Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultingData centers are the focal point of leveraging information technology resources to maximize the strategic value of a computer network. For small organizations, data centers have typically grown in a haphazard manner, creating a state where servers and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications capacity is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are excessive, scaling or reconfiguring is costly, protection is patchy, seemingly minor modifications become major hassles, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure is virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity products and technologies support a new model of data center architecture that permits continual improvements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's engineers can help you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity products to build a solid foundation for your data center and to improve your data center processes in critical areas such as:

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

The business benefits that can be realized from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified experts to streamline your data center include:

  • Reduced ownership cost: allows IT to substantially cut capital expenses via integration and higher use of formerly separate network resources, lower maintenance expenses through streamlining and automating administrative jobs, and reduce HVAC and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to react quickly to evolving business demands by allowing fast deployment of application and infrastructure functions from shared pools of consolidated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline operational procedures and enable policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: enables IT to react to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding connections, programs, and data through advanced degrees of availability, comprehensive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT management to improve network service levels by implementing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and data from any place and at any time across the organization.
Samples of Progent's Professional Assistance for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a wide array of consulting services that can help organizations of all sizes build a Cisco-based infrastructure that will offer your data center a stable and secure basis for current applications and downstream growth. Consulting services include:
  • Designing effective firewall protection solutions using Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and supporting secure Virtual Private Network access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and implementing complete fault tolerant LAN and Internet access architectures so that single point breakdowns do not disrupt productivity
  • Configuring multiple Internet providers with seamless failover using BGP protocols. Progent can assist clients through the entire chain of paperwork with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their networks, and configuring and checking client equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to support VMware virtual server deployments
  • Planning, deploying and helping customers to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected quickly and remediated so they don't disrupt productivity
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can match expressed needs to the appropriate technology and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions permit transparent and convenient expansion, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create practical network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various 3rd party products that offer network managers a powerful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 family switches, Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 routers.

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