Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultantsData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT resources to optimize the business value of a computer network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a piecemeal fashion, creating a situation where servers and disks are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, support requirements are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly simple modifications turn into major hassles, and full recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost undoable.

Cisco's latest networking appliances and tools enable a new generation of data center design that allows ongoing improvements in server, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and deploy Cisco's connectivity solutions to create a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center processes in critical areas including:

  • Processor and disk utilization
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Server proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business continuance

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

  • Lower TCO: allows IT to substantially lower capital expenses via integration and more efficient utilization of formerly separate equipment, lower operational expenses by simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut cooling and energy costs.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: permits IT to respond dynamically to evolving competitive demands by facilitating rapid deployment of application and network services from common pools of integrated server, disk, and network technologies. This can improve operational procedures and enable policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: enables IT to react to breakdowns or attacks by protecting connections, applications, and data through the highest levels of availability, pervasive security, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT to optimize business service levels by providing safe, fast connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from anywhere and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a broad range of consulting services that can help companies of any size implement a Cisco-powered environment that will give your data center a dependable and secure foundation for current applications and future expansion. Consulting services feature:
  • Designing effective firewall protection configurations powered by PIX and ASA firewall products
  • Installing and supporting protected Virtual Private Network access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and implementing complete zero-downtime LAN and Internet access systems in which single point failures do not interrupt availability of services
  • Configuring multiple ISPs with seamless transfer based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can assist clients through the entire path of interaction with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with Internet Service Providers to prepare their networks, and deploying and testing client equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Designing, installing and assisting customers to manage proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be detected rapidly and defeated so they don't impact productivity
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with clients, Progent can map expressed requirements to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These designs permit seamless and convenient expansion, reliability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can plan efficient network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various 3rd party products that offer customers a powerful look into the operation of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances such as the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 switches, Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 Series routers.

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