Cisco Datacenter Management SupportData centers are the key to leveraging information technology resources to maximize the competitive value of an information system. For small companies, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard manner, resulting in a state where servers and disks are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is minimal, maintenance requirements are excessive, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, security is patchy, seemingly minor changes become giant hassles, and complete recovery from disastrous failure is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest network appliances and technologies enable a new generation of data center design that allows continual enhancements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and application technologies in a maintainable and affordable way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's network technology to create a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Processor and disk efficiency
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Disaster recovery

The important benefits that can be realized from using Progent's network experts to streamline your data center include:

  • Reduced ownership cost: allows IT management to significantly lower acquisition expenses via consolidation and higher use of previously isolated equipment, lower maintenance costs through simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and cut HVAC and energy bills.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to respond dynamically to changing competitive conditions by allowing rapid provisioning of application and network services from shared aggregations of integrated processor, disk, and connectivity technologies. This helps improve administrative processes and enable policy-based management.
  • Better Network Resilience: enables IT management to react to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, applications, and data through advanced degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT to optimize network service levels by implementing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and data from anywhere and at any moment throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts can provide a wide range of consulting services that can enable businesses of any size implement a Cisco-based architecture that will offer your data center a reliable and secure basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Support services feature:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Deploying and supporting secure VPN connections 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 in which single point failures do not disrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring backup ISPs with transparent failover using BGP protocols. Progent can guide clients along the entire chain of paperwork with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISP carriers to set up their networks, and deploying and checking client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure VLAN architectures to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Architecting, deploying and helping customers to manage 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be detected quickly and defeated before they impact productivity
  • Designing, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can align expressed needs to the most cost-effective solutions and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. Such solutions allow for transparent and scalable expansion, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can plan practical network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various 3rd party solutions that allow customers a powerful look into the health of their data center's network
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center capable routers and switches including the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 family routers.

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