Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultantsData centers are the focal point of leveraging IT resources to optimize the competitive value of an information system. For small organizations, data centers have typically grown in a haphazard manner, creating a situation where processors and storage devices are underutilized, available communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is limited, maintenance requirements are high, expansion or repurposing is costly, protection is poor, nominally simple changes turn into giant challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network appliances and tools support a new model of data center architecture that permits continual enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and deploy Cisco's network solutions to build a robust basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and disk utilization
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

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

  • Lower TCO: allows IT to significantly reduce acquisition expenses through integration and higher use of formerly isolated equipment, slash maintenance costs through streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and reduce cooling and power bills.
  • More Business Flexibility: enables IT to respond quickly to evolving competitive conditions by allowing rapid provisioning of application and network services from common pools of integrated processor, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline operational procedures and enable policy-driven management.
  • Better Business Robustness: enables IT management to respond to disruptions or attacks by guarding infrastructure, programs, and information with advanced degrees of availability, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to improve business service levels by implementing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from any location and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network consultants offer a wide range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes build a Cisco-based environment that will give your data center a reliable and secure foundation for existing applications and future growth. Consulting services include:
  • Designing effective firewall protection configurations based on PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile users
  • Designing, and integrating complete zero-downtime LAN and Internet access environments in which single point breakdowns do not disrupt productivity
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with transparent failover based on Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist customers along the entire path of interaction with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with Internet Service Providers to set up their systems, and deploying and checking client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure VLAN architectures to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, installing and assisting clients to administer proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be detected rapidly and defeated so they don't disrupt productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with clients, Progent can match expressed requirements to the most cost-effective technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Such designs allow for transparent and scalable growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan efficient network management solutions based on SNMP and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor products that present network managers a powerful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class routers and switches such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 routers.

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