Cisco Datacenter Solutions ExpertsData centers are the key to leveraging IT resources to maximize the strategic value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard manner, resulting in a situation where processors and disks are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is expensive, security is patchy, nominally minor changes turn into major challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic failure becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools support a new generation of data center design that permits ongoing enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and affordable way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's network technology to build a solid foundation for your data center and to streamline your operations in critical areas such as:

  • Processor and disk utilization
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

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

  • Lower total cost of ownership: enables IT to substantially lower acquisition expenses through consolidation and more efficient utilization of formerly isolated equipment, lower maintenance costs through simplifying and automating administrative jobs, and reduce air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Flexibility: enables IT to react quickly to evolving business conditions by facilitating fast provisioning of application and infrastructure services from common aggregations of consolidated server, disk, and connectivity technologies. This helps streamline administrative procedures and support policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Business Resilience: enables IT to respond to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, applications, and data through advanced levels of availability, comprehensive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT management to optimize business service levels by implementing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and information from any location and at any time across the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a broad array of services that can enable companies of any size implement a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a dependable and secure basis for current applications and downstream growth. Consulting services feature:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions based on PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and implementing resilient non-stop switching, routing, and Internet access systems so that single point failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring multiple ISPs with transparent transfer based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can guide clients along the complete chain of interaction with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, working with Internet Service Providers to prepare their networks, and configuring and testing customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Designing, deploying and assisting customers to administer proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be detected quickly and remediated so they don't disrupt productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can match expressed requirements to the best technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These designs permit transparent and convenient expansion, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create practical network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party products that present network managers a useful look into the operation of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting high-end data center capable routers and switches such as the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 routers.

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