Progent can provide fast and affordable access to cloud integration consultants who can help your business to plan, configure, manage, and troubleshoot hybrid networking models that incorporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud products and services with on-premises datacenters and with other popular clouds such as Microsoft Azure.
Progent can help you evaluate the advantages and weaknesses of Amazon AWS cloud services compared to competing providers, migrate applications to Amazon AWS, design disaster recovery solutions that leverage Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and troubleshoot firewall and VPN configuration problems. Progent offers help from Cisco-certified CCIE networking experts to assist you create a resilient network architecture so your clients have a consistent experience whether they are working at your corporate headquarters, a branch office, at home, or in transit.
Amazon is a pioneer in the cloud computing market and is the world's top provider of public cloud computing services. Amazon AWS offers a wide range of cloud-based services such as Elastic Compute Cloud for as-needed compute capacity for virtual servers, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for instantly scalable high-performance storage, and Amazon Glacier for low-cost extended backup and archiving. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions enable businesses of all sizes to move some or all of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, using a pay-for-use approach to minimize hardware expenses while simplifying administrative hassle and slashing the time required to roll out new apps.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
For the majority of businesses, utilizing public cloud products and services is a given. The question is how to achieve the proper trade-off between cloud and local resources. Many companies have developed legacy line-of-business apps which are not easy to adapt to a cloud environment. Performance-driven transaction processing applications may require local control to provided maximum throughput. In addition, corporate policies or government and industry regulations could require more control over certain IT resources than is possible with public clouds. In these and other cases, hybrid networks, which integrate local and cloud-based resources, are frequently adopted as the best network model.
To complicate things further, Amazon AWS is in competition with other providers of public cloud services including Microsoft, whose Azure products include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options and also a Platform-as-a-Service model specially tuned for Windows-based applications. Basically, serious evaluation is required for any organization to determine the best cloud environment.
Progent's veteran system architects can help your company to define and implement a hybrid cloud environment that incorporates Amazon AWS in a way that maximizes business value. Progent can assist your IT team with every phase of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including needs analysis, preparedness evaluation, system design and review, pilot testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance optimization, licensing management, backup/restore mechanisms, and security. Progent can provide advanced expertise with firewalls and VPN access and can show you how to deploy all-cloud or hybrid cloud environments that seamlessly integrate Amazon AWS resources. Progent offers occasional support or deliver comprehensive project management outsourcing services to help you move smoothly to the Amazon AWS platform.
Key Amazon AWS Services
The Amazon AWS line of cloud services offers dozens of infrastructure services that cover computing, storage, databases, Business Information (BI), mobility, enterprise applications, administration, IoT, and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS services popular with businesses of any size and for which Progent provides advanced expertise include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, called Amazon EC2, is a virtual machine hosting product that allows you to provision, expand, and manage cloud-hosted virtual servers, known as EC2 instances. Subscribers can commission any quantity of instances and you pay only for the capacity you actually use. You can control the VM and cluster-level functions of a variety of operating systems, deploy your hosted apps, and control network access permissions. You also administer your own software licenses according to Amazon's Bring-Your-Own-License policy. You can utilize an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) template and go online instantly or you can build a custom image that includes your applications, libraries, data, and setup information. Amazon EC2 can expand or release processing capacity on demand to align with variations in workloads, eliminating the hassle of sophisticated capacity management. You also have the option of separate host sites for improved resilience and you can request static IP addresses to work with your application requirements.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud-hosted storage service that offers high-performance storage for any amount of data. Amazon S3 expands or contracts easily and you pay only for the storage you actually consume. Amazon S3 is commonly implemented as offsite storage for data protection but is also well fitted for high-use applications, most notably Amazon's vast commercial web site. Amazon S3's web service interface can handle 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 persistent but seldomly accessed data, and Amazon Glacier for archival data. You can also define your own lifecycle policies so your Amazon S3 data automatically and seamlessly moves to a different storage class without requiring changes to your applications. Amazon S3 can be used with Amazon EC2 VM hosting or as a standalone service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud-based storage service intended to offer low-cost archiving and long-term storage for data that is infrequently retrieved. Glacier does not offer the low-latency of Amazon S3 cloud 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 GB per month, which is lower than local storage. Also, you can reduce overall storage expense by defining lifecycle rules to move sets of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist businesses to comply with regulatory requirements for data retention by providing highly-dependable remote backup with features like regular, automatic data integrity checks and self-healing functions.
