Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultantsData centers are the focal point of utilizing information technology resources to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small companies, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal fashion, creating a state where processors and storage devices are underutilized, available communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, security is patchy, seemingly simple changes turn into giant hassles, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is almost undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity appliances and tools enable a new generation of data center design that permits ongoing improvements in server, storage, network infrastructure, and applications in a maintainable and affordable way. Progent's consultants can assist you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity products to create a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your data center processes in critical areas including:

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

The important benefits that can be realized from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified experts to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced costs: enables IT management to substantially cut acquisition expenses via consolidation and more efficient use of previously separate network resources, slash maintenance costs through simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut air conditioning and energy costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT management to react quickly to changing competitive conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure functions from shared aggregations of consolidated processor, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline operational processes and enable policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: allows IT to react to breakdowns or attacks by protecting infrastructure, applications, and data with the highest degrees of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: allows IT management to improve business service levels by implementing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and information from any place and at any moment across the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network experts can provide a wide range of services that can help businesses of any size create a Cisco-powered architecture that will give your data center a resilient and secure basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Professional services include:
  • Building efficient firewall security solutions powered by PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Installing and troubleshooting secure Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and integrating complete non-stop switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures so that single point failures do not interrupt availability of services
  • Setting up multiple Internet providers with transparent transfer using BGP protocols. Progent can guide customers along the complete process of interaction with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISPs to set up their systems, and configuring and checking customer devices.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Designing, deploying and helping customers to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be detected rapidly and remediated so they don't impact your business
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can map customer requirements to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These solutions permit seamless and convenient growth, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create efficient network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor products that offer network managers a useful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and supporting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 family switches, Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 Series routers.

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