Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., has signed an agreement with data centre networking provider Voltaire to be the first distributor of its products in the United Kingdom. Also, Arrow ECS has joined Voltaire’s adVantage Partner Program.
The agreement will make Voltaire's range of lowest latency InfiniBand, 10 GbE and InfiniBand-to-Ethernet Gateway switching platforms available to the UK market.
Voltaire is a leading provider of high-performance, scale-out data centre fabrics. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100, and with hundreds of production deployments globally, Voltaire is increasingly the solution provider of choice in not just high-performance computing environments but also in mainstream enterprise cloud environments and virtualised data centres. Voltaire also is known for delivering ultra-low-latency networks for high frequency trading to many of the world’s leading exchanges, banks and hedge funds.
Voltaire’s portfolio of products can help customers to overcome challenges with designing and deploying data-centre fabrics that reduce latency, increase reliability and move large volumes of data between systems and systems/storage. By collaborating with Arrow ECS, Voltaire is expected to gain a greater reach into the U.K. reseller community, particularly those focused on the financial services industry where demands for low latency are strong.
“We are pleased to enter into a distribution agreement with Arrow ECS. Its well established leadership in the U.K. distribution market made Arrow ECS a logical distributor of choice for our company,” said Patrick Guay, executive vice president global sales and general manager for Voltaire. “Speed is increasingly a differentiator for us in the financial services sector, as is the ability to handle increasing volumes of data. We believe that Arrow ECS has both the agility and the established relationships in place to map our leading solutions with customer requirements. We look forward to taking Voltaire solutions further into the U.K. market with the help of Arrow ECS.”
“Voltaire is an innovative company with quality products, so we were honoured to be chosen first as a distributor of its products in the U.K. Voltaire delivers some of the lowest latency networking solutions available and it’s an important supplier for financial institutions seeking competitive advantage through faster, reliable networks,” said Steve Pearce, managing director for Arrow ECS in the U.K. “At Arrow ECS, we take a structured approach that integrates the disciplines of data management and infrastructure management. Our reach into the financial services market in the U.K. puts us right at the forefront of helping take Voltaire products to market.”