Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultingData centers are the key to leveraging information technology assets to optimize the competitive value of a computer network. For small businesses, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard fashion, creating a state where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and information sharing is limited, maintenance requirements are excessive, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is patchy, nominally minor changes turn into giant challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic breakdowns becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's most recent network appliances and tools enable a new model of data center architecture that allows continual improvements in processor, storage, network topology, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's connectivity products to build a robust basis for your data center and to streamline your data center operations in critical areas including:

  • Processor and disk efficiency
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Server consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

The key advantages that can accrue as a result of engaging Progent's network consultants to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower total cost of ownership: permits IT to significantly cut capital costs through integration and more efficient use of formerly isolated network resources, slash maintenance costs by simplifying and automating management jobs, and reduce cooling and energy bills.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: enables IT to react quickly to changing business conditions by allowing rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure services from shared aggregations of integrated server, storage, and network resources. This helps streamline administrative procedures and support policy-driven management.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: allows IT to respond to disruptions or intrusions by guarding connections, applications, and information with advanced levels of availability, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize network service levels by providing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and data from any location and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network experts offer a wide range of services that can enable businesses of any size implement a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a resilient and protected foundation for current applications and downstream expansion. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall security configurations using Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures so that single point failures do not interrupt delivery of services
  • Configuring backup ISPs with transparent failover based on Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist customers along the complete process of paperwork with Internet supervisors, getting Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISP carriers to set up their environments, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected VLAN environments to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Planning, deploying and helping customers to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that assaults can be identified quickly and remediated before they impact your business
  • Planning, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with customers, Progent can align customer requirements to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions permit transparent and convenient growth, dependability, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to design affordable network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of outside vendor solutions that allow customers a powerful look into the activity of their data center's network
  • Configuring and supporting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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