Cisco Datacenter Management ExpertsData centers are the focal point of leveraging information technology assets to optimize the competitive value of an IT network. For small businesses, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard manner, resulting in a situation where servers and disks are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is minimal, support demands are excessive, scaling or repurposing is expensive, security is poor, seemingly minor modifications turn into major hassles, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's latest connectivity appliances and tools support a new model of data center design that permits ongoing improvements in processor, storage, network topology, and applications in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's consultants can help you to select and deploy Cisco's network solutions to create a solid foundation for your data center and to improve your data center operations in vital areas such as:

  • Processor and storage efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Disaster recovery

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

  • Lower ownership cost: enables IT management to substantially lower capital costs via integration and more efficient use of formerly isolated network resources, slash operational costs by streamlining and automating administrative tasks, and reduce HVAC and energy bills.
  • Greater Business Agility: enables IT management to react quickly to changing competitive conditions by facilitating rapid deployment of application and infrastructure functions from common pools of consolidated processor, disk, and connectivity technologies. This can improve operational procedures and enable policy-driven control.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: allows IT to react to disruptions or intrusions by guarding connections, programs, and information with advanced levels of availability, comprehensive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: allows IT to improve business service levels by providing safe, fast connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any moment across the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants offer a wide range of consulting services that can enable organizations of any size implement a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a dependable and protected basis for current applications and future growth. Consulting services include:
  • Designing efficient firewall protection configurations using PIX and ASA firewall products
  • Installing and supporting secure Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete fault tolerant LAN and Internet access architectures in which single point breakdowns do not interrupt productivity
  • Configuring backup ISPs with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can guide clients through the complete process of paperwork with Internet authorities, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISPs to set up their environments, and deploying and testing client devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure virtual LAN architectures to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Planning, installing and helping customers to administer proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be identified quickly and remediated so they don't impact your business
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with customers, Progent can match customer needs to the appropriate technology and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing designs permit transparent and convenient growth, reliability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to design practical network management solutions based on SNMP and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various 3rd party solutions that present network managers a useful look into the health of their data center's network
  • Setting up and supporting advanced data center class infrastructure appliances such as the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 family switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 12000 family routers.

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