Cisco Datacenter Solutions HelpData centers are the focal point of leveraging IT resources to maximize the business value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a situation where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are high, scaling or reconfiguring is costly, security is patchy, seemingly minor modifications turn into major challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest connectivity appliances and technologies enable a new model of data center design that allows ongoing enhancements in server, storage, network topology, and applications in a maintainable and affordable way. Progent's consultants can help you to select and implement Cisco's network solutions to create a solid foundation for your data center and to improve your operations in critical areas including:

  • Processor and storage efficiency
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The important benefits that can accrue from using Progent's network consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced TCO: allows IT management to substantially reduce acquisition costs via consolidation and higher use of formerly isolated equipment, slash maintenance expenses by streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and cut HVAC and energy costs.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT to respond dynamically to changing business conditions by facilitating rapid provisioning of application and network services from shared pools of integrated server, storage, and network technologies. This can streamline operational procedures and enable policy-driven management.
  • Better Network Robustness: enables IT management to respond to breakdowns or intrusions by safeguarding connections, programs, and information with the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT to optimize business service levels by providing secure, fast access to data center-resident applications and data from anywhere and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a wide range of consulting services that can enable organizations of any size build a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will give your data center a reliable and protected foundation for current applications and future growth. Support services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions powered by PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and supporting secure VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Designing, and integrating complete non-stop LAN and Internet access systems in which single point failures do not interrupt productivity
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can guide customers through the complete chain of interaction with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, working with ISPs to set up their environments, and deploying and checking client devices.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Architecting, deploying and assisting customers to manage proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be detected quickly and remediated before they impact productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can align expressed needs to the most sensible solutions and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These designs allow for transparent and scalable growth, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can design efficient network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor solutions that allow network managers a useful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 family switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 Series routers.

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