Flexential Tampa Data Center Consulting ServicesProgent's latest private cloud hosting facility is in Tampa, FL, at the Flexential Tampa North data center. Like Progent's Sacramento data center facility with private cloud hosting service, Flexential Tampa North is a full-service colocation facility, providing on-site 24-hour staffed personnel and offering full N+1 redundancy across all critical systems at the data center level and in Progent's own network and VM infrastructure. Flexential's geographic location and high-performance, redundant Internet architecture can deliver low-latency access to the east coast of the U.S. and to Central and South America.

Progent's private cloud services offer great value to organizations of any size requiring the affordability, availability, and minimized hassle of sharing a high-end facility without the technical restrictions and impersonal service common to large public clouds.

Flexential Data Center Cloud Services from Progent

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

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

Data Center Facility Power & Cooling

  • 2N UPS redundancy
  • 3 MW critical load UPS capacity
  • 150 watts per sq. ft. power density
  • N + 1 cooling backup
  • Hot/cold aisle configuration
  • 100% power SLA
  • 1.75 Power usage effectiveness rating
Data Center 24x7 Physical Security
  • 24-7 security and technical staff
  • Dual-factor authentication access security
  • Biometric scanners
  • Video monitoring security
Data Center Connectivity
  • Fiber network implemented with connections from top nationwide service providers
  • Core network is built using 10-gigabit and 100-gigabit backbone
  • 3 TB combined network capacity
  • Carrier-neutral blended, proactively managed IP Bandwidth
  • Backed-up, auto-rerouting connections ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Automatic Layers 3 and 4 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense
  • Termination points for submarine cables to Asia-Pacific and S. America
  • Cloud connectivity to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud
Data Center Compliance
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant site
  • Annual independent audits for SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3; HIPAA; ISO 27001;
Progent's private cloud hosting service incorporates advanced cloud-aware management platforms from Microsoft such as Hyper-V replication, Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Data Protection Manager (DPM). Progent's initial infrastructure deployment for private cloud hosting services features:

Progent's Private Cloud Deployment Infrastructure

  • Eight Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V hosts
  • 224 Intel Xeon processor cores
  • 6.1terabyte of memory
  • 67TB of RAID 1+0 Solid State Drive storage and 288TB of RAID 6 rotating media
  • Cisco Nexus 10G/40G dual redundant switching infrastructure
  • All servers have redundant 20G of connectivity across dual redundant Cisco switches
  • Redundant 100% uptime Cisco ASR 1000 Series router network architecture incorporating 8 separate routers
  • Progent participates directly in the global Internet backbone, advertising the company's own IP space via BGP using our assigned ASN 54695
  • 21 gigabits of 3x redundant fiber optic Internet connectivity performance to ISPs Lumen, Cogent and Telia's tier 1 worldwide networks
  • Local and remote backup, replication and disaster recovery of all private cloud VMs
Progent utilizes the Flexential Tampa colocation center mainly to provide private cloud services. Progent has a team of IT consultants located in the vicinity of Tampa, and Progent also offers remote support from Progent's nationwide team of Microsoft-certified experts, Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants, Hyper-V and VMware specialists, and veteran disaster recovery/business continuity planning experts. Progent can also help you to plan and implement a migration to the Flexential facility by providing services such as planning system architecture, specifying hardware, system setup and validation, troubleshooting, setting up remote management, and educating your network staff.

Typical Uses for Progent's Private Cloud Service
Progent's private cloud is a great choice for clients who need a more customized system and a closer professional relationship than is achievable with public clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Rackspace. Typical uses for Progent's private cloud include:

  • Windows or Linux VMs hosted on Progent equipment with full backup and emergency restore standard
  • End-to-end VDI/hosted application environments for clients who intend to "move everything" to the cloud
  • Affordable/low-commitment migration of client-owned physical servers and infrastructure ranging from a single 1U server to a server farm
  • Switchover replication of onsite servers to disaster recovery site
  • Remote backup and replication. Progent is particularly competitive for requirements greater than 10TB.
  • Client-hosted VoIP servers for national/regional multi-location companies
  • Centralized VPN connection hubs for national or regional companies
  • Temporary virtual or physical servers required for short-term projects, testing, solution piloting, evaluations, etc.
  • Physical servers supplied 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 quickly after unforeseen events like ransomware attacks, hardware failure, natural catastrophes, human error, etc.
  • Transition servers for mergers or acquisitions, new ownership, etc.
How to Get Started with Progent's Private Cloud Hosting
To learn more details about Progent's Private Cloud Hosting Service and to understand the ways Progent can assist your business to cut network management expenses, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.