​CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced it has added the EMC® VSPEX® BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to its EMC portfolio. Solution providers can now offer the EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance through Arrow to their customers.

The EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance provides virtualization and storage in a protected and managed single, all-inclusive product. The EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance accelerates time to market by enabling customers to go from power-on to virtual machine creation within 15 minutes.

The EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance provides linear scaling that grows or contracts based on business needs. A single point of hardware and software support by EMC provides customers with 24X7 support and repair service at their fingertips. The EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance offers SMB, mid-market and enterprise customers a fast, low-risk path to the private/hybrid cloud.

“The management of various technologies coupled with the complexity of server, storage and network integration, makes managing workloads challenging, and can exceed the capabilities of mid-market IT resources,” said Sean Kerins, president of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business. “Businesses must now migrate from a reactive to a proactive business model, but find themselves preoccupied with maintaining existing systems.  Delivering the EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance helps solve this problem by enabling rapid transformation across many businesses. With quick-and-easy deployment configuration, ensured application uptime and simplified management, customers can get back to business.”

"For over 14 years, Arrow has been a trusted EMC distributor, and we are thrilled to continue to grow our relationship with the addition of the EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to Arrow’s portfolio,” said Gregg Ambulos, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales, EMC Corporation. “EMC shares Arrow’s passion for creating agile solutions that solve business challenges and meet the demands of customers in a rapidly changing IT landscape.  The VSPEX BLUE appliance does just that, offering customers one of the fastest, and lowest risk, paths to new application and technology adoption, optimal deployment and consistent operations.”

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Jason Nolet, Senior Vice President, Data Center Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group, Brocade

“We are excited that the EMC Connectrix® IP storage switch, based on Brocade networking technologies, is available as a key component of the new EMC VSPEX BLUE solution. Delivering improved automation, greater agility and higher performance compared to other networking solutions, the Connectrix storage switch is an easy-to-deploy solution that is ideal for hyper-converged infrastructure utilizing VMware Virtual SAN for virtual desktop, cloud applications and similar workloads.”

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.
EMC, Connectrix, and VSPEX are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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John Hourigan
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
303-824-4586