Arrow ECS Connects Resellers to IBM Cloud Services
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2011) –To help IBM resellers increase their revenue by offering services, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], has added five IBM cloud computing categories of solutions to its North American Fusion℠ professional services program. In addition, Arrow has launched migration and consolidation assessment services for IBM Power Systems.
“These solutions represent opportunities for resellers seeking to enhance their offerings to customers,” said Lee Fawcett, vice president of Arrow’s North American Fusion practice. “Resellers can recommend these cloud services with confidence given that they are developed, tested and supported by IBM. In addition, resellers now have an additional means of providing IBM Power Systems assessment services.”
The new cloud services categories available through Arrow ECS will help resellers plan for and implement managed backup, infrastructure, security, monitoring and storage solutions.
“The cloud services opportunity is projected to grow 28 percent in 2011 over 2010 in North America, as compared to projected growth of 2.7 percent in overall IT market,” said Marguerite Conn, vice president of offering and development for IBM Global Technology Services, North America. “IBM Global Technology Services is proud to offer one of the broadest portfolios of cloud services to help resellers start the cloud journey with their customers.”
The Arrow ECS services for IBM Power Systems include assessments for the front-end of a legacy platform migration project, such as database, document and infrastructure analyses. In addition, it provides data- and application-migration support. The distributor provides assessment services for customers considering upgrades of existing IBM systems as well as replacement of non-IBM systems.
For additional information on Arrow Fusion Cloud offerings, visit http://ecs.arrow.com/fusion/cloud.html.
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Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 29 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $5.6 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2010. Visit ecs.arrow.com for more information.
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