Two Days After Being Hit by a Tornado, Petronella Computer Consultants Gets Destroyed Business Back Online

PR Newswire

RALEIGH, N.C., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Late on Saturday, April 16, 2011, Petronella Computer Consultants, Inc. (, a North Carolina-based managed IT computer network support services company, received a call for help. The business of one of their largest clients had been destroyed in one of the tornadoes that had ravaged the state that day. Upon hearing the news, the Petronella team immediately got to work, and by Monday morning — less than 48 hours after the tornado hit — the client was back online and conducting business.

After getting the phone call late Saturday night, the Petronella Computer Consultants team mobilized. At 10 a.m. Sunday, they arrived on site, where they assessed the damage and gathered up the client’s four damaged servers and network equipment before heading to the Petronella Computer Consultants data center in Raleigh. All day Sunday and well into the night, Craig Petronella, president of Petronella Computer Consultants, and three of his network engineers worked nonstop to repair damage and restore data. Their effort paid off when the client resumed business operations on Monday morning.

A Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Veeam and advanced 2x Virtual Computing Partner, Petronella Computer Consultants has been providing disaster recovery, helpdesk support, server backup, computer network security, managed IT and computer repair services locally to companies in Raleigh-Durham, NC as well as worldwide since 2002. Though the tornado wasn’t the first disaster situation in which Petronella Computer Consultants has assisted clients, it was perhaps the largest.

“Our heart goes out to all who suffered losses in the recent tornadoes,” stated Craig Petronella. “We at Petronella Computer Consultants are grateful to have been able to use our managed services, backup and disaster recovery, and cloud hosting and colocation services to save our client’s business in the face of a true disaster.”

Photos of the tornado damage can be viewed on the Petronella Computer Consultants Facebook page at Learn more about the company at


Craig Petronella
Petronella Computer Consultants, Inc.