Cisco Datacenter Management HelpData centers are the key to utilizing IT assets to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small organizations, data centers have typically evolved in a haphazard fashion, creating a state where servers and storage devices are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is limited, support requirements are high, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly minor changes turn into major challenges, and complete recovery from disastrous breakdowns becomes virtually impossible.

Cisco's latest networking devices and tools support a new generation of data center design that allows continual improvements in processor, storage, network topology, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's consultants can assist you to identify and implement Cisco's network technology to create a robust basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas such as:

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

The important benefits that can be realized as a result of using Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced ownership cost: enables IT management to significantly cut capital costs via consolidation and higher utilization of formerly separate network resources, slash maintenance costs through streamlining and automating administrative jobs, and cut air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT management to react dynamically to evolving competitive conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and network services from shared aggregations of integrated server, storage, and network technologies. This can improve administrative processes and enable policy-driven control.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: allows IT management to respond to breakdowns or attacks by safeguarding connections, programs, and information through advanced levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT to optimize business service levels by providing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any moment across the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a wide range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes create a Cisco-based environment that will offer your data center a reliable and secure foundation for existing applications and downstream growth. Consulting services include:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity systems so that single point failures do not disrupt operation of the network
  • Configuring multiple Internet providers with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist customers along the complete path of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISPs to set up their systems, and configuring and testing client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and protected VLAN environments to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Planning, deploying and assisting customers to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be identified rapidly and remediated before they disrupt your business
  • Designing, setting up, and supporting load balancing systems. Working with customers, Progent can map customer needs to the most sensible solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such designs allow for transparent and scalable expansion, dependability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create affordable network management solutions based on SNMP and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party products that offer customers a powerful real-time view into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 family routers.

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