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Can Progent help us to deploy System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager to manage our hybrid cloud network?
Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2016) is a component of Microsoft's System Center 2016 suite of network monitoring and management tools and is intended to provide a centralized solution for deploying and managing virtualized fabric and services across hybrid networks that can include private clouds and Microsoft Azure services. Progent's SCVMM 2016 consulting experts can help businesses of all sizes with any aspect of building, deploying, and managing a SCVMM 2016 solution. Progent can assess your virtualization architecture, show you how to upgrade smoothly from legacy versions of Virtual Machine Manager, develop workflows for building and installing VMs and VM hosts, implement high-availability compute and storage clusters, integrate your private cloud infrastructure with public cloud services, configure virtual switches, write and refine PowerShell scripts, and assist you to evaluate the strategic business benefits of the latest technologies like Storage Spaces Direct and Shielded VMs. Progent's certified hypervisor experts offer world-class Hyper-V consulting and VMware ESXi support.

How can Progent help us with our hybrid cloud solution?
Progent's hybrid cloud solutions consultantscan provide advanced online consulting support to help businesses of any size to connect their IT infrastructure with leading public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Progent can help your it team to design and manage hybrid environments that support Windows and Linux operating systems and apps in hybrid topologies that utilize physical IT assets along with cloud services. To assist you to integrate cloud services with physical datacenters, Progent can provide a range of public cloud integration services that include Office 365 integration with on-premises Exchange deployments, Azure hybrid cloud design and deployment consulting, Amazon AWS cloud migration, and Amazon Web Marketing Service programming and debugging.

Where can I review testimonials from Progent's customers?
Progent has delivered online or on-premises technical consulting help to businesses in every state in the U.S. Many of these customers have indicated their appreciation to Progent through testimonials to the quality of Progent's support personnel. Take a look at Progent's customer testimonials to see what people have said about the high level of Progent's consulting services.

Can Progent help my business customize applications based on Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)?
The open design of Microsoft Dynamics GP makes it possible to design customized Microsoft Dynamics GP applications that offer all of the core functionality of proven Microsoft Dynamics GP applications but also handle the specialized needs of your company. With access to the Modifier with MS Visual Basic, software engineers are able to design with the most popular programming environment in the software industry to adapt Microsoft Dynamics GP information views, add or modify business logic, produce custom forms and reports, or extend connectivity with Microsoft Office programs. Progent's experience with Microsoft .NET support, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integration, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support, and development experience with VBasic, XML, and other developer environments makes it possible to design custom line-of-business applications and eCommerce solutions that integrate transparently with Great Plains.

Does Progent offer support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012?
Progent can provide the expertise of certified SQL Server 2012 engineers and experienced database application programmers, database administrators, project management experts, Cisco-certified network architects, disaster recovery planning specialists, and certified data security professionals to assist you to manage your SQL Server 2012 solution and configure an efficient and safe network infrastructure that helps you realize the full business benefit of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Progent can also assist you to migrate to SQL Server 2016 or transition to SQL Server 2014 from SQL Server 2012.

How can Progent help my business integrate Windows Hyper-V server virtualization software?
Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V consultants and Windows Server 2012 R2 consulting experts can assist you to evaluate the potential benefits of Hyper-V-based server virtualization for your business, perform test implementations to validate Hyper-V's compatibility with your line-of-business software, evaluate your network and server architecture for smooth operation with virtual server technology, help you in moving to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2012 R2 and setting up Windows Hyper-V, educate your network management staff to track and administer Hyper-V, offer expert consulting support for improving the protection of your virtual machines, design and validate business continuity processes that optimize network uptime, and provide ongoing consulting and maintenance including affordable remote troubleshooting and turn-key Help Desk services.

How can Progent help my Linux developers?
If you are developing UNIX or Linux applications on a network that includes Windows-based servers, desktops and software, Progent provides IT outsourcing services that keep your network productive while allowing you to focus on your area of high-value expertise. By deploying automated server monitoring and providing remote and on-site technical help when you need it, Progent delivers Linux and UNIX developer support that offers an economical way to maintain a business network that features high availability, security and speed.

Can Progent help us design and integrate a Barracuda Backup solution?
Barracuda Backup is an affordable, subscription-based backup/restore service for small and medium-size organizations. A Barracuda Backup deployment can incorporate a purpose-built physical appliance built by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with similar functionality but which utilizes your existing storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup protects critical company data produced on-premises, at one or more remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster protection, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), or to any location with a Barracuda Backup appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consultants can provide a wide array of consulting support services to help your business to design, integrate, manage and repair a backup and disaster recovery system based on Barracuda Backup. For additional information, visit Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting and management.

What is Managed Network Monitoring and how can it help my business?
Managed Network Monitoring is a form of outsourcing that permits your in-house IT staff to take advantage of the network monitoring activities of an outside consulting group. If your business has a small internal information technology organization, Progent's Managed Network Monitoring co-sourcing offering is an economical way to maximize system availability, performance and security.

Key components of Progent's Managed Network Monitoring Package include:

  • Progent does a needs evaluation and installs Microsoft Operations Manager
  • Progent deploys a remote System Center Operations Manager server to monitor your IT system
  • Progent provides Help Desk Call Center support services, coordinated with System Center Operations Manager
  • Progent remotely tracks, diagnoses, and/or resolves network trouble spots
  • Progent provides ongoing service maintenance including application of service packs and security patches
  • Hardware must be covered by vendor's on-site warranty program

    How can Progent help us take full advantage of Microsoft Project Server?
    Progent's certified Microsoft Project Server experts can provide comprehensive remote and onsite support services for Project Server as well as for Microsoft products that integrate in conjunction with Microsoft Project Server. Consulting services provided by Progent include Project Professional planning and support, SharePoint 2013 design and deployment, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integration, SQL Server 2014 support, MS Exchange Server 2016 upgrade support, Microsoft Exchange 2013 consulting, Excel and Microsoft Office 365 Excel application support, plus Office and Office 365 PowerPoint and Visio online classes. Progent offers access to Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers to assist your company to enhance your infrastructure to support local, branch, at-home, and mobile users so that they can use Microsoft Project Server 2010 to collaborate securely and efficiently. Progent's certified network security engineers can help your IT team to adopt and police security workflows that safeguard sensitive project data without interfering with efficient information exchange.

    Can Progent help integrate Linux/UNIX and Windows environments?
    Progent can show you how to configure Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) to provide coexistence between Windows and UNIX platforms. SFU offers interoperability between Microsoft Windows Server and different types of UNIX including Solaris 7 and 8, HP-UX 11i, AIX 5L 5.2, and Red Hat Linux 8.0. Windows Services for UNIX allows you to share Windows folders over NFS and the latest authentication in native Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environments. SFU's Interix component features a full library of UNIX utilities and shells, support for a single rooted file system, and a SDK for migrating applications.

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