Amazon AWS ConsultingProgent can provide fast and affordable support from cloud connectivity consultants who can help you to design, configure, manage, and debug hybrid information networks that incorporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based services with on-premises datacenters as well as with additional popular clouds such as Microsoft Azure.

Progent can help you evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of Amazon AWS services relative to other cloud platforms, migrate apps and infrastructure to Amazon AWS, develop data protection solutions that leverage Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and troubleshoot firewall and VPN connectivity issues. Progent can provide access to Cisco-certified CCIE network experts to assist you create a high-availability network infrastructure so your users have a productive experience whether they are working from your main office, a branch site, from home, or in transit.

Amazon is an innovator in the public cloud computing market and is the industry's top vendor of public cloud services. Amazon AWS can provide a broad selection of cloud services such as Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for as-needed compute capacity for virtual servers, Amazon Simple Storage Service for dynamically scalable primary cloud storage, and Amazon Glacier for value-priced extended archival backup. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions enable businesses of any size to transfer some or all of their network infrastructure to the Amazon cloud, using a pay-for-use model to rein in capital costs while simplifying management hassle and cutting the time needed to roll out new applications.

Hybrid Cloud Integration
For most organizations, utilizing public cloud products and services is a given. The only question is how to determine the appropriate balance between cloud-based and local resources. Many organizations have custom line-of-business apps which are difficult to migrate to the cloud. Performance-sensitive OLTP database applications may call for local control to provided maximum throughput. Also, corporate culture or government and industry standards could demand more direct control over certain types of data than is possible with public cloud environments. In these and other cases, hybrid networks, which combine on-premises and cloud-based resources, are frequently adopted as the right solution.

To make things even more complicated, Amazon AWS is in competition with other providers of public cloud services such as Microsoft, whose Azure offerings include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options and also a Platform-as-a-Service model optimized for Windows applications. Essentially, careful evaluation is needed for any organization to determine the best cloud solution.

Progent's seasoned solution designers can assist your company to plan and configure a hybrid cloud environment that incorporates Amazon AWS so that it optimizes business value. Progent can assist you with every phase of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, readiness evaluation, architectural design, testing, deployment, centralized administration, performance optimization, licensing management, disaster recovery mechanisms, and security. Progent can provide advanced expertise with firewalls and VPN technology and can help you create cloud-centric or hybrid cloud networking models that seamlessly integrate Amazon AWS services. Progent offers occasional consulting or provide end-to-end project management outsourcing to help you migrate efficiently to the Amazon AWS platform.

Key Amazon AWS Cloud Services
The Amazon AWS family of cloud products offers dozens of infrastructure services that address computing, storage, databases, Business Information (BI), mobility, software development, management, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS services popular with organizations of all sizes and for which Progent provides comprehensive support include:

Amazon EC2 Configuration ExpertiseAmazon Elastic Compute Cloud, called Amazon EC2, is a virtual machine hosting service that allows you to provision, expand, and manage cloud-based virtual machines, known as EC2 instances. You can deploy any quantity of instances and you are charged only for the resources you use. You can control the VM and cluster-level functions of a variety of OS platforms, add your cloud-hosted applications, and manage access rights. You also manage your own software licenses under Amazon's Bring-Your-Own-License model. You can utilize 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 accommodate up or down spikes in usage, avoiding the hassle of sophisticated capacity planning. You also can specify multiple host sites for improved resilience and you can request static IP endpoints to accommodate your application environment.

Amazon S3 Configuration ExpertiseAmazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud-hosted storage product that offers high-performance storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 expands or contracts easily and you are billed only for the storage you consume. Amazon S3 is commonly implemented as remote storage for disaster recovery but is also suited for high-use applications, most notably Amazon's vast commercial web site. Amazon S3's interface supports a range of storage types intended for different use cases. These include Amazon S3 Standard for storage of frequently accessed data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for persistent but infrequently used data, and Amazon Glacier for archival data. You can also specify custom lifecycle parameters so your Amazon S3 data automatically and seamlessly migrates to another storage category without forcing you to make changes to your apps. Amazon S3 can be integrated with Amazon EC2 or as an independent cloud service.

Amazon Glacier ConsultingAmazon Glacier is a cloud storage service designed to provide low-cost data archiving and long-term backup for data that is seldomly retrieved. Glacier does not deliver the low-latency of Amazon S3 cloud storage and is not suitable for real-time apps. But restore time is glacially slow and can take hours, storage costs are lower than a penny per GB each month, which is lower than local storage. Also, you can cut overall storage expense by defining lifecycle rules to migrate groups of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist businesses to comply with regulatory standards for archival data by offering ultra-dependable remote archiving with features that include regular, automatic integrity checks and self-healing capability.

