Progent's NetApp SAN Technology Solutions
Progent can provide enterprise clients the services of a NetApp-certified consultant to deliver online or onsite expertise for NetApp's entire line of SAN software and hardware products. Areas of NetApp SAN storage solutions supported by Progent include system architecture, virtualization, migrations, non-disruptive updates, storage management, security and compliance, disaster recovery/business continuity, and troubleshooting. Progent offers Level 3 support to help you resolve issues with NetApp SAN environments quickly and affordably following leading practices.
To ensure that you receive world-class support for your NetApp solution, Progent can provide the services of a SAN technology subject matter expert with these certifications:
Network architectures supported by Progent include on-premises environments, private or public clouds, and hybrid deployment models that span on-premises and cloud resources. Progent also has extensive experience helping organizations migrate from 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP (CDOT). If you have a legacy NetApp SAN environment, Progent can help you maintain your current solution or plan and carry out an efficient upgrade to newer technology.
NetApp MetroCluster and FlexPod Datacenter Support
MetroCluster, which is built into NetApp's ONTAP data management software, offers a high-availability and disaster recovery solution that uses continuous synchronous mirroring of volumes between clustered NetApp FAS or All Flash FAS (AFF) storage systems located up to 300 km apart. Designed to eliminate planned and unplanned downtime and to provide non-stop data availability for mission-critical applications, MetroCluster's array-based clustering features single-command recovery and provides zero recovery point objective (RPO) and sub-two-minute failover time (RTO) with single-command recovery. No manual intervention is needed for VMware ESX hosts accessing the NetApp FAS storage array via NFS/iSCSI/FCP protocol. Integration with NetApp SnapMirror allows you to meet SLA requirements over longer distances, and inline data reduction technologies including compression and deduplication reduce mirrored storage requirements by at least 4:1.
FlexPod Datacenter is a service-oriented, best-practice private cloud architecture developed and validated jointly by NetApp and Cisco to consolidate servers, network fabric and storage assets for hosting infrastructure software and shared business applications. FlexPod works with major operating systems and hypervisors from Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat. Key components of the FlexPod system include Cisco UCS servers, Cisco converged FC/Ethernet switches, and NetApp SAN storage. NFS and CIFS shared storage access is supported for iSCSI or Fibre Channel. Private cloud features include secure multitenancy and metering for chargeback. Popular uses of FlexPod include virtual desktop deployment, enterprise application hosting, and delivering software-as-a-service (SaaS).
NetApp MetroCluster combined with FlexPod Datacenter streamlines the deployment and reduces the risk of implementing the infrastructure for private, public or hybrid clouds. Progent's deep roster of subject matter experts can help you design, implement, manage and troubleshoot comprehensive MetroCluster/FlexPod solutions by providing the online or onsite services of veteran consultants such as a NetApp-certified network architect, a Cisco-certified CCIE engineer, a VMware VCDX-certified network virtualization specialist, a Microsoft-certified Exchange expert, a Citrix-certified XenDesktop consultant, and other consulting professionals with task-relevant expertise. Progent's consultants are available on an as-needed basis to help you resolve particularly challenging technical issues or can provide full project management co-sourcing to help complete your IT initiative on schedule and on budget.
For more details about Progent's consulting services for NetApp MetroCluster, see NetApp MetroCluster disaster recovery consulting.
Examples of Projects Managed by Progent's NetApp Expert
Progent can provide the services of a NetApp-certified expert with experience in spearheading a variety of projects for designing, deploying, upgrading and remediating NetApp environments. Examples of successful projects include: