Cisco Datacenter Management SupportData centers are the key to leveraging information technology assets to optimize the competitive value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal fashion, resulting in a situation where servers and disks are deployed inefficiently, usable communications bandwidth is wasted, teamwork and knowledge sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is expensive, protection is patchy, seemingly minor changes become major challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is almost undoable.

Cisco's most recent networking appliances and technologies enable a new generation of data center design that permits continual enhancements in server, storage, connectivity topology, and applications in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's network technology to build a robust basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Processor and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The important advantages that can accrue as a result of using Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced ownership cost: enables IT to substantially reduce acquisition expenses through integration and more efficient use of formerly isolated equipment, slash operational expenses by simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut HVAC and energy bills.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to respond dynamically to evolving business demands by allowing rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure services from common pools of integrated processor, disk, and network technologies. This can improve operational processes and enable policy-based management.
  • Enhanced Business Robustness: enables IT to react to disruptions or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, programs, and information with advanced levels of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT management to improve business service levels by providing secure, fast access to data center-resident applications and information from any location and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a broad range of services that can enable organizations of any size implement a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a dependable and secure foundation for existing applications and future expansion. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall security configurations powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and supporting protected VPN access for connecting data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access environments in which single point breakdowns do not disrupt availability of services
  • Configuring backup ISPs with transparent failover based on BGP protocols. Progent can help customers through the entire process of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISP carriers to prepare their systems, and configuring and testing client devices.
  • Building segmented and protected VLAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Designing, installing and helping customers to manage proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be identified quickly and remediated before they disrupt productivity
  • Designing, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can map expressed needs to the most cost-effective solutions and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such designs permit seamless and scalable growth, reliability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can plan affordable network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various outside vendor products that offer customers a powerful look into the health of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and supporting high-end data center class infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 family routers.

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