Arrow Electronics, Inc. : Arrow ECS Recognized as Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award by Riverbed
02/03/2012| 10:55am US/Eastern
Highlighting the industry-leading support it provides to suppliers and
solution providers, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business
segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], announced it is a
recipient of the Riverbed Technology "Worldwide Distributor of the Year"
The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize partners that have demonstrated
success in implementing Riverbed IT performance solutions for customers,
grew revenues and business, and invested in their relationship with
Riverbed. Arrow ECS demonstrated leadership as a distributor in the
recruitment, enablement and sales performance of resellers.
"As far back as 2007, the global Arrow ECS business has provided
comprehensive support to Riverbed and its solution providers to help
them grow faster than the market and faster than their competition,"
said Andy Bryant, president of Arrow ECS. "This prestigious recognition
is a testament to our industry-leading success connecting suppliers and
solution providers to new markets and incremental business, and
maximizing our diverse portfolio of complementary technology. On behalf
of our Riverbed-dedicated teams globally, we are honored to be the
recipient of this award."
Since the relationship began in Europe five years ago, Arrow ECS has
continually enhanced its support globally to best support the needs of
Riverbed and its solution providers, including the addition of Riverbed
to Arrow ECS' North American portfolio in 2010. Arrow ECS plans to
continue expanding its support for Riverbed geographically.
Organizations depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate
their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance
issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever-increasing
amounts of data. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing
solutions spanning wide-area-network optimization, application-aware
network performance management, application delivery, Web content
optimization, and cloud data protection for backup, archive and disaster
recovery. By providing a broad portfolio of performance solutions that
deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables
organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing
business resilience and controlling costs.
"Enterprises recognize Riverbed IT performance solutions provide a
strong ROI and value, which IT initiatives, including virtualization, IT
consolidation and cloud computing. Arrow ECS has been successful as a
trusted business adviser and technology integration expert for
delivering the right performance solution to the right customer," said
Randy Schirman, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Riverbed.
"This award acknowledges Arrow ECS' performance and accomplishments as a
Riverbed partner, and we congratulate the Arrow ECS team on their
successes in 2011."
ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS
Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW],
provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and
solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent
software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 29
countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost
technology suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $6.5 billion in global
enterprise computing solution sales in 2011. Visit ecs.arrow.com for
Dawn Small, 303-824-4188
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