Arrow ECS debuts cloud aggregation platform

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IT distributor Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions has launched a cloud services aggregation and brokerage platform aimed at service providers.

It’s called ArrowSphere and is aimed at system integrators, independent software vendors and service providers who want to resell aggregated cloud services, such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS from a wide range of vendors.

The service provides access to more than 60 cloud services, as well as white-label web stores; centralised billing and provisioning; and improved reliability through trusted single-sign-on solutions.

Laurent Sadoun, EMEA president of Arrow ECS, said: "This approach represents the much-needed catalyst that can drive significant cloud adoption through the channel over the next five years.”

Sadoun said migrating legacy IT systems to the cloud, connecting cloud solutions to existing on-premise infrastructure and supporting hybrid solutions are complex undertakings for SMBs.

He added that the new service would let providers help their customers integrate IT services “securely and efficiently” in the cloud.

Shamus Kelly, managing director of IT management consultancy Portal, said “being able to [combine] a web store with our own solutions and the services portfolio developed by Arrow ECS puts us in a solid position to embrace the cloud.”

ArrowSphere is available in the UK from 11 July and will be rolled out in September in Denmark, France, Germany and Spain.

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