Fault Tolerant Interoffice Connectivity ConsultingMost companies with more than one office have some type of IP-based interoffice communications method. Common connectivity solutions include legacy frame relay lines, private T1 circuits, managed VPN, private IP, and unmanaged Internet VPNs. Communications failures for these interoffice links can significantly downgrade  business productivity.

Loss of interoffice connectivity means that users in remote offices are cut-off from key central systems and can be left without the ability to perform even the most basic day-to-day functions required to carry out critical business transactions. As a result, customers are disappointed, orders are delayed, and the afflicted business pays for workers to wait for the network to come back online.

The vast majority of small business interoffice communications infrastructures have virtually no fault tolerance. A single downed communications line or a single router failure can bring vital business processes to a halt. All too often, single-point failures can take hours, and occasionally days, to repair. Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE engineers have the knowledge and experience to design and implement sophisticated fault-tolerant architectures for interoffice connectivity. Progent's consultants are expert at fault-tolerant Cisco router configuration based on Interior Gateway Protocols including OSPF, or Open Shortest Path First, and EIGRP, or Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol.

The explosion of low-cost Internet connectivity options provides new opportunities to create affordable, truly fault-tolerant, fully redundant interoffice connections that seamlessly failover in the event of a single-point breakdown. In the past, the high cost of private T1 lines often exceeded reasonable cost/risk assessments for small businesses. But with the diverse selection of low-cost DSL, cable modem, and wireless ISP connections now available, companies can craft cost-effective solutions that offer protection from single points of failure. By utilizing the advanced fault-tolerant features available in Ciscoís IOS operating system, critical failures can be made invisible to users. With proper alert mechanisms, in-house IT resources or outside consultants can work efficiently to restore primary communications links without working under the intense pressure associated with crippling outages.

The business case for implementing fault-tolerant interoffice connectivity has never been more compelling. Low-cost DSL links can be configured as a backup to expensive T1 private lines for as little as 1/20th of the monthly operating cost of the primary link. The availability of business-class wireless links makes it possible to create a fault-tolerant communications architecture that completely eliminates the risk of rare but debilitating wired network failures, such as fiber cuts caused by construction work, or traffic accidents that take down utility poles or telephone wiring junction boxes. These solutions are affordably priced and offer acceptable performance in failover situations.

Other Fault Tolerant Technologies Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco engineers can help your company to implement a cost-effective, fault-tolerant IT architecture that resolves critical challenges covering a wide range of networking technologies and operations including:

Workplace Recovery Planning
Progent's business continuity planning professionals can show you how to design a business continuity plan so you can resume IT operations in the event of an IT system catastrophe. Progent can assist you to develop a complete disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and testing. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-authorized consultants can also show you how to build an affordable, non-stop network solution that takes into account availability issues covering a broad array of infrastructure technologies and procedures. For details, visit Workplace Recovery Consulting 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 solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and allows fast restoration of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can deliver world-class support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.

Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity consultants can help you to plan and deploy a disaster recovery system built around Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering technologies such as Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class network-attached storage using commodity hardware, VM Load Balancing for enhancing the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing TCO and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for fast, affordable deployment of a stretch cluster quorum witness. To learn more, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Support.

Microsoft Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 brought enterprise-class fault tolerance and system recovery to Microsoft's failover clustering solution. Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this technology and provides important improvements offering more scalability, better disk storage availability for server applications, easier management, quicker failover, and more options for designing failover clusters. To learn more, 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 repeatable runbook for recovering applications and services quickly after an outage. SRM provides centrally managed and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site migration, failback and site re-protect. SRM also enables transparent testing for site recovery, upgrades and fixes and can produce reports to verify full service restoration, validate Service Level Agreements and prove disaster recovery compliance. Progent offers the skills of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consultant to assist you to design, configure, test and maintain a disaster recovery solution powered by VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Platform
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery platform that uses failover storage clustering along with synchronous replication to provide rapid, zero RPO disaster recovery between datacenters located as far as 185 miles away from one another. Progent offers online or on-premises access to a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can assist 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 budget. Progent can ensure you follow best practices for installing your MetroCluster environment by delivering help with tasks like assigning disk pools, determining aggregate layout, provisioning NetApp FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, installing Cisco and Brocade switches, implementing a tiebreaker mechanism, setting up a configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and testing your MetroCluster disaster recovery solution to prove compliance with information assurance standards and government mandates.

