Business Continuity Planning vs. Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster Recovery ConsultingIn case of a catastrophic event, whether natural or man-made, a sound business continuity/disaster recovery (DR/BC) strategy can make the difference between a business glitch and a calamity. Progent's DR/BC consultants can help small and mid-size companies design and test a contingency plan that incorporates advanced technologies and proven processes to get back in business quickly after a catastrophic network failure while at the same time working within a restricted IT budget.

The terms "business continuity planning" and "disaster recovery planning" are often used interchangeably, but it is useful to distinguish them. Business continuity planning takes a high-level, holistic view of a business to determine what personnel, physical resources, and operational processes are required to keep an organization running at some minimally acceptable level after a catastrophe and how to restore normal operations efficiently. Business continuity planning takes into account information technology issues, which are vital to any business, but also addresses areas beyond computing. Will you need temporary office space? Substitute vehicles? Alternate vendors? Replacement personnel? Do you have an emergency notification system in place to alert workers and other stakeholders? Are you required to file regulatory reports or contact insurers? Do you need access to emergency funding? Progent can provide the services of experienced consultants who can help you follow best practices to create and document a high-level business continuity plan that deals with these critical questions and provides a cohesive game plan to follow in case of a disaster.

Disaster recovery planning is more focused on information technology issues and involves the down-to-earth details of how to keep your crucial IT operations running, protect your data, and restore full network functionality as quickly as practical. Progent can provide the services of a certified IT professional who can help you create and implement a disaster recovery plan that utilizes the latest generation of technologies designed to provide a high degree of fault tolerance and recoverability at historically low prices.

What Is Involved in Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan?
It is still relatively rare for small businesses to have a comprehensive business continuity plan in place, but only businesses with an insatiable appetite for risk should go without a disaster recovery plan. Disaster recovery planning should address the IT resources needed to maintain a defined level of operational capability and restore full network functionality as quickly as practical. The plan should anticipate a broad variety of disaster scenarios such as fires, storms, earthquakes, chemical accidents, flooding, pandemics, loss of key personnel, equipment or system failure, human error, and cyber crime.

You should assess the worst-case impact of each of these disaster scenarios on your network infrastructure and business processes and prioritize the areas that are most critical for you to protect in order to limit business disruption to an acceptable level. For each scenario, you should develop a recovery strategy that addresses your local and remote workers, customers, vendors, facilities, hardware and software, communication services, support contracts, and lead-times for replacing equipment and services and restoring data. Your recovery strategies should include specific action plans, escalation procedures, and data retention and restoration policies. You should also test the plan and train your employees responsible for carrying it out.

Progent's Process for Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
Progent has developed an effective and affordable process for helping small business create a viable disaster recovery plan. This process involves seven distinct phases:

Phase 1: Business Impact and Risk Analysis
In this phase, you differentiate between critical and non-critical organization functions. A function is critical if its loss for any significant period of time would result in damage that stakeholders regard as unacceptable. You can't realistically decide that all network functions are critical because you have to consider the probable cost of establishing and maintaining rapid business or technical recovery solutions. You also have to take into account that some functions may be dictated by law or contractual obligations. Progent can help you make informed prioritization decisions by assessing the cost and timing issues associated with various recovery strategies.

Once you have identified critical organization functions, you have to establish two values for each function:

  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) - the acceptable latency of data that will be recovered
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) - the acceptable amount of time to restore the function
The Recovery Point Objective must ensure that the Maximum Tolerable Data Loss for each activity is not exceeded. The Recovery Time Objective must ensure that the Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD) for each activity is not exceeded.

The Impact and Risk Analysis phase results in the recovery requirements for each critical function. The recovery requirements consist of:

  • The business requirements for recovery of the critical function
  • The technical requirements for recovery of the critical function
Phase 2: Recovery Requirement Documentation
After you complete the Business Impact and Risk Analysis phase, the business and technical plan requirements have to be documented before you can move on to the solution design and implementation phases. Progent is experienced in generating this vital documentation quickly and can work with your asset management team, if you have one, to identify available and re-allocateable resources you can use for disaster recovery.

Phase 3: Solution Design
The goal of the Solution Design phase is to identify the most cost-effective disaster recovery solution that meets the requirements identified in the Business Impact and Risk Analysis stage. For your critical IT applications, this means determining how the minimum application and application data requirements can be restored within the target timeframe. Disaster recovery plans may also have to address areas beyond IT applications. A common example is the requirement to preserve information in hard copy format. Progent's expertise with Microsoft and Cisco technology, business application programming and support skills, experience providing Internet data center consulting and network management services, and extensive background helping small business recover from catastrophic network failures ensure that the solutions Progent proposes take full advantage of advanced technology to keep costs down while maximizing the chances of success.

