Progent offers fast and affordable support from cloud connectivity experts who can assist you to design, configure, manage, and debug hybrid networking models that combine Amazon AWS cloud products and services with on-premises resources as well as with other popular clouds like Azure.
Progent's experts can help you assess the advantages and weaknesses of Amazon AWS services compared to competing providers, move applications to Amazon AWS, design backup/restore solutions that leverage Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and resolve firewall and VPN connectivity problems. Progent offers access to Cisco-certified CCIE networking experts to assist you create a high-availability network infrastructure so your clients have a productive computing environment whether they are working from your main office, a branch site, at home, or in transit.
Amazon is a pioneer in the public cloud arena and is the industry's top vendor of cloud computing services. Amazon AWS offers a wide selection of cloud services such as Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for on-demand compute power for VMs, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for instantly expandable primary cloud storage, and Amazon Glacier for low-cost long-term archival backup. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service products enable businesses of all sizes to transfer some or all of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, using a pay-for-use model to rein in capital costs while simplifying administrative hassle and cutting the time needed to deploy new applications.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For the majority of businesses, using public cloud services is assumed. The question is how to find the proper balance between cloud and on-premises resources. Many companies have custom line-of-business applications which are difficult to migrate to a cloud environment. Performance-driven transaction processing database applications may call for local hardware configurations to deliver maximum throughput. Also, company culture or government regulations may demand more direct control over key IT resources than is possible with public cloud environments. Consequently, hybrid architectures, which combine local and cloud-based resources, are frequently selected as the best solution.
To complicate things further, Amazon AWS is in competition with other vendors of public cloud services including Microsoft, whose Azure offerings include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options and also a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model optimized for Windows applications. Essentially, serious research and planning is required for any business to determine the appropriate cloud environment.
Progent's veteran solution architects can assist your company to plan and implement a hybrid cloud strategy that incorporates Amazon AWS so that it optimizes business value. Progent can help your IT team with every phase of Amazon AWS integration including requirements analysis, readiness assessment, architectural design, pilot testing, configuration, administration, performance tuning, software license management, backup/restore solutions, and security. Progent offers advanced expertise with firewall configuration and VPN access and can help you create cloud-centric or hybrid cloud environments that efficiently integrate Amazon AWS services. Progent offers occasional expertise or provide comprehensive project management outsourcing services to help you move smoothly to the Amazon AWS cloud.
Key Amazon AWS Cloud Services
The Amazon AWS family of cloud products includes more than 70 infrastructure options that address computing, storage, databases, analytics, mobility, application development, management, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS cloud services used by organizations of any size and for which Progent offers advanced support include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, is a virtual machine hosting service that allows you to provision, expand, and administer cloud-hosted virtual machines, referred to as EC2 instances. Subscribers can commission any number of EC2 instances and you are charged just for the resources you actually use. You can control the individual virtual server and the cluster-level functions of a variety of operating systems, add your cloud-hosted apps, and control access permissions. You also manage your company's own software licenses under 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 setup information. Amazon EC2 can expand or release compute capacity immediately to align with variations in usage, avoiding the hassle of complex capacity planning. You have the option of multiple geographic locations for high availability and you can request static IP addresses to work with your application requirements.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, called Amazon S3, is a cloud-hosted storage product that provides low-latency storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 scales easily and you are billed only for the storage you utilize. Amazon S3 is often deployed as offsite storage for data protection but is also well fitted for high-demand applications, most notably Amazon's vast commercial web site. Amazon S3's interface can handle a range of storage classes intended for different usage scenarios. Examples include S3 Standard for general-purpose 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 policies so your Amazon S3 data automatically and transparently migrates to another storage category without requiring changes to your applications. Amazon S3 can be used with Amazon EC2 VM hosting or as an independent cloud service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud-based storage service designed to offer low-cost archiving and long-term storage for data that is infrequently accessed. Glacier does not deliver the performance of Amazon S3 cloud storage and is not suitable for online apps. But recovery time is glacially slow and can take hours, storage costs are lower than a penny per GB per month, which is less expensive than local storage. In addition, you can reduce overall storage costs by defining lifecycle rules to move 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 remote backup with features that include regular, systematic data integrity audits and self-healing functions.
