Under an agreement, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) will distribute the StorMagic SvSAN virtual storage appliance to its broad community of solution providers in the United States and Canada. StorMagic is a provider of software-defined storage for virtual server environments. The StorMagic SvSAN solution serves any small business or enterprise remote location running critical applications on-site, without dedicated local IT resources. Whether it's a college campus, doctor's office, a retail business with several brick and mortar locations, or a remote, unmanned wind energy farm, these organizations typically face similar storage challenges. This includes ensuring availability and uptime, maximizing server and storage utilization, reducing cost and complexity, simplifying and centralizing management and minimizing deployment costs. To help achieve the lowest ownership costs, StorMagic SvSAN delivers virtualized shared storage that works with any 2-node x86 server set up, eliminating the need for physical SANs, and can be managed from a central location. "Small organizations and distributed enterprises are actively exploring more efficient methods of virtualizing their infrastructure, because they require better performance, availability and manageability of applications running in isolated offices and remote sites," said Mark Taylor, vice president of North American servers, systems, and software for Arrow's enterprise computing solutions business. "This distribution agreement with StorMagic offers Arrow's solution providers and their customers a proven virtualization solution that requires minimal IT infrastructure, which helps to reduce ownership costs." "Our relationship with Arrow will help position StorMagic SvSAN to deliver superior value to organizations looking for hardware independence and the flexibility to choose server and storage infrastructure optimized to meet their unique requirements," said Hans O'Sullivan, chief executive officer of StorMagic. "There are over 1.8 million branch offices in the United States alone, and the IT managers responsible for those locations appreciate solutions that deliver high availability, are easy to deploy and manage, and significantly reduce capital expenditures."
About StorMagicEstablished in 2006, StorMagic ( www.stormagic.com) is a leading provider of virtual storage software solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to eliminate downtime of critical applications in all locations and lower their cost of IT by up to 40 percent. StorMagic SvSAN works in both VMware and Hyper-V environments and eliminates the need for physical SANs - which significantly lowers the CAPEX and OPEX in every location. StorMagic has installations in 64 countries around the world with customers that have anywhere from one to 2,200 sites each. With a worldwide network of reseller and industry partners, customers can rest assured that support is readily available. 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 56 countries.