PernixData shoots for success by appointing Arrow ECS pan-European distributor
PernixData, a server side storage intelligence vendor, has appointed infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS to distribute the company's FVP storage acceleration software across Europe. Through the partnership, PernixData will work with local Arrow sales teams to recruit and enable top storage and virtualization resellers committed to optimizing application performance, improving storage utilization, and minimizing storage costs in virtual data centers using new decoupled storage architectures. PernixData FVP will be made available through Arrow in several regions over the coming months, starting with Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The two companies will co-invest in technical support staff, sales and market development activities to facilitate the adoption of storage acceleration software in these markets. PernixData FVP, one of the first software platforms for scale-out storage acceleration, virtualizes high speed server resources like flash and RAM into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scale-out storage performance completely independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), without the need to change existing server and storage infrastructure. By creating a new software based infrastructure for server side storage intelligence, PernixData fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers.
Arrow adds SoftLayer services to cloud portfolio
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has expanded its cloud services portfolio with the addition of solutions from SoftLayer, an IBM Company. Through a new reseller agreement, Arrow will distribute SoftLayer cloud services in Africa, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Softlayer offers unique benefits to customers seeking a high-performance infrastructure cloud service, including bare metal and virtual servers in one platform and with a seamless global network for exceptional performance, flexibility and control. The modular ArrowSphere platform provides automated provisioning and consolidated billing for cloud services from leading service providers, facilitating transactions with more than 500 customers every day. In addition to ArrowSphere, Arrow enables the transformation of the channel to the cloud through workshops, business transformation roadmaps and tools to build and scale cloud practices.
Arrow offers Veeam Certified Engineer Education and Certification
Multispecialist Arrow Electronics has become an official Veeam Authorized Education Centre (VMAEC) across Europe and North America. As part of the new Veeam Certified Engineer Certification Program, IT professionals will now be able to become more educated by completing the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) process through Arrow’s education division within its enterprise computing solutions segment. Arrow offers the VMCE training in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland and the United States. The training is designed to support systems engineers who are using Veeam solutions as well as pre-sales engineers of Veeam’s ProPartners network.
This new training and certification programme has recently been launched by Veeam and Arrow and addresses modern data protection in enterprise environments. Both Veeam partners and end user engineers will be able to educate and certify as VMCE. Veeam is a provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions. Each class includes both lecture and hands-on elements that allow students to learn about the technology and its configuration. Arrow trains participants in its own education labs based on real-world customer scenarios. The three-day instructor-led training will be concluded with a proctored exam at a Pearson Vue test centre near the student's location.
SAS to rely on the channel
Software editor SAS is moving from a direct-only to a mixed-channel model in a bid to compete in the big data world. The analytics giant has already lined up its first two UK partners – Computacenter and SCC – as it looks to lean on the channel's relationships with the CIOs who control big data purchasing decisions, while a global relationship with distributor Arrow has also been inked (no particular country being named although). A dedicated alliances team has been formed, while changes have been made to its legal and licensing process, pre-sales, sales compensation and marketing strategy. As well as VARs, SAS is looking to recruit vertical solution providers that embed their technology into a joint vertical proposition. Technology partnerships with the likes of SAP, Oracle and Hadoop providers are also in the works, while the firm is also looking to add more systems integrators to boost its delivery capability (source : Channelweb UK).
Arrow ECS promotes Eric Nowak
Eric Nowak, who was VP Western Region for VAD Arrow ECS, has been promoted to VP EMEA of the distributor.