Arrow Expands ArrowSphere Cloud Solutions into North America

  Arrow Expands ArrowSphere Cloud Solutions into North America

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- June 4, 2013

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today officially announced the North
American launch of the ArrowSphere cloud service brokerage and aggregation
platform that was established in 2012 and is currently available in five
countries across Europe. In addition, Arrow unveiled a suite of services to
assist the service provider community in building and scaling cloud practices.

The ArrowSphere cloud services platform centralizes the billing and
provisioning of a rapidly growing array of leading-edge cloud services
delivering storage and servers on demand, security-as-a-service,
software-as-a-service and unified communications. Solution providers can sell
the services via white-label webstores they create and manage through the
platform, thereby maximizing their sales and marketing activities.

Tools, services and training designed to help solution providers build demand,
enable onboarding and proficiency, enhance the brand footprint and grow
revenue also are available through the ArrowSphere program. ArrowSphere
business services leverage industry best practices to speed market entry by
taking much of the guesswork from building a cloud business.

“In less than 12 months, we have taken our ArrowSphere cloud services model
from launch to revenue,” said Laurent Sadoun, president of the Europe, Middle
East and Africa region and global services for Arrow’s enterprise computing
solutions segment. “We are pleased to offer a richer and more robust cloud
platform to solution providers in North America.”

“Given the successful launch of ArrowSphere in Europe, we are confident the
platform will offer significant benefits to solution providers in the U.S. and
Canada seeking to sell cloud services,” said Jim Livingston, vice president of
services for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in North America.
“ArrowSphere enhances our current cloud services offerings by making the
selling motion for cloud solutions simple and the ramp-up to the cloud
expeditious.”

More information about North American ArrowSphere offerings is available
online at http://ecs.arrow.com/services/home.html.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) 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
countries.

Contact:

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