November 29, 2013
Colt, Arrow Electronics Partner To Launch Colt's Cloud Services Via ArrowSphere
By Calvin Azuri
Colt Technology Services and Arrow Electronics (News - Alert) announced a partnership to deliver Colt’s cloud services suite via ArrowSphere for the latter’s channel community. The cloud services suite from Colt includes cloud storage, vCloud backup and recovery and other key infrastructure elements required to set up and run cloud projects. ArrowSphere is an initiative from Arrow Electronics for delivering the cloud services platform to its channel community, comprising Value Added Resellers (VARs), Systems Integrators (SIs), Independent Software Vendors (ISPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
In a release, Gary Moore, Distribution Director at Cold said “The launch of these new services represents a further move into the fast-growing cloud infrastructure market for Colt, and builds on our position and expertise as one of the most extensive cloud services providers in Europe. Our wholly-owned long distance pan-European network and data centre estate offers unrivalled levels of security, reliability and reach across Europe. We support Arrow’s cloud services strategy, and are delighted to have our cloud storage service now available on this important commercial platform.”
The vCloud service suite from Colt Technology’s is delivered through the company-owned data centers in Europe and is supported by its renowned network infrastructure. The entire package ensures uninterrupted service, which will be leveraged by Arrow Electronics to deliver high-quality services to its channel community. The agreement would extend Colt Technology’s VMware vCloud, the flexible data backup service and object-based cloud storage service for VARs offering cloud-to-cloud resilience capabilities.
Speaking of the move to partner with Colt, Eric Taillard, Vice President Cloud Services at Arrow ECS EMEA, said “We are pleased to have Colt’s service fully-integrated into ArrowSphere. We worked very closely with Colt in defining true channel solutions that answers to the needs of the market and puts our channel community in the position to deliver value add by offering assistance in migration, configuration and management of on-premise as well as cloud solutions.”
Colt Technology Services is engaged in providing network and IT services with a network encompassing 22 countries in Europe and an expanding network in the Americas and Asia.
Arrow Electronics is engaged in providing specialized services related to electronic components and computers with interests in distribution and value-added service networks.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker