Cisco Datacenter Management ExpertsData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT resources to optimize the competitive value of an information system. For small companies, data centers have often evolved in a piecemeal fashion, creating a state where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, maintenance demands are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, nominally minor modifications turn into giant hassles, and complete recovery from disastrous breakdowns becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest network appliances and tools support a new generation of data center design that permits ongoing enhancements in server, storage, connectivity topology, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's consultants can assist you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity products to build a solid basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The important advantages that can be realized from using Progent's network consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced TCO: permits IT to substantially cut acquisition costs via integration and higher use of formerly separate network resources, lower operational expenses through simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and cut air conditioning and energy costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to react quickly to changing competitive demands by facilitating fast provisioning of application and infrastructure services from shared pools of integrated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can improve operational processes and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Business Robustness: enables IT to respond to disruptions or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, programs, and information with the highest degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT management to improve network service levels by providing secure, accelerated access to data center-hosted applications and data from any place and at any time throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a broad array of services that can enable businesses of any size create a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will give your data center a stable and secure foundation for current applications and future expansion. Progent's consulting services include:
  • Building efficient firewall security configurations based on PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and supporting secure VPN access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and integrating resilient zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet connectivity environments so that single point breakdowns do not disrupt operation of the network
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help clients along the complete process of interaction with Internet authorities, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their environments, and configuring and checking customer devices.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Planning, installing and assisting clients to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be detected quickly and defeated before they impact productivity
  • Designing, setting up, and supporting load balancing systems. 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. Progent's load balancing solutions allow for transparent and scalable growth, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to create practical network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various 3rd party solutions that present customers a powerful real-time view into the activity of their data center's network
  • Setting up and supporting high-end data center capable routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 family routers.

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