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Arrow Education renews learning partnership with Microsoft
2017-11-17

Infratructure VAD Arrow ECS has signed a contract with Microsoft to deliver Microsoft's training portfolio across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The agreement renews Arrow's relationship as a long-term Microsoft Learning Partner and extends its geographical reach – following and further empowering the existing distribution agreements between both companies. The scope of available training spans from Microsoft's cloud solutions to certification-related courses and involves its online training modalities Open edX Learning Platform and Microsoft On Demand. The list of training topics includes:

  • Azure and Dynamics CRM
  • Windows Server and Client
  • Office 365, Exchange, Sharepoint, Skype for Business
  • SQL and data management solutions
  • PowerShell, Visual Studio and .NET

As a value-added distributor with a focus on channel services, Arrow's global business combines the two worlds of high-end technology distribution and education. Arrow develops new training delivery methods on a constant basis, including innovative online training such as video and mobile learning. "Cloud solutions are at the heart of our strategy, and education is a key element of the value-added services at Arrow, enabling the market and the channel to support technology providers with product and solution readiness", says Jacques Assant, Business Development Services Director, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We look forward to promoting this new opportunity at Arrow and especially appreciate the variety of training methods Microsoft brings to the table. Online learning solutions like Open edX are completely in line with our eLearning strategy and complement the Arrow catalogue of digital learning assets."

"I am extremely excited to partner with Arrow as they leverage their expertise and learning as a service offering, helping to transform our customers and other partner businesses via cloud-based solutions", said Kyle Uphoff, Sr. Director Worldwide Channel Sales of Microsoft Learning & Readiness.

Symantec names Arrow as a strategic distribution partner in EMEA
2017-11-13

Arrow ECS has been named a multinational strategic distribution partner of Symantec in the EMEA region. Following the acquisition of Blue Coat by Symantec in 2016, Arrow ECS has renewed its distribution contract with Symantec. Prior to the acquisition, Arrow had distributed the products and solutions of both companies in numerous countries. Arrow ECS has now extended its collaboration with the company. This new contract covers Austria, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Symantec, the world's largest provider of cyber security solutions, offers a comprehensive portfolio with products, solutions and services for endpoint, cloud, web and messaging security. As one of the largest Symantec Secure One Services Partner (SOSP) in EMEA, Arrow has highly skilled engineers providing resellers and end customers with 24/7 support allowing them to be more profitable. "We are pleased that the relationship continues to grow", says Dominique Loiselet, Vice President Channels EMEA, Symantec. "Key to the close cooperation with Arrow is the diversity of Arrow's value-added services including innovative training sessions as an authorised 'ATC' training partner, proof-of-concept services and product testing capabilities, pre and post-sales services and know-how transfer."

"Following the acquisition of Blue Coat, Symantec offers a unique and extensive portfolio of IT security solutions and services, providing comprehensive security for the infrastructure and data of companies, organisations and private users", says Nick Bannister, Senior Director and Head of Networking and Security, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We have been working with Symantec for 13 years and our dedicated Symantec product teams are best placed to pass on their knowledge and expertise around its solutions benefits to our customers in any matter relating to security."

Arrow launches 'IoT Innovator Program' in EMEA
2017-10-23

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has launched its "Things Evolved: IoT Innovator Program" in the EMEA region. The programme is a new initiative to develop the company's Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and to facilitate channel partners' path into IoT markets. Arrow is uniquely positioned in the IoT markets, with a wide portfolio addressing every layer of the IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Through the launch of the "Innovator Program", Arrow will enable the channel community and IoT solution providers to benefit from its IoT technology reach and skills. Additionally, other benefits include access to all services delivered by Arrow such as remote management and monitoring, support, design, integration, training, marketing and financial solutions.

The "IoT Innovator Program" allows Arrow's channel customers to offer their end customers best-of-breed IoT solutions. To support this approach and accelerate IoT market development, Arrow is, in addition, creating dedicated IoT stacks with new, specialised IoT solution providers. These providers are already established in key vertical IoT market segments: smart cities, industrial IoT, healthcare and automotive/transportation.

A key element of the "IoT Innovator Program" is to connect "Things Evolved" partners with IoT projects generated through Arrow's extensive sensor and connectivity market reach. "Things Evolved" customers will benefit from Arrow's skills and expertise in data gathering and transportation in IoT projects.

"Our 'IoT Innovator Program' kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry’s complex IoT environment", says Eric Nowak, president enterprise computing solutions, Arrow EMEA. "In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities."

