Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultingData centers are the key to utilizing information technology assets to maximize the competitive value of a computer network. For small businesses, data centers have typically grown in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a state where processors and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, support demands are excessive, scaling or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly minor changes become major challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's most recent network products and technologies support a new generation of data center design that permits ongoing enhancements in server, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's consultants can assist you to identify and deploy Cisco's network technology to create a solid basis 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 compliance
  • Disaster recovery

The important advantages that can be realized from engaging Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower costs: enables IT to substantially cut capital costs through integration and more efficient use of formerly separate network resources, slash operational costs by simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and cut cooling and power costs.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: enables IT management to react dynamically to evolving business conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure functions from common pools of consolidated server, disk, and network technologies. This can streamline administrative procedures and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Business Resilience: enables IT to respond to disruptions or intrusions by safeguarding infrastructure, applications, and data with advanced levels of availability, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT management to improve network service levels by implementing safe, fast access to data center-hosted applications and information from any location and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts can provide a wide range of consulting services that can enable businesses of all sizes create a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a stable and protected basis for current applications and downstream growth. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall security solutions using Cisco PIX and ASA firewall products
  • Installing and supporting secure Virtual Private Network connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile users
  • Planning, and implementing complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures in which single point breakdowns do not interrupt availability of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with transparent transfer based on Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help clients through the entire chain of paperwork with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISP carriers to set up their environments, and configuring and testing customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Architecting, deploying and helping customers to administer proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated so they don't impact productivity
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can align customer requirements to the most sensible technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions allow for transparent and scalable expansion, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan practical network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor products that allow customers a powerful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center class routers and switches such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 6000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 family routers.

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