Cisco Datacenter Solutions HelpData centers are the key to utilizing IT assets to optimize the competitive value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, creating a situation where processors and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, support requirements are excessive, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, protection is poor, seemingly simple changes turn into major hassles, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure is virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network devices and technologies support a new generation of data center architecture that allows ongoing improvements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to identify and deploy Cisco's network solutions to create a solid basis for your data center and to improve your operations in critical areas including:

  • Server and disk utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The important advantages that can accrue as a result of engaging Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower TCO: allows IT management to significantly reduce capital expenses via integration and more efficient utilization of formerly isolated network resources, lower operational costs through simplifying and automating management tasks, and reduce cooling and energy bills.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT management to react dynamically to evolving business demands by allowing rapid provisioning of application and network services from common aggregations of consolidated processor, disk, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline administrative processes and support policy-based control.
  • Better Network Resilience: enables IT to react to disruptions or attacks by guarding infrastructure, programs, and data with the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT management to optimize business service levels by implementing secure, fast access to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any time throughout the organization.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network consultants can provide a broad range of consulting services that can help businesses of any size build a Cisco-based environment that will give your data center a stable and secure foundation for current applications and future growth. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions based on PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating complete fault tolerant LAN and Internet access environments in which single component breakdowns do not disrupt availability of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with transparent failover based on BGP protocols. Progent can guide clients through the complete chain of interaction with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISP carriers to prepare their networks, and configuring and checking client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, deploying and helping clients to manage 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they disrupt productivity
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can match expressed needs to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions allow for transparent and scalable expansion, dependability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can create efficient network management strategies using SNMP and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor products that offer customers a useful look into the health of their data center's network
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 family routers.

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