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Arrow ECS Recognized as Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award by Riverbed

Friday, February 03, 2012

Arrow ECS Recognized as Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award by Riverbed10:51 EST Friday, February 03, 2012 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- Highlighting the industry-leading support it provides to suppliers and solution providers, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], announced it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology “Worldwide Distributor of the Year” for 2011. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize partners that have demonstrated success in implementing Riverbed IT performance solutions for customers, grew revenues and business, and invested in their relationship with Riverbed. Arrow ECS demonstrated leadership as a distributor in the recruitment, enablement and sales performance of resellers. “As far back as 2007, the global Arrow ECS business has provided comprehensive support to Riverbed and its solution providers to help them grow faster than the market and faster than their competition,” said Andy Bryant, president of Arrow ECS. “This prestigious recognition is a testament to our industry-leading success connecting suppliers and solution providers to new markets and incremental business, and maximizing our diverse portfolio of complementary technology. On behalf of our Riverbed-dedicated teams globally, we are honored to be the recipient of this award.” Since the relationship began in Europe five years ago, Arrow ECS has continually enhanced its support globally to best support the needs of Riverbed and its solution providers, including the addition of Riverbed to Arrow ECS' North American portfolio in 2010. Arrow ECS plans to continue expanding its support for Riverbed geographically. Organizations depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever-increasing amounts of data. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning wide-area-network optimization, application-aware network performance management, application delivery, Web content optimization, and cloud data protection for backup, archive and disaster recovery. By providing a broad portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs. “Enterprises recognize Riverbed IT performance solutions provide a strong ROI and value, which IT initiatives, including virtualization, IT consolidation and cloud computing. Arrow ECS has been successful as a trusted business adviser and technology integration expert for delivering the right performance solution to the right customer,” said Randy Schirman, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Riverbed. “This award acknowledges Arrow ECS' performance and accomplishments as a Riverbed partner, and we congratulate the Arrow ECS team on their successes in 2011.” ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS Arrow 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 $6.5 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2011. Visit for more information. Arrow ECSDawn Small, 303-824-4188Communications