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 Offered by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco engineers can help your company to implement a sensible, fault-tolerant information network that resolves key challenges covering a wide range of infrastructure solutions and processes including:

Business Continuity Planning
Progent's business continuity professionals can show you how to create a business continuity strategy in order to resume IT operations in case of an IT network disaster. Progent can assist you to create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery assessments and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified consultants can also help you build an affordable, non-stop system solution that addresses availability issues covering a wide range of network technologies and procedures. To learn more, visit Disaster Recovery Consulting and Support Services.

Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables fast restoration of critical files, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to hardware breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery consultants can assist your organization to plan and deploy a DR solution based on Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering technologies including Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance network-attached storage using low-cost hardware, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for enhancing the speed and fault-tolerance of Failover Clusters while reducing TCO and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for fast, economical creation of a stretch cluster quorum arbitration point. For details, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Help.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced world-class fault tolerance and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering platform. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this technology and delivers significant enhancements offering more expandability, better storage uptime for server applications, easier administration, quicker automatic failover, and additional flexibility for designing failover clusters. To find out more, go to Windows Server 2012 Clustering Consulting Services.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager is an extension to VMware vCenter that lets you orchestrate, automate and test a consistent workflow for recovering applications and services rapidly following an outage. Site Recovery Manager provides centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-disruptive site relocation, failback and site re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also allows non-disruptive testing for disaster recovery, updates and patches and can produce reports to confirm full service recovery, validate Service Level Agreements and prove compliance. Progent offers the skills of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consulting expert to assist you to design, deploy, test and administer a disaster recovery solution powered by VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Platform
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery platform that combines array-based storage clustering with continual replication to deliver rapid, zero RPO disaster recovery (DR) between datacenters that are up to 185 miles (300km) away from one another. Progent can provide access to a NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can help you to design, configure, manage, upgrade, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery system based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can assist you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster deployment that meets your technical requirements and budget. Progent can ensure you adhere to leading practices for installing your MetroCluster solution by delivering guidance with tasks like assigning shelf IDs, arranging aggregate layout, setting up volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, provisioning Cisco and Brocade switches, designing a tiebreaker mechanism, designing a configuration replication network, and verifying your DR system to show compliance with information assurance standards and government requirements.

High Availability Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing support that addresses network load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content delivery products including F5 Networks 3DNS. Non-stop load balancing solutions for which Progent can provide consulting services include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Access Gateway, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Engine and ACNS, and F5 Networks BIG-IP. To read more, go to Non-stop Load Balancing.

24x7 Interoffice Connectivity
Progentís inter-site network infrastructure engineers can help businesses achieve zero-downtime branch office connectivity solutions through fully redundant system architectures featuring transparent failover. Progentís Cisco-qualified CCIE engineers can design and deploy high-availability Inter-office connections supported by non-stop EIGRP routers or zero-downtime OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how redundant connectivity and transparent fail-over can provide economical 24x7 interoffice networking. To read more, go to Fault Tolerant Interoffice Connectivity.

24x7 Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-authorized network experts can help you build an economical, high availability Internet connection solution that can achieve 24x7 Internet access via a wide range of fault tolerant Internet network technologies including non-stop BGP, transparent fail-over, and multiple ISPs. Progent can provide CCIE professionals to help you apply the latest techniques for 24x7 Internet access to create a cost-effective, completely redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other features to create zero-downtime Internet connections. For details, visit Non-stop Internet Access Solutions.

Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting Experts
Progent offers affordable online access to consultants skilled in a broad array of utilities and services that deliver solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations as well as laptops and smartphones. Progent offers expertise for leading data protection platforms including Acronis, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take Backup, MozyPro, Retrospect, Time Machine, VMware Data Recovery (VDR), and FLARs. Progent can help your company to design, enhance, or troubleshoot data backup systems for a range of architectures such as on-premises, remote, cloud-based, or a mix. To learn more, see Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Restore Consulting and Support Services
Progent's expert System Center Data Protection Manager support professionals can help you to develop an effective workplace recovery plan, implement an affordable fault-tolerante IT architecture, deploy a System Center Data Protection Manager-based backup and recovery solution, comprehensively test your DPM system, educate your administrative staff or local service providers how to maintain System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive IT outsourcing such as off-site housing of Microsoft SCDPM servers in Progent's data center. To learn more, visit Microsoft SCDPM Consulting.

Barracuda Backup On-premises and Cloud Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription backup and disaster recovery platform for small and mid-size businesses. A Barracuda Backup solution can include a purpose-built hardware storage device built by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with comparable features but which uses your own storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup protects vital business data generated on-premises, at one or more remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster recovery, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon AWS, or to any location with a physical or virtual Barracuda appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consultants offer a wide array of consulting support services to assist you to plan, integrate, operate and troubleshoot a BDR system built on Barracuda technology. For details, go to Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting and management.

Altaro VM Backup Solutions for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup software offers small and mid-size organizations a dependable and affordable solution for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in on-premises, offsite, distributed, and cloud-hosted environments and also supports low-cost backup to Azure storage. Top capabilities include industry-leading Augmented Inline Deduplication to cut backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup spacing as short as five minutes for reducing your Recovery Point Objective (RPO), military-grade encryption, item-level restore capability for specific files and emails, extensive support for Windows Server Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and for VMware vCenter for handling large-scale deployments, and the ability to leverage Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to back up online virtual machines with zero downtime. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and can provide a wide range of consulting services to help you to design, install, manage and troubleshoot a backup/restore system based on Altaro VM Backup software. For details, visit Altaro VM Backup Certified Consultants.

Consulting Services Double-Take Solutions for Backup
Double-Take Software offers a family of tools intended to deliver small and midsize companies a variety of affordable alternatives for backing up and restoring vital applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Office SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning experts have extensive experience integrating Double-Take Software products into small company IT systems to create an advanced state of availability and disaster recovery capability at an affordable cost. To find out more, go to Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Backup.

CRISC-certified Network Risk Control
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was established by ISACA to validate an IT professional's ability to plan, implement, and maintain information system controls to reduce network risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to develop and execute a business continuity strategy that follows leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and IT budget. For more information, go to CRISC-qualified network risk control experts.

Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Partner and offers professional application expertise for a wide variety of business applications, Progent can help clients to arrive at complete information technology solutions that maximize the productivity of your information system. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent can provide the expertise of qualified consultants and specialists with experience in designing, installing and maintaining networking solutions built on Cisco products. The extent of Progent's technical know-how and Progent's familiarity with the requirements of small businesses make Progent a great resource for creating and maintaining an affordable, high-availability network.

How You Can Get Help from Progent's Engineers for Fault Tolerant Computing Support
To ask Progent about consulting support for fault tolerant architecture, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.
















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