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Arrow to Add Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Storage to the ArrowSphere Cloud Services Marketplace

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced it has added Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving, delivered by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), to Arrow’s cloud service portfolio and the ArrowSphere cloud marketplace in the United States.

Arrow solution providers can now offer Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving to their customers and provide enhanced distributed cloud storage services, managed and delivered by HDS.

Hitachi cloud service enables storage strategies that extend from the enterprise to the public cloud. This highly scalable and secure offering provides a way to lower costs and simplify management by out-tasking fast-growing and aging data assets. Designed as an HDS hybrid content cloud, the service uses the same proven and reliable HDS infrastructure products that support private infrastructure cloud solutions for customers and cloud service providers around the world.

“Hitachi Data Systems leadership in cloud-enabled content management services helps address the lifecycle needs of the distributed enterprise, and provides a compelling value proposition for our partners and their customers,” said Dee Dee Lear, vice president of cloud and business development for Arrow’s North American enterprise computing solutions business. “The cloud storage market continues to develop, and HDS allows us to accelerate the growth of our solution providers and MSP partners by addressing the growing demand from their business, government and education customers for hybrid cloud storage and content management. Additionally, this aligns with a core element of our strategy to support our traditional OEM partners to deliver on-premises, off-premises, and hybrid IT solutions.”

“We’re excited to be an important part of today’s announcement which builds upon the significance of newly emerging cloud aggregation models like the ArrowSphere program,” said Mark Stratton, vice president, Cloud Services Engineering, Hitachi Data Systems. “This joint effort enables us to provide cloud solutions for more Arrow solution providers and their respective customers with more efficiency and automation when providing high-value cloud services to the channel. In today’s dynamic market, cloud services are drastically changing the way customers do business, and transition and leverage this new IT-as-a-service approach. Hitachi Cloud Services for Content Archiving, our first services offered through Arrow, enables customers new flexibility, completely outsource the management of unstructured data, and offer it in a pay-as-you-grow subscription designed to meet today’s customers challenges with managing large scale unstructured data assets.”

The ArrowSphere platform enables the channel ecosystem, such as MSPs, solution providers and independent software vendors, to seamlessly enter the cloud services business. ArrowSphere allows partners to resell best-of-breed offerings from leading providers, furnishing their customers with an online shopping experience and comprehensive suite of cloud services via their own branded Web store, without capital investments. ArrowSphere enables the simplification of business transformation for solution providers and MSPs with a highly desirable customer experience, automated provisions and billing.

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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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