Cisco Datacenter Solutions SupportData centers are the key to utilizing information technology resources to optimize the strategic value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have typically evolved in a haphazard fashion, creating a situation where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is minimal, support requirements are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, security is patchy, seemingly minor modifications turn into major hassles, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure is virtually impossible.

Cisco's latest networking appliances and technologies enable a new model of data center architecture that allows ongoing enhancements in server, storage, connectivity topology, and applications in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's consultants can assist you to select and implement Cisco's network products to build a robust basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas including:

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

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

  • Lower TCO: allows IT management to significantly cut acquisition costs via consolidation and higher use of formerly isolated equipment, slash maintenance costs by simplifying and automating management jobs, and reduce HVAC and power bills.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to react dynamically to changing competitive demands by facilitating fast provisioning of application and network functions from shared aggregations of consolidated server, storage, and network resources. This helps improve operational processes and support policy-based management.
  • Better Network Robustness: enables IT management to defend against disruptions or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, applications, and data through advanced degrees of availability, comprehensive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: allows IT management to improve business service levels by providing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a wide range of services that can enable businesses of any size implement a Cisco-powered environment that will offer your data center a reliable and secure basis for current applications and future expansion. Support services include:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions using Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Deploying and supporting secure VPN connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating complete non-stop LAN and Internet connectivity systems in which single component failures do not interrupt productivity
  • Setting up multiple Internet providers with seamless transfer using BGP protocols. Progent can guide customers through the complete process of interaction with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, dealing with ISPs to set up their networks, and configuring and testing client devices.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Designing, installing and helping clients to administer proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they impact productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can map expressed needs to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions allow for seamless and convenient expansion, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan effective network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party solutions that allow network managers a powerful look into the health of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances including the Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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