Cisco Datacenter Management HelpData centers are the key to utilizing information technology assets to maximize the competitive value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have typically grown in a haphazard manner, creating a state where servers and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and knowledge sharing is minimal, maintenance requirements are high, expansion or repurposing is costly, protection is poor, seemingly minor modifications become giant challenges, and full recovery from disastrous failure becomes virtually impossible.

Cisco's latest connectivity products and tools support a new generation of data center design that allows continual improvements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's engineers can assist you to identify and deploy Cisco's connectivity technology to create a solid basis for your data center and to improve your data center operations in critical areas such as:

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

The business advantages that can be realized from engaging Progent's network consultants to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower TCO: allows IT management to significantly lower capital expenses through consolidation and higher utilization of formerly separate network resources, lower maintenance costs through streamlining and automating administrative jobs, and reduce air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to react quickly to evolving business conditions by allowing rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure functions from shared pools of consolidated processor, disk, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline administrative procedures and enable policy-based management.
  • Better Business Resilience: enables IT to respond to disruptions or attacks by safeguarding infrastructure, programs, and data with the highest levels of availability, pervasive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT management to optimize network service levels by providing secure, fast access to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any moment across the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants can provide a broad range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes design a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will give your data center a dependable and secure basis for existing applications and future expansion. Professional services include:
  • Designing effective firewall protection solutions powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and troubleshooting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity environments in which single component breakdowns do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up backup ISPs with transparent transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist clients through the complete path of interaction with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their systems, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Planning, installing and helping customers to administer proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be identified rapidly and remediated before they disrupt your business
  • Designing, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can match customer needs to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions permit seamless and scalable growth, dependability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan efficient network management solutions using SNMP and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor solutions that present network managers a powerful look into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class routers and switches such as the Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 routers.

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