Cisco Datacenter Solutions ExpertsData centers are the key to utilizing information technology assets to optimize the competitive value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard manner, resulting in a situation where servers and storage devices are underutilized, available communications capacity is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is limited, support requirements are high, expansion or reconfiguring is expensive, security is poor, nominally simple modifications become giant hassles, and full recovery from catastrophic failure is virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools enable a new model of data center design that permits continual improvements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's engineers can assist you to identify and implement Cisco's network technology to build a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and storage efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Server proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

The key benefits that can accrue from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower total cost of ownership: permits IT management to significantly lower capital costs through consolidation and more efficient utilization of previously separate network resources, lower operational costs through streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and cut cooling and energy bills.
  • More Business Flexibility: enables IT management to react quickly to changing competitive conditions by allowing fast deployment of application and network services from shared pools of integrated server, disk, and network resources. This can streamline administrative processes and enable policy-based control.
  • Better Business Resilience: enables IT to defend against disruptions or intrusions by guarding connections, applications, and information through the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT to optimize network service levels by providing safe, fast connectivity to data center-hosted applications and data from anywhere and at any moment across the organization.
Samples of Progent's Professional Expertise for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a wide array of consulting services that can enable companies of any size implement a Cisco-powered architecture that will give your data center a dependable and secure foundation for current applications and downstream growth. Progent's consulting services include:
  • Building effective firewall protection configurations using Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile users
  • Designing, and implementing complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures in which single point failures do not disrupt productivity
  • Setting up backup ISPs with seamless transfer based on BGP protocols. Progent can guide clients through the entire path of interaction with Internet authorities, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISP carriers to set up their networks, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Designing, installing and assisting clients to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be detected quickly and defeated so they don't disrupt your business
  • Designing, configuring, and supporting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can map customer requirements to the best solutions and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such designs permit transparent and convenient expansion, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can design effective network management solutions based on SNMP and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various 3rd party solutions that present customers a powerful real-time view into the health of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center capable routers and switches such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 Series routers.

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