Fault Tolerant Data Center ConsultingInternet Data Centers offer an attractive option for companies with the need to host applications that are delivered to a geographically dispersed user base.

For costs that are well within the IT budget of virtually any small business (often starting as low as $100 per month), companies can immediately enjoy the advantages of housing their equipment in a professional-grade Data Center whose benefits include Internet availability that usually exceeds 99.999% uptime, dramatic savings in management expenses due to the elimination of common infrastructure failures, lighting-fast Internet connections that are usually at least 60 times faster than the fastest Internet connections available to most small businesses, the highest levels of physical security, and electrical power that is immune to blackouts, brownouts, and internal breakdown.

Data Centers offer useful features including "remote hands" capability, a service in which Data Center staff can provide rudimentary but valuable assistance such as pushing a reset button or power cycling a server. This value-added service avoids the cost of having your in-house support personnel travel to the office to perform simple troubleshooting steps. Better yet, such Data Center services are available on a 24x7 basis, 365 days a year, relieving stress and cutting expenses by dramatically simplifying the logistics required to maintain high network availability.

There are over 75 mission-critical class Internet Data Centers in Northern California, and Progent's Data Center consulting experts can help you select one that meets the particular requirements of your business, including geographic proximity, space, connectivity, affordability, and value-added features and services.

For companies concerned about the risks associated with potentially catastrophic impacts caused by major earthquakes in the Bay Area, world-class Data Centers in the Sacramento area offer close proximity to your business while significantly reducing your network's exposure to damage from seismic events.

Internet Data Centers are especially appealing to small businesses because of their affordability and feasibility in comparison to taking a do-it-yourself approach. Trying to build an in-house data center with even a minimum level of fault tolerance by installing features such as a local computer room generator for power protection, redundant air conditioning systems, multiple Internet T1 lines, and a physically secure infrastructure, is for most small businesses either impossible due to facility limitations or financially prohibitive.

By using multiple data centers, businesses can enhance not only fault-tolerance but also performance. For example, by deploying F5 Networks' BIG-IP controller in each data center to load balance a farm of web servers, and then F5's BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (formally 3-DNS) product at each data center, Internet traffic will be spread automatically between multiple, geographically dispersed sites. The BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager routes web requests to different data centers based on their proximity to the requester, availability and current utilization/response times. This approach can accelerate application performance by up to three times, ensure that priority applications are served first, and offload expensive server cycles. For more information about Progent's support for fault tolerant technology from F5 Networks, visit Load Balancing Consulting.

Other Fault Tolerant Technologies Offered by Progent's Experts
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals can assist your company to build an efficient, fault-tolerant system that addresses key problems covering a wide range of networking technologies and operations such as:

Disaster Recovery Planning
Progent's disaster recovery planning engineers can help you create a business continuity strategy in order to resume network operations in case of an information system catastrophe. Progent can help you to create a complete disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified professionals can also show you how to build an affordable, high-availability network solution that takes into account availability issues covering a wide range of network technologies and procedures. To learn more, visit Workplace Recovery Expertise.

Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast recovery of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity consultants can help your organization to design a disaster recovery solution based on Microsoft's most advanced Failover Clustering technologies such as Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for crash-consistent Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class storage clusters using industry-standard hardware, VM Load Balancing for improving the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing TCO and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for fast, affordable creation of a stretch cluster quorum arbitration point. For more information, visit Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Support.

Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced enterprise-class fault tolerance and recoverability to Microsoft's failover clustering platform. Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this technology and delivers significant improvements that offer more expandability, better disk storage uptime for server applications, simpler administration, quicker failover, and more options for designing failover clusters. To learn more, see Windows Server 2012 Clustering Migration and Support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is an extension to VMware vCenter that allows you to orchestrate, automate and test a consistent workflow for recovering services rapidly following an outage. SRM provides centrally managed and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site migration, failback and re-protect. SRM also enables non-intrusive testing for site recovery, updates and fixes and can produce audit reports to confirm full service recovery, validate SLAs and prove DR compliance. Progent offers the support of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consulting expert to assist you to design, configure, test and maintain a disaster recovery system powered by VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Technology
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery software suite that combines failover storage clustering with replication to deliver rapid, zero data loss disaster recovery (DR) between sites that are up to 300km apart from each other. Progent can provide the skills of a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can help you to design, deploy, administer, upgrade, test and repair a disaster recovery solution based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can assist you to select an architecture for your MetroCluster deployment that aligns with your functional needs and IT budget. Progent can ensure you follow best practices for configuring your MetroCluster solution by delivering help with tasks such as assigning disk pools, arranging aggregate layout, provisioning FlexVol volumes, setting up NetApp Snapshot, provisioning Cisco and Brocade switches, implementing a tiebreaker mechanism, setting up a TCP/IP configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and verifying your MetroCluster DR solution to prove adherence with information assurance standards and regulatory mandates.

