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Petronella Computers, Inc. was founded in August 2002 by Craig Petronella to provide a full featured computer and network service to small and medium sized businesses. I started the business to address the problem of poor hardware quality, which led to reoccurring repair/fix and loss of productivity to local Raleigh small business owners.

We see that while most businesses need IT assets, these skills are not part of their core business model. We believe that our clients should focus on what they do best, which is not managing computers or IT projects.

Petronella Computers , Inc. started out just selling custom built hardware built on the reliable Intel platform.  We have expanded services to include network design, network support, server migrations, server upgrades, firewall and security solutions, disaster recovery solutions, hardware and software sales. Petronella Computer Consultants, Inc. excels at the adding personal touch with professional and personal attention to all customer encounters.

The company continues to grow and expand, but we have remained 100% customer focused.  Even as we have added new technology, customer satisfaction is at an all-time high.  We’re more responsive than ever, and customers rave about us to their friends and colleagues.

About Our Team

Craig Petronella – Founder and President, Petronella Computers

Professional Experience

For 15 years, Craig has helped small businesses manage and protect their intellectual assets by implementing cost-saving technologies which streamline their operations and processes to realize increased efficiency, productivity and security. Since the inception of Petronella Computers, Inc., Craig has been a trusted IT Advisor with expertise in infrastructure, network security, threat remediation, network design and implementation.

Craig has a thorough knowledge of TCP/IP Networks, Cisco, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Linux, Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Whitehat Ethical Hacking,  and Countermeasures conferences to implement “best of breed” technologies for securing and protecting against electronic and physical vandalism, enable business continuity and provide reliable, scalable hardware: Spam Reduction, Virus Protection/Remediation (TrendMicro, Reflexion), Backup Exec (local and remote), DoubleTake (Disaster Recovery & Prevention).


Cisco Certified Network Administrator

Cisco Managed Security Expert

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