Key areas defined in the Solution Design phase include:

  • The crisis management command structure
  • The location of a secondary work site (where necessary)
  • Telecommunication architecture between primary and secondary work sites
  • Data replication methodology between primary and secondary work sites
  • The application, hardware, and software required at the secondary work site
  • The type of physical data requirements at the secondary work site.
Phase 4: Implementation
The Implementation phase is the most important part of a disaster recovery plan and features the execution of the design elements identified in the Solution Design phase. Work package testing may take place during the implementation of the solution. Progent's skills as system integrators come into play in this phase and help minimize the time and cost required to roll out a viable solution.

Phase 5: Testing and Verification of Technical Solutions
Testing and adjusting recovery plans for specific anticipated scenarios is another critical element of a viable disaster recovery program. The complexity of fault-tolerant networks requires rigorous testing to verify that a recovery plan is feasible and that assigned responsibilities are understood. Recovery exercises will show whether backed-up data can be usefully restored, alternative connectivity technology provides adequate performance under realistic loads, fault-tolerant technologies perform failover processes as planned, and IT staff knows what is expected. Testing exercises will help you identify weak points in your recovery plan so you can make adjustments before disaster strikes. Progent's experience with system design and support ensure that the Testing and Verification phase of a disaster recover plan is thorough and meaningful without being unnecessarily protracted and costly.

Primary areas involved in the Testing and Verification phase of a business continuity plan include:

  • Application security
  • Hardware operability check
  • Application operability/availability check
  • Data verification
Key questions that are addressed during the Testing and Verification phase of a disaster recovery plan include:
  • Are all work processes for critical functions documented?
  • Have the systems used in the execution of critical functions changed?
  • Are the documented work checklists meaningful and accurate for staff?
  • Do the documented work process recovery tasks and supporting disaster recovery infrastructure allow staff to recover within the predetermined recovery time objective?
Phase 6: Treatment of Test Failures
In this phase you resolve any issues or concerns that arose during the Testing and Verification phase. Any changes in the solution design that come about during this phase should be reflected in the associated disaster recovery documents. Progent's experience with disaster recovery solution design and implementation help keep test failures at a minimum and speed up remediation, saving clients time and money.

Phase 7: Handover
The handover of a turnkey disaster recovery solution includes three activities:

  • The first activity in the Handover phase is to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in the written manual and the distribution of the documentation to the client's staff. Staff members whose roles are identified as critical for disaster response and recovery are provided training to ensure that they understand what they are expected to do and know how to do it.
  • The second activity is testing and verification of technical solutions established for recovery operations.
  • The third activity is an all-hands testing and verification of documented organization recovery procedures.
Additional Zero-Downtime Solutions Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco support professionals can assist your business to design a sensible, fault-tolerant information network that resolves critical problems encompassing a broad range of infrastructure technologies and processes such as:

Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.

Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery consultants can assist your organization to plan and deploy a DR system built around Microsoft's most advanced Failover Clustering tools including Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class network-attached storage using commodity equipment, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for improving the speed and resilience of Failover Clusters while minimizing capital investment and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for easy, affordable deployment of a failover cluster quorum arbitration point. For details, go to Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Expertise.

Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced enterprise-class fault tolerance and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering platform. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds to this technology and delivers significant improvements that offer increased scalability, better storage availability for server applications, simpler administration, quicker automatic failover, and additional options for architecting failover clusters. For more information, visit Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering Consulting and Support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager is a component of VMware vCenter that allows you to specify, automate and test a consistent runbook for recovering services rapidly following a breakdown. SRM provides centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site migration, failback and site re-protect. SRM also allows non-disruptive testing for site recovery, updates and patches and can produce reports to verify complete service restoration, validate Service Level Agreements and demonstrate disaster recovery compliance. Progent offers the skills of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consultant to assist your organization to plan, deploy, test and administer a disaster recovery solution powered by VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster Disaster Recovery Software
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery platform that combines array-based storage clustering along with synchronous replication to deliver rapid, zero RPO disaster recovery (DR) between sites that are as far as 185 miles away from one another. Progent can provide the skills of a certified NetApp MetroCluster expert who can help you to plan, configure, manage, update, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery system based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster environment that aligns with your functional requirements and IT budget. Progent can ensure you follow leading practices for installing your MetroCluster solution by providing guidance with procedures like assigning disk pools and shelf IDs, determining aggregate layout, provisioning volumes, setting up NetApp Snapshot, provisioning switches, designing a tiebreaker mechanism, setting up a configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and verifying your MetroCluster DR solution to prove adherence with industry standards and government mandates.

