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What are the advantages to my business of Progent's network monitoring services?
Operations Manager improves the stability of business-critical programs by proactively detecting and helping to resolve problems before they can crash a server. Operations Manager can improve system performance by examining predefined performance thresholds and use patterns on critical servers, allowing network support staff to be more selective in adding performance-related products and to eradicate problem areas before they bring about serious system bottlenecks. However, setting up Microsoft Operations Manager to take full advantage of this feature-rich monitoring software can be a challenge. With more five years of background with the NetIQ software upon which MOM is derived, Progent's consulting staff can help you choose the proper System Center Operations Manager components, deploy and configure Operations Manager, and create custom rules, scripts, reports and alerts for your IT system. Progent can also document Operation Manager's network monitoring policies and procedures for your IT department.

How can Progent help us with our hybrid cloud solution?
Progent's hybrid cloud solutions consultantscan provide expert remote consulting support to help organizations of any size to integrate their information networks with leading public cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. Progent can assist your it team to plan and administer cost-effective hybrid environments that can include Windows and Linux systems and applications in hybrid architectures that utilize local IT assets as well as public clouds. To help you to integrate public clouds with networks, Progent offers a range of cloud migration services such as Office 365 integration solutions with on-premises installations of Exchange, Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud design and deployment consulting, Amazon Web Services cloud migration, and Amazon Web Marketing Service (WMS) programming and troubleshooting.

Does Progent offer support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012?
Progent can provide the support of Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2012 consultants and experienced software developers, database administrators, project management experts, network infrastructure engineers, business continuity specialists, and security consultants to assist you to maintain your Microsoft SQL Server 2012 environment and define an efficient and secure network infrastructure that lets you realize the full business benefit of SQL Server 2012. Progent can also help you to migrate to SQL Server 2016 or move to SQL Server 2014 from SQL Server 2012.

Does Progent support Firewall and VPN technology from vendors other than Microsoft and Cisco?
In addition to supporting a wide range of security technologies from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers organizations expert consulting for solutions from other major Firewall and VPN manufacturers including Check Point Software, WatchGuard, Juniper Networks, SonicWALL, and Symantec. Progent can help you create a comprehensive security plan and choose the right technologies from a variety of vendors to support your security goals while staying within your spending restraints.

Can Progent help my business develop custom eCommerce applications?
Progent's application experts can help your business to create web applications that are integrated with sales and inventory applications to reduce the cost and strengthen the dependability of on-line commerce. Progent can show you how to implement a secure, reliable e-commerce infrastructure and create specialized web applications using standard development tools and or customize available applications so that they accommodate your specific business requirements. Progent can provide affordable online access to certified Microsoft SQL Server programmers and Oracle programmers and database administrators, and MySQL consultants to assist you to carry out line-of-business application development.

Can Progent help plan and integrate a virtual server solution?
Virtual server technologies enable IT organizations to run several virtual machines on a single actual processor. Common usage scenarios for virtual servers are resource efficiency, inexpensive platforms for programs that only run on outdated operating systems, and economical isolation of application development or testing environments from on-line ones. Progent's virtual server engineers offer Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual networking consulting services, Windows Server Hyper-V Virtualization consulting, VMware vSphere virtual machine integration services, and Citrix XenServer virtual server support. Progent can deploy virtual machines to maximize speed, fault tolerance and ease of administration while at the same time lowering costs; suggest and test business recovery strategies that minimize downtown in the event of a major failure; and provide ongoing maintenance, repair, and engineering services as computer technology evolves.

What security support does Progent offer for Linux/UNIX environments?
If you operate a multi-platform IT network that combines Linux/UNIX and Microsoft servers, Progent can offer security consulting by giving you access to a CISSP-certified IT consultant to assist your whole business in a extensive range of security areas. CISSP Certification denotes mastery of an international standard for network security. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has awarded the CISSP credential accreditation in the field of information security under ISO/IEC 17024. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified professional to help your business in a broad range of security areas including:

  • Security Management Procedures
  • Security Architecture and Paradigms
  • Access Control Solutions and Processes
  • Applications Development Security
  • Process Security
  • Site Security
  • Data Encryption
  • Telecommunications, Network and Internet Security
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Law, Investigation, and Ethics

    How Can Progent help us with SQL Server 2014?
    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes significant improvements in key areas such as performance, availability, compliance, and cloud integration. SQL Server 2014 is the first version of SQL Server that includes in-memory capability that operates seamlessly with all workloads including Online Transaction Processing, enterprise data warehousing, and data analytics. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2014 consulting team can deliver cost-effective online and on-premises services such as system design, deployment, management, remediation, and software development services to help businesses of all sizes to achieve fast return from their SQL Server 2014 investment. If your organization is already using Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Progent can assist you to perform a smooth upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

    Why does Progent recommend upgrading from Exchange 2000 or 2003 Server to Exchange Server 2016?
    Exchange Server 2016 provides important improvements over older versions of Exchange with features including native capability for high-availability mailbox server clusters known as Database Availability Groups or DAGs support for commodity disk drives to slash the cost of large inboxes, a more powerful OWA web client that works with all popular web browsers, advanced voice mail handling including voice-to-text translation, and a wealth of utilities for enhancing data protection and compliance. Microsoft estimates that if judiciously deployed, current versions of Microsoft Exchange can reduce email costs by 50-80%. Since Microsoft has stopped supporting Microsoft Exchange 2003, businesses have an additional incentive to ask Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2016 Server engineers about migrating to the newest version of Microsoft Exchange.

    Does Progent Offer MySQL Application Programming and DBA Services?
    Progent offers consulting from an experienced MySQL DBA, programmer, or database designer to help your company to plan, implement, and maintain applications powered by MySQL. Progent's consultants can also assist your company integrate MySQL Cluster Edition with Windows Server Failover Clustering for enterprise-level availability and performance.

    Can Progent help me with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager?
    Progent's SCVMM 2012 consulting experts can help organizations of any size to follow leading practices to set up SCVMM 2012 hosts, fabric, storage, and library resources; design, deploy, and administer private clouds, virtual machines, and services in SCVMM 2012; and combine SCVMM with System Center 2012 Operations Manager for enterprise-class monitoring. Progent can assist your business to upgrade from a legacy release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager or from another management platform, and Progent can assist you to optimize and repair your existing SCVMM 2012 environment so you get maximum return on investment.



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