Progent offers quick and economical access to cloud connectivity consultants who can help you to plan, implement, manage, and debug hybrid information networks that combine Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services with local datacenters as well as with other public clouds such as Microsoft Azure.
Progent's experts can help you evaluate the strengths and drawbacks of Amazon AWS services relative to competing providers, move apps and infrastructure to Amazon AWS, develop data protection strategies that utilize Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and resolve firewall and VPN configuration problems. Progent offers help from Cisco-certified CCIE networking experts to assist you build a high-availability network architecture so your clients have a consistent experience regardless of whether they are working from your main office, a branch office, from home, or in transit.
Amazon is an innovator in the public cloud arena and is the industry's leading provider of cloud services. Amazon Web Services offers a wide selection of cloud-based services including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for on-demand compute capacity for VMs, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for instantly scalable high-performance storage, and Amazon Glacier for value-priced extended backup and archiving. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions allow organizations of all sizes to move some or all of their network infrastructure to the cloud, taking advantage of a pay-for-use model to rein in capital costs while reducing management hassle and shortening the time required to roll out new applications.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For most organizations, utilizing public cloud products and services is assumed. The question is how to achieve the appropriate balance between cloud and local infrastructure. Many organizations have developed custom line-of-business apps which are tricky to adapt to the cloud. Performance-driven OLTP applications may call for on-premises hardware configurations to provided maximum throughput. In addition, corporate policies or government standards may require more control over certain types of data than is possible with public clouds. Consequently, hybrid architectures, which integrate on-premises and cloud infrastructure, are frequently adopted as the right network model.
To make things even more complicated, Amazon AWS competes with other vendors 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 applications. Basically, serious research and planning is needed for any organization to determine the appropriate cloud solution.
Progent's veteran solution architects can help your company to define and configure a hybrid cloud ecosystem that includes Amazon AWS in a way that maximizes business value. Progent can help you with every aspect of Amazon AWS integration including needs analysis, readiness assessment, system design and review, pilot testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance tuning, licensing management, backup/restore mechanisms, and security and compliance. Progent offers advanced expertise with firewall configuration and VPN technology and can help you create cloud-centric or hybrid cloud environments that seamlessly incorporate Amazon AWS cloud services. Progent offers occasional support or deliver end-to-end project management outsourcing or co-sourcing services to help you migrate efficiently to the Amazon AWS cloud.
Popular Amazon AWS Services
The Amazon AWS family of cloud-based products includes dozens of infrastructure services that cover processing, primary and archival storage, databases, networking, mobility, application development, administration, IoT, and security, Amazon AWS cloud services used by businesses of all sizes and for which Progent offers comprehensive expertise include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, is a virtual server hosting product that allows you to provision, scale, and administer cloud-hosted virtual servers, referred to as EC2 instances. Subscribers can commission any number of EC2 instances and you pay only for the resources you actually use. You can control the individual server as well as the cluster-level features of a variety of OS platforms, deploy your cloud-hosted applications, and manage network access rights. You also administer your company's own software licenses under a Bring-Your-Own-License model. You can utilize an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) template and go online instantly or you can build a custom AMI that includes your applications, libraries, data, and configurations. Amazon EC2 can expand or release compute capacity on demand to accommodate up or down spikes in usage, avoiding the need for complex capacity planning. You can specify separate host sites for improved resilience and you can use fixed IP endpoints to work with your application environment.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud storage service that offers high-performance storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 expands or contracts easily and you pay only for the capacity you actually use. Amazon S3 is often implemented as remote storage for disaster recovery but is also appropriate for high-demand applications, most notably Amazon's giant retail web. Amazon S3's web service interface supports multiple storage classes intended for various usage scenarios. These include Amazon S3 Standard for storage of frequently accessed data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for long-lived but seldomly accessed data, and Amazon Glacier for archives. You can also specify your own lifecycle parameters so your S3 data automatically and transparently moves to another storage class without requiring changes to your apps. Amazon S3 can be integrated with Amazon EC2 or as an independent cloud service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud-based storage service intended to provide low-cost data archiving and long-term storage for data that is infrequently accessed. Amazon Glacier does not offer the low-latency of Amazon S3 storage and is not suitable for real-time apps. But recovery time is slow and can take hours, storage costs are lower than a penny per GB per month, which is less expensive than local storage. Also, you can reduce overall storage costs by specifying lifecycle rules to migrate groups of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also help businesses to comply with regulatory standards for data retention by offering highly-reliable offsite backup with features like periodic, systematic integrity checks and automatic self-healing capability.
