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Arrow Becomes Authorized Distributor of Lenovo Enterprise Products (Former IBM System X)

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) , today announced it is now an authorized North American Lenovo distributor System X and related solutions following the transition of IBM’s System X server business to Lenovo effective Oct. 1. Additionally, Lenovo’s ThinkServer rack servers, tower servers and enterprise storage product lines are available through Arrow. Future offerings from Lenovo through Arrow will include the low-end storage and associated networking products to be announced in the coming weeks.

“As one of the largest System X distributors for IBM globally, Arrow is pleased to be able to continue offering System X to our channel community, and to extend the offering to include Lenovo ThinkServer and Lenovo storage,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of North American servers, systems, and software within Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment. “We look forward to supporting Lenovo in this capacity and introducing our solution provider community to Lenovo solutions and services.”

Working with Lenovo, Arrow will continue to distribute System X, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, System X-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations.

Arrow has been a value-added distributor for IBM for the better part of the past two decades. Arrow will continue to support IBM and the solutions, services and programs that are not part of Lenovo’s acquisition of the System X line, including support for power systems, storage systems, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances, as well as IBM training services.

“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Arrow to include support across the enterprise IT channel for System X solutions,” said Sammy Kinlaw, executive director, Channel Sales, North America, Lenovo. “Lenovo is committed to tier-two distribution and we look forward to continuing to support solution providers with selling System X servers through our channel programs.”

Arrow has been Lenovo’s “partner of choice” for new asset retirement services offered at the point of sale for Lenovo’s relationship customers.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( 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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