Cisco Datacenter Management Consulting FirmData centers are the key to leveraging IT assets to maximize the strategic value of an IT network. For small companies, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a situation where servers and disks are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, teamwork and knowledge sharing is minimal, maintenance requirements are high, expansion or repurposing is costly, security is poor, nominally simple modifications turn into giant challenges, and full recovery from disastrous failure is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest networking products and tools enable a new model of data center architecture that permits continual enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity technology to build a solid basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas such as:

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

The important benefits that can accrue as a result of using Progent's Cisco-certified experts to streamline your data center include:

  • Lower TCO: enables IT management to substantially lower acquisition costs through consolidation and higher utilization of previously separate equipment, lower operational costs through simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and reduce air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Flexibility: enables IT to respond quickly to changing business conditions by facilitating rapid provisioning of application and network services from shared aggregations of consolidated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This helps improve administrative procedures and support policy-based management.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: allows IT to defend against breakdowns or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, applications, and data through the highest levels of availability, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT management to optimize business service levels by providing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any time across the organization.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a wide range of consulting services that can enable companies of all sizes create a Cisco-based environment that will offer your data center a dependable and protected foundation for existing applications and downstream growth. Consulting services feature:
  • Designing efficient firewall protection configurations using PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Installing and supporting protected Virtual Private Network connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating complete non-stop LAN and Internet connectivity environments in which single point failures do not disrupt availability of services
  • Configuring backup Internet providers with seamless transfer using BGP protocols. Progent can assist customers through the complete process of paperwork with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISP carriers to set up their systems, and configuring and checking customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Planning, installing and assisting customers to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that attacks can be identified quickly and remediated before they disrupt productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can map expressed requirements to the most cost-effective technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These solutions permit transparent and scalable expansion, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to design affordable network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor products that allow customers a powerful look into the health of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 Series switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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