How Progent Can Assist You Integrate Amazon AWS Services
If you are planning to integrate Amazonís AWS cloud services into your business using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid cloud/on-premises architecture, Progent can help you evaluate the advantages of Amazon AWS compared to competing public cloud products. Progent can assist you with every aspect of your cloud integration project including needs analysis, system design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, software license management, and disaster recovery planning. Progent can also provide access to certified cybersecurity experts to ensure. make sure your system is safe and compliant with applicable regulations.

Progent can assist you to identify which of your key applications are suitable for Amazon AWS and show you how to you upgrade legacy or custom applications so they can be moved to Amazon AWS. Progent offers affordable online and onsite expertise to help you resolve occasional technical bottlenecks, or Progent can provide end-to-end project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to make sure you complete your cloud migration project on schedule and on budget.

A common technical issue encountered while extending your information system with Amazon AWS, or any public cloud platform, is configuring secure access for various devices located either within or outside your corporate firewall. Progent can provide the expertise of Cisco-certified CCIE infrastructure engineers as well as firewall configuration experts certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, Check Point and others to show you how to set up and manage security appliances for connecting safely to the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent can also provide the support of iOS technology consultants and Android integration consultants to help you to connect mobile endpoints for your Amazon AWS solution.

Some examples of online integration services available from Progent to help companies integrate with the Amazon AWS cloud include:

  • Create or analyze the solution architecture for hybrid environments that incorporate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service
  • Deploy and debug VPN connections to AWS
  • Deploy Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
  • Set up and debug firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, WatchGuard, and others
  • Design, deploy, and test data protection systems based on Amazon Simple Storage Service
  • Build and test Amazon Machine Images for Windows or Linux virtual servers and applications
  • Set up Java tools for Amazon Machine Images
  • Define, configure and test security rules
  • Debug elastic and static IP issues
  • Debug DNS and load balancing problems
  • Configure NATs for datacenters and branch offices
  • Generate PHP routines for signing Amazon AWS requests
  • Create Active Directory service instances for Amazon EC2
  • Provide expertise for Amazon Simple Queue Service
Contact Progent for Amazon AWS Consulting Services
If you are looking for expert help with any facet of integrating your information system with the Amazon AWS cloud, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

Other Hybrid Cloud Integration Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers support for all leading public cloud platforms and can provide fast remote access to a hybrid cloud integration consultant. Key public cloud platforms and services supported by Progent include:

Amazon MWS Integration ExpertsAmazon Marketplace Web Service is a library of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to improve the efficiency of their business processes by automating key sales functions such as listings, orders, shipments, fulfillment, and finances. By leveraging Amazon's extensive online ecosystem and automating their sales, vendors can expand their reach, lower their cost of sales, accelerate reaction time to customers, and increase their bottom line. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service developers can collaborate with your development staff and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training to help you shorten development time and get to market quickly.

Azure Integration ConsultantsProgent's Microsoft Azure integration experts can help you with any phase of Microsoft Azure integration such as requirements definition, readiness assessment, system design, pilot testing, deployment, automated administration, performance optimization, software license controls, disaster recovery preparedness, security policy enforcement, and compliance validation. Progent can assist you to set up and debug firewalls and VPN connections so that your clients can safely access to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can assist you integrate critical Microsoft platforms to run in the cloud including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and Skype for Business. Progent can also help your organization to create a hybrid ecosystem that transparently combines on-premises datacenters with Azure resources.

Office 365 Integration with On-premises ExchangeMicrosoft supports seamless hybrid networks that integrate Office 365 and on-premises Exchange deployments. This permits you to have certain Exchange mailboxes hosted at your physical datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes hosted by Office 365. Progent's Microsoft-certified Exchange consulting team can assist your organization with any phase of planning, implementing and troubleshooting your hybrid Exchange network. Progent's Exchange specialists can provide occasional expertise to help you resolve challenging technical issues and also offer comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365/Exchange initiative is carried out on schedule and on budget. For more information about Progent's online consulting expertise for hybrid Office 365 and on-premises Exchange environments, visit Office 365 Exchange Online integration solutions with on-premises Exchange.

Microsoft Office 365 Support ExpertsProgent's certified Microsoft Office and Office 365 experts can help companies to integrate Office desktop and Office 365 applications such as Office Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and Publisher into a seamless solution that provides quick return on investment and promotes better business results. Progent can help your company to interface Office or Office 365 apps with one another and with additional core Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud. Progent can also help you to fix compatibility problems with different versions of Microsoft Office and can provide customized online Microsoft Office and Office 365 training to individuals or groups.

Google Cloud Platform Integration ConsultingProgent's Google Cloud Platform (GCP) planning and integration experts can provide cost-effective remote and onsite consulting to help organizations of any size to move all or part of their core IT resources to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save time and hardware expense and allow access to Google's state-of-the-art machine learning tools. Progent can help you with every phase of Google Cloud Platform integration including requirements analysis, preparedness assessment, architectural design and review, testing, configuration, administration, performance optimization, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security and compliance.