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 Zero-Downtime Solutions Provided by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified consultants can help you to implement an affordable, non-stop environment that resolves major challenges encompassing a wide range of infrastructure technologies and processes such as:

Business Continuity Planning
Progent's business continuity professionals can help you design a workplace recovery strategy so you can restore IT operations in the event of an IT system catastrophe. Progent can assist you to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified engineers can also help you create an affordable, zero-downtime system solution that takes into account reliability issues covering a wide range of infrastructure technologies and processes. To learn more, go to Business Continuity Consulting Services.

Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and allows rapid recovery of vital data, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery experts can help your organization to plan and deploy a disaster recovery system built around Microsoft's most advanced Failover Clustering technologies including Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-disruptive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance storage clusters using industry-standard equipment, VM Load Balancing for improving the performance and fault-tolerance of Failover Clusters while reducing TCO and management overhead, and Cloud Witness for fast, affordable deployment of a stretch cluster quorum witness. To learn more, visit Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Expertise.

Microsoft Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Windows Server 2008 R2 brought enterprise-class fault tolerance and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering solution. Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this foundation and delivers significant enhancements that offer more expandability, better storage uptime for server applications, simpler management, quicker failover, and additional options for architecting failover clusters. To learn more, go to 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 allows you to orchestrate, automate and test a repeatable workflow for restoring applications and services quickly after an outage. Site Recovery Manager provides centrally managed and automated recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site relocation, failback and re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also supports transparent testing for disaster recovery, updates and patches and can generate audit reports to verify complete service recovery, validate SLAs and demonstrate disaster recovery compliance. Progent can provide the support of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consultant to help your organization to design, configure, test and administer a disaster recovery system based on VMware Site Recovery Manager.

NetApp MetroCluster Disaster Recovery Technology
NetApp MetroCluster is a high-availability and disaster recovery platform that combines array-based storage clustering along with synchronous replication to provide rapid, zero data loss disaster recovery between sites that are as far as 300km away from one another. Progent can provide access to a certified NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can help you to design, configure, administer, upgrade, test and repair a disaster recovery solution based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to select a topology for your MetroCluster environment that meets your functional needs and IT budget. Progent can make sure you follow leading practices for configuring your MetroCluster solution by providing guidance with tasks such as assigning disk pools, arranging plexes layout, provisioning FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, provisioning Cisco and Brocade switches, implementing a tiebreaker, setting up a configuration replication network between your peered clusters, and verifying your MetroCluster DR solution to show compliance with industry standards and regulatory mandates.

High Availability Load Balancing
Progent offers high availability load balancing support covering system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content delivery technology such as F5 Networks 3DNS. High availability load balancing technologies for which Progent offers consulting expertise include Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Access Gateway, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and ACNS, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. To learn more, visit Non-stop Load Balancing.

Non-stop Data Centers
Progent's Data Center consultants can help you select fault-tolerant data centers that meet the particular needs of your business. High availability colocation sites are particularly appealing to small and mid-size businesses because of their low cost and simplified logistics in comparison to taking a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to build an on-site data center that offers even a basic level of fault tolerance is too costly for the majority of small organizations. Progent is ready to help you reap all the benefits of 24x7 Internet data centers by offering a complete array of engineering and support services. For details, see High-Availability Colocation Consulting.

24x7 Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-certified IT engineers can help you build an economical, high availability Internet configuration solution that can deliver non-stop Internet access through a broad array of high availability Internet access solutions including fault tolerant BGP, transparent fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent can provide Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert professionals to help you apply the most advanced technology for 24x7 Internet access to build an affordable, fully redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other capabilities to create zero-downtime Internet connections. For details, go to High Availability Internet Access Architecture.

Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting Services
Progent offers affordable online support from IT engineers skilled in a broad array of utilities and services that deliver solutions for backing up Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux servers and workstations as well as laptops and smartphones. Progent offers expertise for all major data protection platforms including Acronis, Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take, Mozy, Retrospect for Macintosh, Time Machine, VMware Data Recovery, and FLARs. Progent can help you to deploy, upgrade, or maintain backup solutions for a range of architectures such as on-premises, remote, cloud, or hybrid. For details, see Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting and Support Services.

System Center Data Protection Manager Data Recovery Consultants
Progent's certified System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can assist you to create an effective disaster recovery strategy, design an affordable fault-tolerante network infrastructure, configure a System Center Data Protection Manager-based recovery system, comprehensively test your DPM system, train your administrative staff or regular consultants how to manage Microsoft SCDPM, or provide complete IT outsourcing including off-site hosting of SCDPM servers in Progent's data center facility. To learn more, go to System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Consulting Services.

Barracuda Backup Local, Offsite and Cloud Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription-based backup/restore 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 functionality but which uses your own storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup safeguards vital company data generated on-premises, at one or multiple remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster preparedness, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon AWS, or to any location with a Barracuda Backup appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consulting experts can provide a wide range of consulting support services to help your business to design, configure, operate and repair a BDR solution based on Barracuda technology. For details, see Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting and management.

Altaro VM Backup Solutions for Backup and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup software provides small and mid-size businesses a reliable and affordable solution for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-powered virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in on-premises, remote, multi-site, and cloud-hosted architectures and also supports cost-effective backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Headline capabilities include industry-leading Augmented Inline Deduplication to cut backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection with backup spacing as short as five minutes for minimizing your exposure to data loss, military-grade encryption, granular recovery options for specific files and emails, support for Windows Server Cluster Shared Volumes and VMware vCenter for managing larger environments, and the ability to leverage Microsoft VSS technology to back up live virtual machines without downtime. Progent is an Altaro partner and offers a broad range of services to help you to design, install, manage and troubleshoot a backup/restore solution based on Altaro VM Backup. To read more, see Altaro VM Backup Consulting.

Consulting Services Double-Take Solutions for Backup/Restore
Double-Take Software offers a selection of tools designed to deliver small and midsize businesses a variety of affordable solutions for replicating and restoring vital applications including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progentís business continuity planning experts have in-depth backgrounds integrating Double-Take technology into small company information systems to create a high level of availability and business continuity readiness at an affordable price. For more information, go to Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.

CRISC-qualified IT Risk Management
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification program was established by ISACA in 2010 to verify an IT professional's ability to plan, deploy, and maintain IS control mechanisms to mitigate network risk. Progent can provide the expertise of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to create and execute a business continuity strategy based on leading practices identified by CRISC and geared to align with your organization's risk appetite, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. To find out more, visit CRISC-certified IT risk management experts.

Why Pick Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Because Progent is a Microsoft Partner and offers professional application consulting for a broad range of small business software programs, Progent is able to help clients to arrive at efficient IT solutions that substantially enhance the productivity of your IT network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent can provide the support of qualified engineers and specialists with experience in architecting, configuring and troubleshooting infrastructure solutions based on Cisco technology. The extent of Progent's IT experience and Progent's familiarity with the requirements of small companies make Progent a great resource for creating and maintaining a cost-effective, high-availability network.

How to Contact Progent's Engineers for Non-stop Network Services
To contact Progent about consulting support for non-stop LAN design, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
















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