Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultingData centers are the key to utilizing information technology resources to maximize 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 disks are underutilized, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is minimal, support requirements are excessive, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is poor, nominally minor changes become giant hassles, and complete recovery from disastrous breakdowns becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's most recent connectivity appliances and tools support a new generation of data center architecture that allows ongoing improvements in server, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and application technologies in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to identify and implement Cisco's network products to create a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center processes in critical areas such as:

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

The business benefits that can accrue from engaging Progent's network experts to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: permits IT management to significantly reduce capital costs via integration and more efficient use of formerly separate equipment, lower maintenance costs through simplifying and automating management jobs, and reduce HVAC and power bills.
  • More Business Agility: enables IT to respond dynamically to evolving business demands by facilitating fast deployment of application and infrastructure services from shared aggregations of integrated processor, storage, and connectivity technologies. This can streamline administrative processes and enable policy-driven control.
  • Enhanced Network Robustness: enables IT to defend against breakdowns or intrusions by safeguarding connections, applications, and data through advanced levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and disaster recovery.
  • Improved Service Levels: enables IT to improve network service levels by providing safe, accelerated connectivity to data center-resident applications and information from any location and at any moment across the organization.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Assistance for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco consultants can provide a wide array of consulting services that can enable companies of all sizes create a Cisco-powered architecture that will offer your data center a reliable and protected foundation for current applications and downstream expansion. Professional services include:
  • Building efficient firewall protection solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Deploying and supporting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete zero-downtime LAN and Internet access environments so that single point failures do not interrupt operation of the network
  • Setting up backup ISPs with transparent transfer using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help clients along the complete path of interaction with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses allocated, dealing with ISPs to prepare their networks, and deploying and testing customer devices.
  • Implementing segmented and secure VLAN architectures to support VMware virtual server deployments
  • Designing, installing and assisting clients to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be identified rapidly and defeated so they don't impact your business
  • Designing, configuring, and supporting load balancing systems. Working with clients, Progent can align expressed needs to the best technology and implement load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Progent's load balancing solutions allow for transparent and scalable expansion, dependability, performance, and fault tolerance.
  • Progent knows how to create effective network management strategies based on Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party solutions that allow network managers a useful real-time view into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 switches, Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 routers.

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