Cisco Datacenter Solutions ExpertsData centers are the key to utilizing information technology assets to optimize the strategic value of an IT network. For small businesses, data centers have often evolved in a piecemeal manner, creating a situation where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, usable communications capacity is wasted, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, support requirements are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is poor, seemingly minor changes turn into major hassles, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity appliances and technologies enable a new generation of data center design that permits ongoing enhancements in processor, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a manageable and economical way. Progent's engineers can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity solutions to build a solid foundation for your data center and to streamline your data center processes in vital areas including:

  • Processor and storage efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business continuance

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

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: enables IT management to substantially lower capital costs through consolidation and more efficient use of previously isolated equipment, lower maintenance costs by simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut cooling and energy costs.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT management to react quickly to evolving competitive conditions by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure functions from common pools of consolidated server, storage, and connectivity resources. This can streamline administrative procedures and enable policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: allows IT management to respond to breakdowns or attacks by protecting infrastructure, programs, and data through the highest levels of availability, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize network service levels by providing safe, fast access to data center-resident applications and data from any place and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a broad array of services that can help organizations of all sizes create a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a reliable and secure foundation for current applications and downstream expansion. Professional services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall protection configurations based on PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and supporting secure VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access environments in which single component failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring multiple Internet providers with seamless transfer based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can help clients along the complete path of paperwork with Internet authorities, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their environments, and deploying and testing client devices.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN (VLAN environments to support VMware virtual server deployments
  • Designing, deploying and helping customers to manage proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they impact your business
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can match expressed needs to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These solutions allow for seamless and convenient growth, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can plan effective network management solutions based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of outside vendor solutions that offer network managers a useful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and supporting high-end data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 family routers.

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