Flexential Tampa Data Center Consulting ServicesProgent's newest private cloud hosting facility is in Tampa, Florida, at the Flexential Tampa North data center. As with Progent's Sacramento data center with private cloud hosting service, Flexential Tampa North is a full-service colocation site, featuring on-premises 24x7 trained staff and including full N+1 redundancy throughout all critical systems at both the data center level and in Progent's own network and VM infrastructure. Flexential's location and high-capacity, redundant Internet architecture permit low-latency access to the eastern United States and to Central America and South America.

Progent's private cloud services provide exceptional value to organizations of any size requiring the affordability, resilience, and minimized hassle of using a high-end data center facility while avoiding the restricted customization and anonymous service associated with public clouds.

Flexential Data Center Private Cloud Hosting Services from Progent

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

The 60,000 sq. ft. Flexential facility provides advanced features for power and environmental control, physical security, compliance, and connectivity. Key features include:

Data Center Power & Environmental Control

  • 2N UPS backup
  • 3 megawatt critical load uninterruptible power supply (UPS) capacity
  • 150 watts per square foot power density
  • N + 1 environmental control backup
  • Hot/cold aisle airflow
  • 100% power SLA
  • 1.75 Power usage effectiveness ratio
Data Center Round-the-Clock Physical Security
  • 24-7 security and technical staff
  • DFA access security
  • Biometric scanners
  • Video monitoring security
Data Center Connectivity
  • Fiber network implemented with connections from leading national service providers
  • Internal network is based on 10/100 Gbps backbone
  • 3 Terabyte combined network capacity
  • Carrier-neutral blended, actively managed IP Bandwidth
  • Redundant, automatically rerouted connections from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Automatic Layers 3 and 4 DDoS defense
  • Termination points for submarine fiber optic cables to APAC and South America
  • Cloud access to Amazon AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud
Data Center Compliance
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant facility
  • Yearly independent audits for Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3; HIPAA; SSAE 18
Progent's hosting environment leverages key cloud-aware management platforms from Microsoft including Hyper-V replication, Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Data Protection Manager (DPM). Progent's preliminary system for private cloud hosting includes:

Progent's Private Cloud Deployment Infrastructure

  • Eight Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V hosts
  • 224 Intel Xeon processor cores
  • 6.1TB of RAM
  • 67TB of RAID 10 Solid State Drive storage and 288TB of RAID 6 spinning disks
  • Cisco Nexus 10G/40G dual redundant switching infrastructure
  • Servers feature redundant 20G of connectivity across dual redundant Cisco switches
  • Fully redundant non-stop availability Cisco ASR 1000 model router network deployment utilizing 8 distinct appliances
  • Progent takes part directly in the worldwide Internet backbone, advertising the company's own IP space via BGP using our assigned ASN 54695
  • 21 gigabits of triple-redundant fiber optic Internet connectivity capacity to ISPs Lumen, Cogent and Telia's tier 1 global networks
  • Onsite and off-site backup, replication and disaster recovery of all hosted cloud VMs
Progent makes use of the Flexential Tampa data cener facility primarily to provide private cloud hosting. Progent maintains a group of IT consultants working in the Tampa area, and Progent also offers remote support from Progent's countrywide roster of Microsoft-certified consultants, Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants, Hyper-V and VMware professionals, and veteran disaster recover preparedness experts. Progent can also help your business to design and implement a migration to the Flexential facility by providing services such as designing solution configuration, specifying hardware, system configuration and validation, troubleshooting, setting up online network management, and training your IT staff.

Popular Use Cases for Progent's Private Cloud Service
Progent's private cloud is a great option for clients who need a more specialized system and a more personal working relationship than is achievable with public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, and Rackspace. Popular use cases for Progent's private cloud service include:

  • Windows or Linux virtual servers hosted on Progent equipment with total backup and emergency restore standard
  • Complete VDI/hosted application solutions for businesses who intend to "move everything" to the cloud
  • Low-cost/low-commitment colocation of customer-owned server hardware and infrastructure from a single 1U server to a server farm
  • Switchover replication of onsite servers to disaster recovery site
  • Off-site backup and replication. Progent is particularly competitive for storage requirements over 10TB.
  • Client-hosted VoIP servers for national/regional multi-location companies
  • Centralized VPN access hubs for nationwide or regional businesses
  • Temporary virtual or physical servers required for short-term projects, testing, solution piloting, evaluations, etc.
  • Server hardware provided and supported by Progent restricted to a single client. Managed/controlled either by customer, by Progent, or co-managed.
  • Emergency servers required to get back online immediately after unforeseen incidents such as ransomware attacks, hardware breakdown, natural disasters, human error, etc.
  • Migrate servers for mergers or acquisitions, new ownership, etc.
How to Get Started with Progent's Private Cloud Service
To learn more information about Progent's Private Cloud Hosting and to learn how Progent can assist your business to lower network management expenses, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.