Custom Computer Maker Equus Offers Managed Services to the Channel
Equus Computer Systems, a system builder with headquarters in Minneapolis, has launched its Managed Services Solutions offering to the channel. The Equus managed services bundle includes managed services products and hardware as a service, enabling channel partners to offer a single monthly price for hardware, software, and services with no up-front investment.
The Equus Managed Service solution provides channel partners with a web e-commerce portal that allows configuration of servers, desktops, notebooks, infrastructure items, services, and peripherals in a user cart-type experience. This enables managed service resellers to configure all aspects of the systems from RAM to hard drives to custom configurations. All configurations are displayed with a monthly price, suggested retail price, and recurring revenue profit. This gives users the ability to see the profit potential of their entire service offering to their clients.
Equus says the offering features competitive pricing, no minimum quantity requirements, no-commitment SaaS solutions, single-source billing, and services available a la carte. Some of the products include remote monitoring and management by Level Platforms, help desk by LivevHD, 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 from an as-yet-unnamed provider.