Cisco Datacenter Management Consulting FirmData centers are the key to utilizing IT assets to maximize the competitive value of a computer network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, creating a situation where servers and disks are underutilized, available communications capacity is overlooked, teamwork and knowledge sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, protection is poor, seemingly minor modifications become giant hassles, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest network appliances and technologies enable a new model of data center design that allows continual enhancements in server, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity solutions to build a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas such as:

  • Processor and disk utilization
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

The important advantages that can be realized as a result of using Progent's network consultants to streamline your data center include:

  • Lower TCO: permits IT to significantly cut capital costs via consolidation and more efficient use of previously isolated network resources, slash operational costs through simplifying and automating administrative tasks, and cut cooling and power bills.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to react dynamically to evolving competitive demands by allowing fast deployment of application and infrastructure functions from shared pools of integrated server, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can improve administrative processes and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Network Resilience: enables IT management to react to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding connections, applications, and data through advanced degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize network service levels by implementing secure, fast connectivity to data center-hosted applications and data from any location and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants can provide a broad range of consulting services that can help companies of all sizes design a Cisco-based infrastructure that will offer your data center a stable and secure foundation for existing applications and downstream expansion. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall security solutions powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and supporting secure VPN access for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating complete zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet access architectures in which single point failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up backup ISPs with transparent failover based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can help customers along the entire chain of interaction with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISPs to set up their environments, and deploying and testing customer devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Designing, deploying and helping clients to manage 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be identified rapidly and defeated before they impact productivity
  • Designing, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can match customer needs to the most cost-effective technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing designs allow for transparent and scalable growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan efficient network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party solutions that allow network managers a useful real-time view into the activity of their data center's network
  • Setting up and supporting high-end data center class infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 family routers.

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