Arrow Electronics and Equinix Introduce Preconfigured Managed Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Centennial, CO and Redwood City, CA - 7 July 2016

First in a Series of Turnkey Hybrid Cloud Solutions will be Showcased at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, July 10-14

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX) have joined forces to offer preconfigured hybrid cloud packages that will enable resellers and managed service providers to rapidly deploy and implement hybrid cloud solutions for enterprise customers.

Arrow and Equinix are showcasing the first preconfigured solutions at theMicrosoft Worldwide Partner Conference next week in Toronto. Initially based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) hardware and software, these are the first in a series of hybrid cloud deployments utilizing the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ that Arrow will release in 2016.

“Managed hybrid cloud will be the key to channel partners’ success for the future,” said Steve Robinson, vice president of Arrow’s global cloud business. “The Equinix-Arrow hybrid cloud solution coupled with a direct connection to Microsoft Azure via Equinix Cloud Exchange gives our channel partners a robust, easy-to-consume solution that delivers a secure, high-performance hybrid cloud located in multiple markets around the globe.”

The new turnkey solutions include prepacked configurations of HPE hyper-converged systems with HPE Helion CloudSystem and HPE OneView. The server, storage and software preconfiguration is located inside select Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) U.S. data centers and features direct, private access to leading cloud computing platforms via the Equinix Cloud Exchange™, including Microsoft Azure via ExpressRoute. Equinix is also adding Canadian and European data center locations for the preconfigured solutions over the coming months.

“We are seeing significant growth in enterprise customers looking to re-architect and re-think their existing IT infrastructure to reap the benefits of the cloud, and specifically in a hybrid model. With these prepackaged solutions, we are helping enterprises expedite their transition to the cloud and quickly extend their existing infrastructure into Equinix and into the cloud,” said Greg Adgate, vice president, global technology partners, Equinix.

Resellers and managed service providers can quote, order and provision the new preconfigured hybrid cloud solutions in a matter of minutes through ArrowSphere, Arrow’s online marketplace. Arrow is also offering a series of playbooks for the Equinix and HPE offerings to further accelerate successful deployments for resellers and managed service providers.

Arrow and Equinix will showcase the new solutions and facilitate ArrowSphere onboarding at booth 1410 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto starting July 10. Interested conference attendees are also invited to take a short shuttle bus ride to the Equinix Toronto data center to tour the facility.

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 460 locations serving over 85 countries.

Arrow offers best-in-breed global cloud solutions specifically aimed at enabling the reseller and solution provider communities. Arrow’s proven go-to-market cloud strategies and proprietary managed-service, cross-vendor playbooks are designed to enhance the expertise and offerings of resellers and better position them as trusted advisors to their end customers.

Equinix, Inc. connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

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