Virtually all large enterprises have regularly updated strategies and technologies in place designed to allow them to function at some level in case of a catastrophe. For smaller businesses, however, serious DR/BC planning has historically been too expensive to implement and too complex to manage. But things have changed. A convergence of new technologies such as Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica and services such as cloud backup/recovery has made DR/BC solutions affordable and effective. Progent can show you how it's done.
To help you create your DR/BC solution, Progent offers consulting and support for a broad range of technologies from leading vendors. Product-specific services provided by Progent to help you implement your disaster recovery solution include:
Workplace Recovery Planning
Progent's business continuity engineers can show you how to create a workplace recovery strategy so you can restore IT functionality in the event of an IT system disaster. Progent can assist you to define a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified professionals can also help you create an affordable, zero-downtime network solution that takes into account availability issues involving a broad array of infrastructure technologies and processes. To read more, see Disaster Recovery Consulting Services.
24x7 Internet Access
Progent's Cisco-certified network professionals can help you create an economical, fault tolerant Internet architecture that can achieve 24x7 Internet access through a variety of high-availability Internet connectivity technologies including fault tolerant BGP and redundant ISPs. Progent offers CCIE professionals to show you how to apply the most advanced techniques for fault tolerant Internet access to build an affordable, completely redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to create non-stop Internet connections. To read more, visit 24x7 Internet Access Architecture.
Virtualization is central to any up-to-date disaster recovery solution. Virtual servers can be provisioned, re-purposed, copied, and restored quickly and easily, offering a level of flexibility for achieving high-availability impossible to match with physical servers. Progent can help you design and implement a virtualized environment powered by Microsoft Windows Hyper-V, which incorporates advanced business continuity features that include transparent backup and live migration. Hyper-V can eliminate much of the time required for scheduled maintenance, switching to hot backup sites, and restoring business-critical functions. For more information, visit Windows Hyper-V Consulting Support.
Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-tested platform that takes technology proven in Microsoft's vast Azure public cloud, including Azure's software-defined data plane, and makes it available for on premises deployments. As hybrid networks have become the norm, the migration of cloud technology to private data centers has made enterprise-class disaster recovery solutions practical for organizations of virtually any size. To see how Progent can help you deploy Windows Server 2016 disaster reciovery technology, see Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Consulting.
Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced enterprise-class fault tolerance and recoverability to Microsoft's failover clustering solution. Windows Server 2012 R2 builds on this technology and offers important new and enhanced features that offer more expandability, non-stop storage availability for server applications, easier management, quicker automatic failover, and more options for designing failover clusters. For more information, see Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Expertise.
Microsoft Server 2008 Failover Clustering
The server cluster technology built into the high-end editions of MS Windows Server 2008 was radically redesigned to simplify the installation, configuration, and maintenance of clusters that provide greater levels of network availability, security, efficiency, and versatility. New or improved capabilities include cluster verification, revamped setup and deployment, unified cluster management, redesigned cluster architecture for maximum availability, better protection and quorum models, minimization of failure points, greater disk and memory capacity, and improvements for multi-site clusters. To read more, go to Windows Server 2008 Clustering Support.
VMware Site Recovery Manager and NSX Planning and Configuration
Progent offers online and on-premises access to a VMware VCDX-certified expert with in-depth knowledge and broad experience planning and configuring VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and VMware NSX network virtualization technology for disaster recovery (DR). Progent can show you how to achieve zero-data-loss RPO and minimal RTO for critical applications and services and can provide advanced support for VMware's enterprise-class tools for managing and protecting private and hybrid cloud environments including vCloud Director (vCD), vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) and vCloud Suite. For more information, see VMware Site Recovery Manager Solutions and VMware NSX Virtual Network Planning and Configuration.
