Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced it has added CenturyLink Cloud to its cloud service portfolio and the ArrowSphere cloud marketplace that is available to solution providers, managed service providers, and independent software vendors in the United States and Canada.

ArrowSphere enables providers to resell best-of-breed offerings from leading cloud vendors. The addition of CenturyLink, a global leader in hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure services, offers organizations that are transitioning to cloud with access to CenturyLink's IT-as-a-Service solutions, pay-per-use pricing and cloud-based managed services.

"CenturyLink delivers industry-leading capabilities that greatly enhance the Arrow cloud line and complement providers' offerings," said Dee Dee Lear, vice president of cloud and business development for Arrow's North American enterprise computing solutions business. "Solution providers, MSPs and ISVs, with their tremendous engineering expertise, are now able to utilize CenturyLink Cloud global services for building public, private and hybrid cloud solutions for their business, government and education customers."

"Arrow has committed to channel transformation and has invested in cloud enablement to provide differentiated solutions that enhance the value of CenturyLink Cloud services to the channel community," said Blake Wetzel, vice president, CenturyLink Channel Alliance. "With cloud services growth outpacing traditional IT, this relationship provides an opportunity to extend the reach of the high-performing, flexible CenturyLink Cloud platform to even more organizations."

Through the flexible ArrowSphere platform, solution providers may leverage various engagement paths: Arrow-managed, solution provider-managed, customer-managed, or connecting through an existing e-commerce engine. ArrowSphere simplifies managing multiple cloud solutions and enables solution providers' cloud businesses by creating a desirable customer experience and automating the provisioning and billing of cloud services. Managed service providers can utilize ArrowSphere to build cloud solutions by integrating their own services with cloud services and cloud-builder products. For more information, email ecscloudservices@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.

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