Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has been selected as an aggregator for VMware's extension to the vCloud Air Network Program (VCAN). The addition of vCloud Air to the program will allow Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to consume vCloud Air for their own use, paid for on a monthly basis. The selection of Arrow ECS - a recent Global VMware Partner Network Award winner - has been driven by the increasing demand for its cloud solutions from providers and resellers, and will expand the reach of the full VMware portfolio. vCloud Air is a VMware-hosted service which includes virtual private cloud, dedicated cloud, and disaster recovery options. It can be used by MSPs to augment existing platforms, enable global reach, and reduce time to market; all whilst using technology that’s compatible with their existing vCloud environments and familiar to operations teams. Arrow ECS will deliver vCloud Air through its ArrowSphere cloud platform in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ArrowSphere allows MSPs to acquire VMware products in a way that aligns with their subscription-based business models. As well as, providing significant automation to remove the complexities of provisioning, usage management, billing and reporting.
Pure Storage, an independent solid-state array vendor, and infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS have unveiled an agreement to drive adoption of the Pure Storage all-flash array via Pure Storage channel partners, within Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) through Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For the channel community, flash storage opens up new growth opportunities within the storage market. Arrow ECS is adding extensive value in this segment and incremental services such as deal registration, and proof-of-concept management. A highly specialised team will deliver consulting, professional services, technical support and training on Pure's solutions - serving reseller needs when implementing flash storage solutions within customer environments. "It is imperative that there is support from distributors such as Arrow across a region in order to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding channel base" said James Petter, VP EMEA at Pure Storage. "Our partnership with Arrow in EMEA is central to our strategy and will expand Pure Storage's reach within markets and across countries, boost VAR recruitment and maintain our commitment to operating as channel-focused business with approximately 50 percent of the transactions sourced by partners. Arrow ECS will offer comprehensive value and choice to our partners."
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has announced the availability of Zimbra Collaboration to authorised Zimbra Business Service Providers (BSPs) through the ArrowSphere platform in the EMEA region. Arrow ECS and Teligent/Zimbra finalised their distribution agreement in March, which will cover EMEA-based Zimbra BSPs through Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Zimbra Collaboration offers service providers an open platform to seamlessly integrate messaging and collaboration into existing services, for greater differentiation. Additionally, Zimbra Collaboration enables users to collaborate securely and privately, any time, anywhere, across any device. As part of its cloud services portfolio, Arrow developed the ArrowSphere platform to enable an accurate and efficient management of cloud solutions for service providers. ArrowSphere provides an intuitive dashboard to calculate licence agreements and generate management reports, as well as simulate and forecast the total cost of individual cloud services for service provider customers. Additionally, it provides quick and easy access to a growing portfolio of products, programmes and pricing information across a wide range of software licenses.
Eric Taillard leaves Arrow ECS
Eric Taillard, who was VP Cloud Europe for infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS, based in France, has seemingly left the distributor. Some think this may be linked to delays in the effective launch of the Arrowsphere platform in Europe (source : Channel News France).
Arrow ECS loses its head
Laurent Sadoun, who was CEO of Arrow ECS for the EMEA region and based in France, has seemingly left the distributor. He ought to be replaced by Eric Nowak, who until now was VP Western Europe (source : Channel BP France).
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