How Progent's Experts Can Help You with Amazon AWS Solutions
If you are planning to integrate Amazonís AWS services into your business using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid architecture, Progent can help you assess the business benefits of the Amazon AWS cloud platform compared to alternative public cloud products. Progent can assist you with every facet of your cloud integration migration including needs analysis, solution design, pilot testing, configuration, administration, performance optimization, license management, and disaster recovery planning. Progent also offers access to certified data security consultants to ensure. make sure your environment is protected and compliant with government and industry regulations.
Progent can help your business to determine which of your critical apps are suitable for Amazon AWS and show you how to you upgrade legacy or custom applications so they can be migrated to Amazon AWS. Progent can provide affordable online and on-premises expertise to help you deal with stubborn technical issues, or Progent can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure that you execute your cloud migration initiative on schedule and within budget.
A common issue encountered while extending your information system with Amazon AWS, or with any public cloud platform, is configuring secure links for various end points located either within or outside your corporate firewall. Progent offers the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers or firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, WatchGuard, and others to help you deploy and manage firewalls for connecting safely to Amazon AWS services. Progent also offers the support of iPhone and iPad technology specialists and Android configuration experts to help you to set up mobile endpoints for your Amazon AWS environment.
Examples of remote integration services available from Progent to help companies interface with Amazon AWS include:
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- Plan or review the system design for hybrid environments that use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage
- Configure and debug VPN connections to AWS
- Integrate Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Install and debug firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, SonicWall, and others
- Plan, implement, and test backup/restore systems integrated with Amazon Simple Storage Service
- Create and verify Amazon Machine Images for Windows or Linux virtual servers and apps
- Set up Java utilities for Amazon Machine Images
- Specify, configure and test security policies
- Troubleshoot elastic and static IP address issues
- Debug DNS and load balancing problems
- Set up NATs for headquarters and remote offices
- Create PHP code for signing AWS requests
- Create AD LDS service instances for Amazon EC2
- Provide expertise for Amazon SQS service
If you need expert help with any facet of integrating your network with the Amazon AWS cloud, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
Additional Cloud Integration Support Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers support for all major public clouds and can provide quick online access to a hybrid cloud integration specialist. Key cloud platforms and products supported by Proegnt's experts include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is a library of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating crucial sales functions such as listings, orders, shipments, fulfillment, and finances. By leveraging Amazon's vast online selling environment and automating their sales processes, vendors can expand their reach, lower their cost of sales, accelerate reaction time to customers, and increase their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service consultants can work with your development team and provide application programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training to help you cut development time and speed up your return on investment.
Progent's Microsoft Azure cloud integration experts can assist you with any phase of Microsoft Azure migration including requirements definition, prerequisites assessment, system architecture, pilot testing, deployment, centralized management, performance optimization, software license management, disaster recovery strategies, security policy enforcement, and regulatory compliance validation. Progent can assist your IT staff to configure and debug firewalls and VPN connections so that your clients can securely access to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can help you set up critical Microsoft platforms to run in Azure including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint. Progent can also assist you to set up a hybrid ecosystem that seamlessly combines physical datacenters with Azure-based resources.
Microsoft supports seamless hybrid networks that combine Office 365 Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange. This permits you to have specific Exchange mailboxes hosted on your physical datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes resident on Office 365. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your organization with any facet of planning, integrating and troubleshooting your hybrid Office 365/Exchange solution. Progent's Exchange specialists can deliver occasional support to help you resolve challenging technical problems and also can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365 initiative is successfully completed on time and within budget. For more information about Progent's online consulting services for integrating Office 365 and on-premises Exchange environments, visit Office 365 Exchange Online integration solutions with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's Office and Office 365 consultants can assist companies to incorporate Microsoft Office desktop and Office 365 apps including Office Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and Publisher into a cohesive productivity solution that offers quick ROI and enables improved business outcomes. Progent can assist you to integrate Office or Office 365 applications with each other and with additional core Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and SQL Server running locally or hosted in the cloud. Progent can also assist you to fix compatibility issues with different versions of Office desktop and can provide live online Microsoft Office and Office 365 training to individual users and groups.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform integration experts offer cost-effective remote and on-premises consulting to assist organizations of any size to migrate any part of their critical IT infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save time and equipment expense and enable access to Google's cutting edge machine learning tools. Progent can help you with every aspect of Google Cloud Platform migration and troubleshooting including needs analysis, preparedness assessment, system design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, software license management, disaster recovery mechanisms, and security strategies.