Fault Tolerant Load Balancing
Progent offers high availability load balancing consulting that addresses system load balancing, load balanced programs, LAN/WAN backbone routing, and content delivery products such as F5 Networks 3DNS. Fault tolerant load balancing technologies for which Progent can provide consulting services include Microsoft 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. For details, visit High Availability Load Balancing.

Fault Tolerant Data Centers
Progent's Data Center consultants can show you how to identify high availability data centers that match the particular needs of your business. High availability off-site data centers are especially appealing to small and mid-size organizations because of their affordability and simplified logistics in comparison to pursuing a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to create an on-site data center that offers even a basic level of fault tolerance is too costly for the majority of small companies. Progent is ready to show you how to reap all the advantages of non-stop data centers by offering a complete array of consulting and maintenance services. To read more, go to Fault Tolerant Data Centers Solutions.

Non-stop Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-authorized network consultants can help you create an affordable, fault tolerant Internet connection solution that can achieve non-stop Internet connectivity through a broad range of high availability Internet access technologies including non-stop BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent can provide CCIE engineers to help you apply the most advanced technology for 24x7 Internet access to implement an economical, fully redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other capabilities to create zero-downtime Internet access. To find out more, go to Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity Architecture.

Backup and Recovery Technology Consultants
Progent can provide economical online support from IT engineers skilled in a wide range of products and technologies that provide solutions for protecting Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX physical and virtual servers and desktops plus notebooks and handhelds. Progent offers help for leading backup platforms including Acronis Backup and Recovery, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take, Mozy, Retrospect, Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and FLARs. Progent's consultants can assist your company to implement, enhance, or maintain backup solutions for a range of architectures including local, edge to datacenter, cloud-based, or hybrid. To read more, visit Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Data Recovery Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can assist you to create a practical disaster recovery strategy, implement an affordable fault-tolerante IT architecture, deploy a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager-based recovery solution, comprehensively test your system, educate your IT personnel or regular service providers how to manage System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide complete information technology support outsourcing such as remote hosting of SCDPM machines in Progent's world-class data center facility. To learn more, see Microsoft SCDPM Consulting.

Consulting for Double-Take Software for Backup/Restore
Double-Take offers a family of tools intended to deliver small and midsize businesses a variety of cost-effective solutions for backing up and restoring vital applications including Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have in-depth experience integrating Double-Take technology into small business information systems to achieve an advanced state of fault tolerance and business continuity capability at an affordable price. To find out more, visit Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.

CRISC-qualified Network Risk Management
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was established by ISACA to validate an IT professional's skills to design, deploy, and support information system controls to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the expertise of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to develop and execute a workplace continuity or disaster recovery strategy that follows industry best practices identified by CRISC and crafted to match your organization's risk tolerance, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. For more information, go to CRISC-qualified network risk mitigation specialists.

Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Gold Partner and provides specialized application support for a wide range of business applications, Progent is able to assist clients to arrive at complete information technology solutions that maximize the business value of your IT network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent offers the support of qualified engineers and specialists with expertise in designing, configuring and troubleshooting networking solutions based on Cisco products. The depth of Progent's technical experience and Progent's sensitivity to the needs of small companies make Progent the ideal resource for building and maintaining a cost-effective, fault-tolerant network.

How You Can Get Help from Progent's Engineers for Non-stop System Support
To get in touch with Progent about consulting support for non-stop computing, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.
















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