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 Non-stop Technologies Provided by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco engineers can assist your business to design an affordable, non-stop information network that resolves key challenges covering a broad array of networking solutions and processes including:

Business Continuity Planning
Progent's business continuity planning engineers can show you how to create a disaster recovery strategy so you can restore network functionality in the event of an information system catastrophe. Progent can help you to develop a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-authorized professionals can also help you build an affordable, fault-tolerant network solution that takes into account availability issues covering a wide range of network technologies and procedures. To find out more, visit Business Continuity Consulting.

High Availability Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-certified network experts can help you create an affordable, fault tolerant Internet configuration architecture that can deliver non-stop Internet connectivity via a wide range of fault tolerant Internet network technologies including fault tolerant BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant Internet Service Providers. Progent offers CCIE engineers to show you how to apply the latest techniques for 24x7 Internet access to create an economical, fully redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other features to create fault tolerant Internet connections. To read more, go to Fault Tolerant Internet Access Solutions.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity experts can assist you to plan and deploy a disaster recovery solution based on Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering tools such as Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class storage clusters using industry-standard equipment, VM Load Balancing for improving the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while minimizing capital investment and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for easy, affordable deployment of a stretch cluster quorum witness. To read more, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Support.

Windows Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Windows Server 2008 R2 brought world-class availability and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering platform. Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this foundation and delivers important enhancements that offer increased extensibility, non-stop disk storage availability for server applications, simpler administration, quicker failover, and additional options for architecting clusters. For more information, see Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering Consulting and Support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is an extension to VMware vCenter that lets you orchestrate, automate and test a consistent runbook for recovering services rapidly following an outage. Site Recovery Manager supports centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-disruptive site relocation, failback and re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also allows non-disruptive testing for site recovery, upgrades and patches and can produce reports to confirm full service restoration, validate SLAs and prove compliance. Progent can provide the support of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consulting expert to help you to design, configure, test and manage a DR system powered by VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Technology
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery software suite that uses failover storage clustering with continual replication to provide fast, zero data loss disaster recovery between datacenters that are up to 185 miles away from one another. Progent offers online or on-premises access to a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can help you to design, deploy, manage, update, test and repair a disaster recovery system based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster environment that meets your technical requirements and budget. Progent can ensure you adhere to leading practices for configuring your MetroCluster solution by providing guidance with tasks such as assigning disk pools and shelf IDs, arranging aggregate layout, provisioning volumes, setting up NetApp Snapshot, provisioning switches, designing a tiebreaker, setting up a configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and verifying your MetroCluster DR system to verify compliance with industry standards and government mandates.

High Availability Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing support covering system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content delivery technology such as Cisco Content Engine. Non-stop load balancing products for which Progent offers consulting services include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Presentation Server, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Engine and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. For more information, visit Non-stop Load Balancing.

High-Availability Inter-office Networking
Progentís branch office connection consultants can help businesses achieve zero-downtime multi-site connectivity by means of fully redundant system architectures featuring transparent failover. Progentís Cisco-qualified CCIE network engineers can design and deploy fault-tolerant Inter-office networks supported by non-stop EIGRP routers or fault tolerant OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can show you how redundant connectivity and automatic fail-over can provide affordable 24x7 interoffice networking. For details, go to 24x7 Interoffice Networking.

System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Recovery Consultants
Progent's expert Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can help you to create an effective workplace recovery strategy, implement an affordable high-availability IT infrastructure, install a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager-based recovery system, comprehensively validate your system, educate your administrative personnel or local consultants how to manage System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive IT outsourcing services such as remote hosting of virtual or physical SCDPM machines in Progent's secure data center facility. To learn more, go to System Center Data Protection Manager Consulting and Support Services.

Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of vital data, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's BDR specialists can provide advanced support to configure ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory requirements such as IPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your critical information. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting
Progent can provide economical remote support from engineers skilled in a wide array of utilities and technologies that deliver solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and desktops plus laptops and handhelds. Progent can provide expertise for leading data protection platforms such as Acronis, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist, HP Data Protector, Double-Take, MozyPro, Retrospect, Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and Solaris FLARs. Progent can help your company to deploy, enhance, or maintain backup/restore systems for a range of architectures including on-premises, remote, cloud-based, or hybrid. To read more, see Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting Services.

Consulting Services Double-Take Software for Data Backup/Restore
Double-Take Software offers a selection of products designed to deliver small and midsize companies a range of cost-effective alternatives for replicating and restoring vital workloads including Exchange Server, SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have extensive backgrounds integrating Double-Take technology into small business information networks to achieve an advanced level of fault tolerance and disaster recovery readiness at a budget-friendly cost. For more information, see Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.

CRISC-qualified IT Risk Management
The CRISC certification program was initiated by ISACA in 2010 to validate a consultant's ability to plan, implement, and maintain IS control mechanisms to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to develop and carry out a workplace continuity strategy based on leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to align with your company's risk appetite, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines. To find out more, see CRISC-certified IT risk mitigation specialists.

Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provides specialized application support for a wide range of business applications, Progent is able to assist customers to arrive at comprehensive information technology solutions that optimize the productivity of your information system. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent can provide the services of qualified engineers and specialists with experience in designing, installing and maintaining infrastructure environments built on Cisco technology. The depth of Progent's IT know-how and Progent's sensitivity to the requirements of small and midsize businesses make Progent the ideal resource for building and maintaining a cost-effective, high-availability information system.

How You Can Contact Progent's Experts for High Availability Network Support
To get in touch with Progent about technical help for fault tolerant LAN design, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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