Progent offers fast and economical support from cloud connectivity consultants to help your organization to design, configure, manage, and debug hybrid information networks that incorporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud products and services with local resources and with additional public clouds such as Azure.
Progent can help you evaluate the strengths and drawbacks of Amazon AWS cloud services compared to other vendors, migrate apps and infrastructure to Amazon AWS, develop backup/restore solutions that utilize Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and troubleshoot firewall and VPN configuration issues. Progent offers help from Cisco-certified CCIE networking consultants to assist you build a high-availability network architecture so your users have a productive computing environment whether they are working at your corporate headquarters, a branch site, from home, or in transit.
Amazon is an innovator in the public cloud arena and is the industry's leading provider of public cloud services. Amazon AWS offers a wide range of cloud services such as Elastic Compute Cloud for on-demand compute power for VMs, Amazon Simple Storage Service for instantly expandable high-performance cloud storage, and Amazon Glacier for low-cost extended backup. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions allow businesses of any size to transfer some or all of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, taking advantage of a pay-for-use model to rein in hardware investments while reducing administrative overhead and cutting the time required to roll out new apps.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For the majority of organizations, utilizing public cloud services is a given. The only issue is how to determine the best trade-off between cloud-based and on-premises resources. Many companies have custom line-of-business apps which are tricky to migrate to the cloud. Performance-driven transaction processing applications may call for local control to provided maximum throughput. Also, company policies or government regulations may demand more control over certain types of data than can be achieved with public cloud environments. In these and other cases, hybrid networks, which combine on-premises and cloud resources, are commonly selected as the right network model.
To complicate things further, Amazon AWS is in competition with other vendors of cloud services such as Microsoft, whose Azure products include Infrastructure-as-a-Service options as well as a Platform-as-a-Service model specially tuned for Windows environments. Essentially, serious evaluation is required for any business to select the best cloud solution.
Progent's seasoned solution designers can assist your company to plan and configure a hybrid cloud strategy that incorporates Amazon AWS in a way that maximizes business value. Progent can assist your IT team with every aspect of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including needs analysis, readiness evaluation, system design and review, pilot testing, configuration, administration, performance optimization, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security. Progent can provide advanced expertise with firewalls and VPN access and can help you create cloud-centric or hybrid cloud networking models that efficiently integrate Amazon AWS cloud services. Progent offers as-needed expertise or deliver end-to-end project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to help you migrate efficiently to the Amazon AWS platform.
Key Amazon AWS Services
The Amazon AWS family of cloud services includes dozens of infrastructure options that cover computing, storage, databases, analytics, mobility, software development, administration, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS services used by businesses of any size and for which Progent offers comprehensive expertise include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, called Amazon EC2, is a virtual server hosting service that lets you provision, expand, and manage cloud-hosted virtual servers, referred to as EC2 instances. Subscribers can deploy any quantity of EC2 instances and you pay just for the resources you actually use. You can manage the VM as well as the cluster-level functions of a selection of operating systems, add your cloud-hosted applications, and control access rights. You also administer your company's own software licenses according to a Bring-Your-Own-License model. You can use an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) template and go online instantly or you can create a custom image that incorporates your apps, libraries, data, and setup information. Amazon EC2 can expand or release compute capacity on demand to align with variations in workloads, avoiding the need for complex capacity planning. You also can request separate geographic sites for high availability and you can use fixed IP addresses to work with your application requirements.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud-hosted storage product that offers low-latency storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 scales easily and you pay only for the storage you actually use. Amazon S3 is often implemented as offsite storage for data protection but is also well fitted for high-use applications, most notably Amazon's vast retail web. Amazon S3's interface can handle multiple storage types intended for different usage scenarios. These include Amazon S3 Standard for storage of primary data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for long-lived but rarely accessed data, and Amazon Glacier for long-term archives. You can also specify custom lifecycle parameters so your S3 data automatically and transparently moves to another storage category without forcing you to make changes to your apps. Amazon S3 can be used with Amazon EC2 or as a standalone service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud storage service designed to provide affordable archiving and long-term storage for data that is seldomly retrieved. Amazon Glacier does not offer the throughput of Amazon S3 storage and is not suitable for real-time applications. But restore time is glacially slow and can take hours, storage costs are lower than one cent per GB each month, which is less expensive than on-premises storage. In addition, you can reduce overall storage expense by defining lifecycle rules to move groups of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist companies to meet regulatory standards for data retention by offering ultra-reliable remote archiving with features that include regular, automatic integrity checks and self-healing functions.
