Flexential Tampa Data Center Consulting ServicesProgent's latest private cloud hosting site is in Tampa, Florida, at the Flexential Tampa North data center. As with Progent's Sacramento California data center facility with private cloud hosting service, Flexential Tampa North is an advanced colocation facility, featuring on-site 24-hour trained staff and including full N+1 fault tolerance across all critical components at both the data center level and in Progent's own network and server infrastructure. Flexential's geographic location and high-capacity, resilient Internet backbone permit low-latency access to the east coast of the U.S. and to Central and South America.

Progent's private cloud hosting services provide exceptional value to businesses of any size looking for the cost savings, resilience, and minimized hassle of sharing a world-class data center facility without the restricted customization and anonymous service associated with large public clouds.

Flexential Data Center Cloud Services from Progent

Progent's Private Cloud hosting services utilize the Flexential Data Center in Tampa

The 60,000 sq. ft. Flexential data center facility offers high-level features for power and cooling, physical security, compliance, and Internet connectivity. Highlights include:

Data Center Power & Environmental Control

  • 2N UPS backup
  • 3 megawatt critical load UPS capacity
  • 150 W per sq. ft. power density
  • N + 1 environmental control backup
  • Hot/cold aisle airflow
  • 100% power SLA
  • 1.75 power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating
Data Center 24x7 Physical Security
  • Round-the-clock security and technical staff
  • DFA access
  • Biometric scanning systems
  • Monitored security
Data Center Connectivity
  • Fiber network implemented with connections from top national service providers
  • Core network is built using 10/100 Gbps backbone
  • 3 Terabyte combined network capacity
  • Carrier-neutral blended, proactively managed and monitored IP Bandwidth
  • Redundant, auto-rerouting connections with performance ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Automatic Layer 3 and Layer 4 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense
  • Termination points for subsea fiber optic cables to APAC and South America
  • Cloud connectivity to AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle Cloud
Data Center Compliance
  • PCI compliant site
  • Annual independent audits for SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3; HIPAA; ISO 27001; SSAE 18
Progent's hosting environment leverages advanced cloud-aware technologies from Microsoft including Hyper-V replication, Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Data Protection Manager. Progent's preliminary infrastructure deployment for private cloud hosting features:

Progent's Private Cloud Hosting Infrastructure

  • Eight Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V hosts
  • 224 Intel Xeon processor cores
  • 6.1TB of RAM
  • 67TB of RAID 1+0 SSD storage and 288TB of RAID 6 spinning disks
  • Cisco Nexus 10G/40G dual redundant switch infrastructure
  • Servers have redundant 20G of connectivity across dual redundant Cisco switches
  • Redundant non-stop uptime Cisco ASR 1000 Series router network deployment incorporating 8 distinct routers
  • Progent takes part directly in the worldwide Internet backbone, advertising the company's own IP space via BGP using our assigned Autonomous System Number (ASN) 54695
  • 21 gigabits of triple-redundant fiber optic Internet connectivity performance to ISPs Lumen, Cogent and Telia's tier 1 worldwide networks
  • On-premises and remote backup, replication and emergency restoration of all private cloud virtual servers
Progent utilizes the Flexential Tampa data cener facility primarily to provide private cloud hosting. Progent has a group of network experts working in the vicinity of Tampa, and Progent can also provide remote expertise from Progent's countrywide team of Microsoft-certified experts, Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure engineers, ISSIP-CISSP-certified security consultants, Hyper-V and VMware virtualization professionals, and veteran disaster recover preparedness consultants. Progent can also help you to plan and carry out a move to the Flexential data center with services like designing system architecture, specifying hardware, system setup and validation, debugging, setting up remote network management, and training your network support team.

Typical Use Cases for Progent's Private Cloud Service
Progent's private cloud is a great option for businesses who want a more customized environment and a more personal working relationship than is possible with public clouds like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Rackspace Technology. Typical uses for Progent's private cloud service include:

  • Windows or Linux virtual servers hosted on Progent infrastructure with full backup and emergency restore standard
  • Complete VDI/hosted application solutions for clients who intend to "move everything" to the cloud
  • Affordable/low-commitment colocation of customer-owned physical servers and infrastructure ranging from a single 1U server on up
  • Failover replication of on-premises servers to disaster recovery site
  • Off-site backup and replication. Progent is particularly competitive for requirements greater than 10TB.
  • Customer-hosted VoIP servers for national/regional multi-location businesses
  • Centralized VPN communications hubs for nationwide or regional organizations
  • Temporary virtual or physical servers required for short-term projects, testing, solution piloting, evaluations, etc.
  • Physical servers supplied and maintained by Progent dedicated to one customer. Managed/controlled either by client, by Progent, or co-managed.
  • Emergency servers needed to recover immediately after unscheduled incidents like ransomware attacks, hardware failure, natural catastrophes, human error, etc.
  • Transition servers for M&A, new ownership, etc.
How to Find Out More about Progent's Private Cloud Hosting
To find out more about Progent's Private Cloud Service and to learn the ways Progent can assist your company to lower IT management costs, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.