Cisco Datacenter Solutions Consulting FirmData centers are the key to leveraging IT assets to optimize the strategic value of an information system. For small businesses, data centers have often evolved in a piecemeal manner, resulting in a situation where servers and storage devices are deployed inefficiently, available communications bandwidth is overlooked, collaboration and information sharing is limited, support demands are high, scaling or reconfiguring is expensive, protection is poor, nominally simple modifications become major challenges, and complete recovery from catastrophic failure becomes almost impossible.

Cisco's latest network products and technologies enable a new model of data center architecture that permits continual enhancements in processor, storage, connectivity infrastructure, and applications in a maintainable and economical way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can assist you to select and implement Cisco's connectivity technology to build a robust basis for your data center and to improve your data center processes in vital areas such as:

  • Server and disk efficiency
  • Comprehensive security policy enforcement
  • Processor proliferation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business continuance

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

  • Lower TCO: allows IT to substantially reduce capital expenses via consolidation and higher utilization of formerly separate network resources, slash operational costs through simplifying and automating management tasks, and reduce cooling and energy costs.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT to react quickly to evolving business demands by facilitating rapid provisioning of application and network functions from common aggregations of consolidated server, storage, and network technologies. This helps improve administrative procedures and support policy-based management.
  • Enhanced Business Resilience: enables IT to respond to breakdowns or attacks by guarding connections, applications, and information through advanced levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive security, and business continuance.
  • Improved Service Levels: permits IT management to optimize business service levels by providing secure, accelerated access to data center-resident applications and information from anywhere and at any time across the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Services for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's network consultants offer a wide array of consulting services that can help businesses of all sizes build a Cisco-powered architecture that will give your data center a stable and protected basis for existing applications and downstream growth. Progent's consulting services include:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions using PIX and ASA firewall technology
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected Virtual Private Network access for linking data centers to other data centers, corporate offices, and mobile users
  • Designing, and integrating resilient fault tolerant LAN and Internet connectivity systems so that single component breakdowns do not disrupt delivery of services
  • Setting up backup Internet providers with transparent failover using Border Gateway Protocol. Progent can assist customers through the entire chain of paperwork with Internet supervisors, having Autonomous System numbers and IP addresses assigned, dealing with ISPs to set up their systems, and deploying and testing customer equipment.
  • Implementing segmented and protected virtual LAN architectures to support VMware and Microsoft virtual server systems
  • Architecting, installing and assisting clients to administer 24x7 IPS systems so that assaults can be identified quickly and defeated before they impact your business
  • Planning, configuring, and supporting load balancing systems. Consulting with customers, Progent can match expressed needs to the appropriate technology and implement load balancing at the application and server levels, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such designs allow for seamless and convenient growth, dependability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to plan effective network management strategies using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and CiscoWorks and a variety of 3rd party solutions that present customers a useful real-time view into the operation of their data center's infrastructure
  • Configuring and troubleshooting high-end data center class infrastructure appliances including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6800 switches, Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200, 7600, and 12000 Series routers.

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