Channel solution providers will receive many benefits from participating in Arrow's IoT Innovator Program, such as:

  • Access to IoT solution stacks that include sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, managed services up to end-of-life asset disposition
  • Certification with the Arrow Things Evolved Partner accreditation
  • Business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales team
  • Qualified leads and incorporation, in addition to IoT projects
  • IoT training and marketing expertise.

Arrow ECS and GTT sign distribution agreement
2017-10-12

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has entered into a distribution agreement in EMEA with GTT, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. GTT offers corporations, service providers, system integrators and value-added resellers a comprehensive portfolio of global cloud networking services including internet and EtherCloud wide area networking services. Using GTT's cloud networking services, Arrow ECS is able to offer its reseller customers WAN connectivity as part of its cloud solutions under a single end-customer service contract. In the past, this business was usually based on contracts with several local telecom providers. GTT's cloud networking services can be tailored to public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The company's EtherCloud services allow customers to access numerous cloud service providers globally, including last-mile connectivity. GTT has more than 100 Points of Presence in public data centres in Europe and more than 300 globally, allowing companies at various locations or data centres to interact with numerous cloud service providers.

"We regard the global value-added distributor, Arrow, as particularly well positioned in providing networking and security solutions", says Andy Johnson, managing director EMEA for GTT. "Arrow's channel partners are now in a position to integrate our global network and our Tier 1 IP backbone as components of their cloud solutions for their end customers, thereby offering added value."

"Direct links to cloud service providers via secure, private backbone infrastructures based on agreed SLAs are an increasingly important option for global corporate network connections", says Patrice Roussel, vice president, strategic alliances, Arrow ECS EMEA. "GTT's solutions are secure, high-performance and scalable, and address the rapidly growing utilisation of cloud solutions needed by companies with multinational locations."

In the EMEA region, GTT solutions will be offered by Arrow ECS in Austria, Baltic States, Belgium, Czechia and Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Maghreb and French-speaking Africa, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the remaining of MEA through Dubai, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Arrow launches "IoT Innovator Program" in EMEA
2017-10-10

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has announced the launch of its "Things Evolved: IoT Innovator Program" in the EMEA region. The programme is a new initiative to develop the company's Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and to facilitate channel partners' path into IoT markets. Arrow is uniquely positioned in the IoT markets, with a wide portfolio addressing every layer of the IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Through the launch of the "Innovator Program", Arrow will enable the channel community and IoT solution providers to benefit from its IoT technology reach and skills. Additionally, other benefits include access to all services delivered by Arrow such as remote management and monitoring, support, design, integration, training, marketing and financial solutions. The ‘IoT Innovator Program’ allows Arrow’s channel customers to offer their end customers best-of-breed IoT solutions. To support this approach and accelerate IoT market development, Arrow is, in addition, creating dedicated IoT stacks with new, specialised IoT solution providers. These providers are already established in key vertical IoT market segments: smart cities, industrial IoT, healthcare and automotive/transportation.

A key element of the "IoT Innovator Program" is to connect "Things Evolved" partners with IoT projects generated through Arrow's extensive sensor and connectivity market reach. "Things Evolved" customers will benefit from Arrow’s skills and expertise in data gathering and transportation in IoT projects.

"Our 'IoT Innovator Program' kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry's complex IoT environment", says Eric Nowak, president Arrow ECS EMEA. "In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities."

Channel solution providers will receive many benefits from participating in Arrow’s IoT Innovator Program, such as:

  • Access to IoT solution stacks that include sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, managed services up to end-of-life asset disposition
  • Certification with the Arrow Things Evolved Partner accreditation
  • Business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales team
  • Qualified leads and incorporation, in addition to IoT projects
  • IoT training and marketing expertise

The IoT Innovator Program will be launched in Europe through Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

 

Arrow ECS ME
Address

Arrow ECS ME
PO Box 341027
Dubai Silicon Oasis - E-wing - Offices 301-306
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Phone : +971 (0)4 501 5814
Fax : +971 (0)4 501 5837
Website : http://www.arrowecs.ae
E-mail : sales-ae@computerlinks.ae

Team

General manager : Mr Vimal Kocher (*** ****** ********* *)
Marketing director : Mrs Alexandra Pisetskaya (*** ****** ********* ** ***** **)
CTO : Mr Kevan Reade (*** ****** ********* **)
Sales manager : Mr Ollie Hayler (*** ****** ********* ** )