High Availability Load Balancing
Progent offers high availability load balancing consulting that addresses system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching products such as F5 Networks 3DNS. High availability load balancing products for which Progent can provide consulting expertise include Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Presentation Server, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks BIG-IP. For details, go to Non-stop Load Balancing.

Non-stop Internet Data Centers
Progent's Data Center professionals can show you how to find zero-downtime data centers that match the particular requirements of your company. Fault tolerant co-location sites are particularly attractive to small and mid-size organizations because of their low cost and convenience compared to taking a do-it-yourself approach. Attempting to create an on-site data center that offers even a basic level of fault tolerance is financially prohibitive for typical small organizations. Progent can help you reap all the benefits of 24x7 Internet data centers by offering a complete array of engineering and maintenance services. For details, visit Non-stop Internet Data Centers Solutions.

24x7 Interoffice Connectivity
Progentís multi-site network infrastructure consultants can help businesses create fault tolerant branch office connectivity solutions through fully redundant system architectures featuring transparent failover. Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE engineers can plan and deploy ultra-reliable Inter-office networks supported by non-stop EIGRP network routers or zero-downtime OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how multi-path connections and transparent fail-over can provide affordable non-stop interoffice connectivity. For details, visit Non-stop Interoffice Networking.

24x7 Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-authorized IT consultants can help you create an affordable, high availability Internet connection architecture that can deliver 24x7 Internet access via a wide range of high availability Internet network solutions including high availability BGP, transparent fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent offers Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert consultants to help you apply the latest technology for 24x7 Internet connections to implement an economical, completely redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to create zero-downtime Internet availability. For details, see 24x7 Internet Access Solutions.

Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services
Progent can provide affordable remote support from engineers with expertise in a broad array of utilities and technologies that deliver solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and desktops plus notebooks and handhelds. Progent can provide consulting support for all major data protection platforms including Acronis Backup and Recovery, Backup Exec, BackupAssist, HP Data Protector, Double-Take, MozyPro, Retrospect for Macintosh, Time Machine, vSphere Data Protection, and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent can help you to deploy, enhance, or maintain data backup solutions for a variety of architectures such as on-premises, remote, cloud, or hybrid. To learn more, see Backup and Recovery Technology Expertise.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Data Recovery Consulting
Progent's certified Microsoft SCDPM support professionals can assist you to create a practical workplace recovery plan, implement a cost-effective high-availability IT architecture, configure a SCDPM-based recovery system, comprehensively test your system, train your administrative personnel or local consultants how to manage Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive IT outsourcing services such as off-site housing of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager servers in Progent's secure data center facility. To find out more, go to System Center Data Protection Manager Consulting Services.

Barracuda Backup Local, Offsite and Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription-based backup/restore service for small and medium-size organizations. A Barracuda Backup deployment can incorporate a purpose-built physical appliance manufactured by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with similar functionality but which utilizes your existing storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup safeguards vital company data produced on-premises, at one or multiple remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster preparedness, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), or to any location with a Barracuda Backup appliance. Progent is a certified Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consultants can provide a broad array of consulting support services to help you to plan, integrate, manage and troubleshoot a BDR solution built on Barracuda Backup. For additional information, see Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting and management.

Altaro VM Backup Solutions for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup software provides small and mid-size organizations a dependable and budget-friendly solution for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-powered virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in local, remote, distributed, and cloud-hosted architectures and also enables low-cost backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Headline features include industry-leading inline deduplication to reduce backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup intervals as short as five minutes for reducing your exposure to data loss, advanced encryption, item-level restore options for specific files and emails, support for Windows Server Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and VMware vCenter for managing larger deployments, and the ability to leverage Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to back up online virtual machines with zero downtime. Progent is an Altaro partner and offers a broad range of services to help you to plan, deploy, manage and troubleshoot a backup/restore system powered by Altaro VM Backup software. To read more, visit Altaro VM Backup Certified Consultants.

Consulting for Double-Take Software for Backup
Double-Take Software publishes a family of products intended to provide small and midsize companies a variety of cost-effective solutions for replicating and restoring vital workloads including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Office SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have extensive experience incorporating Double-Take technology into small business information systems to achieve a high level of availability and business continuity readiness at a budget-friendly price. To learn more, visit Consulting Services Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.

CRISC-qualified Network Risk Management
The CRISC program was initiated by ISACA to validate an IT professional's skills to plan, deploy, and maintain IS controls to mitigate risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to create and carry out a business continuity strategy based on leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to align with your organization's risk appetite, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. For details, go to CRISC-certified network risk management specialists.

Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Because Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and offers specialized application expertise for a broad range of small business software programs, Progent is able to assist customers to arrive at comprehensive information technology solutions that optimize the business value of your network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent offers the expertise of qualified engineers and specialists with expertise in designing, configuring and troubleshooting networking solutions based on Cisco products. The extent of Progent's IT know-how and Progent's appreciation for the needs of small and midsize businesses make Progent the ideal partner for creating and maintaining a cost-effective, fault-tolerant information system.

