News | May 23, 2011

Equus Deals a Full House of Managed Services to the Channel

Equus Managed Services Solutions, North America's largest system builder to the channel, has chosen the Autotask Community Live event to launch its new Complete Managed Service offering to the channel. As part of its partnership with Autotask, Equus is committed to providing product/service integration, education, and solutions to enhance the Autotask community.

The Equus Managed Service Solution brings some of the industry's best managed service products to partners, while also incorporating Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS). This creates a complete service solution that allows channel partners to provide a single monthly price for hardware, software, and services with absolutely no investments, all from a single source.

"We are excited to be a part of the Autotask Community Live event. It's our goal to provide a truly affordable and partner-focused solution to the channel," says Frank Gurnee, VP of Managed Services with Equus Managed Services Solutions. "We have been able to provide a managed services and HaaS solution with no barrier of entry, low cost, high margins, early termination options, deployable onsite technician options, equipment buyout, and much more."

The Equus Managed Service solution provides channel partners with a web eCommerce portal that allows easy configuration of servers, desktops, notebooks, infrastructure items, services, and peripherals in a user cart-type experience. This allows managed service resellers to configure all aspects of the systems from RAM to hard drives to total custom configurations. All configurations are displayed with a monthly price, suggested retail price, and recurring revenue profit. This advantage gives users the ability to see the profit potential of their entire service offering to their clients.

Equus has chosen best-of-breed products for the Managed Service Solution to make Equus the best overall value with competitive pricing, no minimum quantity requirements, no-commitment SaaS solutions, single-source billing, and services available a la carte. Some of the best-of-breed products include remote monitoring and management (RMM) by Level Platforms, help desk by Live Virtual Help Desk, backup solutions by Intronis and Symform, hosted email security/compliance by Reflexion and Exchange Defender, E-marketing solutions by Kutenda and Varvid, and NOC services.

Ted Roller with Intronis commented, "Intronis is excited to be a part of the new Equus managed service offering. We see this as a major win for the channel to have a partner that can not only bring best-in-class solutions, such as Intronis, but also provide managed service solutions with no minimums and no commitments, in a true month-to-month SaaS type model. Equus is value at its core."

Equus Managed Services Solutions is one of America's largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and workstations. It is a 100% employee-owned company with over 200 employees. Recognized as a top OEM of industry leading vendors such as Microsoft and Intel. Equus was named top North American system builder by Computer Reseller News. Equus has delivered more than two million custom computer systems to business, academia and governmental customers exclusively through its more than 2000 resellers.

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