Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions Launches Virtualization Program for NetApp Partners

‘V-PWR’ program includes sales and educational material, training, demand generation services and end-user forums

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) business of Arrow Electronics Inc. NYSE: ARW, today launched “V-PWR,” a program to help its North American NetApp reseller partners capitalize on increasing demand for virtualization, a solution which enables a single machine to do the work of many resources, significantly reducing hardware and electricity costs.

Through the V-PWR program, Arrow ECS provides education, training and tools to help NetApp partners pursue and close sales for virtualization solutions with their customers. Partners receive educational sales materials about virtualization challenges and solutions; onsite sales and technical training; personalized sales coaching; and marketing support, among other program services.

In addition, partners gain certification to resell virtualization software that complement NetApp(R) environments, such as VMware, distributed through Arrow subsidiary Alternative Technology Inc. NetApp virtualization accreditation is also available for partners that are seeking to increase profits by offering storage virtualization solutions.

“A key benefit that Arrow ECS offers partners is access to more than 75 complementary hardware, software and storage products across our business,” said Sean Kerins, vice president of Arrow ECS’ Storage Group. “We are pleased to connect NetApp partners with VMware and other software in our portfolio to address growing demand for virtualization solutions.”

The V-PWR program is currently available to Arrow ECS’ North American partners. Further details about the program are available by calling (866) 541-1806.


Arrow ECS, a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. NYSE: ARW, provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and other leading storage networking, software, and security suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $4.8 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2007. Visit for more information.


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