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.
Middle East: infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has started to offer Netscout/Fluke portable network analysis and troubleshooting tools in the region, including the AirCheck WiFi Tester, a rugged handheld device that can provide IT with an instant view of test results including network availability, connectivity, utilisation, security settings, rogue hunting, and interference detection. "NetScout's service assurance and cybersecurity solutions are helping service providers, enterprises and government agencies from around the world drive ROI on their network and broader IT initiatives while reducing the tangible risks associated with downtime, poor service quality and compromised security", said Abhishek Hajra, NetScout's regional director for Middle East and Africa. "We are pleased to extend our successful relationship with Arrow ECS as one of our key EMEA value-added distributors and deepen our reach to customers by bringing our products and solutions to customers in the gulf region.".
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.
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS and NetScout Systems, which is specialized in service assurance and cybersecurity solutions, entered a distribution agreement for the EMEA region, thanks to Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Thousands of the world's largest and most innovative service providers, enterprises and government agencies rely on NetScout's service assurance and cybersecurity solutions to drive ROI on their network and broader IT initiatives while reducing the tangible risks associated with downtime, poor service quality and compromised security. Recently, NetScout introduced its new global enterprise partner programme, Connect360, for the distribution of NetScout's service assurance solutions, and portable network analysis and troubleshooting tools. As a Connect360 participant, Arrow ECS initially plans to distribute a range of product families – OneTouch, LinkRunner, LinkSprinter, Link-Live, AirCheck, TruView, TruView Live, AirMagnet, and OptiView – that NetScout added in July 2015 as a result of its acquisition of Danaher Corporation's Communications Business."With NetScout we on-boarded another highly-innovative vendor whose solutions offer a focused performance monitoring across several platforms, thus significantly simplifying infrastructure implementations", said Jesper Trolle, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Services, at Arrow ECS EMEA. "While cloud computing, big data, IoT and security solutions heavily grow in relevance, NetScout's next-generation technologies assure the continued operation of the network and applications critical to this connected world.""Extending our successful relationship with Arrow as one of our key EMEA value-added distributors enables us to continue to do business with many former partners as well as leverage Arrow ECS's experience in this market to deepen our reach to customers who would otherwise not have access to our solutions", said Gary Staley, World-Wide Vice President of Channel Sales at NetScout.
Network and security VAD Exclusive Group has hired Stéphane Duplaix, the former EMEA Sales Director of Arrow ECS, to head the company's ambitious expansion plans as Group Director, Strategic Alliances. Stéphane will steer the Group's fast growing partnerships business with an increasing number of global systems integrators and key vendor partners. Stéphane brings considerable experience in the cybersecurity and datacentre distribution industries, and will play a pivotal role in maximising Exclusive's expanded international footprint, rich services offering and "pace setting" vendor portfolio.
"Stéphane joins the team at an exciting time", said Barrie Desmond, COO of Exclusive Group. "We're on the radar of an increasing number of global SIs and service providers, and maximising this is a major priority for us. In parallel, our vendors continue to 'market-outperform', and our global footprint expands almost weekly. This perfect storm of opportunity needs harnessing and we could think of no one better than Stéphane to help achieve this. We're very pleased and excited that he’s decided to take up the challenge."
"I'm looking forward to helping our leading partners achieve even more value and market success through the many bilateral opportunities created by this fast-changing 'Exclusive' landscape", said Stéphane Duplaix, newly appointed Director of Strategic Alliances at Exclusive Group. "I've seen Exclusive Group shake up the market for value-added distribution, challenge the old business models and offer a new service-centric vision. Achieving this on a global scale will be unique, and I'm thrilled I can play a key part in this next and most exciting part of the journey."
At Arrow ECS, Stéphane Duplaix managed a significant channel sales organisation across 30+ countries. Prior to this he accumulated considerable success at businesses including McAfee, F-Secure, Azlan and EdenWall Technologies. His wealth of experience within security, networking and datacentre channel ecosystems is directly relevant to both VAD divisions (Exclusive Networks and BigTec) of Exclusive Group.
Arrow ECS ME
Arrow ECS ME
Dhr. Jean-Loup Desamaison-Cognet
Oprichtingsjaar : 2004
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