Arrow Obtains Approval for Cloud Offering by France Ministry of Health

  Arrow Obtains Approval for Cloud Offering by France Ministry of Health

Business Wire

PARIS -- May 31, 2013

The Asplenium business of Arrow Electronics Inc. has been officially approved
by the France Ministry of Health to the highest level of certification for the
hosting of health data.

Already a trailblazer in the market, with expert knowledge of the cloud
through ArrowSphere, Arrow is extending its scope of application still further
by enabling all cloud suppliers and users to host and access medical data,
whilst guaranteeing the utmost security and confidentiality of the latter.

By combining its cloud expertise via its ArrowSphere offering and the new
health amenity of its hosting-dedicated subsidiary, Asplenium, Arrow is
positioning itself as the main French protagonist of application hosting in
the domain of health data. In this way, major clinical groups like Ramsay
Santé (Ramsay Health Care) and several dozen other hospitals are putting their
trust in Asplenium for the transparent implementation and management of
critical applications, management of patient data and the administrative
management of health facilities.

“Arrowsphere, in combination with Asplenium, uses the latest innovations in IT
(cloud) to provide a vertical, sectional approach and expertise in the domains
of health as well as finance and logistics. It is now in a position to
definitively establish itself as the cornerstone of a French ecosystem, which
puts application editors (ISVs) in contact with companies requiring highly
specialised vertical application solutions on demand,” said Julien Peronneau,
vice president services and business transformation, EMEA.

This certification enables the Asplenium team to offer a heightened level of
service and comprehension of the business needs at hospitals and retirement
centres providing medical care. Furthermore, the current offer will continue
to benefit from round-the-clock support and disaster recovery plan offers, as
well as being boosted by all the cloud offers from Arrow (Arrowsphere). In
this way, protagonists from the health world can enjoy the full benefits of
cloud computing.

Christelle Pointreau, Chief Information Officer, Ramsay adds, “We see in
Asplenium a concrete solution to our computing needs. Current developments,
both in terms of amenities and the extra ArrowSphere has to offer, reinforces
this unique position and backs up our choice of partnership.”

ArrowSphere is a cloud service brokerage and aggregation platform that enables
the channel ecosystem (MSPs, VARs, ISVs) to resell and integrate best-of-breed
cloud services from leading cloud service providers and to propose these
services to their customers via their own white label webstore. Launched in
2012 in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and in the United Kingdom, ArrowSphere
allows end user customers to rely on their partners as trusted advisors to
purchase and integrate the cloud services they need.

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 470 locations in 55


Arrow Electronics
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