Cisco Datacenter Solutions SupportData centers are the focal point of leveraging IT resources to optimize the strategic value of an IT network. For small companies, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a state where processors and storage devices are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is patchy, seemingly simple changes become major challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic breakdowns becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network appliances and technologies enable a new model of data center architecture that allows ongoing enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity topology, and application technologies in a manageable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity products to build a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your data center processes in vital areas such as:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business continuance

The key advantages that can accrue as a result of using Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: allows IT to substantially cut capital expenses through integration and higher utilization of previously isolated network resources, slash maintenance expenses through simplifying and automating management tasks, and reduce HVAC and power bills.
  • Greater Business Agility: permits IT management to react dynamically to evolving business demands by facilitating fast deployment of application and network functions from common pools of integrated server, storage, and connectivity resources. This helps streamline operational procedures and enable policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Business Robustness: enables IT to respond to breakdowns or intrusions by safeguarding infrastructure, programs, and data through advanced degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT management to optimize business service levels by implementing safe, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and information from anywhere and at any time throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Help for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network experts can provide a broad range of consulting services that can enable businesses of any size build 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 protection configurations powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access systems in which single component breakdowns do not disrupt availability of services
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can assist customers through the entire chain of interaction with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISPs to prepare their networks, and deploying and checking client equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected VLAN environments to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Planning, installing and assisting customers to administer proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be identified quickly and defeated so they don't disrupt your business
  • Planning, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can align customer requirements to the best technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These solutions permit transparent and convenient expansion, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent can design practical network management strategies based on SNMP and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various 3rd party solutions that allow customers a useful 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 Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 routers.

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