Cisco Datacenter Solutions ExpertsData centers are the focal point of utilizing IT resources to optimize the competitive value of an IT network. For small businesses, data centers have often grown in a haphazard fashion, creating a state where processors and disks are underutilized, usable communications bandwidth is overlooked, teamwork and information sharing is limited, maintenance demands are excessive, expansion or reconfiguring is costly, protection is patchy, nominally minor changes become major challenges, and full recovery from catastrophic failure becomes virtually undoable.

Cisco's latest connectivity devices and tools enable a new model of data center design that allows continual enhancements in processor, storage, network infrastructure, and application technologies in a maintainable and cost-effective way. Progent's Cisco-certified professionals can help you to select and deploy Cisco's network solutions to create a robust basis for your data center and to improve your operations in vital areas including:

  • Server and storage efficiency
  • Comprehensive security enforcement
  • Processor consolidation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Business continuance

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

  • Lower ownership cost: allows IT to substantially reduce acquisition expenses via integration and more efficient use of previously separate equipment, slash maintenance expenses through streamlining and automating administrative jobs, and reduce air conditioning and power bills.
  • More Business Flexibility: permits IT management to react quickly to changing business demands by facilitating rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure functions from shared aggregations of consolidated processor, disk, and network resources. This can streamline administrative procedures and support policy-based control.
  • Better Network Robustness: enables IT to defend against breakdowns or attacks by guarding infrastructure, applications, and data through the highest levels of fault tolerance, comprehensive protection, and business continuance.
  • Optimized Service Levels: enables IT management to optimize network service levels by providing secure, accelerated connectivity to data center-hosted applications and information from any place and at any time throughout the organization.
Examples of Progent's Professional Assistance for Cisco-based Data Centers
Progent's certified Cisco experts offer a wide range of consulting services that can help organizations of all sizes create a Cisco-based environment that will give your data center a stable and protected basis for current applications and future growth. Consulting services include:
  • Building effective firewall security solutions based on PIX and ASA firewall appliances
  • Installing and troubleshooting protected VPN connections for linking data centers to other data centers, business offices, and mobile users
  • Planning, and integrating complete zero-downtime switching, routing, and Internet access architectures so that single point failures do not interrupt operation of the network
  • Configuring backup ISPs with transparent failover based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Progent can guide clients along the entire chain of interaction with Internet authorities, having ASN numbers and IP addresses allotted, dealing with ISP carriers to prepare their environments, and configuring and checking client equipment.
  • Building segmented and protected virtual LAN environments to support VMware virtual server systems
  • Planning, deploying and assisting clients to manage proactive intrusion prevention systems (IPS) so that attacks can be identified quickly and remediated before they impact your business
  • Designing, setting up, and supporting load balancing solutions. Consulting with clients, Progent can match customer requirements to the appropriate technology and deploy load balancing at the application level, server level, or connectivity infrastructure layer. Such solutions permit seamless and convenient growth, reliability, performance, and redundancy.
  • Progent knows how to design affordable network management solutions using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Cisco's Netflow protocols, along with Cisco Security Manager and various 3rd party solutions that offer customers a powerful real-time view into the operation of their data center's network
  • Setting up and troubleshooting advanced data center capable infrastructure appliances including the Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series switches, and Cisco 7200 and 7600 routers.

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