How to Access Progent's Engineers for Disaster Recovery Solutions Help
To ask Progent about technical support for workplace recovery planning, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

© 2002-2019 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.

More topics of interest:

An index of content::

24x7 Network IT Consultant Support Outsourcing for Remote Network Monitoring
Juniper Junos Management Security Audit Services
Juniper Junos J-Web Protecting in Miami

Progent's Juniper-certified network engineers can help you utilize Junos OS and the Junos platform of network management applications to configure, administer, and monitor Junos-powered devices; migrate to the Junos OS operating system from other Juniper software platforms such as ScreenOS; and upgrade your Juniper routers, switches, and gateways to the latest version of Junos OS.

Baltimore, Maryland CRISC Certified Outsourcing Sun Solaris Computer Consultant in Missouri - Kansas City, MO, Saint Louis, MO, Springfield, MO, Independence, MO
Integration Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Glendale, AZ Remote Consulting for SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager

Progent has been delivering SharePoint consulting services since the initial SharePoint product was published more than a a dozen years, and Progent has the scope of technical know-how to help organizations of all sizes to design and implement a SharePoint Server 2013 deployment and create SharePoint 2013 applications that add significant business benefit to your information network. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can help you to assess the risks and benefits of upgrading to SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online from legacy releases of SharePoint or from another collaboration environment; decide if an on-premises, Cloud-based or hybrid deployment is best suited for your organization; and select the right version of SharePoint 2013 for your applications. Progent can provide full project management outsourcing or can help in specific tasks related to your SharePoint 2013 deployment.

Bellevue IT Outsourcing Bellevue, WA Computer Support Companies
Best Consultant for Risk Monitoring in Long Beach, California Network Documentation for Fresno, California
Network Management IT Service Providers
Scottsdale Top Quality Cisco Network Management Small Business Specialist

Progent's Cisco-qualified network engineers can help you to run Cisco's management tools alongside a selection of powerful third-party products to create a complete network management solution to keep your network operating smoothly, conserve limited resources, protect your data, revive quickly from hardware failure or deliberate assaults, and enable you to expand or reassign network resources intelligently and economically as your business evolves.

BlackBerry Email Setup Service BlackBerry Enterprise Server IT Manager
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software Consulting Firm IT Consulting Companies in Indianapolis
Double-Take Software Backup Support Services
Online Technical Support for Double Take Replication Manager Pleasanton, CA

DoubleTake/Carbonite Software publishes a family of products intended to deliver small companies a variety of affordable alternatives for backing up and restoring vital workloads including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Office SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have in-depth backgrounds integrating DoubleTake/Carbonite products into small company information systems to achieve an advanced level of fault tolerance and business continuity readiness at an affordable price.

BlackBerry Exchange Tech Services BlackBerry Redirector Small Business IT Consulting Firms in Battery Park, New York City
Microsoft Access migration Engineer
Design Firm for Access

Progent offers economical online support for all releases of Microsoft Office Access including Access desktop and Access Web App and can provide expert assistance for Access application development, database conversion, performance tuning, report design, and troubleshooting. Progent also can provide tailored online classes for Office Access application programming and database administration.

CCIE Expert Certified CRISC Certified Help and Support in Toledo Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Network Design and Configuration Downtown Dallas
CISSP Cybersecurity Contractor Security Forensics Services Billings, MT
CRISC Certified Online Technical Support in Walnut Creek, CA Configuration Services for Los Angeles
CRISC Certified Risk Monitoring Integration Services in Belmont, CA Trivalley Computer Support For Small Offices in California
CRISC Cybersecurity On-site Support Akron Information Technology Consulting
Data center Management Support Services
Microsoft System Center Migration Support Services Miami

Progent has more than a decade of background configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting the key components that make up System Center and can help you to plan, install, maintain, and fix your Microsoft System Center solution to optimize the uptime and responsiveness of your applications and infrastructure across a mix of Windows and Linux/Unix operating systems and on-premises and Cloud-connected fabric. Progent's consultants can assist you to upgrade to the latest edition of Microsoft System Center from an older one or from another IT management solution to provide the advantages of enterprise-class deployment, automation, security, plus infrastructure and application availability and performance monitoring.

