Monday, 25th May 2020

Arrow Electronics enters European agreement with Alibaba Cloud

Global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics has entered into a distribution agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to offer cloud solutions built on Alibaba Cloud’s robust infrastructure to businesses and channel customers in the EMEA region.

Alibaba Cloud is among the world’s top-three publiccloud providers and the largest in China. The platform offers a comprehensive set of cloud solutions to support channel customers with DevOps, elastic computing, relational databases, cloud storage, disaster recovery, security, content delivery networks and many other solutions.

Alibaba Cloud provides cloud computing services to businesses worldwide and is an expert in vertical solutions for retail, finance, logistics, manufacturing, media and entertainment, as well as the Internet industry. Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud currently operates 61 availability zones in 20 regions worldwide, including data centres in Mainland China, Germany and the UK.

“Growing rapidly, Alibaba Cloud is one of the biggest public cloud providers globally, and our agreement will bring, in particular, smaller and medium channel players the opportunity to work with Alibaba Cloud in the EMEA market”, says Alexis Brabant, vice president sales of Arrow`s enterprise computing solutions business in EMEA. “As we are moving into the world of multi-cloud, our clients can now choose from an even broader range and variety of solutions and services tailored to their end-customer`s needs. With Alibaba Cloud, Arrow continues to build out its strong cloud solutions portfolio to serve the analytics, blockchain, AI, IoT and security applications for businesses.”

“As a global leader in data intelligence, we understand the opportunities that cloud technologies can create for channel partners”, says Max Tao, senior manager of alliance, Alibaba Cloud International. “We are excited to collaborate with Arrow for its first-class services, cloud-enablement capabilities and local expertise. We will work together to help more regional and local channel companies start their journey into cloud and data intelligence.”

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