Cisco Datacenter Solutions SupportData centers are the key to leveraging information technology resources to maximize the business value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have typically grown in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a situation where processors and disks are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is minimal, support demands are high, expansion or repurposing is expensive, security is patchy, nominally simple changes become giant hassles, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's latest connectivity appliances and tools support a new model of data center architecture that allows ongoing improvements in processor, storage, network topology, and applications in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and implement Cisco's network technology to create a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center processes in vital areas including:

  • Processor and disk efficiency
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The key benefits that can accrue from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: permits IT management to significantly reduce capital costs through consolidation and higher use of formerly isolated equipment, lower maintenance costs by simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and cut HVAC and power bills.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: enables IT management to respond quickly to changing competitive demands by allowing fast provisioning of application and infrastructure services from common aggregations of consolidated processor, storage, and network technologies. This helps improve operational procedures and support policy-based management.
  • Better Network Robustness: enables IT to react to disruptions or intrusions by guarding connections, programs, and data through the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT to improve business service levels by implementing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any time across the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Assistance for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a broad array of services that can help businesses of all sizes create a Cisco-based infrastructure that will give your data center a dependable and protected basis for existing applications and future growth. Support services feature:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions using PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Installing and troubleshooting secure Virtual Private Network connections for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile users
  • Designing, and integrating resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures so that single point breakdowns do not disrupt productivity
  • Configuring multiple ISPs with transparent transfer based on BGP protocols. Progent can guide clients along the complete chain of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, working with ISP carriers to set up their systems, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and secure VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Architecting, deploying and assisting clients to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be detected quickly and remediated so they don't impact your business
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can align customer needs to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These designs allow for seamless and scalable growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to create effective network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor solutions that allow network managers a powerful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center class routers and switches including the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 family routers.

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