CRISC Cybersecurity Remote Technical Support New Jersey Virginia Beach, VA Computer Consulting Services
Exchange 2013 Unified communications On-site Support
Albuquerque, NM Outsourcing for Exchange 2013 Project Planning

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 includes major enhancements to the functionality of its predecessor Microsoft Exchange 2010 and introduces powerful innovations plus a revamped structure. These enhancements favorably impact key IT areas including manageability, high availability (HA), security and compliance, operational costs, collaboration, scalability, throughput, cross-version interoperability, and productivity. Progent's certified Exchange 2013 consulting professionals can help you understand the potential advantages of migrating to Exchange 2013, design a cost-effective test and rollout strategy, and educate your IT team to manage your Exchange Server 2013 solution. Progent also offers ongoing online support and management for Exchange Server 2013.

CRISC Cybersecurity Support and Setup in Austin, TX Remote Technical Support for Honolulu, HI
Outsourcing for Microsoft Exchange

Years of background with Microsoft's Exchange technology has made Progent one of the most qualified IT consulting firms in California for configuring messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2000. Progent is expert in helping small organizations derive all the advantages of Microsoft Exchange Server under common situations such as upgrading from Microsoft Exchange 5.5, moving from an ISP-provided or POP3 mail system, and outsourcing your Microsoft Exchange Server management.

CRISC Cybersecurity Technical Support Tracy, CA Cisco Security Consulting Services Virginia
CRISC Risk Evaluation Remote Troubleshooting Rochester, NY Windows Server 2016 Migration Help
Cisco Expert Software Consulting for Garland, Texas Garland Troubleshooters
Threat Management Gateway On-site Technical Support
Top Rated Remote Troubleshooting for Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Boston, Massachusetts

Forefront Threat Management Gateway builds on the powerful security technologies of Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server and offers a easily managed Internet gateway that delivers a single-server solution for an array of security functions including an application layer and network layer firewall, URL monitoring and filtering, antimalware, intrusion protection, application proxy, VPN control, and HTTP and HTTPS inspection. Forefront Threat Management Gateway includes advanced web security reporting capabilities, allows custom reports generated by Microsoft SQL Server, works with Active Directory to streamline policy enforcement, and can be deployed as a virtual machine to cut expenses and improve recoverability. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to plan and execute test and production implementations; integrate Forefront TMG 2010 with Windows Server 2008 R2, AD, SQL Server, Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint; set up Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to operate on a virtual server with Microsoft Windows Hyper-V; and provide ongoing consulting and troubleshooting. Progent can also help you to upgrade economically to Forefront TMG 2010 from Microsoft ISA Server 2006 or 2004.

Cisco Experts Network Installation for Vacaville Fairfield Support Group
Cisco Network Specialist Cisco Network Solutions
Cisco Troubleshooters Lincoln, NE Computer Service Companies for Cisco
Colorado Risk Mitigation Support and Integration Consultant for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Fairfield County Connecticut
Consultant Services for CISSP Certified security Systems Engineer CISSP Certified Security Systems Engineer Technology Professional
Engineer for SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups
SQL Server 2014 Azure Backup IT Services in Chesapeake

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 incorporates significant enhancements in key areas such as speed, uptime, compliance, and cloud readiness. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the first version of Microsoft SQL Server that incorporates in-memory capability that operates transparently with all workloads including Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), enterprise data warehousing, and business analytics. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2014 consulting team can provide cost-effective remote and on-premises consulting services such as planning, configuration, management, troubleshooting, and software development expertise to help organizations of all sizes to achieve fast return from their SQL Server 2014 investment.

Consultant for Exchange Server 2000 Upgrade Exchange Server 2000 Information Technology Consulting
Consulting Services for Ubuntu Linux, Solaris, UNIX Gentoo Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Computer Consultant Port Columbus International Airport CMH
Exchange 2003 Server Upgrade Consultants
Exchange Server 2003 IT Consulting in Burlingame, California

Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient in-place Microsoft Exchange 2003 migration plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server easy to manage. For complex multi-server or multi-site upgrades, Progent has the experience to finish your move rapidly and affordably. Progent's Exchange 2003 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2003 Server that are best aligned to your business goals.

Contract Job Opportunities Subcontractor Job for Microsoft MCDBA Consulting
Network Engineer for 802.11 Wireless LAN
Online Support Services for Wi-Fi Network

Progent can help you design, configure, manage, monitor, and repair an efficient Wireless network infrastructure, select appropriate technology, and configure wireless access points, wireless bridges, antennas, wireless controllers, and various wireless accessories. Progent can also show you how to build a thorough 802.11x system security plan that is well aligned with the security strategy for your entire corporate network.

