Arrow Electronics Delivers Juniper Networks QFabric Architecture for IBM Flex Systems

  Arrow Electronics Delivers Juniper Networks QFabric Architecture for IBM
  Flex Systems

Built on IBM Flex Systems and Juniper QFabric, solution offers flexibility and
helps clients address data-center networking, cloud and virtualization demands

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- January 14, 2013

Addressing the growing needs for customers faced with server sprawl and
virtualization management issues, Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today
announced that it would offer converged infrastructure bundles designed to
help simplify integration for cloud data centers. Built upon the IBM (NYSE:
IBM) Flex System and the Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) QFabric™ technology,
Arrow’s new bundle will help customers easily manage virtualization demands
driven by today’s big data initiatives that require integrated server and
storage.

“Our enterprise customers want solutions that are easy to purchase and quickly
deliver value,” said Scott Seger, vice president of sales for CBTS, a provider
of end-to-end business technology solutions. “The new IBM Flex System and
Juniper QFabric bundle offers a tightly integrated system that provides the
performance and ease of deployment critical for today’s data center
environments.”

Initially available in the United States through Arrow’s Enterprise Computing
Solutions segment, the Juniper Networks® QFabric Architecture for the IBM Flex
Systems helps customers simplify traditional data-center networks. Tested and
integrated into a single part number, the bundled solution will allow
customers to grow as their business needs evolve, providing cost-effective
business agility. The new products are unique given they allow customers to
integrate an open, Juniper Networks QFabric infrastructure with IBM’s Flex
System.

“Arrow is pleased to enable these two technology powerhouses, IBM and Juniper,
to come together in a complementary fashion to deliver a robust converged
infrastructure solution to the respective channel ecosystems,” said Sean
Kerins, president, North America, Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow.
“Customers have clearly demonstrated their preference for choice. This bundle
enables solution providers to deliver infrastructure that caters to their
customers’ current and future needs.”

The new system offers:

  *Open and flexible customer experience: Arrow’s combination of the IBM Flex
    System server, storage, management, and the Juniper Networks QFabric
    networking speed and scalability offers customers an integrated computing
    stack for the data center;
  *Ease-of-deployment: Customers can quickly reduce the time required to
    setup cloud-ready data centers with an open, flexible, client-tuned
    approach that will help accelerate the deployment of new cloud-based
    applications;
  *High performance: Offering a simple solution that improves application
    performance with three microseconds of latency, the Juniper Networks
    QFX3500 enables server-to-server traffic speed equivalent to streaming
    1,000 high-definition movies in a single second;
  *Channel partner dedication: Arrow, IBM and Juniper share a commitment to
    strengthening channel alliances and facilitating business opportunities
    while making it easier for customers to buy integrated solutions and
    technologies that offer greater performance and scalability to meet the
    demands of tomorrow’s data-center environments today.

“Juniper, Arrow and IBM are giving enterprise CXOs the ability to simplify the
integration of two market leading data center building blocks with the bundle
of FlexSystem and QFabric,” said Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and
general manager, Campus and Data Center Business Unit. “With this best of
breed infrastructure in place, clients will be able to scale without adding
complexity while simultaneously delivering application performance in their
data centers.”

The IBM Flex System provides the building-block elements for IBM PureSystems.
IBM Flex Systems are built-to-order offerings for clients who want to custom
build and tune configurations to their specific requirements. This allows them
to select the specific compute, systems networking and optional storage and
management required to support their specific workloads.

For information about the new Juniper Networks QFabric Architecture for IBM
Flex Systems bundles, visit https://ecs.arrow.com/q4f.

For more information on IBM PureSystems visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure

For more information on Juniper Networks visit: www.juniper.net

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Contact:

Arrow Electronics Inc.
Dawn Small, 303-824-4188
dsmall@arrow.com