Thursday, June 9, 2011

Arrow ECS, EcoLogic join forces for VDI optimisation

HARROGATE, ENGLAND: Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., reached a commercial agreement with EcoLogic Systems Ltd. to add virtual desktop infrastructure optimisation-as-a-service to its portfolio in the United Kingdom. The agreement represents one of the first channel alliances addressing VDI deployments through managed services.

The VDI OaaS solution is a fully integrated service providing network optimisation for improved performance for end users. Available through a monthly service subscription, the Arrow ECS service features a virtualised optimisation application integrated with a quality-of-service bridge that offers Layer 7 visibility.

“EcoLogic Systems is a market leader in cloud-optimisation managed services and is a great addition for Arrow ECS,” said Steve Pearce, managing director for Arrow ECS in the UK. “We are pleased to add this innovative optimisation support to our growing services portfolio.”

“We launched Ecologic Systems to help optimise managed cloud services as we see VDI as the key offering to providing that optimisation,” said Peter Mayo, founder and director for EcoLogic Systems. “VDI has certainly enjoyed growth over recent years. If it is going to become part of an existing corporate infrastructure, the service to users needs to significantly improve, both in performance and delivery of the expected return on investment. That is exactly what VDI ‘optimisation-as-a-service’ is designed to accomplish.”

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