Contractor Job for Microsoft Consultant Freelancing Jobs
Dublin Computer Support Consultants IT Specialists in Northern California
El Paso, TX Consultancy Services Group Houston Texas Solutions Provider
Emergency Onsite Technical Support CISSP Firewall Audit in Research Triangle North Carolina
Evaluation for Firewall CISSP Security Consulting
Firewall Cybersecurity Contractors Compliance Audit in Oregon - Portland, OR, Salem, OR, Eugene, OR, Gresham, OR
Firewall Security Organizations Consultants for Firewall in Omaha Nebraska
Network Engineer for Customer Relationship Management
ERP, MRP, Accounting System Development Companies New York

Progent's application experts can provide in-depth consulting, software development, deployment help, and webinar classes for popular business applications that address key areas including ERP, financials, management analytics, web commerce application design, and the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity software. As a Microsoft Partner with years of experience delivering high-level consulting and troubleshooting support online, Progent can help small businesses anywhere in the United States to eliminate the time and fees associated with travel and on-site activity without sacrificing the effectiveness of consulting support.

Firewall Security Services Firewall Security Services
IT Outsourcing Migration Firm Help Desk System Consultant Broward County Florida
Windows Server 2012 Virtual Fibre Channel Online Help
Help and Support Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Progent's certified consultants can help you to assess the advantages of Windows Server 2012 R2 for your company, develop test environments and rollout strategies, optimize your infrastructure for local, multi-location, private or public cloud-based, and partial-cloud environments, train your IT support, team, develop a corporate-wide security plan, streamline network administration, assist with application development, and build and validate a DR/BC plan.

IT Solution Providers for Milpitas Consultant Services California
Independent CRISC Risk Identification Online Troubleshooting Kansas Burlingame IT Outsourcing Firm Northern California
Integration Consulting Windows Server 2012 Information Technology Consulting Firm in Phoenix, Maricopa County
ProSight Virtual Server Private Cloud Hosting Consulting
ProSight Hosting for Virtual Servers Technology Professional Yonkers, New York

Progent's ProSight Virtual hosting services offer small companies a variety of benefits including reduced capital expenditures, savings on operational expense, improved management focus, enterprise-class protection, enhanced fault tolerance, and business continuity.

Linux Remote Specialists Information Technology Outsourcing Companies
Mandrake Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Remote Support Services Network Consultants Phoenix
Marin County Technology Consulting Outsourced IT Services for Marin County
Microsoft Active Directory Technology Professional Consult
Microsoft Certified Data Protection Manager 2016 Business Continuity IT Consultant Data Protection Manager 2016 Rolling Upgrade Technical Support Services
Windows 8.1 Migration Network Support Consultants
Washington, District of Columbia Microsoft Certified Expert Microsoft Windows 8.1 Evaluation IT Consulting

Progent's Microsoft-certified experts can provide a variety of consulting services to assist organizations of any size to deploy, administer, and support networks that incorporate workstations, laptops, tablets, or Windows phones powered by Windows 8.1. For enterprise customers, Progent's experienced project management consultants can help set up test environments to assess Windows 8.1 and plan and implement Windows 8.1 deployment plans following industry best practices.

Microsoft Certified Expert ISA Server 2006 IT Consultants .Net Information Technology Consulting Firms
Microsoft Certified Expert Sacramento County Network Support Companies Sacramento County Software Consultant in California
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Computer Consultancy Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Computer Support Orange County Florida
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Computer Network Support Dallas County Server Troubleshoot Expert
Nebraska CRISC Risk Evaluation Network Consulting Information Technology Outsourcing Companies Plano Dallas
High Availability Professional
Computer Consultant for SCVMM 2012 Reporting El Paso

Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist businesses of any size to adhere to leading practices to set up SCVMM 2012 hosts, networking, storage systems, and libraries; plan, integrate, and manage private clouds, virtual machines, and VMM services in SCVMM 2012; and integrate SCVMM 2012 with System Center 2012 Operations Manager for comprehensive reporting. Progent can assist your company to upgrade from an older release of SCVMM or from a third-party management system, and Progent can show you how you to optimize and troubleshoot your existing SCVMM 2012 environment so you get the highest possible return on investment.

Network Consultants for SharePoint Server 2013 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Technology Consulting
Network Outsource Cisco IT Consulting Yonkers
Support and Integration for Windows 2008 Active Directory
Windows 2008 Active Directory Technical Support

Windows Active Directory requires significant hands-on experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified engineers are experts in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of proven competence with Windows Server Active Directory include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual legacy software configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and fixing failed configurations of AD and AD-associated programs.

Networking Company for Cisco Network Support Consulting
Specialists for CISSP-ISSAP Cybersecurity Architecture
Cybersecurity Architecture Engineers San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose Silicon Valley, California

Progent's ISSAP certified security experts, or Information Systems Security Architecture Professionals, are experts who have been awarded ISSAP status through rigorous examination and significant experience with information security design. ISSAP consultants have in-depth understanding of access management systems and techniques, phone system and network infrastructure security, cryptography, requirements analysis, BCP and DRP, and physical security. Progent's ISSAP-certified security specialists can help your company with all phases of secure network architecture.

