Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS offers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) authorised distribution of F5 Networks cloud services following the registration to F5's Cloud Licensing Programme (CLP). The programme is accessible and offered in 26 EMEA countries, through Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The F5 Cloud Licensing Programme comprises the virtual versions of the F5 Big-IP appliances and their Good-Better-Best (GBB) simplified licensing model based on which MSPs can offer their customers complete cloud solutions. MSPs who are providing their customers with As-You-Use Service models can now enjoy F5 solutions in the same manner. This means they no longer need to make upfront capital investments on behalf of their clients. They may either select those services required by their business model or utilise the entire F5 Cloud offering. With Bring-Your-Own Licence and special volume conditions (volume licensing subscription), the programme offers flexibility. An app-centric strategy helps organisations maintain control over applications in the cloud. By extending the same availability, performance, and security services across environments – on-premise, public cloud, private cloud, or a mix (hybrid) – organisations can be confident their apps will provide the same user experience wherever they're deployed. The same policies that govern applications in the data centre can be applied in the cloud. The F5 Cloud Licencing Programme is now available via ArrowSphere, Arrow's Cloud marketplace. ArrowSphere allows MSPs to create their own cloud services or to re-sell cloud services by leading vendors such as F5.
"We are excited to bring F5 Networks' Cloud Licensing Programme to Europe", said Steve Robinson, vice president for Arrow's global cloud business. "Arrow brings value-added cloud services on the ArrowSphere platform to channel partners with F5 solutions for traditional Value-Added Resellers and Managed Service Providers."
"I'm happy to see how Arrow embraces F5's Cloud Licensing Programme in ArrowSphere", said Jaak Cuppens, Channel Sales Cloud and MSP EMEA. "As such adding a new consumption model for EMEA cloud partners and subsequent extend the customer experience with F5 solutions on their journey to app-centric cloud strategy."
Infinigate signs with RSA
Scandinavia: security editor RSA has appointed network and security VAD Infinigate as official distributor for the Nordics. Infinigate will distribute RSA portfolio in the region, through its offices in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In Finland, Norway and Sweden, the deal is exclusive (the incumbant distributor being Arrow ECS), while in Denmark, RSA switches to a two-distributor model, SEC Datacom working alongside Infinigate (source: IT Bransjen Norge).
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS and Oracle have rolled out a series of initiatives across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa aimed at accelerating channel cloud sales by providing resellers and solution providers with comprehensive expertise and support to help their end-user customers migrate to the cloud.
"Arrow understands that today’s solution providers are much more than simple product resellers —they are trusted advisers helping end-users navigate the often-complex migration to the cloud. That's why Arrow teams with cloud leaders like Oracle to offer training, demos and full product support through ArrowSphere that can help equip resellers with the expertise they need to accelerate business growth", said Steve Robinson, vice president of Arrow's global cloud solutions sales.
Through ArrowSphere, Arrow's global cloud marketplace, Arrow now offers the full suite of Oracle Cloud products—ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, including storage and compute, as well as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings such as database, Java, business intelligence, integration and mobile cloud applications. ArrowSphere also offers resellers and end-customers alike the unique opportunity to work with skilled cloud experts in their local markets. In addition to the comprehensive Oracle offerings available through ArrowSphere, Arrow will also offer regional training workshops in North America and Europe. Hosted in conjunction with the nonprofit IT trade association CompTIA, these workshops will inform value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) on how to effectively assess the cloud needs of end-users and bring Oracle cloud offerings to market.
"Oracle is excited to collaborate with Arrow ECS on driving cloud growth in the channel", said Brian Hamel, senior vice president, Converged Infrastructure Sales, Oracle. "Arrow's reseller ecosystem is well positioned to bring Oracle’s innovative cloud solutions to an even greater number of end-users."
Arrow ECS will also provide access to cloud assessment tools designed to help businesses chart a course to a public, private or hybrid cloud model by creating scenarios based on each offering, while also analysing technology stacks, security gaps and total cost of ownership. These critical assessment capabilities are designed to identify cloud solutions that best fit the unique needs of an organisation. Additionally, Arrow will provide free demos of Oracle Cloud solutions, coupled with rich, multi-product, proof-of-concept capability to more than 250 solution providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to assist in transforming their customers' cloud interest into cloud business. Arrow's demo offerings are readily available today for resellers to showcase the capabilities of Oracle Cloud products and services. Arrow was named Oracle's Excellence Award for Specialised Solutions in Cloud Transformation at Oracle OpenWorld earlier this week. In the EMEA region, Arrow ECS is present in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has started to offer converged VCE solutions in nine additional countries in Europe, and thus expands its existing distribution agreement with VCE Technology Solutions. The expansion of the contract encompasses Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC, is the world market leader in converged infrastructure and converged solutions. VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that reduce IT costs, while improving time to market. VCE delivers the industry's fully integrated and virtualised cloud infrastructure systems, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.
"Investments in converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions form the basis for the use of cloud-based business processes and consumption-models", says Eric Nowak, President Arrow ECS EMEA. "Arrow ECS is a leading distributor for EMC and VCE solutions globally. With the expansion to an additional nine European countries we are upgrading our range of secure convergent and hyper-convergent solutions, which are simple to implement and manage."
Network and security VAD Exclusive Group has appointed technology specialist David Ellis to spearhead the Group's continued investment in innovative new services, as Group Director, Global Services. David will use his considerable experience in supporting new and disruptive technologies to roll out new services offerings for the cybersecurity market, supporting the Group's ambition to retain and extend its value-added model on a global basis.
"David brings with him a wealth of experience and a track-record of success", said Barrie Desmond, COO of Exclusive Group. "Services have always been at the heart of our value-add and are embedded in our DNA. Increasingly we're seeing more and more global deals and our ability to support these will add even more value to both our vendor and channel partners alike. Global services are a key part of our growth strategy over the next 3 – 5 years and David will play a crucial role in achieving this. I'm pleased to welcome him on board and looking forward to working with him for what promises to be an exciting journey ahead."
"Over recent years Exclusive Group has built an enviable reputation for disrupting traditional value-add distribution and I'm really excited to now be part of this", said David Ellis, newly appointed Director of Global Services at Exclusive Group. "In my time within the industry I've identified and brought to market a number of new technologies and services, and have seen the cybersecurity market evolve at breakneck speed. I can't wait to start helping our vendor and channel partners achieve even more value from their relationship with Exclusive Group through new global service offerings."
David joins Exclusive Group from Arrow ECS, where he was part of the senior leadership team in EMEA responsible for vendor business development and the roll-out of new propositions. Before this, he was Director of New Technology and Services at Computerlinks before its acquisition by Arrow. In his 13 years with Computerlinks he built and grew an e-Security offering before assuming responsibility for services, emerging technology and market sectors. David will be based in Exclusive's British officeBritish office.
Arrow ECS Sverige AB
Arrow ECS Sverige AB
Director general :
Sr. Jes Kongsmark
Año de creación : 1999