How Progent Can Help You with Amazon AWS Services
If you intend to incorporate Amazonís AWS cloud services into your information network using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid cloud/on-premises architecture, Progent can help you assess the advantages of Amazon AWS compared to competing public cloud solutions. Progent can provide expertise for every facet of your cloud integration project including preparedness assessment, system design, feasibility testing, configuration, management, performance optimization, software license management, and disaster recovery strategies. Progent also offers access to certified cybersecurity experts to ensure. make sure your environment is safe and compliant with applicable standards.
Progent can help you to determine which of your key apps are suitable for Amazon AWS and help you upgrade legacy or custom software so they can be hosted by the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent can provide economical remote and onsite consulting to help you resolve stubborn technical bottlenecks, or Progent can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to make sure you execute your cloud integration initiative on time and on budget.
A typical issue encountered while integrating your information system with Amazon AWS, or any public cloud, is setting up secure access for various devices situated either within or outside your corporate firewall. Progent offers the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant as well as firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, Check Point and others to help you deploy and manage firewalls for connecting safely to Amazon AWS services. Progent also offers the services of iOS technology consultants and Android configuration experts to help you to set up smartphones and tablets for your Amazon AWS solution.
Some examples of remote integration support offered by Progent to assist companies interface with Amazon AWS include:
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- Create or review the solution architecture for hybrid environments that use Amazon EC2 and S3 storage
- Install and troubleshoot VPN access to AWS
- Deploy Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Deploy and debug firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, WatchGuard, and others
- Design, implement, and validate backup and recovery solutions based on Amazon S3 storage
- Build and test Amazon Machine Images for Windows or Linux VMs and applications
- Set up Java utilities for Amazon Machine Images
- Specify, configure and test security rules
- Debug dynamic and static IP problems
- Debug DNS and load balancing problems
- Configure NATs for datacenters and branch offices
- Create PHP code for signing AWS requests
- Create AD LDS service instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Help with Amazon Simple Queue Service
If you are looking for expert support with any aspect of integrating your network with the Amazon AWS cloud, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
Additional Hybrid Cloud Integration Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers support for all leading public clouds and can provide quick online access to a public cloud integration specialist. Popular public cloud platforms and services supported by Proegnt's experts include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is an integrated collection of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to streamline their business processes by automating key sales activities such as listings, orders, shipments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and finances. By leveraging Amazon's vast online ecosystem and automating their sales processes, merchants can broaden their market, reduce their operating costs, improve reaction time to customers, and add to their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) consultants can work with your development staff and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and mentoring to help you shorten development time and get to market quickly.
Progent's Azure planning and integration consultants can help you with every phase of Azure cloud integration such as requirements analysis, prerequisites assessment, solution design, pilot testing, implementation, automated management, performance tuning, license controls, disaster recovery strategies, security planning, and regulatory compliance assessment. Progent can assist you to configure and troubleshoot firewalls and VPN tunnels so that your users can safely access to Azure services, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can help you set up key Microsoft platforms to work in Azure including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint. Progent can also help you to set up a hybrid ecosystem that transparently integrates physical datacenters with Azure services.
Microsoft supports seamless hybrid environments that combine Office 365 Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange deployments. This permits you to have some mailboxes hosted on your physical datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes hosted by Office 365. Progent's certified Exchange consulting team can help your organization with any phase of planning, implementing and troubleshooting your hybrid Exchange network. Progent's Exchange consultants can deliver as-needed expertise to help you resolve challenging technical bottlenecks and also can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365/Exchange solution is completed on schedule and within budget. For more information about Progent's consulting support for hybrid Office 365 and on-premises Exchange systems, visit Exchange Online integration solutions with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's certified Office and Office 365 consultants can help businesses to integrate Office desktop and Microsoft Office 365 applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Access, Project and OneNote into a seamless solution that offers quick return on investment and promotes better business results. Progent can help you to interface Microsoft Office or Office 365 apps with each other and with other key Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server running on-premises or hosted in the cloud. Progent's consultants can also help you to resolve compatibility problems with various releases of Microsoft Office and offers live online Office and Office 365 instruction to individuals or teams.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform (GCP) planning and integration consultants offer cost-effective online and on-premises consulting to assist organizations of any size to migrate all or part of their core network resources to Google Cloud Platform services. This can save management hassle and hardware expense and allow access to Google's state-of-the-art AI and machine learning tools. Progent can help you with every phase of Google Cloud Platform integration including needs analysis, readiness assessment, architectural design, testing, deployment, centralized administration, performance optimization, licensing management, disaster recovery mechanisms, and security.