On-site Support Missouri Computer Expert
Online Help SharePoint Server Remote Consulting Kansas City, MO
macOS VPN Support
OS X and Cisco Security Online Troubleshooting in Redwood City, CA

Progent's CISM-certified security staff can show you how to secure your Apple Mac environment through expert support offerings such as running security tests, recovery from virus and denial of service penetrations, setting up firewalls, implementing secure remote and mobile connectivity, installing monitoring software for defense against viruses, spam, and malware, and developing a comprehensive security plan appropriate for the particular goals of your corporate network.

Portland, OR, Salem, OR, Eugene, OR, Gresham, OR Technology Consulting Company Oregon Professionals
Redhat Technology Consulting Linux Setup and Support in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Solaris Consultant Services
Solaris Computer Consultant Utah

If your company computer system combines Sun Solaris technology with Microsoft Windows, Progent can help you to incorporate your servers into a unified environment that permits all your operating systems to run side by side for simple administration, seamless information exchange, high dependability, superior performance, and strong security. Progent's Solaris and Microsoft Windows coexistence assistance offerings feature IT infrastructure configuration and service, consulting for Microsoft Windows services for UNIX (SFU), online server monitoring and administration, remote technical support and repair, on-site technical support, and Help Desk Call Center outsourcing.

Remote Support Job for Computer Support Microsoft MCTS Remote Engineer Telecommuter Jobs
Repair Yonkers, New York Systems Engineer
Risk Assessment Online Troubleshooting in Anaheim, CA Microsoft SQL Server Online Troubleshooting Tucson, Pima County
Risk Assessment Technology Consulting Services Freelance Jobs for Microsoft MCTS Remote Consultant in Tarrant County Texas
Risk Mitigation Online Help East Palo Alto, CA Cisco Certified Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Norman, OK, Lawton, OK Manager
SQL Server 2016 and Excel IT Services
SQL Server 2016 Backup Encryption Outsourcing Arnold, CA

SQL Server 2016 introduces major improvements in speed, capacity, security and compliance, high-availability, BOYD integration, and built-in BI. New features include PolyBase for handling SQL and NoSQ files in one appliance for big data applications, R language integration, Dynamic Data Masking, Mobile Report Publisher, and seamless management of on-premises and cloud resources. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can deliver online and on-premises support to help organizations of any size to implement, manage or debug any edition of SQL Server 2016. Progent can also help you to interface SQL Server 2016 with other key Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server and Hyper-V, Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and GP, Lync or Skype for Business, and SCOM.

Risk Monitoring Specialists Rochester, NY Online Support in Baton Rouge Louisiana
Risk Response IT Services Chesapeake, Virginia BlackBerry Desktop Manager Computer Services
SQL 2012 Small Business IT Outsourcing Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Onsite Computer Services
SQL Server 2012 Maintenance SQL Server 2014 Technical Support Firms in West Village, New York, NYC
San Jose IT Service Microsoft Experts Specialists
Security Forensics Services Firewall Cybersecurity Group Colorado Springs Colorado
Server Installation for BlackBerry Synchronization BlackBerry BES Network Service Santa Monica
Outsourced Programming for Amazon AWS migration
Contract Programmer for Amazon enterprise hybrid cloud solutions in San Francisco

Progent offers affordable remote support to help businesses of any size to integrate Amazon AWS cloud services including Amazon EC2 for virtual machine hosting, Amazon S3 for scalable high-performance storage, and Glacier for low-cost long-term archiving. Progent can assist you with every phase of Amazon AWS integration including needs analysis, preparedness assessment, architectural design and review, testing, configuration, administration, performance tuning, licensing management, backup/restore solutions, and security and compliance. Progent can provide advanced expertise with firewall configuration and VPN connections and can show you how to deploy cloud-based or hybrid cloud networking models that efficiently integrate Amazon AWS services. Progent can provide as-needed expertise to help you to overcome technical roadblocks or Progent can deliver project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to help you move to the Amazon AWS platform on schedule and within budget.

SharePoint On-site Support SharePoint Server Online Support Services Scotts Valley CA
SharePoint Server 2013 Consulting Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Support and Setup in Omaha Nebraska
SharePoint Server 2013 IT Consultants Integration Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server Shreveport
Slackware Linux, Solaris, UNIX On-site Support Gentoo Linux, Solaris, UNIX Remote Support Services
Small Business Network Consulting Group for Cisco CCIE Urgent Network Support Specialist Lane County Oregon
Exchange 2013 Migration Computer Engineer
Exchange 2013 Configuration Setup and Support Akron, OH

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 incorporates major improvements to the capabilities of Exchange 2010 and introduces important innovations plus a redesigned structure. These enhancements affect vital areas such as manageability, high availability (HA), security, cost of ownership, teamwork, scalability, throughput, compatibility, and the user experience. Progent's certified Exchange 2013 consultants can help you understand the potential business benefits of migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2013, design an efficient validation and rollout plan, and educate your IT team to manage your Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment. Progent also offers affordable remote support and management for Microsoft Exchange 2013.

