Progent can provide fast and affordable access to cloud integration consultants to help your organization to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot hybrid networking models that combine Amazon AWS cloud-based products and services with on-premises datacenters as well as with other public clouds such as Microsoft Azure.
Progent's experts can help you assess the benefits and weaknesses of Amazon AWS services relative to other providers, move apps and infrastructure to Amazon AWS, design backup/restore solutions that utilize Amazon AWS cloud storage services, and troubleshoot firewall and VPN connectivity problems. Progent offers help from Cisco-certified CCIE networking consultants to show you how to build a resilient network infrastructure so your clients have a productive computing environment whether they are working at your main office, a branch office, at home, or on the road.
Amazon is a trail blazer in the public cloud arena and is the industry's leading vendor of public cloud services. Amazon AWS offers a broad range of cloud services such as Elastic Compute Cloud for on-demand compute capacity for virtual servers, Amazon Simple Storage Service for dynamically expandable primary cloud storage, and Amazon Glacier for low-cost long-term backup. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service products allow businesses of any size to transfer some or all of their network infrastructure to the cloud, taking advantage of a pay-for-use approach to minimize hardware investments while simplifying management overhead and shortening the time needed to deploy new apps.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For most organizations, utilizing public cloud services is a given. The issue is how to find the right balance between cloud-based and local infrastructure. Many businesses have legacy mission-critical apps which are tricky to adapt to a cloud environment. Performance-driven OLTP database applications may call for on-premises control to provided the highest possible throughput. In addition, corporate culture or government regulations may require more direct control over key IT resources than is possible with public cloud environments. Consequently, hybrid networks, which combine local and cloud-based resources, are often selected as the best network model.
To complicate things further, Amazon AWS competes with other providers of cloud services including Microsoft, whose Azure products include Infrastructure-as-a-Service options and also a Platform-as-a-Service model specially tuned for Windows-based environments. Simply put, careful research and planning is needed for any organization to determine the appropriate cloud environment.
Progent's veteran system architects can assist your company to define and configure a hybrid cloud environment that includes Amazon AWS so that it maximizes business value. Progent can help your IT team with every aspect of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, readiness assessment, system design, pilot testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance optimization, licensing management, backup/restore solutions, and security strategies. Progent offers advanced expertise with firewall configuration and VPN access and can show you how to create all-cloud or hybrid cloud networking models that efficiently incorporate Amazon AWS resources. Progent offers as-needed expertise or provide end-to-end project management outsourcing services to help you migrate efficiently to the Amazon AWS cloud.
Key Amazon AWS Cloud Services
The Amazon AWS line of cloud services offers dozens of infrastructure options that address computing, primary and archival storage, databases, analytics, mobility, application development, management, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS cloud services popular with businesses of all sizes and for which Progent offers advanced support include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, called Amazon EC2, is a virtual machine hosting product that allows you to provision, expand, and administer cloud-based virtual servers, referred to as EC2 instances. You can deploy any number of EC2 instances and you pay just for the resources you use. You can control the virtual server as well as the cluster-level functions of a variety of operating systems, add your cloud-hosted applications, and control network access rights. You also manage your company's own software licenses according to Amazon's Bring-Your-Own-License model. You can utilize a standard Amazon Machine Image template and go online instantly or you can create your own AMI that incorporates your applications, libraries, data, and configurations. Amazon EC2 can scale processing resources immediately to accommodate variations in usage, eliminating the hassle of sophisticated capacity planning. You can request separate host locations for high availability and you can request fixed IP addresses to work with your application environment.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud storage product that provides low-latency storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 expands or contracts easily and you pay only for the capacity you utilize. Amazon S3 is commonly implemented as remote storage for disaster recovery but is also appropriate for high-demand applications, most prominently Amazon's giant commercial web. Amazon S3's interface can handle a range of storage classes intended for various use scenarios. These include Amazon S3 Standard for storage of primary data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for long-lived but seldomly used data, and Amazon Glacier for long-term archives. You can also define custom lifecycle parameters so your Amazon S3 data automatically and seamlessly moves to another storage category without forcing you to make modifications to your apps. Amazon S3 cloud storage can be used with Amazon EC2 VM hosting or as a standalone cloud service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud storage service intended to offer low-cost archiving and long-term storage for data that is rarely accessed. Glacier does not offer the low-latency of Amazon S3 storage and is not suitable for online apps. But recovery time is glacially slow and can take hours, storage costs are less than one cent per gigabyte each month, which is lower than on-premises storage. Also, you can cut overall storage costs by defining lifecycle rules to migrate groups of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist businesses to comply with regulatory standards for data retention by providing highly-dependable offsite backup with features like regular, systematic data integrity checks and self-healing capability.
