Arrow Offers VMware VCloud® Hybrid Service™ In North America

VMWARE PARTNER EXCHANGE – Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced the continued expansion of key cloud services with the addition of VMware vCloud ® Hybrid Service™ on the ArrowSphere cloud service brokerage and aggregation platform.

Built on vSphere virtualization, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service offers automated replication, monitoring, and high availability of applications without requiring any code changes. Existing investments, processes and expertise can be leveraged to greatly simplify deployment into public, private and hybrid clouds, enabling lower total costs of ownership.

The ArrowSphere platform lets solution providers create branded webstores as well as integrate and sell best-of-breed cloud services from leading cloud service providers. ArrowSphere webstores puts solution providers at the forefront of cloud transformation opportunities by enabling them to continue serving as trusted advisors for customers seeking to purchase and integrate cloud services. ArrowSphere solution business services assist solution providers with adopting and scaling cloud practices by taking much of the guess-work out of business development.

“We are pleased to join with Arrow to offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, which enables customers to obtain comprehensive IT services from partners, while providing an easy and fast path to achieve the agility and efficiency of the public cloud,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas partner organization, VMware. “VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, and it provides customers with a common platform to seamlessly extend their data center to the cloud, without having to change or rewrite their applications."

“VMware vCloud Hybrid Service utilizes the same platform, skills and investments that are already widely deployed across the IT industry. This can greatly simplify and speed the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions,” said Jim Livingston, vice president of services for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in North America. “We are pleased to bring this capability to market in the channel-built ArrowSphere platform.”

More information about the ArrowSphere solution for cloud services is available online at http://sphere.arrow.com.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( www.arrow.com) 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.

VMware, vSphere and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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