Arrow unveils cloud platform

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Arrow ECS today unveiled ArrowSphere, a cloud services aggregation and brokerage platform for the solution providers, system integrators and ISVs.

ArrowSphere will see Arrow ECS’ European channel reselling aggregated cloud services, such as infrastructure-, platform-, storage- and software-as-a-service solutions from its vendor partners. The distributor reckons ArrowSphere gives to access to more than 60 cloud services, in addition to adding flexibility with white-label webstores.

“By offering turnkey webstores that address the needs of today’s and future businesses, we bridge the gap between cloud service provider innovation and solution provider market reach,” says Laurent Sadoun, president of EMEA for Arrow ECS. “This approach represents the much-needed catalyst that can drive significant cloud adoption through the channel over the next five years.

“Migrating legacy IT systems to the cloud, connecting cloud solutions to existing on-premise infrastructure and supporting these hybrid solutions are complex undertakings for small and midsize enterprises,” adds Sadoun. “Solution providers are the trusted advisors that routinely help businesses integrate IT services securely and efficiently.”

“The ArrowSphere platform allows us to address new markets and new business in a fast and simple way, and it therefore represents a massive revenue opportunity for us,” comments Shamus Kelly, managing director of UK ISV Portal. “Being able to leverage a turnkey webstore with our own solutions and the services portfolio developed by Arrow ECS puts us in a solid position to embrace the cloud. Also, it gives us the flexibility to adapt to our customers’ needs.”

ArrowSphere is available in the UK from July 11 and will be available in September in Denmark, France, Germany and Spain, with other countries to follow.


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