NetApp MetroCluster Zero-Data-Loss Disaster Recovery Solutions
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery software suite that combines array-based storage clustering with replication to deliver fast, zero RPO disaster recovery (DR) between datacenters located up to 300km apart. Progent can provide the skills of a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can help you to design, configure, administer, update, test and repair a disaster recovery system built around NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can assist you to choose an architecture for your MetroCluster deployment that meets your functional requirements and IT budget. Progent can make sure you adhere to best practices for installing your MetroCluster solution by providing help with tasks such as assigning disk pools, arranging plexes layout, provisioning NetApp FlexVol volumes, setting up NetApp Snapshot, provisioning switches, implementing a tiebreaker, setting up a configuration replication network, and testing your DR system to verify adherence with information assurance standards and regulatory mandates.
Network Load Balancing
Progent provides high availability load balancing consulting covering system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching products such as F5 Networks 3DNS. Non-stop load balancing products for which Progent can provide consulting expertise include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Presentation Server, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Engine and ACNS, and F5 Networks BIG-IP. To learn more, see Load Balancing for High Availability.
High-Availability Colocation Sites
Colocation sites offer an affordable option for small businesses who want to house their data center in a world-class facility. Colocation sites offer up to 99.999% Internet availability, lower management costs, fast Internet connections, tight physical security, and dependable electrical power backup. Colocation sites are also the only realistic option for geographically separate hot backup systems. Progent can help design a fault-tolerant IT environment that utilizes colocation sites cost effectively, select a facility, migrate your key IT operations, and provide affordable online consulting and network support services. For more info, see High-Availability Colocation Sites.
24x7 Inter-office Networking
Progentís inter-site connection professionals can help small organizations create non-stop inter-site connectivity solutions through fully redundant networks featuring automatic failover. Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can plan and deploy ultra-reliable Inter-office networks based on fault tolerant EIGRP routers or non-stop OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how redundant connectivity and automatic fail-over can provide affordable 24x7 interoffice networking. To find out more, see High-Availability Interoffice Networking.
System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Recovery Consulting and Support Services
Progent's expert System Center Data Protection Manager engineers can help you to create an effective business continuity plan, design a cost-effective high-availability IT infrastructure, deploy a Microsoft DPM-based backup and restore system, thoroughly test your system, train your IT staff or regular service providers how to manage DPM, or handle complete IT outsourcing services including remote hosting of Microsoft DPM servers in Progent's secure data center facility. To read more, see Data Protection Manager (DPM) Consulting.
ProSight DPS Fully Managed Cloud Backup Services
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized businesses a low-cost, fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration of critical files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images. ProSight DPS helps you recover from hardware failures, disasters, malware like ransomware. human error, or software bugs. Bare Metal Restore (BMR) lets you restore like or dissimilar hardware, and you can use point-in-time restores. Data can be backed up to the cloud, a local device, or mirrored to both. To learn more. see ProSight Data Protection Services cloud backup.
Backup and Restore Technology Consulting Services
Progent can provide affordable remote access to consultants with expertise in a broad array of utilities and services that provide solutions for backing up Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX physical and virtual servers and desktops plus notebooks and smart phones. Progent can provide help for leading backup platforms such as Acronis Backup and Recovery, Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan, Double-Take, Mozy, Retrospect, Apple Time Machine, vSphere Data Protection, and FLARs. Progent's consultants can assist your company to install, upgrade, or maintain backup/restore systems for a variety of topologies including on-premises, edge to datacenter, cloud, or hybrid. To learn more, see Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting Services.
Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Backup
Double-Take offers a family of tools designed to deliver small and midsize businesses a range of affordable solutions for backing up and recovering business-critical workloads such as Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Office SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have extensive experience integrating Double-Take technology into small company IT networks to create a high state of fault tolerance and disaster recovery readiness at an affordable cost. For details, visit Consulting Services Double-Take Software for Backup.
CRISC-certified Consulting Support for IT Risk Mitigation
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential program was started by ISACA in 2010 to certify an IT consultant's ability to plan, deploy, and maintain IS controls to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the expertise of a CRISC-certified consultant to help you develop and carry out a business continuity plan that adheres to leading practices promoted by CRISC/ISACA and tailored to align with your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines.