Cisco Datacenter Solutions ConsultingData centers are the focal point of leveraging information technology resources to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small businesses, data centers have often grown in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a state where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications capacity is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is minimal, support demands are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, security is poor, nominally simple modifications turn into major challenges, and complete recovery from disastrous failure becomes almost undoable.

Cisco's most recent network products and technologies support a new model of data center design that permits continual improvements in server, storage, network topology, and application technologies in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and implement Cisco's network products to build a robust basis for your data center and to streamline your operations in critical areas such as:

  • Processor and disk efficiency
  • End-to-end security enforcement
  • Server proliferation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Disaster recovery

The business advantages that can accrue from using Progent's Cisco-certified experts to optimize your data center include:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: allows IT to significantly reduce acquisition costs via integration and more efficient use of previously isolated network resources, lower maintenance costs by simplifying and automating management tasks, and cut HVAC and power bills.
  • More Business Agility: permits IT management to respond quickly to changing business demands by facilitating rapid deployment of application and network functions from shared pools of consolidated processor, disk, and network technologies. This helps streamline operational procedures and support policy-driven management.
  • Better Business Resilience: enables IT to respond to breakdowns or intrusions by protecting infrastructure, programs, and data through advanced levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: permits IT to improve business service levels by implementing secure, fast access to data center-hosted applications and data from anywhere and at any time throughout the enterprise.
Examples of Progent's Consulting Help for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a broad range of consulting services that can enable companies of any size implement a Cisco-powered infrastructure that will offer your data center a resilient and secure basis for current applications and future growth. Consulting services feature:
  • Building efficient firewall security solutions based on Cisco PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network access for connecting data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile workers
  • Designing, and implementing complete fault tolerant switching, routing, and Internet access architectures in which single point failures do not disrupt availability of services
  • Setting up multiple ISPs with seamless failover based on Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can help clients through the entire path of paperwork with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allocated, working with ISP carriers to set up their systems, and deploying and testing client equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected VLAN architectures to compliment VMware and Microsoft virtual server deployments
  • Planning, installing and assisting clients to administer 24x7 intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be detected quickly and defeated before they disrupt your business
  • Designing, configuring, and troubleshooting load balancing solutions. Working with clients, Progent can map expressed needs to the best technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or network infrastructure layer. These solutions allow for transparent and convenient expansion, dependability, security, and redundancy.
  • Progent can create effective network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various outside vendor solutions that present network managers a powerful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center class routers and switches including the Catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6800 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 family routers.

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