Information

Creation year : 2004
Annual turnover
2006 : 2,93 M€
2005 : 1,22 M€
Active resellers : 250
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
VAD : Networks, security, storage
Main brands : Dell EMC, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Clients : Associations, consultants, corporate resellers, dealers, IT consulting and service providers, service providers, specialized resellers, systems integrators, VAR, web agencies

Products

Accessories
19" accessories, bays and racks
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies, Dell Technologies Wyse

Cabling and connectivity
Antennas and cables
Extreme Networks
Fibre channel/SAN cables and connectivity
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent, Extreme Networks
Network cables and connectivity
Extreme Networks
Optical cables and connectivity
Dell EMC
SCSI cables and connectivity
Dell EMC

Computers
Other servers
Dell EMC CPSD
X86 servers (32 and 64 bits)
Dell Technologies
X86 workstations (32 and 64 bits)
Dell Technologies

Networks
Acceleration hardware and software
Check Point Software, F5 (Crescendo Networks), F5 Networks, GFI Software (Exinda Networks)
Bandwidth management
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, GFI Software (Exinda Networks)
Bridges, gateways and routers
Arista Networks, Dell Technologies Force10, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)
DSL modems
Check Point Software
Emulation and virtualization software
Check Point Software
High availability
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 (Crescendo Networks), F5 Networks, Infoblox, McAfee
Load balancing
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks, F5 (Crescendo Networks), F5 Networks, Infoblox, McAfee
Management and supervision software and hardware
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Gigamon, Infoblox, McAfee, NetScout Systems, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Network adapters
Dell Technologies Force10, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)
Powerline communications
Extreme Networks
Print servers
Dell Technologies Force10
QoS
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, GFI Software (Exinda Networks)
Remote access servers
Check Point Software, F5 Networks
Switches
Arista Networks, Dell Technologies Force10, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)
Test products
Fluke Networks a NetScout Systems company
Transceivers and repeaters
Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)
Wireless access points
Arista Networks, Check Point Software, Dell Technologies Force10, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)
Wireless network adapters
Dell Technologies Force10, Extreme Networks (Enterasys)

Original spare parts
Original spare parts
Dell Technologies Wyse

Security
Antispam
Check Point Software, ForcePoint
Antispyware
Check Point Software, ForcePoint
Antivirus
Carbon Black, Check Point Software, ForcePoint
Authentication
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, Infoblox, KeyIdentity, KeyIdentity, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Biometry
RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Content filtering
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint
Encryption
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Firewalls
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, McAfee
Intrusion protection
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Log analysis
Check Point Software, ForcePoint, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Physical access control
RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Secure mail
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint
Security appliances (UTM)
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, Infoblox, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Traffic management
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, GFI Software (Exinda Networks)
Traffic monitoring
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Gemini Data, GFI Software (Exinda Networks), Infoblox, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Virtual Private Networks
Check Point Software, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 Networks, McAfee
Vulnerability management
Check Point Software, Infoblox, RSA (Dell EMC Group)

Services
Added value
Check Point Software, Dell EMC, Extreme Networks, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Infoblox, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
ASP and xAAS
Check Point Software, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, GTT, Infoblox, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Infrastructure outsourcing
Check Point Software, Ixia
Security as a Service
Check Point Software, Check Point Software (Lacoon Security), F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Infoblox, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Training
Check Point Software, Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Wyse, Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks (Enterasys), F5 (Crescendo Networks), F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Infoblox, McAfee, Microsoft, RSA (Dell EMC Group)
Warranty extensions
Check Point Software, Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent, Dell Technologies Wyse, Extreme Networks, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, Infoblox, McAfee, RSA (Dell EMC Group)

Software
Clustering software
Check Point Software
Knowledge management software
SAS
Management software
Carbon Black, FireMon
Other types of software
FireMon

Storage
Backup software
Dell EMC
Data management software
Dell EMC, F5 Networks, Gemini Data
Fibre Channel controllers
Dell EMC
Fibre Channel hubs
Dell EMC
ISCSI servers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Libraries
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
NAS servers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Other storage hardware
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent, F5 Networks, Gemini Data
Raid controllers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Raid servers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Removable storage
Dell Technologies Compellent
S-ATA controllers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
SAN controllers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
SAN hubs and switches
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
SAN servers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
SCSI and SAS controllers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
SCSI and SAS harddisks
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Streamers
Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Compellent
Tape drives
Dell Technologies Compellent

Telecommunications (IP)
Phone and voice-over-IP
Extreme Networks (Enterasys)

Thin computing
Thin client accessories
Dell Technologies Wyse
Thin client software
Dell Technologies Wyse
Thin clients
Dell Technologies Wyse