Progent offers quick and affordable access to cloud integration experts who can assist your business to design, configure, maintain, and debug hybrid networking models that combine Amazon AWS cloud-based products and services with on-premises resources as well as with other public clouds such as Microsoft Azure.
Progent can help you assess the benefits and drawbacks of Amazon AWS services relative to other providers, migrate applications to Amazon AWS, design backup/restore solutions that leverage Amazon AWS cloud storage technology, and troubleshoot firewall and VPN connectivity problems. Progent offers access to Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants to show you how to create a high-availability network infrastructure so your clients have a productive computing environment regardless of whether they are working at your corporate headquarters, a remote site, at home, or on the road.
Amazon is a pioneer in the cloud computing market and is the industry's leading vendor of public cloud services. Amazon AWS offers a broad selection of cloud-based services including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for as-needed compute capacity for virtual servers, Amazon Simple Storage Service for instantly expandable low-latency storage, and Amazon Glacier for economical extended backup. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions enable businesses of any size to move some or all of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, using a pay-for-use model to rein in hardware costs while reducing management hassle and slashing the time needed to deploy new apps.
Hybrid Cloud Integration
For the majority of organizations, using public cloud services is assumed. The question is how to strike the appropriate trade-off between cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Many businesses run legacy mission-critical apps which are tricky to migrate to the cloud. Performance-sensitive OLTP database applications may call for local control to provided the highest possible throughput. In addition, company culture or government and industry standards may demand more control over key IT resources than can be achieved with public clouds. In these and other cases, hybrid networks, which integrate on-premises and cloud resources, are commonly adopted as the best solution.
To make things even more complicated, Amazon AWS is in competition with other providers of public cloud services including Microsoft, whose Azure products include Infrastructure-as-a-Service options and also a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model optimized for Windows environments. Simply put, serious evaluation is needed for any organization to determine the right cloud solution.
Progent's veteran solution architects can assist your company to plan and implement a hybrid cloud strategy that includes Amazon AWS so that it maximizes business value. Progent can help your IT team with every aspect of Amazon AWS integration including requirements analysis, preparedness assessment, architectural design, pilot testing, configuration, administration, performance optimization, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security and compliance. Progent offers advanced expertise with firewalls and VPN technology and can help you create cloud-based or hybrid cloud environments that efficiently incorporate Amazon AWS cloud services. Progent offers as-needed expertise or provide end-to-end project management outsourcing to help you move smoothly to the Amazon AWS cloud.
Popular Amazon AWS Cloud Services
The Amazon AWS line of cloud-based products includes more than 70 infrastructure options that cover computing, storage, databases, analytics, mobility, application development, management, IoT, and cybersecurity, Amazon AWS services used by organizations of any size and for which Progent provides comprehensive support include:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, is a virtual server hosting product that lets you configure, expand, and administer cloud-hosted virtual machines, known as EC2 instances. You can commission any quantity of instances and you are charged only for the resources you actually use. You can manage the VM as well as cluster-level functions of a variety of OS platforms, add your cloud-hosted apps, and manage network access permissions. You also administer your company's own software licenses according to a Bring-Your-Own-License policy. You can use a standard Amazon Machine Image (AMI) 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 on demand to align with up or down spikes in usage, eliminating the hassle of sophisticated capacity management. You also can specify separate host sites for high availability and you can use static IP endpoints to work with your application environment.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, is a cloud-based storage service that offers high-performance storage for any volume of data. Amazon S3 scales easily and you are billed only for the capacity you consume. 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 site. Amazon S3's interface can handle multiple storage classes meant for different usage scenarios. These include Amazon S3 Standard for storage of frequently accessed data, Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access for long-lived but rarely accessed data, and Amazon Glacier for archival data. You can also define your own lifecycle parameters so your S3 data automatically and seamlessly migrates to a different storage class without requiring changes to your apps. Amazon S3 can be used with Amazon EC2 or as an independent cloud service.
Amazon Glacier is a cloud storage service designed to provide affordable archiving and long-term storage for data that is seldomly accessed. Amazon Glacier does not deliver the low-latency of Amazon S3 storage and is not suitable for real-time applications. But recovery time is slow and can take hours, storage costs are less than one cent per gigabyte each month, which is less expensive than on-premises storage. In addition, you can reduce overall storage expense by defining lifecycle rules to migrate groups of Amazon S3 objects automatically to Glacier. Amazon Glacier can also assist businesses to meet regulatory requirements for data retention by offering ultra-reliable remote backup with features like periodic, automatic 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 model, Progent can help you assess the advantages of the Amazon AWS cloud platform compared to competing cloud products. Progent can assist you with every phase of your cloud integration project including needs analysis, system design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance optimization, license management, and disaster recovery strategies. Progent can also provide the help of certified data security consultants to ensure. make sure your system is protected and in compliance with government and industry standards.
