Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultingData centers are the key to leveraging information technology assets to maximize the strategic value of an IT network. For small companies, data centers have typically evolved in a haphazard fashion, creating a state where processors and disks are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are high, scaling or repurposing is costly, security is poor, seemingly minor modifications turn into major challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost undoable.

Cisco's most recent networking appliances and technologies enable a new model of data center architecture that allows 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 identify and implement Cisco's network products to create a solid basis for your data center and to streamline your operations in critical areas such as:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The business advantages that can be realized from using Progent's network experts to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: permits IT to significantly cut acquisition costs through consolidation and higher utilization of formerly separate equipment, lower operational costs through streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and reduce cooling and energy bills.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT to react quickly to evolving business demands by allowing rapid deployment of application and infrastructure functions from common aggregations of integrated server, storage, and network resources. This can improve administrative procedures and support policy-based management.
  • Better Network Resilience: enables IT management to react to breakdowns or attacks by protecting infrastructure, programs, and data with advanced levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize business service levels by providing safe, accelerated connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any time across the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a wide range of services that can enable organizations of all sizes build a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a stable and protected foundation for current applications and downstream growth. Professional services include:
  • Designing efficient firewall security solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and supporting protected Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and implementing complete zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet access environments in which single component breakdowns do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can assist clients through the entire chain of interaction with Internet authorities, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allocated, dealing with ISP carriers to prepare their systems, and configuring and testing customer devices.
  • Building segmented and protected VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Designing, installing and assisting customers to manage 24x7 IPS systems so that attacks can be identified quickly and defeated before they disrupt your business
  • Planning, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can match expressed needs to the most cost-effective solutions and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing designs allow for seamless and scalable expansion, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can plan affordable network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party products that present customers a useful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center class routers and switches such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 routers.

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