Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS), a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), and NTP Software, the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data, today announced that they have signed an agreement designating Arrow ECS as the distributor for NTP Software products in North America.
“Arrow ECS is pleased to be selected by NTP Software as its distributor of record,” said Robert Boulet, vice president of Arrow ECS’ storage group. “NTP Software is truly an innovator in enterprise storage software, and the addition of its products to our portfolio will enhance our ability to provide complete information technology (IT) solutions to our partners for their customers.”
Arrow ECS represents more than 75 hardware, software and storage suppliers. It is focused on providing a high level of support to its partners by connecting them to the products they need to fully address their customers’ IT needs. The entire NTP Software product line will be available to Arrow ECS North American partners. The products will be sold as solutions for NetApp storage hardware, as the products were designed to work with this hardware and therefore are easy to install.
Boulet continued, “This agreement underscores Arrow ECS’ commitment to serving the needs of our partners, particularly those with mid-market customers. NTP Software solutions are ideally suited for mid-sized companies.”
Through its product line – which includes NTP Software QFS®, NTP Software Storage M&A™ and NTP Software SBS™ – NTP Software is establishing a new niche in information technology solutions around “storage firewalling.” A Storage Firewall™ system controls what goes into the storage environment by implementing policies monitoring the passage of data into a user’s network. The policies go beyond virus protection and offer more robust environment protection and better control over unstructured data.
One of the key benefits of NTP Software’s products is an end-user self-service feature that educates the end user on company storage policies; interactively warns them when they are potentially transgressing a policy; and allows them to manage their own storage by eliminating unwanted files such as duplicates, large or old files and requests more storage in real time. End-user self-service reduces the amount of help-desk calls around storage management to a bare minimum while getting the end users directly involved in management.
“Arrow ECS clearly understands what partners need to successfully pursue high-growth markets like storage and is making strategic investments in these areas,” said Aaron Dufoe, vice president of sales for NTP Software. “NTP Software selected Arrow ECS as its distributor because it brings the scale, resources and relationships to effectively grow our channel.”
Through recent acquisitions and internal growth, Arrow ECS has been strengthening its portfolio to best serve the needs of partners and their customers today and in the future. Arrow ECS is the No. 1 distributor of enterprise storage and security software.
With Arrow ECS, NTP Software partners will receive dedicated, personalized service including presales technical support; order fulfillment management for multi- and single-platform solutions; business planning and marketing services; vertical market services; flexible financing; customized configurations; and engineering support.
The agreement enables NTP Software to build awareness for its products and increase its reach into the channel and marketplace. In addition, Arrow ECS will help NTP Software better manage its inventory and supply chain. NTP Software will also benefit from the dedicated support of Arrow ECS’ storage team of sales, marketing and engineering experts for sales management, demand generation and business planning counsel and service.
Arrow ECS’ other storage suppliers include BakBone, CommVault, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Legato, Network Appliance, Sun Microsystems, Qlogic and Quantum.
About NTP Software
Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in the control and analysis of storage. We create platform-independent products that enable our customers to control and manage their storage environments.
NTP Software is based in Nashua, NH, and is privately held. NTP Software is located on the web at www.ntpsoftware.com, and can be reached at (800) 226-2755 or (603) 622-4400, or via email at email@example.com.
About Arrow Enterprise Computing solutions
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 $2.5 billion in worldwide computer products sales in 2006. Visit us at www.arrowecs.com.