Cisco Datacenter Solutions SupportData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT assets to optimize the strategic value of a computer network. For small companies, data centers have typically grown in a piecemeal fashion, resulting in a state where processors and disks are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and information sharing is limited, support demands are excessive, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is patchy, seemingly minor modifications become major hassles, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent networking appliances and tools enable a new model of data center design that permits ongoing improvements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and application technologies in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's connectivity products to build a solid foundation for your data center and to improve your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Processor and disk utilization
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The important advantages that can accrue from engaging Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Reduced costs: enables IT to substantially cut acquisition expenses via consolidation and higher utilization of formerly isolated equipment, slash operational expenses by simplifying and automating administrative jobs, and cut cooling and energy costs.
  • Greater Business Agility: enables IT management to react dynamically to evolving business conditions by allowing rapid provisioning of application and network services from common aggregations of consolidated server, disk, and connectivity resources. This can improve administrative procedures and support policy-based control.
  • Better Business Robustness: allows IT management to respond to disruptions or intrusions by guarding infrastructure, programs, and information with advanced degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT to optimize network service levels by implementing secure, fast access to data center-resident applications and information from any location and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Professional Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts can provide a broad array of consulting services that can enable companies of any size implement a Cisco-powered environment that will offer your data center a dependable and secure basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Support services include:
  • Building effective firewall protection configurations using PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access environments in which single point breakdowns do not disrupt productivity
  • Setting up multiple Internet providers with transparent failover based on Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can guide customers along the entire process of paperwork with Internet supervisors, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISP carriers to set up their networks, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Planning, deploying and helping customers to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be detected quickly and remediated before they impact productivity
  • Designing, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can match expressed requirements to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These designs permit transparent and convenient growth, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan affordable network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party solutions that offer network managers a useful real-time view into the health of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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