Progent can help you to identify which of your key apps are suitable for Amazon AWS and help you upgrade legacy or custom applications so they can be hosted by the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent can provide economical remote and on-premises expertise to help you resolve stubborn technical issues, or Progent can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure that you complete your cloud integration project on time and on budget.
A common technical issue encountered while integrating your information system with Amazon AWS, or with any public cloud platform, is configuring secure access for various devices located either inside or outside your security perimeter. Progent offers the expertise of Cisco-certified CCIE infrastructure engineers as well as firewall configuration experts certified by Symantec, Barracuda, SonicWall, and others to help you deploy and administer security appliances for connecting safely to the Amazon AWS cloud. Progent can also provide the services of iPhone and iPad technology consultants and Android integration experts to help you to connect smartphones and tablets for your Amazon AWS solution.
Some examples of online integration services provided by Progent to assist companies interface with Amazon AWS include:
Contact Progent for Amazon AWS Hybrid Cloud Expertise
- Plan or analyze the system architecture for hybrid networks that incorporate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service
- Install and troubleshoot VPN connections to AWS
- Deploy Cisco AnyConnect and Symantec AWS Gateway Service
- Set up and troubleshoot firewalls from Barracuda, Symantec, SonicWall, and others
- Plan, deploy, and validate backup and recovery solutions based on Amazon S3 storage
- Build and test Amazon Machine Images for Windows or Linux VMs and apps
- Install Java utilities for AMI images
- Specify, implement and test security policies
- Resolve elastic and static IP issues
- Resolve DNS and load balancing issues
- Set up NATs for headquarters and branch offices
- Create PHP routines for signing Amazon AWS requests
- Create Active Directory service instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Provide expertise for Amazon SQS
If you need expert help with any aspect of integrating your information system with Amazon AWS cloud services, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
Additional Hybrid Cloud Integration Support Services Available from Progent
Progent offers expertise in all major public clouds and can provide fast online access to a public cloud integration specialist. Key public cloud platforms and products supported by Proegnt's experts include:
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is a collection of APIs that enables Amazon sellers to improve the efficiency of their operations by automating crucial sales activities including listings, orders, shipments, fulfillment, and reports. By tapping into Amazon's extensive online ecosystem and automating their sales processes, merchants can expand their reach, reduce their operating costs, accelerate reaction time to customers, and add to their bottom line. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) developers can work with your development staff 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 experts can help you with any aspect of Azure cloud migration such as requirements analysis, readiness evaluation, solution architecture, pilot testing, implementation, automated administration, performance tuning, software license controls, disaster recovery strategies, security policy enforcement, and compliance validation. Progent can assist you to configure and troubleshoot firewalls and VPN connections so that your clients can safely access to Azure-based services, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you integrate critical Microsoft platforms to work in the cloud including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint. Progent can also help your organization to set up a hybrid ecosystem that transparently combines physical datacenters with Azure services.
Microsoft supports transparent hybrid ecosystems that integrate Office 365 and local installations of Exchange. This allows you to have certain Exchange mailboxes located on your corporate datacenter and other mailboxes hosted by Office 365. Progent's certified Exchange consultants can help you with any facet of designing, implementing and troubleshooting your hybrid Exchange network. Progent's Exchange consultants can provide occasional support to help you through challenging technical problems and also can provide extensive project management outsourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365 initiative is carried out on schedule and on budget. For details about Progent's consulting support for integrating Office 365 and on-premises Exchange environments, see Exchange Online integration with on-premises Exchange.
Progent's Office and Office 365 consultants can assist companies to incorporate Office desktop and Microsoft Office 365 applications such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Access, Project and OneNote into a seamless productivity solution that offers fast return on investment and enables improved business results. Progent can assist your company to interface Office or Office 365 applications with each other and with additional key Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud. Progent can also assist you to resolve compatibility problems with various releases of Microsoft Office and offers customized online Office and Office 365 training to individual users and teams.
Progent's Google Cloud Platform planning and integration consultants can provide affordable online and onsite support to help businesses to migrate all or part of their core IT infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform services. This can save time and hardware costs and allow the use of Google's cutting edge AI and machine learning tools. Progent can assist your IT team with every aspect of Google Cloud Platform migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, preparedness assessment, architectural design and review, pilot testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance tuning, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security.