How Progent Can Help You with Amazon AWS Services
If you intend to integrate Amazonís AWS services into your business using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid architecture, Progent can help you evaluate the business benefits of the Amazon AWS cloud platform compared to alternative cloud solutions. Progent can assist you with every aspect of your cloud integration migration including needs analysis, system design, feasibility testing, configuration, management, performance optimization, license management, and disaster recovery strategies. Progent can also provide access to certified cybersecurity consultants to ensure. make sure your environment is protected and compliant with government and industry standards.
Progent can assist your business to determine which of your critical apps are appropriate for Amazon AWS and show you how to you upgrade legacy or custom software so they can be migrated to the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent can provide affordable online and on-premises consulting to help you deal with occasional technical bottlenecks, or Progent can provide end-to-end project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to make sure you execute your cloud integration project on schedule and on budget.
A common issue encountered while extending your information system with Amazon AWS, or any public cloud platform, is configuring secure links for different devices situated either inside or outside your security perimeter. Progent can provide the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant as well as firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, and others to show you how to deploy and administer security appliances for accessing the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent also offers the services of iPhone and iPad technology consultants and Android configuration experts to assist you to set up smartphones and tablets for your Amazon AWS environment.
Some examples of remote integration support provided by Progent to help companies interface with the Amazon AWS cloud include:
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- Create or review the system architecture for hybrid environments that incorporate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage
- Configure and debug VPN connections to Amazon AWS
- Set up Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Install and debug firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, SonicWall, and others
- Plan, deploy, and test disaster recovery solutions integrated with Amazon S3 storage
- Create and verify AMI images for Windows or Linux VMs and apps
- Set up Java tools for AMI images
- Specify, implement and test security rules
- Troubleshoot dynamic and static IP address problems
- Troubleshoot DNS and load balancing problems
- Configure NATs for datacenters and remote offices
- Write PHP code for signing Amazon AWS requests
- Build Active Directory service 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 visit Contact Progent.
Additional Cloud Integration Services Available from Progent
Progent offers support for all major public clouds and can provide quick remote access to a hybrid cloud integration consultant. Key cloud platforms and services supported by Proegnt's experts include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is a collection of APIs that enables Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating key sales functions including listings, orders, payments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and reports. By tapping into Amazon's vast online selling environment and automating their sales processes, merchants can expand their market, reduce their cost of sales, improve reaction time to customers, and increase their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service consultants can collaborate with your development team and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and mentoring so you can cut development time and costs and get to market quickly.
Progent's Microsoft Azure integration experts can help you with every aspect of Azure cloud integration such as needs analysis, prerequisites evaluation, solution design, pilot testing, deployment, automated administration, performance optimization, license controls, disaster recovery strategies, security policy enforcement, and regulatory compliance assessment. Progent can assist you to configure and troubleshoot firewalls and VPN connections so your clients can securely connect to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you integrate key Microsoft platforms to work in Azure including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint. Progent can also help you to set up a hybrid ecosystem that seamlessly combines on-premises datacenters with Azure resources.
Microsoft has made a strong effort to enable transparent hybrid environments that combine Office 365 and local installations of Exchange. This allows you to have some mailboxes located at your physical datacenter and other mailboxes hosted by Office 365. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can help you with any phase of designing, integrating and troubleshooting your hybrid Exchange solution. Progent's Exchange specialists can provide occasional expertise to help you through challenging technical bottlenecks and also offer comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365/Exchange initiative is successfully completed on time and within budget. To learn more about Progent's online consulting services for integrating Office 365 and on-premises Exchange systems, refer to Office 365 Exchange Online integration with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's Office and Office 365 experts can assist companies to integrate Microsoft Office desktop and Microsoft Office 365 apps including Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and OneNote into a seamless solution that offers fast ROI and enables improved business outcomes. Progent can assist you to interface Microsoft Office or Office 365 applications with one another and with additional core Microsoft technologies including SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server running locally or hosted in the cloud. Progent's consultants can also assist you to fix compatibility issues between various versions of Microsoft Office desktop and offers customized online Office and Office 365 instruction to individual users and groups.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform integration experts can provide affordable remote and onsite support to help businesses of any size to move all or part of their core network resources to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save management hassle and hardware expense and enable the use of Google's cutting edge AI and machine learning technology. Progent can assist your IT team with every aspect of Google Cloud Platform integration including needs analysis, readiness evaluation, system design and review, testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance tuning, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security.