Progent can provide quick and economical support from cloud connectivity consultants to assist your organization to plan, implement, manage, and debug hybrid information networks that incorporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud products and services with on-premises datacenters and with other popular clouds like Microsoft Azure.
Progent can help you evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of Amazon AWS services compared to competing providers, move apps and infrastructure to Amazon AWS, develop disaster recovery solutions that utilize Amazon AWS cloud storage services, and resolve firewall and VPN configuration issues. Progent offers help from Cisco-certified CCIE networking experts to assist you create a resilient network architecture so your users have a productive computing environment whether they are working at your main office, a branch site, from home, or in transit.
Amazon is a trail blazer in the public cloud computing market and is the world's leading provider of cloud computing services. Amazon AWS can provide a wide range of cloud-based services such as Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for on-demand compute power for VMs, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for dynamically scalable low-latency storage, and Amazon Glacier for value-priced long-term backup and archiving. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service products enable businesses of all sizes to transfer some or all of their network infrastructure to the Amazon cloud, using a pay-for-use model to minimize capital expenses while simplifying administrative overhead and shortening the time needed to roll out new applications.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For most businesses, utilizing public cloud products and services is a given. The only issue is how to strike the proper trade-off between cloud-based and local resources. Many companies run custom line-of-business applications which are tricky to adapt to a cloud environment. Performance-sensitive OLTP database applications may require on-premises control to provided the highest possible throughput. In addition, corporate policies or government standards may demand more direct control over key types of data than is possible with public cloud environments. In these and other cases, hybrid networks, which combine local and cloud infrastructure, are frequently adopted as the best solution.
To make things even more complicated, Amazon AWS competes 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 (PaaS) model specially tuned for Windows applications. Essentially, serious research and planning is needed for any business to determine the best cloud solution.
Progent's veteran system designers can assist you to plan and implement a hybrid cloud ecosystem that includes Amazon AWS so that it optimizes business value. Progent can help you with every aspect of Amazon AWS integration including needs analysis, preparedness evaluation, architectural design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, software license management, backup/restore solutions, and security. Progent can provide advanced expertise with firewall configuration and VPN connections and can show you how to deploy cloud-centric or hybrid cloud environments that efficiently integrate Amazon AWS resources. Progent can provide occasional expertise or provide comprehensive 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-based products includes dozens of infrastructure services that cover processing, storage, databases, analytics, mobility, software development, administration, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS cloud services popular with businesses of any size and for which Progent provides comprehensive expertise include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, is a virtual server hosting service that lets you configure, scale, and manage cloud-based virtual machines, referred to as EC2 instances. Subscribers can deploy any number of instances and you pay only for the resources you actually use. You can control the individual VM as well as cluster-level features of a selection of OS platforms, add your cloud-hosted applications, and control network access permissions. You also administer your own software licenses under Amazon's Bring Your Own License (BYOL) policy. You can utilize an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) template and go online immediately or you can create a custom image that includes your apps, software libraries, data, and setup information. Amazon EC2 can scale compute resources immediately to align with up or down spikes in workloads, avoiding the hassle of complex capacity management. You have the option of multiple host sites for high availability and you can request static IP endpoints to work with your application environment.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud-based storage product that provides low-latency storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 scales easily and you are billed only for the capacity you need. Amazon S3 is commonly implemented as offsite storage for data protection but is also appropriate for high-demand applications, most prominently Amazon's vast commercial web. Amazon S3's web service interface supports a range of storage types meant for various use cases. Examples include S3 Standard for storage of frequently accessed data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for long-lived but less frequently used data, and Amazon Glacier for archives. You can also define custom lifecycle parameters so your Amazon S3 data automatically and seamlessly moves to a different storage class without requiring modifications to your apps. Amazon S3 cloud storage can be used with Amazon EC2 VM hosting or as a standalone service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud storage service intended to offer low-cost data archiving and long-term storage for data that is seldomly accessed. Glacier does not deliver the performance of Amazon S3 storage and is not suitable for online apps. Although restore time is 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 reduce overall storage costs by specifying lifecycle rules to migrate sets of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist companies to comply with regulatory requirements for archival data by offering highly-reliable remote backup with features that include periodic, systematic data integrity checks and self-healing functions.
