Cisco Datacenter Solutions Consulting FirmData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT resources to optimize the business value of a computer network. For small organizations, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, creating a state where processors and storage devices are underutilized, usable communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, support demands are high, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, security is patchy, nominally minor modifications turn into major challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic breakdowns becomes virtually impossible.

Cisco's most recent networking appliances and technologies support a new model of data center architecture that allows continual enhancements in processor, storage, network topology, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity technology to build a solid foundation for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas such as:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

The important benefits that can be realized from using Progent's network consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Lower total cost of ownership: enables IT management to significantly reduce capital expenses via consolidation and more efficient use of previously isolated equipment, lower maintenance expenses by streamlining and automating management tasks, and reduce air conditioning and power costs.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to respond dynamically to changing competitive conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and network functions from common aggregations of consolidated processor, disk, and network resources. This helps improve operational processes and enable policy-based management.
  • Better Business Robustness: enables IT to react to breakdowns or intrusions by protecting connections, programs, and information through the highest degrees of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT management to improve business service levels by providing secure, accelerated access to data center-hosted applications and information from any location and at any moment throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a broad range of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes design a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a resilient and protected basis for existing applications and downstream expansion. Support services include:
  • Designing effective firewall protection configurations based on PIX and ASA firewall products
  • Deploying and troubleshooting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile users
  • Designing, and implementing complete non-stop LAN and Internet access architectures so that single point breakdowns do not interrupt operation of the network
  • Configuring multiple ISPs with seamless transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist customers through the complete chain of paperwork with Internet authorities, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses assigned, working with ISP carriers to set up their networks, and configuring and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN architectures to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Architecting, installing and assisting customers to manage 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they disrupt your business
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Consulting with clients, Progent can match customer requirements to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. These solutions permit transparent and convenient growth, reliability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to create effective network management strategies using SNMP and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor products that allow network managers a powerful look into the operation of their data center's network
  • Configuring and supporting advanced data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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