Addressing the growing needs for customers faced with server sprawl and
virtualization management issues, Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW)
today announced that it would offer converged infrastructure bundles
designed to help simplify integration for cloud data centers. Built upon
the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Flex System and the Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)
QFabric? technology, Arrow's new bundle will help customers easily
manage virtualization demands driven by today's big data initiatives
that require integrated server and storage.
"Our enterprise customers want solutions that are easy to purchase and
quickly deliver value," said Scott Seger, vice president of sales for
CBTS, a provider of end-to-end business technology solutions. "The new
IBM Flex System and Juniper QFabric bundle offers a tightly integrated
system that provides the performance and ease of deployment critical for
today's data center environments."
Initially available in the United States through Arrow's Enterprise
Computing Solutions segment, the Juniper Networks® QFabric Architecture
for the IBM Flex Systems helps customers simplify traditional
data-center networks. Tested and integrated into a single part number,
the bundled solution will allow customers to grow as their business
needs evolve, providing cost-effective business agility. The new
products are unique given they allow customers to integrate an open,
Juniper Networks QFabric infrastructure with IBM's Flex System.
"Arrow is pleased to enable these two technology powerhouses, IBM and
Juniper, to come together in a complementary fashion to deliver a robust
converged infrastructure solution to the respective channel ecosystems,"
said Sean Kerins, president, North America, Enterprise Computing
Solutions, Arrow. "Customers have clearly demonstrated their preference
for choice. This bundle enables solution providers to deliver
infrastructure that caters to their customers' current and future needs."
The new system offers:
Open and flexible customer experience: Arrow's combination of
the IBM Flex System server, storage, management, and the Juniper
Networks QFabric networking speed and scalability offers customers an
integrated computing stack for the data center;
Ease-of-deployment: Customers can quickly reduce the time
required to setup cloud-ready data centers with an open, flexible,
client-tuned approach that will help accelerate the deployment of new
High performance: Offering a simple solution that improves
application performance with three microseconds of latency, the
Juniper Networks QFX3500 enables server-to-server traffic speed
equivalent to streaming 1,000 high-definition movies in a single
Channel partner dedication: Arrow, IBM and Juniper share a
commitment to strengthening channel alliances and facilitating
business opportunities while making it easier for customers to buy
integrated solutions and technologies that offer greater performance
and scalability to meet the demands of tomorrow's data-center
"Juniper, Arrow and IBM are giving enterprise CXOs the ability to
simplify the integration of two market leading data center building
blocks with the bundle of FlexSystem and QFabric," said Jonathan
Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Campus and Data
Center Business Unit. "With this best of breed infrastructure in place,
clients will be able to scale without adding complexity while
simultaneously delivering application performance in their data centers."
The IBM Flex System provides the building-block elements for IBM
PureSystems. IBM Flex Systems are built-to-order offerings for clients
who want to custom build and tune configurations to their specific
requirements. This allows them to select the specific compute, systems
networking and optional storage and management required to support their
For information about the new Juniper Networks QFabric Architecture for
IBM Flex Systems bundles, visit https://ecs.arrow.com/q4f.
For more information on IBM PureSystems visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure
For more information on Juniper Networks visit: www.juniper.net
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