Equus MSP Solutions to Offer Unique, Customizable Solution with Intel® AppUp Small Business Service
(PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Equus MSP Solutions, North America’s largest Hardware as a Service provider to the channel, today announced an agreement with Intel Corporation to offer a customizable, flexible, Intel-based hardware solution to compliment Intel’s AppUp Small Business Service that is built on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform. The new offering is provided as part of Equus MSP Solution’s Hardware as a Service(HaaS) program to current and future partners. The combined hardware and software solution will allow managed service providers (MSPs) and program partners to offer customers a complete out of the box product delivered in a subscription-based model without up-front costs, capital investment, or licensing issues.
“We see the Hybrid Cloud offering as the next evolution in small to medium business management. It allows business owners to easily scale with flexible application subscriptions, and maximum uptime is assured by providing on-site hardware in the same subscription,” said Dave Guzzi, Vice President of Sales for Equus. “This combination is the key to providing a solid and secure platform in today’s connected business, and makes Intel Hybrid Cloud a compelling product for MSPs to incorporate in their solution offering to SMBs.”
The Equus offering brings a new aspect to the proven Intel Hybrid Cloud product. Equus provides partners with access to their hardware configurator, which allows complete customization of the required servers, and integrates real time monthly pricing for easy quoting to customers. Along with no fees, this tool integrates a complete Intel hardware and software product, and sets Equus apart from other hardware vendors.
“Intel continues to expand its AppUp Small Business Service offering with industry-leading hardware providers, like Equus,” said Bridget Karlin, General Manager of Intel Hybrid Cloud. “Equus provides complete customization of hardware in conjunction with the Intel AppUp Small Business Service catalog to deliver powerful, easy-to-use solutions. The goal is to give small businesses access to pay-as-you-go applications, while storing their data securely on premises. When combined with Intel AppUp Small Business Service catalog, Equus offers an attractive new platform for reseller partners to provide their small business customers a combined Hardware as a Service and Software as a Service (SaaS) solution in a flexible and cost-effective model with a better user experience."
The Intel Hybrid Cloud provides MSPs with an easily managed, affordable, and secure solution that takes the mystery out of current cloud products. By providing customers with a combined HaaS and SaaS solution that is easy to understand, MSPs are able to overcome current cloud objections regarding security, Internet connectivity, and capital investments. The Equus and Intel partnership solidifies and further enhances the long-standing relationship the companies have maintained.
Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is a 100% employee owned company, has over 200 employees, and is one of America's largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers, and workstations. Recognized as a top OEM of industry-leading vendors such as Microsoft® and Intel® and named by Computer Reseller News as the top North American system builder, Equus has delivered more than two million custom computer systems to business, education, and government customers.