly to evolving business conditions by allowing rapid deployment of application and network functions from shared pools of integrated server, disk, and connectivity technologies. This helps improve operational processes and support policy-driven management.
  • Better Business Resilience: enables IT management to defend against disruptions or attacks by safeguarding infrastructure, applications, and data with the highest degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT to improve business service levels by implementing safe, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any time throughout the organization.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network consultants offer a broad range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes implement a Cisco-powered environment that will offer your data center a reliable and secure basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Support services feature:
  • Designing efficient firewall protection solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Installing and supporting secure VPN access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating complete fault tolerant LAN and Internet connectivity systems in which single component failures do not interrupt availability of services
  • Setting up backup ISPs with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help customers through the complete path of interaction with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISPs to prepare their systems, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Designing, deploying and helping clients to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected rapidly and remediated so they don't disrupt your business
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with clients, Progent can align expressed requirements to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Such designs permit seamless and scalable growth, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to design affordable network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party products that allow network managers a useful real-time view into the health of their data center's network
  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 routers.

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