Cisco Datacenter Solutions ExpertsData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT assets to maximize the business value of an information system. For small companies, data centers have often grown in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a situation where processors and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, maintenance requirements are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly simple changes become giant hassles, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest networking devices and tools support a new model of data center design that permits ongoing enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and application technologies in a manageable and economical way. Progent's engineers can help you to select and deploy Cisco's network solutions to create a robust foundation for your data center and to improve your data center operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and storage utilization
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

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

  • Lower total cost of ownership: permits IT to significantly lower capital costs via integration and more efficient use of formerly isolated network resources, lower maintenance expenses by streamlining and automating administrative jobs, and cut air conditioning and power costs.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: enables IT to respond quickly to changing business conditions by allowing fast deployment of application and network services from common aggregations of integrated server, disk, and connectivity resources. This helps improve operational processes and support policy-based control.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: allows IT to react to disruptions or attacks by protecting infrastructure, applications, and information through advanced degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to improve business service levels by implementing secure, fast access to data center-resident applications and information from anywhere and at any time across the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Expertise for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network consultants can provide a broad array of consulting services that can enable organizations of all sizes build a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a resilient and protected basis for existing applications and future expansion. Consulting services include:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions powered by PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating complete non-stop LAN and Internet access architectures in which single component breakdowns do not disrupt operation of the network
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with transparent transfer based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can help clients through the complete process of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with Internet Service Providers to set up their environments, and configuring and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected virtual LAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, deploying and helping customers to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be identified rapidly and defeated so they don't disrupt your business
  • Planning, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Consulting with clients, Progent can align customer needs to the most cost-effective solutions and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions permit seamless and scalable growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent can design efficient network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor products that allow network managers a useful real-time view into the operation of their data center's network
  • Configuring and supporting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 Series switches, Nexus 6000 and 7000 family switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 Series routers.

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