Cisco Datacenter Solutions SupportData centers are the focal point of leveraging IT resources to maximize the business value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have typically evolved in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a situation where processors and disks are underutilized, available communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are high, scaling or repurposing is costly, protection is poor, seemingly simple modifications turn into giant challenges, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns is virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools support a new generation of data center architecture that allows continual enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's connectivity solutions to build a robust basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas such as:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • End-to-end security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

The key benefits that can be realized from engaging Progent's Cisco-certified consultants to optimize your data center include:

  • Lower ownership cost: enables IT to significantly cut capital costs via integration and higher use of formerly separate equipment, slash operational expenses through streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and reduce air conditioning and energy costs.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT to respond dynamically to changing competitive conditions by allowing fast provisioning of application and infrastructure services from shared aggregations of integrated server, disk, and network technologies. This can improve administrative procedures and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Network Resilience: allows IT to react to breakdowns or intrusions by guarding connections, applications, and data with advanced levels of fault tolerance, pervasive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: permits IT to improve network service levels by implementing safe, fast connectivity to data center-resident applications and information from any place and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a broad array of consulting services that can help businesses of any size create a Cisco-based infrastructure that will give your data center a dependable and secure foundation for existing applications and downstream expansion. Professional services include:
  • Designing effective firewall security solutions powered by Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and troubleshooting secure Virtual Private Network access for connecting data centers to other data centers, business sites, and mobile workers
  • Planning, and integrating resilient zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet connectivity environments so that single component failures do not disrupt operation of the network
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with seamless failover based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can assist customers along the complete path of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, working with ISP carriers to set up their environments, and configuring and checking client devices.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Planning, installing and assisting customers to administer proactive IPS systems so that assaults can be identified quickly and defeated so they don't disrupt your business
  • Designing, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can align customer needs to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions permit seamless and scalable expansion, reliability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent can create effective network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor solutions that offer network managers a useful real-time view into the health of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced data center class routers and switches such as the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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