How Progent Can Assist You with Amazon AWS Solutions
If you are planning to integrate Amazon’s AWS services into your information network using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid cloud/on-premises model, Progent can help you assess the business benefits of the Amazon AWS cloud platform vs. competing public cloud solutions. Progent can assist you with every facet of your cloud integration project including preparedness assessment, system design, pilot testing, configuration, management, performance optimization, license management, and disaster recovery planning. Progent also offers access to certified data security consultants to ensure. make sure your system is safe and compliant with government and industry standards.
Progent can help your business to identify which of your critical apps are appropriate for Amazon AWS and show you how to you update legacy software so they can be migrated to Amazon AWS. Progent can provide economical online and on-premises expertise to help you resolve stubborn technical bottlenecks, or Progent can provide end-to-end project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to make sure you execute your cloud migration project on time and on budget.
A common technical issue encountered while integrating your information system with Amazon AWS, or with any other cloud platform, is establishing secure access for various devices located either inside or outside your security perimeter. Progent can provide the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers as well as firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, Check Point and others to help you deploy and manage security appliances for connecting safely to Amazon AWS services. Progent can also provide the services of iOS technology consultants and Android configuration experts to assist you to connect mobile endpoints for your Amazon AWS environment.
Some examples of online integration support provided by Progent to help companies integrate with the Amazon AWS cloud include:
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- Propose or analyze the system architecture for hybrid networks that incorporate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage
- Set up and troubleshoot 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 integrated with Amazon S3 storage
- Create and test Amazon Machine Images for Windows or Linux virtual servers and applications
- Install Java tools for Amazon Machine Images
- Define, implement and test security rules
- Troubleshoot elastic and static IP problems
- Troubleshoot DNS and load balancing issues
- Configure NATs for headquarters and remote sites
- Write PHP code for signing AWS requests
- Build AD LDS service instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Help with Amazon SQS service
If you are looking for expert support with any aspect of integrating your network with Amazon AWS cloud services, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
Other Cloud Integration Support Available from Progent
Progent offers support for all leading public cloud platforms and can provide quick online access to a public cloud integration specialist. Key cloud platforms and products supported by Progent include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is an integrated library of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to improve the efficiency of their business processes by automating crucial sales functions such as listings, orders, payments, fulfillment, and finances. By tapping into Amazon's extensive online ecosystem and automating their sales, vendors can broaden their reach, reduce their operating costs, accelerate response time to customers, and add to their bottom line. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) consultants can work with your development team and provide application programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training so you can cut development time and get to market quickly.
Progent's Microsoft Azure integration consultants can help you with any stage of Microsoft Azure integration such as requirements definition, readiness assessment, solution design, pilot testing, deployment, centralized management, performance optimization, license management, disaster recovery preparedness, security planning, and compliance validation. Progent can help you to set up and troubleshoot firewall appliances and VPN tunnels so your clients can securely connect to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can assist you set up critical Microsoft platforms to run in the cloud including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL and SharePoint. Progent can also assist you to create a hybrid environment that seamlessly integrates on-premises datacenters with Azure-based services.
Microsoft supports transparent hybrid ecosystems that integrate Microsoft 365 and local Exchange. This permits you to have some Exchange mailboxes located on your physical datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes hosted by Microsoft 365. Progent's Microsoft-certified Exchange consulting team can help your organization with any facet of planning, implementing and debugging your hybrid Exchange solution. Progent's Exchange specialists can deliver as-needed support to help you resolve stubborn technical problems and also can provide extensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure your hybrid Exchange initiative is completed on time and within budget. To find out more about Progent's consulting services for integrating Microsoft 365 Exchange and on-premises Exchange systems, see Exchange Online integration with on-prem Exchange.
Progent's Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 consultants can assist businesses of any size to integrate Microsoft Office desktop and Microsoft 365 applications such as Office Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Access, Project and OneNote into a cohesive solution that provides fast ROI and promotes better business outcomes. Progent can assist you to integrate Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365 applications with one another and with other core Microsoft platforms including SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server running on-premises or hosted in the cloud. Progent's consultants can also assist you to fix compatibility problems with various versions of Microsoft Office desktop and offers live online Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 instruction to individual users or groups.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform (GCP) planning and integration consultants offer cost-effective online and onsite consulting to help organizations of any size to migrate all or part of their core IT infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform services. This can save time and equipment expense and allow access to Google's cutting edge AI and machine learning tools. Progent can help you with every aspect of Google Cloud Platform integration including needs analysis, readiness assessment, system design, testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, licensing management, disaster recovery solutions, and security strategies.