How Progent's Experts Can Assist You Integrate Amazon AWS Services
If you are planning to incorporate Amazonís AWS services into your business using either a fully cloud-based or a hybrid cloud/on-premises architecture, Progent can help you assess the business benefits of the Amazon AWS cloud platform compared to competing cloud products. Progent can assist you with every phase of your cloud integration migration including needs analysis, solution design, validation testing, configuration, management, performance optimization, software license management, and disaster recovery strategies. Progent also offers the help of certified cybersecurity consultants to ensure. make sure your environment is safe and compliant with applicable regulations.
Progent can assist your business to identify which of your key apps are appropriate for Amazon AWS and help you upgrade legacy applications so they can be hosted by the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent offers economical remote and on-premises expertise to help you deal with occasional technical bottlenecks, or Progent can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure that you complete your cloud migration project on time and on budget.
A common technical issue encountered while integrating your network with Amazon AWS, or any public cloud, is establishing secure access for different devices situated either within or outside your security perimeter. Progent can provide the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers or firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, Check Point and others to show you how to set up and administer security appliances for connecting safely to the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent also offers the support of iOS technology specialists and Android integration consultants to help you to connect mobile endpoints for your Amazon AWS solution.
Some examples of online integration support available from Progent to help businesses interface with Amazon AWS include:
Contact Progent for Amazon AWS Hybrid Cloud Consulting Services
- Propose or review the solution architecture for hybrid networks that use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service
- Deploy and debug VPN access to AWS
- Install Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Deploy and troubleshoot firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, SonicWall, Check Point and others
- Plan, deploy, and test data protection solutions integrated with Amazon S3 storage
- Build and test AMI images for Windows or Linux virtual servers and apps
- Set up Java utilities for Amazon Machine Images
- Define, implement and test security policies
- Troubleshoot elastic and static IP issues
- Debug DNS and load balancing issues
- Configure NATs for datacenters and remote offices
- Write PHP routines for signing AWS requests
- Build AD LDS instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Help with Amazon Simple Queue Service
If you need expert support with any facet of integrating your network with the Amazon AWS cloud, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
Other Hybrid Cloud Integration Services Available from Progent
Progent offers support for all leading public cloud platforms and can provide quick online access to a public cloud integration consultant. Popular public cloud platforms and products supported by Progent include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is an integrated collection of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating key sales functions including listings, orders, payments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and finances. By tapping into Amazon's vast online ecosystem and automating their sales, merchants can expand their market, reduce their cost of sales, improve response time to customers, and add to their bottom line. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service consultants can collaborate with your development staff and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and mentoring so you can shorten development time and get to market quickly.
Progent's Azure planning and integration experts can assist you with every stage of Microsoft Azure migration including requirements definition, prerequisites evaluation, solution design, pre-production testing, implementation, 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 firewall appliances and VPN connections so that your users can safely connect to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you set up key Microsoft platforms to work in Azure including Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server and Skype for Business. Progent can also assist your organization to set up a hybrid environment that seamlessly integrates physical datacenters with Azure-based resources.
Microsoft supports seamless hybrid environments that integrate Office 365 and on-premises installations of Exchange. This allows you to have specific mailboxes hosted on your corporate datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes resident on Office 365. Progent's certified Exchange consultants can assist you with any facet of planning, integrating and troubleshooting your hybrid Office 365/Exchange solution. Progent's Exchange consultants can deliver as-needed support to help you resolve stubborn technical issues and also offer comprehensive project management outsourcing to make sure your hybrid Office 365 solution is completed on schedule and on budget. For more information about Progent's consulting expertise for integrating Office 365 and on-premises Exchange systems, see Exchange Online integration with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's Office and Office 365 experts can help businesses to incorporate Microsoft Office desktop and Office 365 applications including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and Publisher into a seamless productivity solution that provides quick ROI and enables improved business outcomes. Progent can help you to integrate Office or Office 365 applications with each other and with other core Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server deployed locally or hosted in the cloud. Progent can also assist you to fix compatibility problems with various releases of Office and offers live online Office and Office 365 training to individuals and teams.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform integration experts can provide affordable online and onsite consulting to help organizations of any size to migrate all or part of their core IT resources to Google Cloud Platform services. This can save time and equipment costs and enable the use of Google's cutting edge machine learning tools. Progent can assist your IT team with every phase of Google Cloud Platform migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, preparedness evaluation, architectural design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, software license management, backup/restore solutions, and security and compliance.