Cisco Datacenter Solutions Consulting FirmData centers are the key to leveraging information technology resources to optimize the competitive value of an information system. For small organizations, data centers have often evolved in a piecemeal fashion, resulting in a situation where processors and disks are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is minimal, support requirements are high, scaling or repurposing is costly, security is poor, nominally minor changes turn into giant challenges, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns is almost undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools support a new generation of data center architecture that allows continual improvements in server, storage, connectivity topology, and applications in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to identify and deploy Cisco's connectivity solutions to build a solid basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and disk utilization
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The important advantages that can accrue as a result of engaging Progent's network experts to optimize your data center include:

  • Lower costs: enables IT management to substantially cut acquisition costs through integration and higher utilization of previously isolated network resources, lower maintenance costs through simplifying and automating management tasks, and cut cooling and energy bills.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to respond quickly to changing business demands by allowing fast provisioning of application and network services from shared pools of integrated processor, disk, and network resources. This can improve administrative processes and enable policy-based control.
  • Better Network Resilience: allows IT to respond to disruptions or attacks by safeguarding infrastructure, applications, and information through the highest degrees of fault tolerance, pervasive security, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows 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 moment throughout the organization.
Samples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants can provide a wide range of consulting services that can enable companies of any size build a Cisco-based environment that will offer your data center a resilient and protected foundation for current applications and downstream expansion. Support services feature:
  • Building effective firewall protection solutions powered by PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and troubleshooting secure VPN connections for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Designing, and implementing resilient non-stop LAN and Internet connectivity systems so that single point breakdowns do not interrupt availability of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with seamless failover based on BGP protocols. Progent can guide customers along the entire process of interaction with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with Internet Service Providers to set up their environments, and configuring and checking customer equipment.
  • Building segmented and secure virtual LAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, installing and assisting clients to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected rapidly and defeated before they impact your business
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can map expressed needs to the appropriate solutions and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions allow for transparent and convenient growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent can create efficient network management solutions based on SNMP and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and a variety of 3rd party products that present network managers a powerful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center class infrastructure appliances including the Catalyst 6500 and 6800 family switches, Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7600 and 12000 routers.

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