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Arrow Signs Distribution Agreement with Nutanix: Bringing Web-Scale Converged Infrastructure to Resellers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2014-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), has signed a distribution agreement with Nutanix, a leading provider of next-generation data center infrastructure solutions. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform to its broad community of solution providers in North America.

Nutanix is a web-scale IT pioneer delivering high-performance converged infrastructure ideal for powering a broad spectrum of enterprise applications including virtual desktop infrastructure, virtual business applications, multihypervisor environments, Big Data projects and more. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged solution that consolidates the computing and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance.

“This distribution agreement with Nutanix places Arrow right in the middle of the exploding converged-infrastructure market -- enriching our portfolio of world-class data-center, cloud and enterprise solutions,” said Joe Burke, vice president with Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment in North America. “Over the past year, Nutanix has firmly emerged as the recognized leader in the converged-infrastructure space with its highly differentiated Web-scale technology, which will benefit Arrow’s solution providers and their customers by giving them best-in-class solutions.”

“As one of the premiere distributors in the world, Arrow knows how to support industry-changing technologies like Nutanix,” said Steve Kaplan, vice president of channel and strategic sales at Nutanix. “We view the relationship with Arrow as a game changer for Nutanix. Leveraging Arrow’s breadth, depth, and expertise, Nutanix will be better positioned to rapidly accelerate the growth and speed of our channel. The net result: Arrow and Nutanix will work together to accelerate the adoption of Web-scale infrastructure in the market with a wide range of price and performance options. This agreement is geared to revolutionize the modern data center, bringing simplicity, flexibility and cost savings to customers throughout North America.”

Web-scale infrastructure is fundamentally a new approach to designing, deploying and managing data centers that are radically simpler and more efficient than data centers built using traditional IT products. Web-scale architectures and technologies were pioneered in large cloud and Web companies – such as Google, Facebook and Amazon – and are now being adopted by mainstream enterprises.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: NutanixSales@arrow.com

ABOUT NUTANIX: Nutanix delivers Web-scale infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

ABOUT ARROW: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), 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 in 58 countries.

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