FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arrow ECS Adds White-Label IaaS Solution Integrating VMware, NetApp Technologies
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2012) – Expanding its North American cloud services portfolio, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], has launched an infrastructure-as-a-service framework integrating VMware and NetApp functionality that solution providers can customize and deliver to enterprise and midsize business customers seeking hosted hybrid, private or public cloud services.
“This service enables solution providers to sell and provision their own cloud offerings for their customers quickly, easily and profitably,” said Lee Fawcett, vice president of Arrow ECS’ North American Fusion℠ professional services program. “In addition to obviating the expense of building and managing their own cloud infrastructure, this offering, built on PeakColo’s WhiteCloud Service®, enables solution providers to maximize profit margins by providing their customers access to VMware licensing and highly efficient NetApp unified storage functionality on a pay-as-you-go basis.”
“Arrow ECS is pleased to offer VMware and a NetApp storage infrastructure in the cloud,” said Joe Burke, vice president of Arrow ECS’ North American enterprise storage, security, virtualization and networking practices. “These are well recognized brands in the IT marketplace for data management.”
Built on the VMware vCloud stack and NetApp’s SAN infrastructure, the IaaS solution provides flexible, efficient and reliable support for disaster recovery, hosted virtual desktop infrastructure, hosted email, community clouds, analytics and cloud bursting.
PeakColo is a Premier-level member of the VMware Service Provider Program and a VMware vCloud Powered service provider. Additionally, PeakColo is a member of the NetApp Partner Program for Service Providers. PeakColo’s NetApp and VMware vCloud Powered solutions are delivered out of multiple Type II SSAE 16/ SOC-compliant sites in the United States and the United Kingdom.
“PeakColo is pleased to work with Arrow ECS to assist solution providers with augmenting on-premise solutions with higher-margin, usage-based managed services,” said Luke Norris, CEO for PeakColo. “As a testament to our commitment to supporting the needs of solution providers, PeakColo services are available only through the IT channel.”
For further information about Arrow ECS’ Fusion cloud offerings, visit http://ecs.arrow.com/fusion/cloud.html.
ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS
Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 29 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $6.5 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2011. Visit ecs.arrow.com for more information.
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