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.

Additional High Availability Technologies Provided by Progent's Consultants
Progent's certified support professionals can assist your company to create an efficient, fault-tolerant information network that addresses major problems encompassing a wide range of networking solutions and processes such as:

Workplace Recovery Planning
Progent's business continuity consultants can show you how to design a business continuity strategy in order to restore IT functionality in the event of an IT system catastrophe. Progent can assist you to define a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-authorized consultants can also help you build an affordable, zero-downtime system architecture that takes into account availability issues involving a wide array of infrastructure technologies and processes. For details, see Business Continuity Consulting Services.

Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly cost, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.

Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery consultants can help you to plan and deploy a disaster recovery solution built around Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering tools such as Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-disruptive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance storage clusters using industry-standard hardware, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for enhancing the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing capital investment and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for easy, affordable deployment of a failover cluster quorum arbitration point. For details, visit Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Help.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced enterprise-class availability and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering platform. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this technology and provides important improvements that offer increased expandability, non-stop storage availability for server applications, simpler management, faster automatic failover, and more options for architecting failover clusters. For details, visit Windows Server 2012 Clustering Consulting and Support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager is a component of VMware vCenter that lets you specify, automate and test a consistent runbook for restoring applications and services rapidly after a breakdown. Site Recovery Manager provides centrally controlled and automated recovery, application mobility, and non-disruptive site migration, failback and re-protect. SRM also enables non-disruptive testing for site recovery, updates and patches and can produce reports to verify full service recovery, validate SLAs and demonstrate disaster recovery compliance. Progent can provide the skills of a VCDX certified VMware Site Recovery Manager consultant to help your organization to plan, configure, test and maintain a DR system powered by VMware Site Recovery Manager.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Platform
NetApp MetroCluster is a high-availability and disaster recovery software suite that uses failover storage clustering with continual replication to deliver fast, zero RPO disaster recovery between sites that are up to 185 miles apart. Progent offers online or on-premises access to a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can assist you to design, configure, administer, update, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery solution built around NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to select a topology for your MetroCluster deployment that aligns with your functional requirements and IT budget. Progent can ensure you adhere to leading practices for installing your MetroCluster solution by providing help with procedures such as assigning disk pools, arranging aggregate layout, provisioning NetApp FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, installing switches, designing a tiebreaker mechanism, designing a TCP/IP configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and testing your disaster recovery system to prove adherence with industry standards and government mandates.

Network Load Balancing
Progent provides high availability load balancing support that addresses system load balancing, load balanced programs, LAN/WAN backbone routing, and content dispatching technology including Cisco Content Engine. High availability load balancing technologies for which Progent offers consulting services include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Access Gateway, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. To read more, see Non-stop Load Balancing.

Non-stop Inter-office Networking
Progentís multi-site connection professionals can help organizations create fault tolerant branch office connections through redundant networks featuring automatic failover. Progentís Cisco-qualified CCIE engineers can plan and deploy ultra-reliable Inter-office networks based on zero-downtime EIGRP routers or fault tolerant OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how multi-path connections and transparent fail-over can provide affordable 24x7 interoffice connectivity. To find out more, go to High-Availability Interoffice Connectivity.

Non-stop Internet Access
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants can help you build an economical, high availability Internet configuration solution that can achieve non-stop Internet access through a broad array of fault tolerant Internet network solutions including high availability BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent can provide Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert consultants to help you apply the most up-to-date technology for 24x7 Internet connections to build an economical, fully redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to create fault tolerant Internet availability. For details, see Non-stop Internet Access Solutions.

Backup and Restore Technology Consulting Services
Progent can provide economical remote support from consultants with expertise in a wide array of utilities and services that deliver solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations plus notebooks and handhelds. Progent can provide expertise for leading backup platforms such as Acronis, Backup Exec, BackupAssist, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take Backup, MozyPro, Retrospect for Macintosh, Apple Time Machine, VMware Data Recovery (VDR), and FLARs. Progent's consultants can assist you to deploy, enhance, or maintain data backup solutions for a variety of environments including local, remote, cloud-based, or a mix. To read more, visit Backup and Restore Technology Consulting and Support Services.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Data Recovery Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified Microsoft SCDPM engineers can assist your company to create an effective workplace recovery plan, implement an affordable fault-tolerante network infrastructure, deploy a System Center Data Protection Manager-based recovery system, thoroughly validate your system, educate your IT staff or regular consultants how to manage System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive information technology support outsourcing including remote housing of virtual or physical SCDPM machines in Progent's secure data center. For details, see System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Consulting and Support Services.

Barracuda Backup Multi-site and Cloud Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription-based backup and disaster recovery service for small and medium-size businesses. A Barracuda Backup solution can incorporate a purpose-built physical appliance manufactured by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with comparable features but which utilizes your existing storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup safeguards vital company data generated on-premises, at one or more remote sites, or in the cloud. For disaster recovery, 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 certified Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consulting experts offer a wide array of consulting support services to assist your business to plan, configure, manage and troubleshoot a BDR solution based on Barracuda Backup. For more information, go to Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting.

Altaro VM Backup Software for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup software provides small organizations a dependable and affordable platform for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-based VMs. Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in on-premises, offsite, multi-site, and cloud architectures and also supports cost-effective cloud backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Headline capabilities include state-of-the-art inline deduplication to cut backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup intervals as short as five minutes for reducing your Recovery Point Objective (RPO), military-grade encryption, granular recovery options for individual files and emails, extensive support for Windows Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and for VMware vCenter for handling larger environments, and the ability to leverage Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up live VMs with zero downtime. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and can provide a wide range of consulting services to help you to plan, install, optimize and troubleshoot a backup and disaster recovery system powered by Altaro VM Backup. To learn more, see Altaro VM Backup Consulting Services.

Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Backup
Double-Take Software offers a selection of tools designed to deliver small and midsize companies a variety of affordable alternatives for backing up and recovering business-critical workloads such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have in-depth backgrounds incorporating Double-Take Software technology into small business IT networks to achieve an advanced level of availability and disaster recovery capability at a budget-friendly price. For more information, visit Consulting for Double-Take Software for Backup.

CRISC-qualified IT Risk Management
The CRISC program was established by ISACA to validate a consultant's ability to plan, deploy, and maintain IS controls to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to develop and execute a business continuity strategy based on leading practices promoted by CRISC and geared to align with your company's risk appetite, business objectives, and IT budget. To find out more, visit CRISC-certified IT risk mitigation experts.

Why Pick Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Because Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and offers professional application consulting for a wide range of small business software programs, Progent can help clients to find efficient IT solutions that substantially enhance the productivity of your IT network. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent offers the services of certified consultants and specialists with expertise in designing, configuring and supporting networking environments based on Cisco products. The extent of Progent's IT experience and Progent's familiarity with the requirements of small and midsize companies make Progent the perfect partner for creating and maintaining an affordable, high-availability information system.

How to Access Progent's Consultants for High Availability Network Services
In order to get in touch with Progent about professional assistance for high availability architecture, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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