Fault Tolerant Load Balancing
Progent offers high availability load balancing support covering system load balancing, load balanced programs, LAN/WAN infrastructure routing, and content delivery products including F5 Networks 3DNS. Fault tolerant load balancing products for which Progent offers consulting services include Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Access Gateway, Cisco CSS, Cisco Distributed Director and LocalDirector 400 series, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. For more information, go to High Availability Load Balancing.

High-Availability Interoffice Networking
Progentís branch office connectivity engineers can help businesses achieve fault tolerant interoffice connectivity by means of redundant networks featuring transparent failover. Progentís Cisco-qualified CCIE engineers can plan and deploy high-availability Inter-office networks supported by fault tolerant EIGRP network routers or zero-downtime OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. Progent can show you how multi-path connectivity and transparent fail-over offers economical non-stop interoffice networking. To learn more, visit High-Availability Inter-office Connectivity.

24x7 Internet Connections
Progent's Cisco-certified IT engineers can show you how to build an economical, fault tolerant Internet configuration solution that can deliver 24x7 Internet access via a wide array of high availability Internet network solutions including fault tolerant BGP, transparent fail-over, and multiple ISPs. Progent can provide Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert professionals to help you utilize the most advanced techniques for high availability Internet access to create a cost-effective, fully redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to deliver non-stop Internet availability. To find out more, visit Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity Solutions.

Backup and Recovery Technology Consultants
Progent offers economical remote access to consultants skilled in a broad range of products and technologies that provide solutions for protecting Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations as well as laptops and smartphones. Progent offers consulting support for leading backup platforms including Acronis, Backup Exec, BackupAssist, HP Data Protector, Double-Take Software, MozyPro, Retrospect, Time Machine, vSphere Data Protection, and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent can help you to implement, enhance, or troubleshoot backup systems for a range of architectures such as local, edge to datacenter, cloud, or a mix. To read more, see Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting.

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Data Recovery Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can help your company to create an effective workplace recovery strategy, implement a cost-effective fault-tolerante network infrastructure, configure a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager-based backup and recovery system, thoroughly validate your DPM system, train your IT staff or regular consultants how to manage Microsoft SCDPM, or provide complete IT support outsourcing such as off-site housing of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager machines in Progent's world-class data center. To find out more, go to Microsoft SCDPM Expertise.

Consulting Services Double-Take Software for Backup
Double-Take Software offers a selection of products designed to provide small companies a range of affordable solutions for backing up and restoring business-critical workloads such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progentís business continuity planning consultants have extensive backgrounds incorporating Double-Take Software products into small business IT networks to achieve a high level of availability and business continuity capability at a budget-friendly cost. To read more, see Consulting for Double-Take Software for Backup.

CRISC-qualified IT Risk Mitigation
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was established by ISACA in 2010 to verify a consultant's ability to design, implement, and maintain IS controls to reduce risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to create and execute a workplace continuity or disaster recovery strategy based on industry best practices identified by CRISC and geared to match your organization's risk tolerance, business goals, and IT budget. For details, visit CRISC-certified IT risk management experts.

Why Pick Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Because Progent is a Microsoft Gold Partner and offers high-level application support for a broad range of small business applications, Progent is able to assist customers to find comprehensive information technology solutions that optimize the productivity of your network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent offers the services of certified engineers and specialists with expertise in designing, deploying and troubleshooting infrastructure environments built on Cisco technology. The breadth of Progent's technical experience and Progent's appreciation for the needs of small and midsize businesses make Progent a great partner for creating and running an affordable, fault-tolerant network.

How You Can Access Progent's Consultants for Fault Tolerant Network Services
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering expertise for non-stop LAN design, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.
















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