How Progent's Experts Can Help You with Amazon AWS Solutions
If you are planning to incorporate Amazon's AWS services into your business using either a cloud-centric or a hybrid architecture, Progent can help you evaluate the advantages of Amazon AWS compared to alternative cloud solutions. Progent can help with every aspect of your cloud integration migration including needs analysis, solution design, feasibility testing, deployment, administration, performance tuning, 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 applicable standards.
Progent can assist you to identify which of your critical apps are appropriate for Amazon AWS and help you upgrade legacy or custom software so they can be hosted by Amazon AWS. Progent can provide affordable remote and onsite consulting to help you resolve 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 issue encountered while integrating your information system with Amazon AWS, or with any public cloud, is configuring secure access for various devices situated either within or outside your corporate firewall. Progent can provide the skills of Cisco-certified CCIE infrastructure consultant or firewall integration consultants certified by Symantec, Barracuda, SonicWall, and others to show you how to deploy and manage firewalls for connecting safely to the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent also offers the services of iOS technology specialists and Android integration experts to assist you to connect mobile endpoints for your Amazon AWS solution.
Examples of online integration support offered by Progent to assist businesses integrate with Amazon AWS include:
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- Plan or review the solution design for hybrid networks that use Amazon EC2 and Simple Storage Service
- Deploy and debug VPN access to Amazon AWS
- Deploy Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Configure and debug firewalls from Barracuda, Cisco, SonicWall, Check Point and others
- Design, implement, and test backup/restore systems integrated with Amazon Simple Storage Service
- Build and test AMI images for Windows or Linux VMs and applications
- Set up Java tools for AMI images
- Define, configure and verify security rules
- Debug dynamic and static IP address problems
- Debug DNS and load balancing problems
- Set up NATs for datacenters and branch offices
- Generate PHP code for signing AWS requests
- Create Active Directory service instances for Amazon EC2
- Help with Amazon SQS
If you are looking for advanced support with any aspect of integrating your information system with the Amazon AWS cloud, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
Additional Hybrid Cloud Integration Support Offered by Progent
Progent offers expertise in all leading public clouds and can provide fast online access to a hybrid cloud integration consultant. Popular cloud platforms and products supported by Proegnt's experts include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is an integrated library of APIs that enables Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating crucial sales activities such as listings, orders, shipments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and reports. By leveraging Amazon's extensive online ecosystem and automating their sales, merchants can broaden their reach, reduce their operating costs, improve response time to customers, and add to their bottom line. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) developers can work with your development team and provide application programming, workflow integration, project management support, and mentoring to help you shorten development time and costs and expedite your ROI.
Progent's Microsoft Azure planning and integration experts can assist you with every aspect of Azure cloud integration such as requirements definition, readiness assessment, solution design, pre-production testing, implementation, centralized management, performance tuning, license controls, disaster recovery preparedness, security planning, and regulatory compliance assessment. Progent can assist you to set up and troubleshoot firewalls and VPN connections so your users can securely connect to Azure services, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can assist you set up key Microsoft technologies to run in the cloud including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, SQL and SharePoint. Progent can also help you to set up a hybrid ecosystem that seamlessly combines on-premises datacenters with Azure-based resources.
Microsoft has made a strong effort to enable seamless hybrid environments that combine Microsoft 365 Exchange Online and local installations of Exchange. This allows you to have some Exchange mailboxes hosted at your on-premises datacenter and other mailboxes resident on Microsoft 365. Progent's certified Exchange consultants can assist you with any phase of designing, implementing and debugging your hybrid Exchange solution. Progent's Exchange specialists can deliver as-needed support to help you resolve stubborn technical issues and also offer comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure your hybrid Exchange solution is successfully completed on time and on budget. For details about Progent's online consulting support for hybrid Microsoft 365 Exchange and on-prem Exchange environments, visit Exchange Online integration with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's Office and Microsoft 365 consultants can help businesses to integrate Office desktop and Microsoft 365 apps including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and OneNote into a cohesive solution that provides quick return on investment and enables improved business outcomes. Progent can assist you to interface Office or Microsoft 365 apps with one another and with other core Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server running locally or in the cloud. Progent can also help you to fix compatibility problems with different releases of Office and offers live online Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 training to individuals and groups.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform planning and integration consultants offer affordable online and on-premises support to assist organizations of any size to migrate any part of their critical IT infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save management hassle and hardware costs and enable access to Google's cutting edge machine learning tools. Progent can help your IT team with every phase of Google Cloud Platform migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, readiness assessment, system design and review, testing, configuration, administration, performance optimization, licensing management, disaster recovery solutions, and security strategies.