Arrow and SimpliVity Sign Pan-EMEA Valued Added Distributor Agreement to Deliver Hyperconverged Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Data Center
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and WESTBOROUGH, Mass., August 12, 2014—Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), and SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, today announced a Pan-European agreement to deliver a world-class solution to resellers and their customers to transform today’s data centers.
SimpliVity provides the best of both worlds for today’s virtualized data centers: the scale, agility, efficiency, and economics of cloud infrastructure with the performance, protection, and manageability of enterprise IT. OmniCube consolidates up to a dozen infrastructure functions into a single unified stack. Its data architecture delivered on commodity x86 building blocks helps organizations realize a 3x TCO savings. Deploying a network of two or more OmniCubes creates a global federation that facilitates efficient data movement, resource sharing, and scalability.
“We believe in delivering our resellers—and by extension their customers—best-in-class solutions,” said Jesper Trolle, Vice President Sales for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “We are pleased to sign this distribution agreement with SimpliVity to offer our Pan-EMEA resellers a revolutionary solution for transforming today’s data center. SimpliVity has a reputation as a leader in the hyperconverged market, and we’re thrilled to bring to market this radically simplified approach to the data center.”
“Arrow has tremendous reach and market penetration as an international distributor, and we are excited to expand our footprint in Pan-EMEA with their support,” said Mitch Breen, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, SimpliVity. “Together, we believe we can deliver world-class offerings that address the performance and capacity challenges in today’s virtualized data centers, ensuring performance, capacity, mobility, manageability, and protection of data without driving up CAPEX and OPEX.”
This agreement follows on the recent launch of SimpliVity PartnerAdvantage Program, a program that enables IT’s leading global resellers and integrators to offer their customers a world-class solution to transform their data centers. The program encourages partners to maximize sales of SimpliVity OmniCube and implement robust support, training, and marketing materials to drive business.
About SimpliVity Corporation
SimpliVity’s revolutionary Data Virtualization Platform delivered on hyperconverged infrastructure is the first and only technology that comprehensively—and simply—addresses the performance and capacity challenges in today’s virtualized data centers. Ensuring performance, capacity, mobility, manageability, and protection of data without driving up CAPEX and OPEX requires a new data architecture delivered on commodity x86 building blocks. SimpliVity takes a VM-centric approach, ensures adequate IOPS to fuel application requirements, and drives dramatic efficiency resulting in a 300% TCO savings. Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is used by hundreds of enterprises and service providers worldwide, including Dairylea, T-Systems, University of Alberta School of Business, and Wausau Coated. Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), is a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.