Cisco Datacenter Management ExpertsData centers are the key to leveraging IT assets to optimize the business value of an IT network. For small organizations, data centers have typically grown in a piecemeal fashion, creating a situation where processors and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, usable communications capacity is wasted, collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, maintenance demands are excessive, expansion or repurposing is expensive, protection is poor, seemingly minor changes become giant challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure is almost undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and technologies support a new generation of data center architecture that permits ongoing improvements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and applications in a manageable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's network solutions to build a solid basis for your data center and to streamline your data center processes in vital areas such as:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Server proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Disaster recovery

The key benefits that can accrue from using Progent's network experts to streamline your data center include:

  • Lower costs: allows IT management to significantly cut capital expenses via consolidation and higher utilization of previously separate network resources, slash operational costs through simplifying and automating management jobs, and cut air conditioning and energy costs.
  • Greater Business Flexibility: permits IT management to react dynamically to evolving business demands by allowing fast deployment of application and network services from shared aggregations of consolidated processor, storage, and network resources. This can improve administrative procedures and enable policy-driven control.
  • Better Network Resilience: allows IT to defend against disruptions or intrusions by protecting connections, programs, and information through advanced degrees of availability, pervasive protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT to optimize business service levels by providing secure, fast access to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any moment throughout the organization.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network consultants can provide a broad array of consulting services that can enable companies of all sizes create a Cisco-powered architecture that will give your data center a stable and secure basis for current applications and downstream growth. Professional services feature:
  • Designing efficient firewall security configurations based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Installing and supporting protected Virtual Private Network access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating resilient fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access architectures so that single point breakdowns do not interrupt productivity
  • Setting up multiple Internet providers with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist clients along the entire chain of interaction with Internet supervisors, getting ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISPs to set up their systems, and configuring and testing customer devices.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN (VLAN environments to compliment VMware virtual server deployments
  • Architecting, installing and assisting customers to manage proactive IPS systems so that attacks can be identified quickly and defeated so they don't impact your business
  • Designing, setting up, and troubleshooting load balancing systems. Consulting with clients, Progent can align expressed needs to the most sensible technology and deploy load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions allow for transparent and scalable expansion, reliability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to design practical network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's open Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and various outside vendor products that offer customers a useful real-time view into the health of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting high-end data center capable infrastructure appliances such as the Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 6000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 routers.

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