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Arrow ECS Signs Agreement to Deliver NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup in U.K.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Arrow ECS Signs Agreement to Deliver NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup in U.K.08:00 EDT Tuesday, June 28, 2011Creates Greater Revenue Opportunities for Arrow ECS Channel Resellers by Enabling Them to Solve Customers' Data Protection Challenges More HolisticallyHARROGATE, England and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW), has signed an agreement with Syncsort, a global leader in data integration acceleration and data protection software solutions, to be among the first distributors of the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup solution in the United Kingdom. The agreement builds on the deal the companies signed last year for North America. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101004/SYNCSORTLOGO )NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup offers simple, integrated and proven data protection that goes beyond deduplication to resolve critical backup and recovery challenges. The solution reduces the cost and complexity associated with traditional backup architectures and is ideal for heterogeneous storage and virtual environments."Arrow ECS is delighted to sign with Syncsort to bring the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup solution to the U.K.," said Steve Pearce, managing director for Arrow ECS in the U.K. "NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup offers our channel resellers a superior data-protection solution that complements their NetApp portfolios and can be used strategically to create new markets and revenue streams."  In addition to providing source-side data reduction and target-side deduplication, NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup eliminates backup windows and provides fast, simplified disaster recovery at a 30- to 50-percent lower total cost of ownership."The pace of data growth and the shift to virtualization are breaking traditional backup architectures and dramatically increasing the costs and resources needed to protect data," said Mike Kuehn, vice president of Worldwide channels, Syncsort. "We look forward to building on the success of our relationship with Arrow ECS and expanding it to provide their NetApp channel resellers with a comprehensive solution for addressing more of today's critical data protection challenges at a significantly lower total cost of ownership."Built out of the close alliance and strong technical collaboration between NetApp and Syncsort, the solution brings significant value to NetApp resellers' portfolios and provides a superior solution for opening up new markets to maximize revenue opportunities and accelerate NetApp storage sales growth."NSB further extends NetApp's efficient, industry-leading Integrated Data Protection portfolio to provide a powerful heterogeneous data protection solution that transforms backup and recovery to help businesses significantly improve their operational efficiency and maximize their existing investments," said Nick Thurlow, vice president, EMEA partners and pathways, NetApp.NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup is immediately available in the U.K. through Arrow ECS. Resellers that sign with Arrow ECS for the solution will also become members of Syncsort's recently announced Partner Edge Channel Program in EMEA.Additional ResourcesESG Lab Validation Report on NetApp Syncsort Integrated BackupVideo: Next Generation Backup and Recovery for Virtual EnvironmentsBest Practices for Addressing the Broken State of BackupNew Models of Data Protection from NetApp and SyncsortNetAppTV: NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup OverviewTop 5 Reasons to Use NetApp Syncsort Integrated BackupSyncsort Data Protection BlogAbout SyncsortSyncsort is a global software company that helps the world's most successful organizations rethink the economics of data.  Syncsort provides record-setting performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration acceleration and data protection solutions.  With over 15,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide.  For more information visit: www.syncsort.com.About Arrow Enterprise Computing SolutionsArrow ECS, a business segment 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., and with offices in 29 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost technology suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $5.6 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2010. Visit ecs.arrow.com for more information. Contact:Syncsort IncorporatedKevin Ruane, Corporate Communications T: +1 201 746 7061 E: kruane@syncsort.comSOURCE Syncsort; Arrow ECS