Progent's NetApp SAN Technology Solutions
NetApp-certified SAN SolutionsProgent 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:

  • NetApp NCIE: NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-Backup and Recovery specialty
  • NetApp NCIE: NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN and Virtualization specialty
  • NetApp NCDA: NetApp Certified Data Administrator (7Mode/ClusterMode)
  • NetApp NASAP: NetApp Accredited Storage Architect Professional
Progent offers fast access to expertise for NetApp's complete software portfolio including ONTAP data management, SnapMirror data replication, SnapVault and OSSV incremental D2D backup, MetroCluster active-active array-based clustering, FlexPod private cloud architecture, Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for VMware vSphere, MultiStore/vFiler for storage partitioning, plus OnCommand Unified Manager Core with OnCommand Reporting and OnCommand Insight data center infrastructure analytics. Progent can also provide system architecture, deployment and troubleshooting expertise for NetApp's hybrid Flash FAS, all Flash AFF, V-Series and N-Series hardware lines.

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.

NetApp MetroCluster Consultants

NetApp's MetroCluster software uses synchronous replication to provide zero-data-loss failover for critical storage

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 FlexPod Consultants

NetApp's FlexPod supports critical enterprise workloads in an efficient private cloud environment

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:

  • Migrated ONTAP Edge 7-mode environment to Clustered Data ONTAP (CDOT) for VMware
  • 2000+ mounts NFS, CIFS, ISCSI (VMware ESXi luns) FCP for SQL and Exchange
  • Built tiebreaker driven stretch MetroCluster
  • Tier 3 remediation for SnapMirror/SnapVault issues
  • Built out Citrix XenCenter for cloud project
  • Built FlexPod Hybrid Cloud environment with 3,500 VMs using NetApp MultiStore/vFiler secure IP space separation for multiple tenants and NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for backup, recovery and rapid provisioning and cloning within the cloud.
  • Migrated EMC to NetApp storage during business hours without disruption
  • Carried out VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM) deployment between multiple sites for rapid recovery and instant site recovery using NetApp FAS 3240 Filers
Contact Progent for SAN Storage Solutions
If you are looking for expertise to help you design, deploy or troubleshoot a SAN storage solution based on NetApp technology, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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