Small Business Network Networking Consultancy Microsoft Network Migration Firm in Marin County
Software Consulting Firm Cisco Software Consultant in Midtown East, New York
Altaro VM Backup Troubleshooting Technology Consulting
Altaro VM Backup and VMware Help and Support in Rolling Meadows, IL

Altaro VM Backup software provides small and mid-size businesses a dependable and affordable platform for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in on-premises, offsite, distributed, and cloud architectures and also enables low-cost backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Headline features include state-of-the-art Augmented Inline Deduplication to cut backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup spacing as low as five minutes for minimizing your Recovery Point Objective, advanced encryption, granular restore capability for individual files and emails, support for Windows CSV and VMware vCenter for managing larger deployments, and the ability to leverage Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to back up live VMs without downtime. Progent is an Altaro partner and can provide a broad array of services to help you to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot a backup/restore solution powered by Altaro VM Backup software.

Support Consultants Integration Firm
System Consulting for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 New Rochelle Microsoft SQL 2014 Network Consult
Integration for Aironet 600 Access Point
Remote Troubleshooting Woburn, MA

Progent's certified wireless experts can assist businesses of all sizes to design, implement, administer and repair Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi AP environments to provide the performance, coverage, density, scale, security compliance and manageability needed for seamless connectivity between Wi-Fi and wired network infrastructure. Progent can provide efficient online and onsite support for both end-of-life and current 802.11ac Aironet wireless access points and Progent can assist you plan and manage wireless solutions that include indoor and outdoor/industrial Aironet Wi-Fi access points.

Technology Consulting Services for MS CRM Online Support
UNIX Integration Services Consultants for Linux
Computer Consultants for Forefront Threat Management Gateway
Remote Support Services for Forefront TMG

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway builds on the powerful security technologies of Microsoft ISA Server 2006 and provides a centrally managed Internet gateway that acts as a one-server solution for a variety of security features such as an application and network layer firewall, URL filtering, malware inspection, IPS, reputation services, Virtual Private Network management, plus HTTP/HTTPS inspection. Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway includes advanced web security logging and reporting capabilities, allows customized reports generated by Microsoft SQL Server, integrates with Active Directory to streamline authentication, and can be operated as a virtual machine to lower expenses and improve availability. Progent's Microsoft consultants can help you to design and carry out test and production deployments; interface Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 with Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010; set up Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 to operate on a virtual server with Microsoft Windows Hyper-V; and deliver continuing support and troubleshooting. Progent's consultants can also help you to upgrade smoothly to Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 from ISA Server.

Windows 10 Migration Networking Group Microsoft Windows 10 SCCM Specialists
Security Penetration Testing Cybersecurity Firms
Firewall Support in Oklahoma City, OK

Stealth intrusion testing is an important component of any overall network security plan. Progentís security experts can run thorough penetration tests without the knowledge of your company's in-house network support resources. Stealth penetration testing uncovers whether current security monitoring tools such as intrusion incident alerts and event history monitoring are correctly set up and consistently monitored.

Windows Server 2012 Server Manager Computer Consulting Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Onsite Technical Support
Windows Server 2016 Consulting Services Company Chicagoland Designers for Windows Server 2019
macOS Troubleshooting Professional
Mac Online Technical Support Professionals

Progent provides nationwide remote help and consulting services for businesses who operate Apple macOS and OS X environments or whose IT systems include a mix of Mac and Microsoft technology. Progent's consultants can provide Mac clients a variety of IT services such as desktop support, migration to the current edition of macOS from legacy versions of Apple macOS or OS X, plus expertise with Mac applications. Progent's specialists in Apple technology can also assist your business with iPhone and iPad integration and management, or moving to iCloud services. Remote IT help provides optimum leverage for your information technology budget by protecting client efficiency and shortening the time billed for computer analysis and repair. Advanced online support technology and experienced service specialists and engineers allow Progent to solve the majority of IT problems without wasting time and money by traveling to your site. In most of situations your IT problems can be dealt with over the phone or through a combination of phone support and remote connectivity. Progent can offer the services of Cisco certified CCIE network experts and CISSP and ISSAP certified security professionals to assist you with the toughest system problems.

Windows Server 2016 Outsourced IT Support Consulting Firms for Windows Server 2012 R2 Bellevue, King County
Wyoming Computer Services Wyoming Networking Company
Yolo County Information Technology Consulting Firms Yolo County Technical Support Outsource Northern California