Presidio Networked Solutions wants to do more than help its clients get connected. The company resells computer networking gear, unified communications systems, and data storage products, while providing information technology (IT) integration services. It helps business customers plan, design, integrate, and maintain their data and voice communications systems. Presidio Networked Solutions' specialties include messaging, network infrastructure, remote computing, security, system infrastructure, and storage infrastructure. The company resells products from vendors such as Cisco, EMC, HP, Microsoft, and VMware. It is a subsidiary of IT services provider Presidio Inc.
Presidio Networked Solutions has expanded beyond its value-added reseller roots. The company manages the IT infrastructure through its Sentry Managed Services offering. Its Presidio Managed Networks unit also offers an out-tasking option, where Presidio manages specific aspects of the IT infrastructure, rather than the entire network. In addition, the company offers a number of consulting services, including security and system audits, disaster recovery consulting, and service contract management.
In mid-2010 Presidio Networked Solutions added SMARTnet Optimization, a business process outsourcing tracking tool, to its managed services menu. Designed for use with Cisco SMARTnet devices, the tool sends requests for Cisco serial numbers to devices and then records and monitors the products and model numbers in a database. Presidio Networked Solutions uses the data to provide customers with a way to track which devices are being used, and the service agreements or warranties that cover those products. The data, which can also be cross-referenced with other manufacturers and third-party support contracts, can be used to reduce costs associated with hardware that is not used, not covered by a service agreement, or needs to be upgraded.
In 2011 parent Presidio acquired INX, which serves corporation and government agencies with IP-based unified communications and data center/cloud infrastructure products and services, and made it a subsidiary of Presidio Networked Solutions. – less