Cisco Datacenter Management ConsultantsData centers are the key to leveraging information technology assets to maximize the strategic value of a computer network. For small businesses, data centers have often evolved in a haphazard fashion, resulting in a situation where processors and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, maintenance demands are excessive, scaling or reconfiguring is costly, security is poor, nominally simple changes turn into major hassles, and full recovery from disastrous breakdowns is almost impossible.

Cisco's latest networking devices and technologies support a new generation of data center architecture that allows continual enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity topology, and applications in a manageable and cost-effective way. Progent's engineers can help you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity technology to build a robust foundation for your data center and to streamline your operations in vital areas such as:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business continuance

The important benefits that can accrue as a result of using Progent's network experts to enhance your data center include:

  • Lower ownership cost: enables IT to significantly cut acquisition costs via integration and higher utilization of previously separate network resources, slash operational expenses by simplifying and automating management tasks, and cut cooling and power bills.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT to react quickly to changing business conditions by allowing fast deployment of application and network services from common pools of integrated server, storage, and connectivity resources. This can streamline administrative processes and enable policy-driven management.
  • Better Business Robustness: allows IT management to defend against disruptions or attacks by safeguarding infrastructure, applications, and data with the highest degrees of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT to improve network service levels by implementing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any moment throughout the enterprise.
Samples of Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco-powered Data Centers
Progent's network consultants can provide a broad array of services that can enable businesses of all sizes design a Cisco-based architecture that will give your data center a reliable and protected basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Progent's consulting services feature:
  • Designing effective firewall protection solutions based on PIX and ASA firewall devices
  • Deploying and supporting protected VPN access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate sites, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and integrating resilient zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet connectivity architectures so that single point breakdowns do not disrupt availability of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with transparent transfer using BGP protocols. Progent can help customers through the entire chain of interaction with Internet supervisors, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, dealing with Internet Service Providers to prepare their networks, and deploying and testing customer devices.
  • Implementing segmented and protected VLAN architectures to compliment VMware virtual server systems
  • Planning, deploying and helping customers to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be identified rapidly and remediated before they disrupt productivity
  • Designing, configuring, and supporting load balancing solutions. Working with clients, Progent can match customer needs to the best solutions and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or network infrastructure layer. These designs allow for seamless and scalable expansion, dependability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can plan efficient network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various 3rd party solutions that offer network managers a useful look into the activity of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center capable routers and switches including the Catalyst 4500 and 6500 family switches, Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 family routers.

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